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Blind Ambitions: A Guide to Indoor Blind Styles & Varieties

Purchasing new indoor blinds is a fantastic way to give your home a quick makeover or even up the value of your house. Long gone are the days of sterile looking blinds that make your home look more like an office than a personal sanctuary. In fact, blinds have come a long way since that and there are now a myriad of choices for people who are looking to give their window treatment a makeover. In today’s article, we have a look at some of the most popular indoor blind styles and varieties in 2020, so read on to find out more!

  1. Venetian Blinds

Even people who know nothing about blinds have probably come across the term “venetian blinds”. Venetian blinds are one of the most common and versatile indoor blind solutions and they are available in a variety of materials including Aluminium and Timber. Aluminium Venetian Blinds are often the cheapest variety for those who are on a budget and also offer a very durable and modern solution to your window treatment. Timber Venetian blinds are slightly more expensive and ideal for wet areas in the home such as the bathroom, kitchen or balcony.

  1. Roman Blinds

Next stop on your blinds sightseeing tour – Rome. Roman blinds are a traditional style of indoor blinds that offer the look and feel of curtains without the hassle. Roman blinds are often seen in apartments, modern homes and are a great solution for living rooms and bedrooms. They are also available in a variety of options, depending on how much light you want streaming into your space. Blockout options are ideal for bedrooms where you want to eliminate as much light as possible and they also double up as added insulation during the colder months. Most roman blinds are operated with a chain, but cordless options are also available for those who are worried about child and pet safety.

  1. Roller Blinds

Roller blinds (otherwise known as Holland blinds) are a very popular option amongst homeowners all around the world. Because of their versatility, they can be used in bedrooms, living rooms, studies or practically any other room in the home. Roller blinds roll up onto a tube that sits on the top of your window frame, making them a very unobtrusive option. Depending on your needs, they can also be customised according to fabric transparency, light filter, blockout and sunscreen. Similar to roman blinds, they are often operated with a metal chain but can also be operated cordlessly for those who are looking to avoid chains in the home.

  1. Cellular Blinds

Cellular blinds are, as the name suggests, made up of cells that trap air which keep your home warm in winter and cooler in the summer months. Cellular blinds are also a great option for those who are looking to keep noise out as they are incredibly efficient at sound absorption. Depending on your needs, you can choose your cell size of preference to suit each and every room in your home. The only downside to cellular blinds is that they tend to collect dust and may prove to be too much of a hassle to clean in the long run.

  1. Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds are the ideal option for backyard sliding doors or any other area of the home where you are looking to separate an outdoor area from your indoor area.  Vertical blinds run parallel to sliding doors and offer the same benefits of cellular blinds, just in a vertical style. Thanks to the vertical structure, there is a much lower chance of your vertical blinds collecting dust, offering you an easy to maintain option for sliding glass doors around your home.

  1. Zebra Blinds

Last but not least, the Zebra blind. Ideal for bedrooms and living rooms, Zebra blinds are a modern solution that combines three different fabric configurations. Zebra blinds consist of a sheer view, a dim out view or a combination of both that creates a zebra print effect. Zebra blinds are operated via a metal chain or motorisation, depending on your individual preferences. Zebra blinds are also excellent at reducing glare and protecting your furniture and flooring.

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And there you have it – all the indoor blind options one could ever need to give their home the perfect window treatment. Which one is your favourite? Drop a comment and let us know!

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