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Custom blinds: a beginner’s guide

If you’re looking for a great way to enhance the overall aesthetic and functionality of your interior, there’s probably no better place than to start with your window coverings. And custom made blinds are an ideal option in terms of offering both value for money and quality.

Of course the phrase ‘custom blinds’ covers a multitude of products, including classic roller and roman blinds, cellular blinds, panel blinds and many more.

Roller blinds

Roller Blinds

Roller Blinds

Sleek, functional and affordable, roller blinds are the kind of custom blind that will never go out of style. They work well with most types of windows and with modern innovations such as double roller blinds, which combine the benefits of two roller blinds on one bracket, offer great flexibility. Double roller blinds mean that you can opt for greater control over light entering your interior and visibility to the exterior.

Roman blinds

Custom Roman Blinds

Roman Blinds

Another classic, roman blinds offer a contemporary look that works well with today’s modern décor. They provide your windows with a clear view when fully open and total privacy when drawn at night. By choosing custom blinds in the roman category, you’re ensuring a good fit, which is particularly important with such a simple, minimal product. Roman blinds are available in a wide range of fabrics and colours, with some suppliers also tapping into renewed interest in prints to create custom blinds in this category with real vibrancy and flair.

Panel blinds

Often thought of as a rather functional product most commonly used in utilitarian areas such as offices, panel blinds have had a renaissance recently, with many suppliers releasing new versions in contemporary colour palettes and interesting finishes. Custom panel blinds work particularly well with sliding and bi–fold doors and offer a simple, natural look that is particularly effective in informal areas.

Venetian blinds

Venetians Blinds

Venetians Blinds

If you’re after a product that won’t date, venetian blinds offer practicality and classic style. Custom blinds in the venetian blinds category are available in aluminium and timber as well as other materials such as lookalike timber. Venetians are particularly useful if you want control over your level of privacy, and the amount of light entering your interior as their slats can be adjusted easily at the touch of a wand.

Cellular blinds

Cellular blinds are an innovative and revolutionary product that is great for energy efficiency, thanks to the unique honeycomb shaped cells that trap air, helping to keep a more constant indoor temperature within your home.

Custom blinds in the cellular category can be made to suit any size or shape window, and come in a range of colours and fabrics from light filtering to room darkening.When raised, the blind stacks neatly and tightly against the header rail, almost out of view.

With the wide range of custom blinds available, it’s worth talking to an expert about the best kind of blinds for the different areas and functions of your home. Suppliers are ever more conscious of consumer demand for aesthetically pleasing solutions, so most of them will be able to assist you in creating a unified look throughout your home, using the many different types of custom blinds available.