Types of Window Blinds

Decorating our spaces is always a thrilling adventure. We at Blinds on Demand bring the magic straight to the windows with a variety of blinds. Not just the usual humdrum stuff, but a plethora of choices that can light up any space. Whether it’s giving you the desired privacy or adding the dash of elegance, let’s dive into the types of window blinds available, and explore some burning questions you might have.

Roller Blinds

Stylish and sleek, these are your quintessential modern blinds. They roll up and down, and have no tangly cords.Check out the magic on our Roller Blinds Page.

Vertical Blinds

Ideal for larger windows or sliding doors, vertical blinds give a room a modern appearance. These tall vertical slats are brilliant for sliding doors and larger windows. They offer heaps of light control. For a deep dive on regulations and safety when it comes to installing blinds, the Australian Government’s Product Safety website has got you covered.

Venetian Blinds

Venetian blinds are horizontal slats stacked on top of each other. With their horizontal slats, they’re the go-to choice for an elegant touch.

Roman Blinds

Roman blinds bring a fab touch of luxury to any room. These blinds elevate any room’s aesthetics. They gather into pleats when raised, giving a soft, draped appearance.

Panel Glides

Panel Glide Blinds are magnificent for larger windows and doors, especially bi-fold doors. Made of large fabric panels, they glide gracefully along a track, creating a chic cascading effect. More about them on our Panel Glides Blinds Page.

The Art of Choosing the Right Blinds

When it comes to choosing the right blinds for your space, there’s more than what meets the eye. Here’s a little guide to help you navigate this decision:

  1. Room & Purpose: Where will the blinds be installed? Bedrooms might require blackout blinds for a good night’s sleep, while a study or lounge might benefit from blinds that filter the light, creating a calm, ambient environment.
  2. Material Matters: From wood and faux wood to aluminium and fabric, blinds come in an array of materials. If you’re placing blinds in a bathroom or kitchen, you’d want moisture-resistant materials like aluminium. For a rustic look in the living room, wooden blinds might be your best bet.
  3. Measure, Measure, Measure: One of the keys to getting your blinds right is accurate measurement. Ensure that you measure the window’s height and width from multiple points to account for any inconsistencies. Our handy measurement guide can assist you in this process.
  4. Colour and Style: Blinds should complement the room’s décor. Bold colours can become focal points, while neutral tones can seamlessly blend in. Remember, it’s not just about utility but also about enhancing the aesthetic of your space.

Benefits of Window Blinds

Apart from the obvious privacy and light control, window blinds offer a host of benefits:

  1. Energy Efficiency: Especially with blinds like cellular blinds, the insulation properties can help maintain room temperature, reducing the need for heating or cooling, which, in turn, reduces energy bills. This is a point of emphasis in many modern Australian homes, considering our varied climate.
  2. Minimal Maintenance: Unlike heavy curtains which may need regular washing, blinds can be easily cleaned with a damp cloth or a duster.
  3. Longevity:When chosen wisely and maintained well, blinds can last a very long time, offering value for money. The durability factor, especially of materials like aluminium or high-quality wood, is unmatched.
  4. Space Enhancement: Blinds can make a room look bigger or more cosy based on their style and how they’re used. For instance, vertical blinds can give an illusion of height, making rooms look more spacious.

Beyond Blinds: Accessories and More

Once you’ve chosen your blinds, it doesn’t end there. Accessorising can enhance both the functionality and aesthetic of your blinds:

  1. Valances & Cornices: These are decorative frames placed at the top of the blinds, hiding the mounting hardware and giving a finished look. They can be of the same material as the blind or something complementary.
  2. Hold-Down Brackets: For doors or windows that are frequently opened, these brackets ensure the blinds stay in place without flapping around.
  3. Motorisation: For the tech enthusiasts out there, some blinds can be motorised, allowing you to control them with a remote or even a smartphone. It’s the perfect blend of luxury, convenience, and modern tech.
  4. Decorative Pulls: These are functional yet decorative pieces attached to the bottom of the blinds, allowing you to pull them up or down. They come in various designs and can be a subtle way to add some style.

Warranty and Aftercare

Investing in blinds is not just about the initial purchase. Most of our products come with a warranty, ensuring you get the best value for your money. Maintenance is minimal, and with the right care, your blinds will look fabulous for years.


Window blinds do more than merely dress up your windows. They combine function with beauty, offer added privacy, and can also be a sustainable selection. With a vast array of styles, patterns, and textures at your disposal, the sky’s the limit. Considering an upgrade? Have specific requirements or questions? Don’t hesitate. Get in touch with us and let’s make your window dreams a reality.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Q1: What are the best blinds for large windows?
Panel blinds and vertical blinds are splendid choices for large windows.

Q2: How do I clean my blinds?
Depending on the material, different cleaning methods apply. Usually, a soft cloth or duster works well.

Q3: Are blinds energy efficient?
Yes, especially when chosen correctly. They can trap air and act as insulators.

Q4: How often should blinds be replaced?
With proper care, blinds can last for years. However, if they show signs of wear, it’s time for a replacement.

Q5: Do you offer custom blind solutions?
Absolutely. At Blinds on Demand, we cater to unique requirements.

Q6: Do blinds offer UV protection?
Many blinds provide UV protection, shielding your interiors from harmful sun rays.

Q7: Where can I find more information about blind safety?
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission has guidelines on blind safety.

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