There are so many different types of blinds on the market that it can be difficult to know where to begin shopping for them. Let the Paul James Blinds experts guide you through your selection, right now.
Blinds shopping is baffling to the outsider. If you do it right, though, you could find you don’t need to do it again for years to come. Below, you will find a list of the different types of blinds and advice about which kind will suit you. Blinds shopping this coming season? Read this first.
The Types of Binds
Let’s begin with reviewing what types of blinds there are. See below for a description of which each type of blinds is like.
The types of blinds include:
- Blackout Blinds
- Duette Blinds
- Panel Blinds
- Pleated Blinds
- Roller Blinds
- Roman Blinds
- Perfect Fit Blinds
- Venetian Blinds
- Vision Blinds
What Each Type of Blinds Looks Like
What do these blinds look like? Here is a short description of each type of blinds to help you shop for a product which meets your needs.
Blackout Blinds or shades are a term we use to describe blinds that black out the light. Best used in home offices or where you view screens, a blackout blind could be a Roman Blackout, a Roller blackout, or a blackout panel blind. The only requirement is that they block out the light.
Duette blinds are best used by those concerned for energy efficiency. They have a honeycomb design which traps air between the layers much like how your double glazing traps air between two layers. This leads to less heat transference and lower energy bills.
Panel blinds are usually large panes of fabric which are ideal for covering large areas of window. They slide across on rails made for panels, making it easy for you to control the amount of light in the room. We advise large windows use panel blinds.
A pleated blind is an interwoven blind which uses two strips of fabric to cover your window. They can be blackout since they do not let light in through slats.
Roller blinds attach to the top of the window frame alcove. They operate using a section of plastic beading which winds around the pulley on the end of the blind. You pull the cord one way and it rolls down, pull it the other way and it rolls back up.
Invented or stolen by the Romans, these blinds operate using a cord which connects to parts of the blind below. The blind raises in panelled sections.
Perfect Fit Blinds
Perfect Fit blinds are a reasonably new addition to types of blinds. They are made to measure for your windows, clicking into place alongside the frame and fitting as perfectly as you can get. You may need to have these made to order.
A Venetian blind comes from Venice, whose traders stole it from the Persians. These blinds operate similarly to Roman blinds, but they do not fold in panels. They fold in slats.
Vision blinds have two layers of fabric and you can choose whether to use one or both. Using one, you can see outside but the light is softer. Using two, you have the same coverage as a thick blind.
Shop Online for New Blinds in North Essex
Need new blinds of any type? Paul James Blinds are here to outfit your home with high quality blinds that stand the test of time. Call today to discuss your options at any of our local branches.