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When it comes to choosing the right blinds for your home, we know it can feel a little overwhelming, especially as there are so many different options to choose from. Blinds aren’t just a window dressing; they are there to help with both light control and privacy as well as provide a finishing touch to the style of your room. to make sure you get it right, it’s important you know the choices available to you. Here’s a rundown of the different types of blinds you need to consider.

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Wooden Blinds

Wooden blinds are ideal for offering your room a little texture and colour. These are made from a series of slats, in varying widths and colours. They are great for privacy and flexible light control.

Venetian Blinds

Venetian blinds are versatile, providing filtered light and privacy in a range of settings. They are made from a series of horizontal slats (again in varying widths), joined together with tapes. These can be wooden, plastic or metal. Contemporary metal blinds come in a variety of colours and are excellent in office spaces whereas more traditional wooden blinds work beautifully in all domestic settings.

Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters are ideal for those wanting a more permanent fixture. They maximise light control too and provide a real style element to the home.

Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds are made from individual fabric louvres that can be tilted to filter light. They are great for privacy and flexible light control and are a cost-effective choice for wide windows and glass patio doors.

Roman Blinds

Roman blinds are a very popular design that also offer a visual appeal when raised. Made from fabric, they fold back on themselves neatly when pulled up. When lowered, they drop the length of your window and offer complete privacy and light control.

Roller Blinds

Roller blinds are ideal for combining functionality with style. Available in an infinite range of fabrics and textures, with shaped finishes and trims, they can add interest and privacy in tight spaces or be used as sheers underneath curtains for more flexible light control.

Day/Night Blinds

Day/Night blinds are designed to give complete control over light during the day and then total privacy of an evening. These are great for those wanting the best of both worlds.

Blackout Blinds

Blackout blinds are designed to do exactly that, blackout any room. They are made from a specialist material that blocks ambient light, making them ideal for bedrooms or media rooms where they prevent glare on screens.

Blind Features to Consider

There are numerous features that you’ll want to consider before choosing the right blind for you. These include:

Light Control

Do you want to enjoy maximum light? Then wider slats may be a better option if you are choosing wooden blinds. You may wish to consider blinds made from sheer fabrics so even when fully extended, they allow ambient light through.


If you’re looking for complete privacy, Venetian blinds allow this in abundance while still allowing some light through, or alternatively, blackout blinds are a good option.

Energy Efficiency

Blinds such as plantation shutters can help make your home more energy efficient, keeping the home warmer during the winter months and cooler during the summer months.

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We hope our guide has helped you decide which blinds would be best for your home. For more information on our bespoke made-to-measure blinds click here.

At Sarah Wooldridge Design we offer a full range of bespoke made to measure blinds with quality design and expertise. From roman blinds to roller blinds, venetian blinds and even string fringe blinds, we can show you what will not only create your dream image but provide you with the functionality you’re looking for too.

We stock a wide array of gorgeous blinds fabrics to provide you with incredible style and amazing function for any style of blind.

With strict safety regulations affecting blinds, we will expertly measure and calculate with precision whilst retaining full compliance, ensuring your blinds complement your room perfectly. Our team of expert and friendly fitters install to full compliance, explaining and demonstrating any regulatory safety features to give you full peace of mind.

If you’d like help choosing the right blinds for your home or would like more information on our made-to-measure blinds, please don’t hesitate to contact us today on 01628 333 400. We also offer a fully complimentary at-home design service, where one of our experts will visit you to discuss your requirements.

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