Blackout blinds? Venetians? Which indoor roller blinds are right for you?

Choosing the right blinds for your windows can make all the difference to your rooms. The right choice will be a marriage between style and function. Indoor roller blinds offer the convenience of making the most of natural light, whereas Venetian or Roman blinds can add a touch of elegance. So which one is right for you? Let’s take a look at the features of six popular choices in Australia so you can decide.

Plantation shutters

Plantation shutters are an interior window covering and consist of wide louvres or slats that can be opened to let light in, with the main frames able to be folded aside for maximum light.

Roller blinds

Roller blinds are made from a stiff fabric that can be rolled up and virtually invisible in a room. They’re offer easy operation and affordability. As a fabric, they come in a side range of styles, fabrics, colours and finishes, so they can easily be matched to your tastes.

Roman blinds

Roman blinds are constructed from a soft fabric that lies flat when lowered, and gathered into pleats when raised. They serve as a good light blocker and offer great privacy, but as they’re made of fabric should potentially be avoided in damp rooms.

Venetian blinds

Venetian blinds are horizontal slats joined and closed by cords that allow you to control the amount of light you want. They’re a great option for entertainment areas, and are easy to install, low maintenance, and available in a wide range of designs and colours.

Blackout blinds

Similar to the roller blinds mentioned above, blackout blinds feature a coating that prevents any light entering a room, so if you’d like a room as dark as it can be, this is a good option.

Light filtering blinds

Generally made of mesh, a light filtering blind acts as an added layer to your main blind, offering the advantages of privacy while also letting in some light.

For a better idea of what these styles look like installed, visit the Gainsville showroom in Melbourne’s CBD. They have a large range on display and experts ready to help with any questions you may have. If you can’t make it into Melbourne, have a browse on their extensive website for thorough product descriptions and photos.