Things to consider when choosing your interior blinds

Choosing the right style of interior blinds for your home can be a daunting task when there are so many factors to consider.  Follow our pointer below or contact us for expert advice!


Choosing a style of interior blind is the starting point: do you prefer Roller or Venetian blinds? Both can look fantastic, but the style you choose needs to reflect your room, its theme and your personal taste.

Venetian blinds are currently on-trend and in vogue. If you love the look of white shutters, Venetians – particularly those with wide slats like our PVC Blinds – are an affordable alternative. They’re also perfect for privacy and light control.

Roller Blinds provide a contemporary streamlined look and are practical for windows that require frequent use or access, such as sliding doors.

Whether your style lends itself to Venetian, Roller or Vertical blinds, it comes down to personal preference. So, if you stick to what you love, you can’t go wrong.


Interior blinds come in a range of materials that can vary in suitability depending on your space. For areas exposed to our harsh Westerly sun, consider Aluminium Venetians, white PVC Venetians or block-out Roller Blinds. All have specific features that can help eliminate any excess light and heat.

Wet zones, such as bathrooms and kitchens, are environments where you should look at materials or fabrics that resist moisture. Our PVC and Aluminium Venetian Blinds are specifically designed for wet areas, and are perfect for the home bathroom or kitchen.

Consider your window or door opening

Different styles of interior blinds open and close differently. Depending on your furniture or the type of window or door you have, you may be influenced by a particular blind style. Access is also an important consideration, as you need to be able to reach the cord or wand.

For example, if you need easy access to a sliding door, Roller or Vertical Blinds over the door is recommended due to its simple functionality and clean minimal style. However, wind can play a factor and cause your Vertical Blinds to rattle.

If you have high windows in hard-to-reach places, such as skylights, we would recommend Honeycomb Blinds which can also be motorised.

Light and privacy control

How much privacy and how much light control do you need? Your answer may affect the style of interior blinds you choose…

Venetian blinds are the perfect solution for general living areas because they put you in control of your light and privacy needs. Too much or too little? Simply adjust the angle of the slats: the cord/wand operation will tilt the blinds at the desired angle for full light and visibility, or complete privacy and a dark room.

For a bedroom, fabric block-out blinds are a popular choice, as they provide a dark room for a good night’s sleep.

So when you’re concerned about choosing the right style of interior blinds, look no further than Blinds & Folding Doors for expert advice, competitive pricing and a wide range of products.