Shopping for conservatory blinds can be a bit of a baffling experience. There are lots of different styles, colours, materials and manufacturers available and it’s hard to know which ones to go for.
It’s a good idea to start by deciding what type of blind you want. Different styles are suitable for different conservatory designs and materials and can create different effects. Getting the right blinds for your conservatory can change it from an average- to a great-looking room, so it’s worth taking the time to get it right.
If you’re looking for conservatory blinds but are struggling to work out what style you want, we’re here to help. Read on to find out more about 5 different blind styles you could fit in your conservatory.
Venetian blinds are suitable to fit in a conservatory. They’re low-key, functional and are usually available in a range of neutral colours.
Venetian blinds are great for creating privacy without blocking out too much sunlight, unlike Roman and roller blinds. And if you fancy doing without the blinds altogether you can just fold them up.
If you want to get Venetian blinds for your conservatory, it’s best to get aluminium ones. Wooden and plastic blinds aren’t suitable as they warp easily in high temperatures. Aluminium Venetian blinds are also lightweight so they can be fitted in uPVC as well as wooden and plastic conservatories.
Roller blinds are one of the most decorative types of blind. You can get them in a range of block colours and patterns to suit the style and colour scheme of your conservatory.
Roller blinds tend to look best if you fit one for each window in your conservatory. This has the added benefit that you can put the different blinds at different levels to suit you.
Roman blinds are also great if you want to inject some colour and interest into your conservatory. Like roller blinds, you can choose shades or patterns that add interest to and complement your conservatory. Roman blinds are very good at keeping your conservatory cool and shaded but as they can be quite heavy they’re not always suitable for uPVC conservatories.
Vertical blinds are another choice to consider if you’re looking for conservatory blinds. One of their advantages is that they have several different draw options, which lets you easily adjust the level of light in your conservatory. They’re also relatively light so are suitable for uPVC conservatories as well as wooden and aluminium ones.
As they’re made of material, vertical blinds are prone to fading, unlike Venetian blinds. However, you can buy replacement vertical blind slats easily, so your blinds are easy to spruce up when you need to.
Pleated blinds are also suitable for conservatories and great if you’re after a contemporary look. They operate on a fixed tension system, which means they’re less likely to flap around in a breeze than other types of blind. They’re made of material and fold away neatly when not in use.
So if you’re looking for conservatory blinds, you’ve got a range of styles to choose from. Hopefully, now you know more about the different types of blind you can use you’re one step closer to finding and fitting the perfect blinds for your conservatory.