Why choose custom-made roller blinds
Features & benefits
Pair with curtains
Use a sunscreen roller blind to filter light during the day then close the curtains for darkness at night. An opaque and lined fabric is best in this scenario as anything more translucent would still let in a lot of light and you’d be visible at night.
Inside or outside mount
Fitting your blinds inside the window frame offers the cleanest look, but your window recess needs to be deep enough. Fitting the blind outside and just above the frame is practical and flexible, suiting just about any window.
Front or back roll
This refers to the direction the blind comes off the roll – either from the front or the back. A back roll creates a tighter ‘seal’ against the window. A front roll could be more aesthetically pleasing as it hides the componentry better but leaves a gap for sunlight to creep through; best for an inside mount.
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Choosing blinds for your kitchen
The kitchen is a place that needs to be functional, so choose blinds that don’t compete with the room but rather complement or support its main features.
Choosing blinds for dark walls
Opting for darker or bolder wall colours will create anything but a boring space. Done correctly, they bring a warm and cosy feel that you can accent with furnishings and artwork, and many will attest that it isn’t as imposing at you might think.
Curtains or blinds? How to decide
Deciding between curtains and blinds can be difficult. It depends on the space you want to compliment and the desired purpose of the window furnishing. Luckily, our in-home consultants can help you make the final decision, but for planning and research purposes we’ve put together the following guide.
Frequently asked questions
Sunscreen roller blinds are designed specifically to reduce glare and provide UV protection. Often confused with light filtering roller blinds, sunscreen roller blinds offer more visibility through them while reducing glare and protecting furniture and flooring from harsh UV rays. This makes them ideal for windows that face beautiful views or the backyard so you can keep an eye on the kids.
Made from hard wearing and colourfast materials, sunscreen roller blinds provide daytime privacy while protecting carpet and furniture from harsh UV rays and allowing soft natural light and visibility outside.
It comes down to the colour! Dark coloured sunscreen blinds absorb the light as heat and can radiate it into the room, while light colours reflect the light back outside reducing the heat inside. This is especially helpful for rooms with lots of direct sunlight throughout the day.
Due to their semi-transparent material, sunscreen roller blinds do not offer much privacy at night. When your indoor lights are on, you’ll be quite visible from outside, however, sunscreen roller blinds can easily be combined with blockout roller blinds for a more effective solution at night.
While sunscreen roller blinds and light filtering roller blinds have a similar appearance and benefits, the main difference is the level of privacy. Light filtering roller blinds provide more privacy, especially at night, than sunscreen roller blinds.