How to Choose The Best Roller Blinds for your Home

No home is fully complete without the perfect set of roller blinds. Whilst blinds are great for light control and privacy, they can also really tie a room together. If you’re interested in buying roller blinds for your home, here are some tips to help you choose the best ones for your needs and tastes.

 

Why Roller Blinds?

With so many different types of blinds to choose from, why should you choose roller blinds? Well, roller blinds are great for a number of reasons. One of the main advantages of roller blinds are that they are space efficient. Unlike curtains, they fit right in the window, taking up no more space than the size of the window itself. This is perfect for rooms with lots of windows, or for smaller rooms where curtains might look out of place.

 

Roller Blinds are Child and Pet Friendly

Roller blinds don’t collect dust, either, which makes them great for people with allergies. Other types of blinds (and especially curtains) can trap dust much easier. Roller blinds are also very easy to clean and are generally quite affordable. If you have kids, roller blinds are  safe for children and pets. And of course, depending on your aesthetic preferences, roller blinds may simply look better than any other options in your home.

 

Roller Blinds for Block Out, Privacy and UV Protection

When you shop for indoor roller blinds, you’ll want to think about what features are most important to you. Some of the most common types of roller blinds are blockout, sheer, and translucent. Blockout roller blinds block out light and are great for privacy, insulation, protection from UV. Sheer (also known as screen) roller blinds will give you uv protection and privacy, but allow you to see out of them. Finally, translucent (or light filtering) roller blinds allow light to come through, but do not allow you to see out or anyone to see in (depending on the time of day). You may also find double roller blinds appealing, these have the ability to combine these different types of fabrics onto one window with the use of a slimline double bracket.

 

Depending on the room you are buying roller blinds for and your personal preferences, each of these types of roller blinds can be great. We recommend blockout roller blinds for bedrooms, sheer blinds for living rooms, and translucent blinds for kitchen and dining areas.

 

Choosing Fabrics for Roller Blinds

Now that you’ve decided which type of indoor roller blind is best for you, we can move on to colours and fabrics. If you have no idea where to start, it can be a good idea to browse online or in-store for roller blinds ideas.

 

At Choices Flooring, we are proud to carry the exclusive MOOD line of roller blinds. For a living room, our Accomplished blinds in Antique White will keep your room looking bright and open - while allowing you privacy. For living areas and small spaces, a lighter coloured roller blind will make the room appear to be larger and more spacious. Darker colours can be great for bedrooms, because they promote sleep and relaxation. For example, our Tranquil blinds in Radiant are perfect for a bedroom. They are blockout roller blinds, so you don’t have to worry about the bright sun waking you up before you’re ready. If you love texture, these Blissful blinds in Steel are perfect for you. Add some character and texture to any room with these blockout blinds.

 

Feeling more prepared to buy roller blinds? Come into any of our 80 store locations and pick out the perfect roller blinds for you. If you’re still unsure about what you need, one of our experts will be happy to help you decide.