Buying conservatory blinds can be a bit of a confusing experience. There are so many different types, colours, materials and manufacturers that it’s hard to decide which ones to go for.
It’s a good plan to start by choosing what type of blind you want. Different types look good with different conservatory designs and materials. Choosing the right blinds for your conservatory can change it from an average to a great-looking room, so it’s worth investing time to get it right.
If you’re searching for conservatory blinds but are struggling to decide what you want, we can help. Read on to learn more about 5 different blind styles you could use in your conservatory.
Venetian blinds can be fitted in conservatories. They are unobtrusive, practical and available in lots of neutral shades.
Venetian blinds are good for creating privacy without blocking out too much light, unlike roller and Roman blinds. And if you want to let all the light in you can easily fold them up.
If you’re considering buying Venetian blinds for your conservatory, it is a good plan to buy aluminium ones. This is because wooden and plastic ones can warp in high temperatures. Aluminium Venetian blinds are also lightweight so are suitable for uPVC as well as wooden and plastic conservatories.
Roller blinds are a particularly decorative type of blind. You can get them in lots of different colours and patterns to suit your conservatory colour scheme and furnishings.
Roller blinds usually look best if you fit one for each window in your conservatory. This has the added advantage that you can set the different blinds at different levels when you need to.
Roman blinds are also ideal if you want to add colour to your conservatory. Like roller blinds, you can choose colours and patterns that match your conservatory. Roman blinds are good at keeping your conservatory cool and shaded but as they are quite heavy they’re not usually appropriate for uPVC conservatories.
Vertical blinds are another choice to think about if you want conservatory blinds. They have lots of draw options, which allows you to change the light levels in your conservatory easily. They are also pretty lightweight so are great for uPVC as well as wooden and aluminium conservatories.
As they are made of material, vertical blinds can fade, unlike Venetian blinds. However, you can buy replacement blind slats easily to smarten up your blinds if you need to.
Pleated blinds can also be fitted in conservatories and are the perfect choice if you want to create a contemporary look. They have a fixed tension system, which means they are less likely to flap around in drafts. They’re made from material and retract neatly when not in use.
So if you want conservatory blinds, you have lots of styles to pick from. Now you know more about the different styles of blind around, you should be closer to finding and fitting the ideal blinds for your conservatory.
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Approx. £5 - £170
Depending on size and material
Less than 1 hour
Advantages and disadvantages
- Provide shade when needed
- Can help to stop your conservatory overheating
- Can make your conservatory look stylish and attractive
- Some types of conservatory blind can fade over time and need replacing