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What is the best material for blinds?

If you’ve ever wondered which material would be the best for the blinds in your home, we’re here to help.

Luke
Co-Owner & Director
September 23, 2019

If you’ve ever wondered which material would be the best for the blinds in your home, we’re here to help. There are many different styles of blinds, all of which can be made out of multiple types of materials. Here’s the ultimate guide to choosing the right blinds, whatever room in your home you’re finishing off.

To start to choose your material for your blinds it’s best to start with the type of blind that’s going to be best for your room. Check out our page to find the perfect blind type for your room if you’re not sure where to start. Or, if you’re certain you’re after Venetians, got your heart set on Romans or definitely want Roller blinds, read on for the low down on the materials. 

Wood Blinds

Stunning light grey faux wood blind installed in a customers kitchen. Made from ABS this is ideal for steamy and potential dirty areas.

Made-to-measure wood Venetian blinds are chic and stylish and add a finishing touch to a modern room. Wood Venetian blinds are perfect for most rooms in the home, from bedrooms to living rooms and can be customised to your liking with three different widths and over 20 different finishes including gloss. You can even choose the colour of the fabric tapes to match your home interiors. 

Why choose wood blinds?

  • Lightweight 
  • Strong and sturdy, made from 100% basswood.
  • Customisable from three widths and over 20 finishes.
  • One of the most affordable collections available in Nottingham. 

Faux Wood Blinds

Our faux wood blinds have all of the features and fittings of wood blinds but are made out of a material called ABS, commonly mistaken for pvc. Also called composite blinds or vinyl blinds, the super durable thermoplastic - full tongue-twister name is acrylonitrile butadiene styrene - is a very hard wearing material that is also used for some of our shutters.

This material is perfect for any rooms where humidity could be a problem as they don’t warp and are wipe clean! Again, you can choose from over 20 finished and three customisable slat widths. Faux wood blinds are perfect for any room in your home.

Why choose faux wood blinds?  

  • Ideal for bathrooms and kitchens 
  • Warp discolour-resistant
  • Water resistant
  • Customisable 
  • Affordable
  • Long-lasting

Metal Blinds

Metal venetian blind fitted inside of a customer bathroom tiles providing a sleek, modern finish

Perfect for offices or contemporary homes, our range of made-to-measure metal blinds are a modern take on Venetian blinds. Sleek, stylish and easy to care for, metal Venetian blinds are great for bathrooms, kitchens and kids’ bedrooms. 

One of our most popular metal blinds are Perfect Fit blinds which fit neatly inside your uPVC windows and doors. Perfect Fit blinds are slim-line, stylish and are great for space saving if you have limited windowsill space. Fantastic for adding privacy without getting in the way of handles and door locks, too. Perfect Fit blinds also come in roller and pleated designs and are available in a large range of finishes and fabrics. 

Why choose metal Venetian or Perfect Fit blinds?

  • Install a contemporary look into your home
  • Wipe clean perfect for family living
  • High quality for a long-lasting product
  • Two widths to choose from
  • Selection of finishes to suit your interiors
  • Pull cord mechanism for ease of use
  • Quick fitting time to suit busy lifestyles

Fabric Blinds

Fabric is a great and versatile material that is available for a range of blinds. You can use fabric as a material for roller, Roman, pleated and vertical blinds and we have a huge range for you to choose from which we bring with us to all measure and quote appointments for you to browse. 

Why choose roller blinds?

Red coloured roller blind fitted inside of a window recess in a new build bathroom

From blackout fabric to sheer voile, we have a large range of prints, colours and finishes for roller blinds plus you can also choose the colour of the chains. We also offer electric roller blinds with a remote control functionality for ease of use. Visit our roller blinds page and browse the selection of products that we offer. 

Why choose vertical blinds?

Grey fabric vertical blinds with chained weights and a tilt rod wand.

Vertical blinds are simple but effective and great for most rooms, especially offices. Many of the fabrics available for our roller blinds are also available for vertical blinds, too - perfect to coordinate your blinds across rooms even if you’d like a different style. We are actually one of the only blind companies in Nottingham that offer a choice of vertical blind headrails as standard. 

  • Special fabrics available including flame retardant and blackout
  • Range of prints and colours available
  • Choice of headrails
  • Manufactured to BBSA standards

Why choose roman blinds?

Polka dot fabric roman blind installed inside of a window recess overlooking fields.

If a luxury and plush feel is what you’re searching for from your interiors then Roman blinds could just be the icing on the cake. Roman blinds look fabulous in bedrooms, living rooms, dining rooms and even landings for a high-end feel. 

  • Stylish for bedrooms and living areas
  • Adds an extra flair to interior design
  • Large range of fabrics to choose from
  • Easy pull-up functionality
  • Blackout linings available.

Why choose pleated blinds?

Pleated blinds are an elegant option to cover your windows and work with the Venetian blind cord operated functionality. Our concertina style pleated blinds work well with French doors, conservatories and skylights. 

  • Energy saving and great for keeping draughts out
  • Solar protective fabric available
  • Neat and compact, perfect for small spaces
  • Blackout fabric available
  • Work with Perfect Fit frames

There we have it, you’re now fully equipped with all of the knowledge to perfectly dress the windows in your home. It’s time to get in touch with our friendly family team. Give us a call on 0115 8700 433 or pop us an email to receive your complimentary home appointment. 


Can’t decide?

There’s a lot to choose from, but we’re here to help. We offer a free home appointment and have a fully fitted showroom to take you through all our window blind options.

  • Visit our modern, fully fitted showroom to see samples in action.
  • See samples of our full range in your home, checking against decor and colour schemes.
  • We provide a measuring service as part of your quotation but are happy to quote from your sizes too.
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