As we get closer to the new year, lot’s of us start to get the new year décor itch, as we welcome in a new year there’s nothing better than giving your home a new, stylish look for the year ahead. One of the easiest ways to change up the look of any room in your home is with a new set of roller blinds.
If you’ve recently bought or attempted to buy some roller blinds for the windows in your home, you will have likely noticed that there are many different types of roller blinds available. If you’re not a blinds expert, it can be a bit tough to know what type is right for you and your home.
So, if you’re overwhelmed by the sheer amount of options you have, when it comes to buying new made to measure roller blinds, we’re here to make things easier for you! We’ve spoken to the team over at DotcomBlinds.com to get the inside scoop on all the various types of roller blinds on the market, what sets them apart from each other and which is best for your home.
Standard Roller Blinds
These are your run-of-the-mill regular roller blinds that you’re likely familiar with. These blinds are simply a piece of blinds fabric attached to a roller bar, which can roll the fabric up or down.
Standard roller blinds will have what is known as a ‘dimout’ fabric for them, which means that they’ll stop passers by from looking into your home and reduce the amount of light let through the window but will still allow some light to pass through to keep your interiors light during the day.
Standard roller blinds are best used in living rooms.
Blackout Roller Blinds
Blackout roller blinds are similar to standard roller blinds, but instead of being made with a ‘dimout’ fabric, they’re made with a thicker material known as ‘blackout’ which will completely block light from outside.
With the blackout fabric on the blind, you still get the privacy benefits of a normal roller blind and in addition no light will be let through the blind and it will create a dark environment in whatever room they’re in when closed.
Blackout roller blinds are best used in Bedrooms.
Double Roller Blinds
These roller blinds are for people who aren’t sure what they need or for rooms with multiple uses, such as a guest bedroom that is also used as a home office during the day.
On double roller blinds, you have two individual roller blinds, installed as one unit. One of these blinds will be made of dimout material and the other will be made out of blackout material, this makes them perfect for rooms which are used at day and night as you can use the dimout layer during the day and the blackout at night.
Double roller blinds are best used in multipurpose rooms and spare bedrooms.
Electric Roller Blinds
Finally, we have electric roller blinds, these can be made with either standard dimout blind fabric or blackout blind fabric, depending on your needs. For the most part these blinds work like normal roller blinds but are operated by a small motor installed within the blind rather than a pull chain.
With electric roller blinds, you can control them with a remote control, which is convenient if you have big windows which may be hard to open or close by hand or if you have an area of your home with lots of windows, where it’s easier to use one remote to operate all the blinds at once via remote control, rather than operating each individually by hand.
Electric roller blinds are best used in rooms with big windows or multiple normal sized windows.