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The Ultimate Guide To Choosing The Perfect Roller Blinds For Your Home

Roller blinds are the most popular window coverings in Australia because they’re stylish, budget friendly and easy to install. Whether you’re looking to block out the sun or add privacy to your space, this guide will walk you through everything you need to know about choosing the perfect roller blinds for your home.

The Three Styles Of Roller Blinds

Blockout Blinds

Blockout Roller Blind Example
Blockout roller blinds are made with fabric that eliminates almost all light.

Benefits:
  • The best option for blocking out light
  • Provides great insulation from outside temperatures
  • Low maintenance
  • Durable and long lasting
Perfect For:
  • Bedrooms
  • Theatre/Lounge Rooms
Pro Tips:
For the best blockout results, choose “face fit” and “back roll” when designing your blind.

Sunscreen Blinds

Sunscreen blinds are the ultimate daytime privacy option. They let light in during the day, but also provide privacy from the outside.

Benefits:
  • Let’s light in whilst providing daytime privacy
  • Retain your view – you can still see out
  • Blocks 95% of UV rays
  • Eliminates glare from the sun
  • Low maintenance Durable and long lasting
Perfect For:
  • Maintaining your view
  • Letting in natural light
  • Daytime privacy
Pro Tips:
Choose “recess fit” for your sunscreen blind, and pair with a blockout blind fitted to the face of your window. Sunscreen blinds will provide no night time privacy when your lights are on. Dark fabric colours will allow for a clearer view than light colours.

Light Filtering Blinds

Light filtering blinds block out harsh light, but provide a natural glow for your room.
With these blinds, the view from inside to out, or outside to inside is impeded. Meaning, you cannot see through clearly.
You will still be able to see object outlines, just not clearly. Similar to frosted glass.

Benefits:

  • Diffuses and softens light
  • Provides some daytime and nighttime privacy
  • Low maintenance
  • Durable and long lasting

Perfect For:

  • Living areas where complete light blockout or privacy is not required
  • Office spaces with internal windows (windows that faces into another room)

Pro Tips:
We recommend “recess fit” for light filtering blinds

Where Can Roller Blinds Be Installed?

How and where you install your roller blinds can make a big difference to the look and feel of your room. Here are the options when it comes to installing roller blinds:

Face Fit - On a window frame

Face fit roller blind example on a window frame
The blind is attached to the front of your window frame or architrave.

Perfect for:
  • Blockout blinds
  • Face fit blinds cover the entire window, which makes them perfect for blocking out light.
  • Obstructed windows
  • Some windows will have obstructions which prevent you from installing your blind in the recess.

Face fit - On a square set window

Face fit roller blind example on a square set window
If your window does not have a frame, that’s ok. You can still install your blind on the face of your window.

Important notes:
  • These blinds work best when fixed to the wall studs surrounding your window.
Perfect for:
  • Blockout blinds
  • Face fit blinds cover the entire window, which makes them perfect for blocking out light.
  • Obstructed windows
  • Some windows will have obstructions which prevent you from installing your blind in the recess.

Recess fit - Inside the window

The blind is attached to the inside of your window frame.

Important notes:

  • Recess fit blinds will not cover your entire window. There will be a small gap on either side. We recommend that you do not install blockout blinds in the recess if totally blocking out light is your main goal.
  • Check if there are any obstructions that will prevent your blinds installing or rolling up/down inside the recess (knobs, handles, ridges etc)
  • Recess blinds require a recess depth of 60mm.
  • If your window is not this deep, call us on 1300 772 807 and we will double check if a blind can be installed

Perfect for:

  • Sunscreen and Light Filtering blinds
  • Because the blind is tucked away in the window, it provides a very seamless and professional look

Pro tip:
Choose “front roll” when customising your blind to get the best look and avoid any knobs/handles.

Roller Blind Design Options Explained

Front Roll vs Back Roll

Front Roll

The blind rolls off the front of the blind, with the tube hidden behind the fabric. This option is perfect for blinds installed in the recess. The fabric will sit at the front of the window inline with your window frame. If installed to the face of the window, you will have a 50mm gap between the fabric and the window. We do not recommend this option for blockout blinds where light elimination is important.

Back Roll

This is the most popular option. The blind rolls of the back of the blind. When installed to the face of the window, this minimises any gaps and will block out the most light.

Chain Colours

White
Black
Grey
Silver
Sandstone

Bracket Colours

White
Black
Grey
Sandstone

Base Rail Options

The base rail is what keeps your blind straight and smooth.
We offer two different styles, in 7 different colours in our range.

Styles

Oval
Flat

Colours

White
Black
Sandstone
Silver
Dune

How To Pair Roller Blinds With Sheer or Blockout Curtains

Pairing blinds and curtains is our favourite interior design choice. It provides a luxurious and finished look to any room, and gives you the flexibility to both blockout light and provide daytime privacy.

When it comes to pairing blinds and curtains, there’s really two options:

Blockout Blinds with Sheer Curtains

Sheer curtains are a fantastic way to make the most of your natural daylight. You can keep your view, whilst also maintaining privacy (people cannot see in during the day).

When paire