How To Choose The Right Blind To Buy For Your Home

How To Choose The Right Blind To Buy For Your Home

We can’t give you a specific answer because it depends on many different factors. We fit many different blinds in Essex as well as shutters and curtains.

Here are some of the questions we think you should ask yourself to help you make your decision:

  • What are the sizes of your windows?
  • What style of decor is your room?
  • What’s your budget?
  • Do you want to be able to adjust the lighting?
  • Are you looking for energy efficiency?

Once you have answers to those questions, you can start looking at the different styles of blinds.

Here’s a list of the most common types of window blinds according to English Blinds.

  • Roller blinds
  • Venetian blinds
  • Vertical blinds
  • Roman blinds
  • Wooden blinds

Roller Blinds

This blind comes with the choice of single or dual roller. The roller blind comes with the most customisable. These blinds are predominately made with different fabrics that have many different shades, patterns and the amount of light they let through.

There are many different configurations for this blind which lead to different names such as Zebra, duo, day and night blinds.

The biggest benefit of the roller blind is the ability to adjust the light that comes in through the window. The double roller blind is also quite pricey.

Venetian Blinds

Commonly referred to as metal or wood blinds because they are typically made from real wood, faux wood or aluminium.

Venetian blinds are fantastic for controlling the amount of light that enters a room. These blinds can be adjusted by controlling how much the blind hangs and you can also control the angle of the slats to adjust the light that way.

When it comes to light control, the Venetian blind is preferred making these blinds the ideal choice for the darker room. They are really nice to look at and you can create different feels by adjusting the angles of the slats.

The Venetian blind can in some circumstances let light through gaps where the chord fastens the slats together. If you want complete darkness then blackout blinds are going to be better.

Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds are similar to Venetian blinds. Both blinds consist of slats. Venetian blinds have horizontal slats and are typically made from wood or metal. Vertical blinds have vertical slats typically made from fabric.

Vertical blinds are a very common and cost-effective solution for both windows and doors. They have many different fabric choices, colour shades and patterns.

One of the downsides to the vertical blind is the difficulty in cleaning them. Because they are constructed from many vertical slats, cleaning each one separately can take time.

Roman Blinds

Roman blinds are a popular choice, especially for home lovers and interior designers. These blinds are typically a lot thicker than the average roller blind. They are constructed mostly of fabric with rods stitched into the fabric to control the vertical movement of the blind.

Roman blinds can help with energy efficiency as they do provide protection from the cold outside. There are many choices of fabric, colours and patterns for the Roman blind.

If you’re looking for a window blind solution for the kitchen, bathroom or any area that could get damp, Roman blinds are probably not your best choice. As these blinds consist of higher-quality fabric, they tend to be more on the expensive side.


There’s no one-fit answer when it comes to the “best window blind”. It’s a personal choice. Once you have explored and answered the questions above, you should be in the idea position to buy the right window blinds for you.