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A Beginners Guide to the Different Types of Blinds

The majority of people choose to shut out light through their windows using curtains, drapes, or blinds. Choosing the ideal type of curtains, drapes, or blinds requires a person to make various considerations, such as the cost and the design. The cost is important as it will influence budgetary restrictions and design will impact on aesthetic attractiveness. Here, we point out the different types of blinds that are available for you to purchase.

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Roller Blinds

Roller blinds are forms of shades that can be opened by bringing up the slats using a mechanism within the cylinder above the window. Roller blinds are typically made from polyester and are available in two styles: sunscreen and blackout. The sunscreen roller blinds will allow a certain amount of light to enter through the fabric into the room; whereas, the blackout roller blinds option will eliminate all sunlight. If you’re looking for a more elegant blinds for a living space, take a look at our vertical blind selection.

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Roman Blinds

Roman blinds are coverings operated by rolling the blind up into a stack of slats. The benefit of roman blinds is that they present a softer appearance and are able to be matched to furnishings within the home. While various materials are used to manufacture this blind, the typical choices are often linen and cotton fabrics. As an alternative, we also supply a wide range of perfect fit blinds that are ideal for uPVC windows.

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Aluminium Blinds

Aluminium Venetian blinds are typically used in kitchens, bathrooms, and corporate offices as they have a more clinical appearance. While available in different sizes, the most common slat size sold is 25 millimetres - a design known as the mini blind. A very flexible option, the aluminium Venetian blind is available in a plethora of colours; however, white and silver are the most popular choices. This blind style is also one of the more cost-effective alternatives. If you’re looking for a blind to help reduce your energy bills, we also produce quality thermal pleated blind options.

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Wooden Blinds

Wooden Venetian blinds are a stylish design, and these slats are used in many personal residences to improve the aesthetic of a living room. They are most commonly sold in a 50 millimetre size, but are also available as a mini slat. The majority of wooden Venetian blinds are created using a lightweight wood known as basswood; however, there are alternatives available in oriental hardwoods and bamboo. Basswood is the more effective material because it is more durable than other woods, meaning it requires less maintenance over time. While wooden blinds are often presented with the original wooden colour, it should be noted that wooden Venetian blinds are regularly sold in white. As an alternative to our wooden Venetian blinds, we supply skylight blinds in Venetian and roller options.

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Eco-Wood Blinds

The eco-wood Venetian blinds are quickly becoming one of the more popular options for the majority of people. This is due to the fact that they are highly durable, effective, easy to maintain, and easy to clean. Unlike wooden blinds, the eco-wood blinds option can be exposed to moisture as they do not warp or discolour easily. The most common material used is PVC, and the most common colour purchased is white. Also available in a Venetian wood option are our conservatory blinds, which help to transform your unused conservatory.

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About Us

Here at Blinds Valley UK, we are a York, North Yorkshire, based company that provide stunning window blind installations for clients anywhere in Yorkshire. An excellent service combined with quality blinds means that you get a top product for affordable prices, and as leading suppliers in our made to measure blinds, you are offered a complete service that encompasses free home visits, product samples, free measuring, and fitting, all rolled into one.