Top 10 Things to Remember When You’re Buying Roller Blinds / Shades


Top 10 Things to Remember When You’re Buying Roller Blinds / Shades

Greetings, interior design aficionado (or perhaps you’re simply sick of your boring old curtains)! Roller blinds have been around for ages and for good reason. They’re sleek and functional, and offer a ton of control over light and privacy. They’re perfect for any room in your house, or even your office! But with so many different styles, materials, and features to choose from, picking out the right roller blind can feel overwhelming.

Don’t worry, I’ve been there. That’s why I put together this handy guide to help you navigate the world of roller blinds. We’ll cover the top 10 things to keep in mind when you’re shopping, so you can find the perfect blind to fit your needs and style.

So, set aside your confusion, and let’s begin! By the end of this guide, you’ll be a roller blind pro, ready to transform your windows and your space.

1. Measuring!

This is a bit obvious, but as you all might be aware, if the measurements are incorrect, then fitting the blinds would be a whole other mission. You must measure the window opening’s width and height, as well as any necessary clearance for window cranks or handles. Consider the fact that if you want your window blind to cover the whole recess or just the window itself, measuring is a crucial part, and one cannot forget it.

2. Light control needs

Considering your needs for light control can be crucial. Now, this depends on your preferences. Whether you consider a complete blackout, diffused light filtering, or something in between, roller blinds are available in different opacities, starting from blackout fabrics that block the light to sheer fabrics that provide a soft, minimal glow.

3. Color and Style

Make careful color and style choices based on your personal preferences. The furnishing of your house, the lighting, the color of the furniture—everything matters when you choose the color and style of your blinds. Consider the overall style of your room and choose a color that harmonizes with your existing furniture and paint scheme.

4. Material Preferences

Fabric choices impact many aspects of a project. For instance, the fabric’s aesthetic appeal, ease of maintenance, and functionality all play significant roles. Fabric has various varieties, like:

  • Polyester is durable, easy to clean, and comes in various opacities and colors.
  • PVC(vinyl): moisture-resistant, ideal for bathrooms or kitchens, but might not be as aesthetically pleasing as other options.
  • Natural fibers offer a sophisticated look but may require more delicate care.

5. Operating System

Choosing the right operating mechanisms also matters. Operating mechanisms come in various forms. Traditional pull cords, chain mechanisms, crank handles, and even motorized options are available for optimal convenience. If you have young children in the house, consider their safety.

6. Mind the Mounting

You can mount roller blinds in two different locations. You can mount roller blinds either inside the window recess for a more streamlined look, or outside the window recess for better light control. The right mounting should be chosen based on your aesthetics and desired preferences.

7. Privacy is important.

If privacy is the top concern, then you should definitely go for blackout fabrics or roller blinds with bottom rails that sit flush against the window sill, which will provide the most coverage.

8. Budget Consciousness

Roller blinds come in a variety of price options, depending on the material, size, and design. You should do the research beforehand so that when you search for them, you find the ones that fit best with your requirements.

9. Sample it up!

If you’re unsure about the material and color you want to choose from the vast variety of blinds, then don’t worry! We are always there to help you out. We can provide you with fabric samples so that we can give you a clear view of what you’re actually looking for. Having said that, samples help you choose easily without any difficulties.

10. Professional Installation (Optional)

Though it is relatively easy to install roller blinds, if you’re still having difficulties installing them, you can hire a professional to accomplish the task.


By keeping these top 10 points in mind, you’ve become well-equipped to navigate the world of roller blinds and choose the ideal option for your windows. Remember, the perfect roller blind should not only offer functionality but also complement the overall aesthetic of your space. Embrace the journey of exploring colors, textures, and operating mechanisms; you might be surprised by the variety and the potential to transform your windows into stylish focal points!

So, don’t be afraid to experiment and have fun with the selection process. With a little planning and the knowledge, you’ve gained from this guide, you’ll be on your way to unveiling the perfect window treatment solution for your home or office. Happy decorating!

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