How to Choose the Perfect Blinds for your Conservatory Windows
So you’ve finally taken the plunge and decided to build your dream conservatory, and part of that is choosing the perfect conservatory blinds.
For inspiration on transforming your conservatory into your ideal modern living space, read our guide to choosing blinds for conservatory windows.
Venetian Blinds: sophisticated, elegant and adjustable
Made from a series of wooden slats, Venetian blinds provide a sophisticated, modern look to any conservatory. With a wide variety of available colours and wood types Venetian blinds are also highly versatile providing a stylish, contemporary look that fits in with a diverse number of tastes and decors.
Aside from aesthetics, another advantage of Venetian blinds for conservatory windows is that their adjustable slats allow you to effectively control the level of sunlight that gets into your conservatory, also helping you to control the temperature.
The downside of Venetian Blinds is that they tend to be a more expensive choice. However, they are also extremely durable and, unlike fabric blinds, are not susceptible to fading so they will be as elegant as the day they were installed for many years to come. If you have the budget Venetian Blinds are an investment that will last.
Shutters: for the ultimate in elegance and privacy
Perhaps you don’t need conservatory window blinds at all. Instead, conservatory shutters can add a touch of style and elegance to your space.
They do a great job of blocking out the light, and are a robust way to ensure total privacy and security when it’s needed.
Shutters can be made to measure for your conservatory windows, and are available in a variety of styles and materials.
Roller and Roman Blinds: keep your conservatory cosy
Roller and Roman blinds are made of a single piece of fabric controlled by a chain. The difference between these is that while roller blinds roll up, Roman blinds fold up. Roman Blinds are also sometimes made of thicker material.
The big advantage these fabric products have as blinds for conservatory windows is that they provide the most insulation, keeping the conservatory a cosier space to be during the winter. They are a practical choice for orangery roof blinds (and in fact make ideal glass roof blinds for any conservatory).
With a wide variety of colours and patterns available fabric blinds allow you to create a look for your conservatory that is unique to you, really letting you customise your space.
One potential disadvantage of fabric blinds is that when in use they can block the view – something to bear in mind if you are planning to sit in the conservatory with the blinds down.
Vertical Blinds: a low-cost but stylish option
Similar to Venetian blinds, vertical blinds are made of slats; however the slats in vertical blinds are made of fabric and arranged vertically, as the name implies.
The slat structure gives you a great deal of control over the temperature and sunlight levels in your conservatory.
The chief advantage of vertical blinds is their low cost, making them a great choice for those looking for blinds for conservatory windows on a budget.
Some say vertical blinds are not as attractive as other kinds of blinds; however these days designers have taken it upon themselves to create a number of stylish options for vertical blinds.
Vision Blinds: keep cool while enjoying the view
Vision blinds are made from alternating sections of regular roller blinds and blinds made of a soft semi-transparent fabric called voile.
The dilemma for conservatory owners is that with their large glass walls these rooms can get very hot in summer, but you built this room so you can enjoy the view so you don’t want to block it.
Vision Blinds solve this dilemma and can be an elegant, innovative and airy choice of blinds for your conservatory windows. The voile filters light allowing you to keep the conservatory cool while still enjoying the view making vision blinds an increasingly popular option for conservatory owners.
Get advice on conservatory window blinds from the experts at Allegro
If you’d like some advice from the experts at Allegro Blinds on what might work best in your space, we’re always happy to help. Contact us for a chat, or call us to book a free home visit and quotation today.