Roller Blinds: Fabrics and Endings

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Many people are becoming more and more interested in choosing roller blinds for their living spaces, and for good reasons, too. If you are planning to get some for your homes, here are some things you’ll want to know before you head to a blinds showroom and committing to buying roller blinds.


Which rooms are roller blinds perfect for?

Any room will definitely benefit from having roller blinds installed in them. However, they are a best fit for rooms that require complete darkness such as boardrooms that make use of projectors during presentations for instance. However, as mentioned earlier, roller blinds can work well with any room and interiors, and may in fact even prove to be a better choice than any other type of window treatment.


What materials can roller blinds be made from?

Roller blinds can be manufactured using different materials and fabric, including cotton, polyester, or vinyl and each of them have their own pros and cons. For instance, cotton is recommended to be used for rooms that have no condensation or receives sufficient amount of sunlight like living rooms or dining rooms. Polyester roller blinds on the other hand comes with the benefit of being longer lasting than others because they are similar to plastic. In addition, they don’t absorb moisture like cotton which makes them perfect even for damp rooms. Vinyl is perhaps the most preferred option because they can be used in any room and even in shower rooms. You can also choose between perforated vinyl roller blinds for an airier feel or a complete blackout vinyl roller blind which is recommended for bedrooms as it shuts down any light from entering.


What are the options for the bottom part of the blinds?

One of the best parts of having roller blinds is that you have a variety of options when it comes to designing the bottom part of the blinds. The most common choice for many homeowners are the straight bottom bar where the fabric’s ends are wrapped around a plastic bar. This is the simplest way to finish a roller blind. Aside from that, you can even choose to go for café rods—whether wood or metal—which gives you a classier finish than a mere plastic rod. You can also have eyelets at the bottom of the blinds which allows you to add your own ends for a more personal touch. There are also shapes and braiding, and you can choose which ones to use by talking to a blinds showroom sales representative.

Roller blinds are perfect for any room or space, and the potential for customization is basically endless. If you are looking for blinds in Campbelltown or nearby areas, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.


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