A Complete Buyer’s Guide to Roller Blinds

Choosing the Right Roller Blinds for Your Home: Features, Styles, and Installation Tips

Roller blinds, or as some folks call them, Holland blinds, are super popular in Australia for a bunch of reasons. They’re easy to use, stylish, and fit almost any budget. Plus, they’re sleek, only need one piece of fabric to cover your window, and come with neat options like motor-free or kid-friendly controls.

Picking the perfect roller blinds is well worth investing time in. You’ve got to think about what works best for your space. The colour and how much light you want filtering through are big decisions. They set the stage for customising your blinds to fit your home just right. Before you dive in, here are a few things to consider.

Types of Roller Blinds


Chain-operated roller blinds offer a blend of traditional functionality and modern elegance, making them a perfect choice for those who appreciate a hands-on approach to home décor. 

These blinds provide precise control over light and privacy with just a simple pull of the chain, allowing for easy adjustments to create the perfect ambience in any room.

Ideal for those who value both simplicity and reliability, chain-operated blinds stand out with their user-friendly design and durable construction. 

Whether you’re updating your living space or completing a room’s look, these blinds add a timeless touch to your windows, combining convenience with style.


Cordless roller blinds are the epitome of modern simplicity and safety, making them an excellent choice for families and minimalist enthusiasts alike.

With a clean, streamlined appearance, these blinds eliminate the need for chains or cords, offering a clutter-free look and reducing hazards in homes with children and pets. 

The innovative, user-friendly design allows for effortless operation with just a gentle push or pull on the bottom of the blind, making adjusting light and privacy levels a breeze. 

Perfect for adding a contemporary touch to any space, cordless roller blinds provide a practical, stylish, and safe window covering solution that effortlessly complements your home’s design.


Motorised roller blinds represent the pinnacle of comfort and technological advancement in window furnishings.

Perfect for the tech-savvy homeowner or anyone looking to add a touch of luxury and convenience to their living space, these blinds can be adjusted with the simple click of a button. 

Whether it’s through a remote control, a smartphone app, or even voice commands with smart home systems, controlling the light and privacy in your home has never been easier.

Motorised blinds eliminate the need for manual adjustments, making them ideal for hard-to-reach windows or for adding that modern, sophisticated edge to your home décor. 

Embrace the future of home comfort with motorised holland blinds, where elegance meets effortless control.

Roller Blind Options


Blockout roller blinds are commonly installed in rooms that require total blackout such as the bedrooms. This type of holland blind guarantees your privacy in addition to blocking out any sunlight or streetlight that may attempt to filter through the window fabric.

Light Filter

These allow filtered sunlight into the room. They are best described as a middle-ground between a sunscreen fabric and a blackout fabric. They are commonly installed in dining rooms, kitchens and living rooms.  Some don’t mind installing them in the bathrooms and bedrooms especially if they don’t require complete blackout.


Sunscreen roller blinds are ideal for rooms that require a good amount of illumination, and little to no privacy. They are commonly installed in studies and living rooms due to their ability to allow a filtered amount of sunlight into the rooms. They are known for creating pleasant, ambient looks.


Day & Night

Also referred to as double roller blinds, day & night roller blinds are the best way of combining the best of two worlds. They are made from a combination of a sunscreen fabric that filters a considerable amount of sun rays during the day, and a blackout fabric that completely shields the room from any streetlight or car headlights during the night.

Double roller blinds offer you the best of two worlds, allowing you to use a pair of roller blinds interchangeably.

They are ideal for offering complete privacy during the night or even day, and allowing a controlled amount of sunlight into the room.

Good to Know...

– Roller blinds are on either a reverse or standard roll. The fabric on the reverse roll (front roll) rolls away from the window on the front side of the tube, while the fabric on the standard roll (back roll) rolls against the window on the back side of the tube.

– The customisation options on Holland blinds is unlimited, ranging from their bracket colour, rail colour, chain position and chain designs. This makes it possible to come up with one that suits your needs and preferences.

1. Is there a warranty included with Holland blinds (roller blinds)?

We’re quite proud of this one. 

Our roller blinds are all made in our own local factory. Which means we can fearlessly stand behind their quality and standards. 

In turn, in an industry first, our Holland blinds (roller blinds) come with a lifetime warranty. 

2. Can I choose the fabric roll for Holland blinds?

You absolutely can. Simply refer to the information above on reverse and standard rolls for a better idea on what you might want. 

3. What are Holland blinds?

Holland blinds and roller blinds are the same thing, just different names.

4. What is the maximum width available for roller blinds?

We can go up to a maximum of 3400mm. For anything larger, we advise opting for ‘linked blinds’.

5. What are the available styles of Holland blinds?

The available styles of Holland blinds are blockout, sunscreen, light filtering, or double Holland blinds.

6. Are Holland blinds easy to operate?

Yes, since Holland blinds are the same as roller blinds, they’re easy to use. If manual, just pull the chain to adjust the blind to the height you want.

Cleaning & Maintenance

The cleaning methods for roller blinds is the same, regardless of whether it is motorised, cordless or chained.

  1. Use a microfibre cloth or a feather duster to gently duster the chain (if applicable), the front, back and brackets. A regular dusting prolongs its life by preventing dust build up that usually interferes with its operating mechanism.
  2. To get rid of stains on the fabric, use a mixture of warm water and washing liquid. Gently dab a damp sponge till the stain is removed. Avoid bleaching chemicals as they may cause a discolouration of the blind fabric.
  3. For a thorough cleaning, use a soft brush, such as the one on the head of a vacuum cleaner, to gently brush your Holland blind fabric.

Measuring for Roller Blinds

There are two ways to go about this. One is, to do it yourself. The other is to do it our way, which is to have a professional team come lend a hand. 

The good thing with this is that there’s always someone to back you post-installation if you need help. Also, you get to pick the brains of experienced, knowledgeable individuals, which is invaluable. 

All things considered, we do recommend calling in the big guns, just to make life that little bit easier.

Summing Up...

In wrapping up our exploration of roller blinds, we want to spotlight a noteworthy innovation that hasn’t been mentioned yet, but deserves attention – perfect fit roller blinds.

This unique option offers a streamlined solution that marries simplicity with elegance.

Unlike traditional blinds, perfect fit roller blinds are designed to seamlessly integrate into your window frame without the hassle of drilling or using screws. This clever design not only makes installation a breeze, but also ensures a flawless look that complements any interior design scheme.

Perfect fit roller blinds stand out for their ability to offer both functionality and aesthetic appeal.

They come in a wide array of materials, colours, and patterns, allowing for a personalised touch that can match any décor style. Whether your home sports a modern, minimalist look or a more classic, cosy feel, these blinds can enhance your space without overpowering it.

Their ease of use and neat appearance make them an excellent choice for anyone looking to upgrade their window coverings with something that combines practicality with polish.

So when deciding between normal roller blinds and perfect fit roller blinds for your space, consider both functionality and aesthetics.

Normal roller blinds offer simplicity and versatility, making them suitable for a wide range of window sizes and room styles. They’re easy to install and can be adjusted to various levels of light and privacy. On the other hand, perfect fit roller blinds provide a sleek, tailored look as they fit neatly into the window frame, eliminating gaps and reducing light leakage. They’re ideal for conservatories, doors, and tilt and turn windows where a flush finish is desired.

Both options have their advantages, but your choice should ultimately align with your specific needs, window types, and design preferences to enhance your living or working environment.