Just Roll With It: Why You Need Roller Blinds In Your Home

Looking to make some home improvements? Roller Blinds are a great way to go about it. If you’re not already aware, Roller Blinds are an interior window furnishing mounted either above or inside your window frame. You can either roll them down for full privacy, or roll them back up to enjoy the sunlight. In the world of window treatments, they’re a timeless classic.

 Stylish, functional, and easy to install, Roller Blinds will add serious value to your home and look great doing it. Don’t just think of them as a simple window covering – there’s a whole host of functional and cosmetic reasons why you might be interested in getting Roller Blinds installed in your home. Let’s take a look. 

Multifunctionality

Renovations have a reputation for being costly and time-consuming, but Roller Blinds are an affordable way to modernize your space. They offer an appealing minimal look, with clean lines that sit perfectly against the wall or window. Often, people opt for Roller Blinds in a small room to help it feel larger and less claustrophobic. 

They’re extremely space-efficient in a way that curtains are not, and can be measured and fitted with precision. This means they’ll fit into tight or unusual spaces, and won’t draw attention visually…unless you want them to! Functionally, Roller Blinds are great because they allow you greater control over the amount of fresh air and sunlight you want to enter the room. Simply roll them up in the day to bask in the afternoon sun, and roll them down in the evenings to enjoy your living spaces away from prying eyes. 

For even more versatility, try a Double Roller Blind – commonly called a day/night blind. This innovative blind system gives you the best of both worlds by layering a Blockout Blind over the top of a transparent Sunscreen Blind, meaning you get complete night-time privacy plus the pleasure of natural light during the day. 

Design Potential

Like we said earlier, don’t just think of a Roller Blind as a way of covering up a window. Sure, they let you control how much sunlight enters a room, but their ability to elevate your existing home décor shouldn’t be underestimated. They’ve got a discreet look that makes them perfect for contemporary detailing, because they can complement deep windows without traditional casings. 

To obscure the valance box at the top, choose a reverse roll, so that the shade comes down over top rather than from underneath. If you want the mechanism to be more pronounced – or even a feature of the room itself – opt for an integrated valance, which is essentially a metal or linen pelmet that hides the roller in a classy fashion. 

That way, you can match the material of the pelmet to the surrounding walls, or with the Roller Blind fabric itself. It helps that many retailers offer fire-retardant fabrics for this purpose, meaning that they’re not only eye-catching, but practical too. 

Colour & Transparency

When it comes to colour and transparency, you’re limited only by your imagination. It’s important to understand that each fabric shade will have different levels of light transmission. The amount of light that can pass through the fabric will alter your privacy, view of the outside, and the visual effect of the blind itself. Make sure to check out a range of different opacities, and keep in mind the purpose of the room you’re looking to install in. For example, a Blockout fabric is probably best for a bedroom, while a gentle, filtered light effect looks great in a living room. 

Plus – pick an effective colour. This is more significant than you might think! It’s recommended to decide on a colour of Roller Blind based on how it complements the colours of the room they’re used in. For example, Louvolite has a fantastic range of prints and patterns stretching from mini dinosaurs to deep sea creatures – perfect for a newborn baby’s bedroom. Whites and greys are among the most popular choices of Roller Blinds fabric, mostly for their neutrality. It depends what you want for your space: a warmer tone like gold or yellow tends to make for a more traditional vibe, while cooler colours like blue, white, and grey are on-trend currently because they foster a more modern, forward-thinking ambience. 

It’s also useful to consider how the shade you choose will filter the light that passes through it, because that’s also going to change the way other objects in the room look. White, for example, can be tinged with gold for a warm look, or with blue for a cooler scheme. It helps to ask for samples wherever possible to help inform your decision. But don’t be afraid! Let your creative impulses run wild. Plain or textured, light or dark, warm or cool – the decision-making process should be fun.

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