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To 49%

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A perfect fit, each and every time.

Here at Watson, our team can tailor a blinds solution to suit any window or door size. Custom-made in our local factory, our blinds are premium quality and come in a huge range of styles, colours and fabrics. From energy-efficient Honeycomb Blinds, to the classic, striking look of Roman Blinds, our range allows you to take control over your privacy without compromising on style.

Motorised Blinds

Pull them down for full privacy, or roll them up and they virtually disappear from your window leaving you to enjoy the view outside. At Watson, we are pioneers in the industry and manufacture our motorised blinds in the region’s only factory, based in Canberra. There, we have full control of the quality produced – unlike our competitors in the market.

Roman Blinds

The translucent or block-out finish of our Roman Blinds create a soft, filtered light effect, whilst maintaining your privacy, or when required a total light block solution. Roman Blinds allow you to control the level of light entering the room and enables you to create an ambient atmosphere. Certain fabrics also allow a neutral flocked backing which ensures a uniform look when viewed from outside the home. With a large range of fabrics available, including translucent and block out options, there is a perfect fabric for every home and budget.

Panel Glides Blinds

With their contemporary design, Watson Panel Glides provide a stylish way to obtain privacy and sun protection. The Panel Glide system is a perfect option for large windows, sliding doors and bi-fold doors. By using large panels, they suit a minimalist decorating style and combine effectively with Roman Blinds but are also a practical stand-alone option.

Honeycomb Glideshift

The Art Of Energy Efficiency – By Our Very Own Honeycomb Glideshift We’re really proud of our Honeycomb Glideshift. You get the same warmth in Winter and cool in Summer thanks to using the same fabric as those of our Honeycomb blinds. The only difference, is that it’s designed for horizontal applications! Cover the entire […]

Honeycomb Blinds

Reduce Your Energy Cost By Up To 32%. The cellular design of Watson Honeycomb Blinds trap hot air, slowing its transfer in and out of your home. Available in a range of fabrics, colours and styles, they can effectively control room temperature without sacrificing on style.

Venetian Blinds

Add sophistication and elegance to any room in your home. With the ability to close tightly, or open all the way up, Venetian blinds allow to you to control light levels to suit any mood or occasion. Create a warm ambience with timber Venetians, available in an array of durable and natural timbers.

Vertical Blinds

With simple, easy to use fingertip controls, you’re able to rotate the individual slats 180 degrees giving absolute control over the level of light and privacy afforded.

With a broad and modern colour selection and various fitting options, Watson Blinds & Awnings’ extensive range of options is sure to have a combination to suit your needs.

Roller Blinds

Pull them down for full privacy, or roll them up and they virtually disappear from your window leaving you to enjoy the view outside. At Watson, we are pioneers in the industry and manufacture our roller blinds in the region’s only factory, based in Canberra. There, we have full control of the quality produced – unlike our competitors in the market.

Pleated & Softshade Blinds

Watson Pleated & Softshade Blinds are made from an anti-static fabric to repel dust and dirt and our fabric options also provide protection against heat and glare to reduce UV damage to upholstery and fittings. Pleated Blinds also allow you to see out while no-one outside can see in, offering both superior privacy and increased security. With a large range of colours, fabrics and transparencies, we can create a customised look for every window.

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Window Blinds For Every Reason And Season

Home is where the heart is as they say. And you want your home to be a little slice of paradise you can just melt into after a hard day. 

Isn’t it the absolute worst when you’re happily settling in for a weekend Netflix marathon complete with snacks, only to have them get all soggy and cold because you’re busy fixing that screen glare? 

Or maybe you’re just over having to crank up that air-con every time the weather decides to flip. If you didn’t know any better, you’d think your home was bi-polar. 

Did you know that over 30% of the air lost in a home – both in winter and summer – escapes through your windows?  

Glass windows are poor insulators, and without a proper window furnishing, you could be paying 30% more on your energy bills than you need to. 

So what gives?

The right window blinds can make a world of a difference. Banish those pesky insulation and glare issues with a simple solution once and for all, exclusively set up for your unique needs.

Why Watson Blinds?

Choose Your Transparency

BLockout
Light Filter
Screen

Automating Your Window Blinds

Modern, 21st-century humans are creatures of convenience and comfort. There’s very little we do now that doesn’t involve some form of technology. Naturally, this includes how you operate your window blinds

In this world of smart homes and smart phones, there’s not much smart humans can’t achieve. So if you’re tired of constantly having to raise and lower your blinds manually several hundred times a day, automating them could be your saving grace. 

Your window blinds can either be chain-operated or motorised. Both are 100% child safe, as our blinds are always designed with child safety in mind.

We offer an innovative range of motorised blind options that can be connected to your smart home and be controlled by your voice or mobile phone.

FEATURES

  • Shades will raise or lower based on location for precise and automatic shade control
  • Additional scenes and timers to establish custom schedules and set timers
  • Voice-activated shade control
  • Sophisticated shade control straight from any iOS or Android smartphone or tablet
  • Group shades by room or scene

One, convenient control system. So many options. 

Our Extensive Range Of Window Blinds

Roller Blinds and Shutters

  • Single roller blinds: Choose blockout blinds for the perfect sleep or light filter for ultimate light control. Enjoy enhanced insulation, privacy and motorised convenience.
  • Double-roller blinds: Bringing you the best of both worlds. Two different blinds systems running on the same bracket – shut the world out when you want to with the blockout blinds. Or raise it and leave the sunscreen down for light. Win-win.
  • Plantation Shutters: For modern, timeless and functional design it’s got to be the ‘champagne of window furnishings’, Plantation Shutters. Water, moisture and UV resistant, they’re strong and durable and available in a range of finishes. Their protective coating also prevents fading and cracking.

Panels and Slats

  • Panel Glides: Perfect option for larger windows/ doors, sliding/ bi-fold doors, or even as stylish room dividers. Panels move freely and individually, and they’re also quick and cheap to replace if damaged. Flat fabric panels are lightweight and easy to operate.
  • Roman Blinds: A contemporary solution inspired by Rome with a clean, flawless look that’s perfect for areas with no space for curtains. The soft fabric panels offer a simple, streamlined operating system and are ideal for softening the atmosphere of the room.
  • Venetian Blinds: Classic style, modern traits. Maintenance free and water-resistant, with options including timber, premium wood-look (PVC) and aluminium. These innovative blinds provide you with a high level of control over the amount of light that enters your space and the degree of privacy you desire. Additionally, Venetian blinds are designed to enhance the aesthetic appeal of your home, serving as a stylish focal point in any room.

Honeycombs, Verticals and Veri Shades

  • Honeycombs: The star of the show. Exceptional temperature regulation and superior design have been proven to reduce your energy bills by at least 30%. They offer light gaps as low as 2.5mm vs. 10-15mm avg. with other market products, and dull outside noise by up to 55%. They open from the bottom and the top unlike regular blinds, and fit most window shapes and sizes too. Smart Perma-cell technology also ensures cells retain their shape.  Go on and check out our Honeycomb Glideshift while you’re at it. 
  • Vertical Blinds: Boast Smart fabric blades, and you can rotate the individual slats 180-degrees while a single wand controls the entire operation. Easy to clean and a cost-effective alternative for investors looking to rent out their properties. Comes with a vast and modern colour selection and various fitting options.
  • Verishades: Bringing you the softness of curtains and versatility of blinds. No cords or chains. Walk through them and watch the panels fall perfectly back into place. Low maintenance and stain-resistant, they’re versatile, durable, practical and easy to operate. 

A Fabric Texture For Every Taste

We have an extensive and exclusive range of blind fabrics in luxurious textures and patterns, all of which are designed against the rigours of Australia’s harsh weather conditions. 

Whether it’s an elegantly textured screen/ blockout fabric for the bedroom, moisture resistant print for bathrooms, dinosaur prints for the kids’ room or pastel fruit prints for your kitchen, they’re customisable to suit your aesthetics. Plus, you can adapt them to blend with your existing décor.

BLOOM_BLOCKOUT_AMELLIE
FRUITY_ZEST-1
BIRDSONG_MIDNIGHT-1
JURASSIC_MARINE-1
COMO_LAGO-1
CHATSWORTH_BLACK-1
TOPSY_PASTEL-1
PALM_LEAF-1
Snow AKA Ice
1 (1)
2 (1) (1)
Sparrow AKA Orient
4 (1)
4 (2)
5 (1) (1)
7 (2)

Insulation Options

Did you know that 60% of the cold you’re feeling in your home right now is from cold air seeping in through your windows?

That wouldn’t be the case if you had the right blinds with a headbox and side-channels that ensure none of that horrible cold air finds its way in! Plus, you get to block out all of that unnecessary light peeking through when you’re trying to sleep.

They keep the cold air out in Winter and the hot air at bay during Summer too, so your home stays nice and cosy year-round.

Feeling overwhelmed by products and choices? We understand. That’s why we bring the showroom to you.

Our expert consultants are on hand to help you find a style that matches your individual taste and enhances your existing décor.

Headbox and side channels

Do I Choose Window Blinds Or Curtains?

The million dollar question: Should you go for blinds or curtains? 

The way we see it, at the end of the day it’s really a matter of personal preference. However, we know only too well how confusing it can be to know which of the two you should opt for. With this many options, it’s quite the conundrum.

So to make your life a little easier, we thought of covering the features and benefits of each, so you can make a more informed decision. 

CURTAINS

WINDOW BLINDS

Blinds and curtains are super versatile! They keep kids safe by preventing accidents, help you keep your space private, and are easy to clean. Plus, they’re great for controlling how much light gets in, which can help you sleep better. Some are also fire-resistant. So, not only do they make your rooms look good, but they’re also practical in lots of different ways.

Maintenance

Take good care of your blinds to keep them clean and fresh. Make sure to follow the right cleaning steps based on what your blinds are made of. 

For fabric blinds, you can vacuum them and clean spots as needed. If they’re really dirty, you might even need to dry clean them. 

For blinds made of wood or aluminum, just gently wipe them with a soft cloth and dust them often.

Our team will also advice you on best care practices for your blinds.

Getting Started...

Watson’s made-to-measure service provides comprehensive in-home consultations to tailor your window furnishings perfectly. 

This service includes designing custom blinds and more, to meet your exact specifications. We offer a vast range of styles and fabric options to seamlessly blend with your home’s decor. Our experienced team is also ready to guide you in choosing the ideal solutions for your space.

To book a free measure and quote for blinds installation, you can start by contacting your local Watson showroom. Simply fill in the details and one of our team will be in touch to arrange further.

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Roller blinds equipped with a headbox and side channels provide an enhanced insulation solution that significantly improves a home’s thermal efficiency during winter. The headbox, installed at the top of the blinds, seals off the upper gap, preventing warm air from escaping through the top of the window. Side channels, fitted along the window frame, ensure that the blinds sit snugly, eliminating gaps on the sides where cold air could enter and warm air could escape. This comprehensive sealing system creates an airtight barrier, effectively retaining indoor heat and reducing drafts. As a result, roller blinds with a headbox and side channels contribute to maintaining a warmer and more energy-efficient home, minimising the reliance on artificial heating and helping to lower energy costs.

  • Apply a protective coating or treatment on the blinds that is specifically designed to resist fading.
  • Installing blinds made from high-quality materials designed to withstand prolonged exposure to sunlight.
  • Install roller blinds in areas where they are not directly exposed to intense sunlight for extended periods. 
  • Regular cleaning and maintenance of the blinds can also contribute to their longevity by keeping them free from dirt and debris that may accelerate fading. 

Overall, taking proactive measures to shield roller blinds from sunlight can help maintain their appearance and prolong their lifespan.

Roller shades are versatile and functional, offering customisable light filtration and privacy. They add a sleek, modern touch to any room and come in various colours, patterns, and opacities. Easy to operate with cordless or motorised controls, they are durable and low-maintenance. Roller blinds and roller shades are actually the same thing.

Blinds have the transformative power to enhance the aesthetics of a space by adding texture, depth, and visual interest. They contribute to creating a harmonious atmosphere within a room, balancing the overall design scheme and complementing other elements such as furniture and decor. Additionally, blinds are essential for light management, allowing for the control of natural light entering a space to create various moods and ambiances. They offer the opportunity to coordinate with other interior elements, such as furniture and carpets, by matching fabrics and colours. This cohesive approach can elevate the interior design by creating a sense of unity and sophistication throughout the space. For example, having the sofa, carpet, and blinds all in the same colour can create a cohesive and polished look that ties the room together seamlessly.

Venetian blinds operate using an adjustable system comprising horizontal slats that can be pivoted to control the entry of light into a room. By turning a wand or cord, the slats can be angled to allow more or less light to filter through. This flexibility in adjusting the angle of the slats gives users the ability to customise the level of privacy and lighting in a space to suit their preferences.These blinds are designed to be raised or lowered to cover or reveal the window entirely, providing additional control over the amount of light entering the room.

Cellular Blinds offer superior insulation by trapping air within their honeycomb cells. This unique design helps to slow down the transfer of air from the outside to the inside and vice versa. By reducing the flow of air, Cellular Blinds help to keep your home warmer during winter months and cooler in the summer. This efficient insulation not only contributes to maintaining comfortable indoor temperatures but also provides potential savings on energy costs. The various options for Cellular Blinds, such as Corded, Cordless, Top Down Bottom Up, and Motorised, ensure that you can choose the style that best fits your needs for energy efficiency and cost savings.

Roller blinds come equipped with a chain control as a standard choice for convenient operation. Additionally, traditional spring mechanisms are available for those who prefer a more classic approach.

These roller blinds are designed to be easy to install, making them accessible and hassle-free for users. A modern touch is added with the motorised option, enabling users to effortlessly control the blinds using a remote control, a smart device app, or even through voice commands via popular voice assistants like Google Home, Amazon Alexa, or Siri.

Available in Blockout, Sunscreen, and Light Filter. This diverse range allows individuals to select the specific type that suits their light control and privacy requirements.