Roller Blinds: Fantastic Fabric Options And Functionality

Beyond the Ordinary: Embark on a Stylish Journey with Roller Blinds

Roller blinds are an aesthetically great choice for modern interior design tastes. Not only do they fit perfectly into just about any room, but their sleek design and space-saving features complement the minimalist trend that is so popular in modern interior themes today. But how do roller blinds differ from other blind types, and what makes them a viable candidate for your next window furnishing?

The humble blind has been around for almost as long as the curtain. Due to their long history, blinds have undergone several changes as we developed better mechanisms and materials, making them more effective. Over time, this has allowed for several variations of the basic blind design. And one of the most popular types is the roller blind.

At Watson Blinds, we have over fifty years of experience in the window furnishing market and are proud of our great range of blind options. As experts in the space, in this article we want to provide you with a quick guide to Watson Blinds’ roller blinds.

We will first begin by looking at the many advantages that roller blinds offer. We will then present you with our extensive Watson Blinds catalogue of roller blind designs, after which we will also highlight some of our favourite fabric and material choices.

The Advantages Of Roller Blinds

Before we can begin discussing the wide variety of choices you have when you select Watson Blinds as your window furnishing provider, we should first look at why roller blinds may be the right choice for you when there are so many other window furnishing options available. In this section, we start by defining roller blinds and then looking closely at some of the advantages that make roller blinds such a popular choice in so many homes across the globe.

The roller blind, as we mentioned in the introduction, is one of many types of window furnishings. They differ in several ways, including how they function, their design, and even their appearance. Of course, the most distinctive difference between roller and other blinds is their rolling-up mechanism. While other blinds are generally made from multiple, connected, single slats that can rotate up or down to control light, roller blinds are made of a single material sheet, which can be rolled up into a neat tube at the top of the window.

Although the roller mechanism is their primary differentiating factor, there are many other factors people would point to that separate them from other blind designs. For instance, some would highlight their minimalist design or their ease of use and maintenance. And now that we can better picture what a roller blind is, let us look at some of the key advantages that make them an excellent choice for your next window furnishing.

1. Space Saving

One of the most significant advantages of roller blinds, especially when compared with other blind options, is their sleek design. In fact, roller blinds take up the least space of any window furnishing option. Furthermore, their ability to neatly roll up and out of the way emphasises this factor even more.

2. Versatility

Further down, we will discuss the variety of materials that we, at Watson Blinds, offer. But for now, the fact that the roller blind has such a simple yet effective design allows for compatibility with a wide range of materials. Because you can utilise so many different options, it allows the roll-up blind to be versatile, in that, with the help of the right fabrics, you gain light control, privacy, and insulation. You can even use these blinds indoors or outdoors to suit your needs.

3. Affordability

Finally, for many of our customers at Watson Blinds, we highlight the competitive affordability of roller blinds compared to other window furnishing options. Again, the advantage is derived from the simple design, which allows the roller blind to be produced more cost-effectively than other blind options. This means that, as a supplier, Watson Blinds can pass these savings on to you, the customer.

Moreover, these blinds are produced in our own factory, cutting out any middlemen that are typically linked with imported products, further lowering the costs. We also boast a price-beat guarantee on any like-for-like roller blinds that our Australian customers may find.

The Watson Blinds Catalogue Of Roller Blinds

If the affordability, ease-of-use, modern, sleek design and versatility have convinced you of how beneficial roller blinds can be, then you are sure to be excited about our wide range of roll-up blind designs.

We ensure our roller blinds are designed to not only fit into multiple different homes and office setups, but are also durable and able to withstand the Australian climate. At the same time, we want to give you, the client, the freedom to pick and choose options that suit your needs best.

In this section, let us look at the roller blind options you can choose from:

1. Blockout Roller Blinds: 

This option provides you with optimal light control while also offering all the privacy you may need. Made from a thicker material, these blinds can completely block out the sun when necessary or be rolled up to allow natural light to flood in. The Blockout roller blind design is also able to provide better insulation to the area they are installed in. This option is ideally suited for your bedroom or other similarly private spaces.

2. Sunscreen rollers: 

On the other hand, you may want a blind that can provide a view through the window you are furnishing, while still maintaining daytime privacy. The Sunscreen roller is the perfect option in these scenarios, and it works well in windows or even doorways that face out into your garden or outside of your property. Sunscreen roller blinds allow light to diffuse into an area gently, while preventing the glare from the hot Australian sun. They can also help partially control the temperature in the space they are installed in.

3. Light Filter Roll-up Blinds: 

This option is perfect for any common rooms that may still need blinds, like the kitchen or living room. As a design choice, the light filter roller blinds fit somewhere in between the previous two options. While the translucent fabric allows partial sunlight to filter through, it is somewhat thicker than the sunscreen roller blinds, meaning that it can better insulate against noise and heat. It also offers more privacy as no prying eyes will be able to view through the fabric.

4. Combo Roller Blinds: 

The three choices can be seen as our base models, but for a doubly practical product, we have to recommend our combo roller blinds. Unlike the other options, the combo roller comprises two different material layers operating on the same bracket. This means that you can switch between a complete block-out option or a more gentle sunscreen option whenever you need to.

5. Personalised Blinds: 

If you want your roll-up blinds to truly stand out and aim to add a unique twist, we can help you customise your design choices even further. For instance, we can add a custom cassette and side channels that meet your interior design needs. The cassette is added to the top of the roll-up blind, giving it an even cleaner, more modern feel. There are also plenty of practical benefits to this option – a custom cassette will help keep the dust off your blinds, and the side channels will improve insulation as well as block out any light entering through the sides.

Material Choices

When it comes to roller blinds, one of the most critical factors that allow them to be versatile while still being easy to maintain and clean, is the choice of material. Choosing a suitable fabric will provide you with the Blockout or Sunscreen features mentioned in the previous section, and will also be essential in matching your roll-up blinds to the rest of your design choices.

At Watson Blinds, we know that having an extensive selection of material choices is key, and we are proud to have a selection of over fifty types of materials for you to choose from. In fact, with such a wide selection, we wanted to make it easy for our customers to browse our range effectively.

That is why, if you visit our website, you will be able to browse our entire catalogue at your leisure. You can even take a ‘walk’ through our virtual showroom to get better acquainted with the various styles and fabrics available to you, no matter where you are. If you are looking for something specific, we also have an array of filtering methods to make your search easier. You can filter by colour, features, material type and even by name, to efficiently find what you are looking for.

Although you can trust that any fabric option for the roller blinds you select from our range will be premium in quality, in this section, we wanted to highlight a few of our unique fabric ranges we know you will love.

1. The Magnolia Blockout Range: 

If you are looking for block-out roller blinds that still add a unique floral charm to your room or private area, then the Magnolia range is the perfect option for you. The range is styled with a beautiful floral design and comes in three stylish colour variations: Inky, Pippin or Rosa.

2.The Lilli Pilli Light Filtering Range: 

Our Lilli Pilli fabric options are some of the most popular we stock. Because of its popularity, we have eleven incredible Lilli Pilli light-filtering fabric options. This range has beautiful, clean whites like the Petal option, or some more dramatic blues like the Stonewash choice. Of course, we also have elegant brown, beige and grey colours that work with almost any design aesthetic.

3. The Byron Screen Selection: 

When selecting roller blinds, one of the best material choices has to be our Byron selection. With our variation of 12 different colours and textures, the Byron range will have something that matches your style. Whether you are looking for something darker like our Umber range or something a little bit lighter like the Fairy colour scheme, the Byron range will have you covered.

Watson Roller Blinds: The Perfect Window Furnishing

Whether you are in need of blinds or curtains, we have you covered with our wide selection of choices and professional service. This is also true for our roller blinds, as we showed with our range of design and material choices available.

We have a long, proud history of over fifty years of servicing Australia with the best blinds, awnings, curtains and shutters on the market. Furthermore, when you work with us, you are also supporting the Australian industry as we manufacture our roller blinds in Canberra. So the next time you are looking for the perfect roller blinds, look no further than Watson Blinds and let us help you design and install the very best window furnishings to suit your needs.