Roller Blinds: The Full Rundown

Explore the Versatility and Functionality of Roller Blinds: An In-Depth Overview

If sleek sophistication sounds right up your alley, then roller blinds might just be the ideal window furnishing option for you. Custom-made and manufactured in-house, our roller blinds offer plenty of aesthetic appeal along with impressive functionality, giving your interior a timeless look that is sure to wow your guests.

If you are in need of some fantastic window furnishings, Watson Blinds has you covered. We are here to help you decorate your dream home, focusing on your windows. Keep reading for a full breakdown of our roller blinds and let us fill you in on the slick and smart features that make these blinds superior.

How Much Should I Pay For Roller Blinds?

When it comes to investing in window furnishings, it pays to go local. At Watson Blinds, we are able to provide customised roller blinds according to your requirements, along with a seamless installation process that takes the hassle out of acquiring new window coverings. With over 50 years of local industry experience, your custom-made blinds are safe with us and you can expect reasonable, affordable price ranges.

How Much Do Window Blinds Cost?

The price of roller blinds will depend on the type of fabric you choose, the size, and the various features (ie. motorised blinds/ manual chain operation). To give you an idea of the general cost of roller blinds, here is a rough estimate of what you can expect to pay.

Blind Style 


Estimated Cost 

Blockout Roller Blinds 



Blockout Roller Blinds 



Blockout Roller Blinds 



Sunscreen Roller Blinds 



Sunscreen Roller Blinds 



Sunscreen Roller Blinds 



Light Filtering Roller Blinds 



Light Filtering Roller Blinds 



Light Filtering Roller Blinds 



Combo Roller Blinds 



Combo Roller Blinds 



Combo Roller Blinds 



*Please keep in mind that these are only rough estimated costs and are subject to change depending on the fabric, style, size etc.

Do Watson Blinds Cut Roller Blinds To Size?

Our roller blinds can be customised to fit any window size, and Watson Blinds will handle the entire process on your behalf. Moreover, once your blind sizes have been determined, we can finish off the design with scalloped, straight, or shaped bottoms for that perfect finishing touch.

What Roller Blinds Can See Out But Not In?

If what you want out of your roller blinds is increased light control along with some privacy, our sunscreen roller blinds are a great choice. Sunscreen roller blinds gently diffuse natural light, lighting up your space while allowing you to maintain your daytime privacy. The view-through fabric allows you to see out but prevents prying eyes from peeping inside during the day.

What Are The Disadvantages Of Double Roller Blinds

There are very few disadvantages to investing in double roller blinds. With that being said, the only real deterrent of this option is the fact that double roller blinds tend to cost a little more, as you are technically investing in two roller blinds instead of one.

How Much Do Roller Blinds Cost Australia?

As mentioned earlier, the overall cost of roller blinds will be determined by the fabric, size and features you choose – with some options being more expensive than others. If you are interested in purchasing roller blinds, get in contact via our website and book an appointment with one of our qualified consultants.

Are Roller Blinds More Expensive Than Curtains?

Depending on your preferences for your customised blinds, they can sometimes be more affordable than curtains. A curtain comprises an entire panel of fabric, whereas roller blinds usually include only a roller mechanism and a single sheet of fitted material – making roller blinds cheaper than curtains in some instances.

Should Roller Blinds Be Under Or Over?

Setting up your roller blinds to roll under or over is up to you, however, an under-rolled blind is usually the standard as the blinds will remain flush against the window. In most cases, an over-rolled blind can often leave a gap between the window covering and the architrave, meaning light and heat can enter/exit through the sides.

Can You See Through Roller Blinds At Night?

The night-time privacy your blinds can provide is determined by the fabric you choose. For example, while sunscreen fabric can offer privacy during the day, the same cannot be said when the sun goes down. This is why we recommend double-roller blinds, allowing you to switch between sunscreen blinds for privacy and light filtering during the day, and blockout roller blinds for privacy at night.

Do Roller Blinds Look Better In The Recess?

Most homeowners prefer their blinds to fit within the recess (Inside fit/ Reveal fit) of the interior, especially if the goal is to free up wall space and promote a sophisticated, polished appearance.

Which Is Better: Roller Or Vertical Blinds?

The best type of blinds for you will depend on your personal preference and what you hope to get from your window furnishings. If affordability, minimalism and sleek sophistication are what you are looking for, then roller blinds are a viable option. On the other hand, if simple elegance and increased light control sound appealing, then consider vertical blinds instead.

Roller blinds comprise one or more sheets of fabric that can be rolled up and down via motorised or manual mechanisms. Alternatively, vertical blinds include vertical blades with bottom weights. These blades can be tilted to control the amount of light let in, or pulled aside completely.

The key differences between these two blinds options can be boiled down to this: Roller blinds are often more friendly on the wallet, can provide a sleek finish to your interior, and offer privacy and light control depending on your choice of fabric. Vertical blinds offer more light control and versatility, with the tilted blades allowing you to let in as much light as you want, but less privacy – unless you choose to keep these blinds closed.

Are Roller Blinds Trendy?

With their timeless appeal and sleek, modern look, it is safe to say that roller blinds will never go out of style. The demand for these blinds over the years has been consistent, and they have made an appearance in plenty of home décor trends, with the various fabric options allowing them to fit right into just about any interior.

Roller Blinds: Options Available To You

Picking the perfect window covering to suit your interior can be a daunting task, which is why we recommend considering what you hope to gain from whatever window furnishing you choose. Are you worried about sunlight streaming in and damaging your furniture? Perhaps you would like to brighten up your interior, but would also prefer to keep your nosey neighbours from peeping into your home. Roller blinds can be an innovative solution to these situations.

If everything you have read so far has not been enough to convince you to consider roller blinds for your home, allow us to break down the many customisable options available to you when you order your blinds from us.

  • Fabric Choices

    Roller blinds may seem simple at a glance, considering their no-nonsense design and modest appearance. However, they offer a lot of versatility under the surface. With various fabric options available to you, you are able to customise your blinds to fulfill your needs – not to mention the various trims, patterns, textures, and colours that are sure to match your taste.

    Here is a quick summary of the different fabric options you can choose from – pick one, or combine two to get the most out of this functional window furnishing!

  • Blockout Fabric:

    For ultimate light control, the blockout fabric is your best bet. This fabric option is able to effectively block out light and offers complete privacy too. It is perfect for bedrooms, living rooms and just about any other interior where complete darkness and privacy is needed. You can also pair this option with sunscreen or light-filtering fabric for the best of both worlds.

  • Sunscreen Fabric:
    Sunscreen fabric is able to gently diffuse any sunlight that penetrates your blinds, with view-through fabric that allows you to enjoy the same views you normally would without needing to sacrifice any daytime privacy. Protect your furniture from sun damage and keep the glare at bay with this austere option, and pair it with blockout fabric to maintain privacy after the sun goes down.

  • Light Filtering Fabric:
    This fabric option is also able to fill your interior with diffused natural light. While you will not be able to see the view through these blinds, they offer both daytime and night-time privacy.

Perfect Fit

Your roller blinds can be customised to fit any window and can also be made with a few different finishes. When it comes to installation, Watson Blinds can handle the process on your behalf. You can decide exactly how you want your roller blinds installed, be it inside or outside the window frame.

Most homeowners opt for an inside fit (reveal fit), preferring their blinds to fit snugly within the window frame, with others preferring an outside fit (face fit). While an outside fit will work fine, you can also choose an inside fit accompanied by side channels, which will effectively block out any light entering from the sides without having to compromise on the snug fit.

Easy To Operate

Last, but certainly not least, you can also decide on how you would like to operate your roller blinds. You can choose between a standard chord or chain that will allow you to open/close your blinds, or hop on the motorised trend and control your blinds with a remote or smart-home system. The choice is yours!

Window Furnishings From Watson Blinds

In summary, roller blinds are a versatile, functional, and overall appealing window furnishing choice that can fit perfectly within any space. If you are ready to decorate your interior with the best of the best, Watson Blinds is here for you. Our custom-made window furnishings are a great investment, putting the control back in your hands and allowing you to tailor your interior to your taste.

Head over to our website to book an appointment and find the ideal window furnishing for you!