How to Choose the Right Roller Blind

Sep 3

According to Anna Cappelen of interior design firm Curious Yellow Design,

“Roller blinds can make the room feel warm. It’s almost like having another layer of texture – similar to wallpaper, but on your windows.”

There are many types of window blinds to make your windows more attractive and stylish. Among them are roller blinds. These are a very affordable type of window blind that you roll up or down with the help of a cord. These window coverings are one of the best options for offices but are suitable for homes as well. In fact, roller blinds are a great alternative to traditional curtains in the home. Read on to learn more about these interesting window coverings.

Understanding Roller Blinds

Roller blinds are one of the most practical and low maintenance window covering options. Once you get an idea about what they are and how they work, you will have a better idea of why they are recommended over more traditional window coverings.

Roller blinds for living room

Introduction to Roller Blinds

A roller blind is made of a single piece of fabric that comes wrapped around a casing. This type of window treatment fits into your pre-existing window frame, either inside or outside. It is operated by pulling a cord attached either to the bottom of the blind or by sidechaining. Motorized window blinds are controlled with a remote.


According to Anna,

“Roller blinds are not only practical, but they can also tie a room together so much better than regular blackout shades.”

You cannot go wrong when you choose manual or motorized roller blinds to transform your home. Here’s why.

  1. Flexibility

If you want a multipurpose window treatment, this type of window blind is perfect. Roller blinds block sunlight partially or completely. Thanks to their translucent qualities, you can see outside without compromising on privacy.

  1. Durability

These window blinds are extremely durable and will last for generations. Usually, roller blinds are treated to be UV-resistant; this protects them from wearing out or fading. The material used for roller blinds, therefore, makes them longer lasting than regular curtains.

  1. Ease of Operation

Roller blinds have the easiest operating mechanism. They can be spring assisted, chain driven or fully motorized. Chain-driven and motorized roller blinds can open and close multiple blinds at once. You need not operate each blind separately, which makes them suitable for hard-to-reach windows.

  1. Aesthetics

For a window covering with simple lines, roller blinds have an elegant and classic look. They fit perfectly and there is no excess fabric. You even have a choice in fabrics, such as translucent, sunscreen and block out. These fabrics come in various patterns and colours.

Suitable Window Types

The best thing about roller blinds is that they are perfect for almost any type of windows and doors. In the words of Anna Cappelen,

“We had all kinds of weird window shapes and were still able to get a roller for every room in every size.”

For example,

  1. They are great for both skylights and Velux windows
  2. You can place each blind into each frame if you have a bay window
  3. Whether you have very wide windows and patio doors or small places, you will always find sleek-looking roller blinds that fit

Reason to Choose

Roller blinds come in a wide range of finishes, making them suitable for a lot of different environments. In terms of fabrics, there are options that make them an extremely practical choice.

Roller blinds for office

Types of Roller Blinds

Depending on their function, roller blinds fall into two main types;

  • Blackout Roller Blinds

This type of roller blind provides maximum light blocking, thanks to high quality fabrics. A lot of people prefer this blind because it reduces energy bills and increases privacy.

  • Sunscreen Roller Blinds

Sunscreen roller blinds offer up to 90% protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays and significantly reduce air conditioning costs. This type of blind is especially useful to protect against excessive heat and for people with allergies.

There are other types depending on fit and function.

1. Perfect Fit Roller Blinds

Blinds are not just for your windows. They fit doors as well, but getting one for your patio doors, sliding doors or French doors can be difficult. Thanks to perfect fit blinds, it is now possible to achieve a neat finish. This type of window treatment can be clipped onto the frame of your uPVC (unplasticized polyvinyl chloride) window. Want to know the best part? You do not need any additional cords or chains, and there is no need of any drilling for this type of window blind installation.

2. Motorized Roller Blinds

This is a great option if you are searching for blinds for hard-to-reach windows and skylights. Even for a multiple roller blind setting for a large room, having a motorized option is a good idea. With these, you can open and close blinds easily and quickly without needing to physically reach them.


Apart from the above-mentioned benefits, roller blinds have other uses. For instance, you can easily block out all the light in the room, whether to watch a movie at home or make a presentation in the office. All you need to do is get a guaranteed high-quality fabric that won’t fade, fray or shrink.

When it comes to choosing the right window treatment, roller window blinds are the simplest option. And as they are decorative as well as functional, they are a smart choice for your home, as it increases both its privacy and beauty. For quick installation, a wide range of colours and a gorgeous look, roller blinds are the best solution.