It’s easy to add privacy to any door with a stylish door blinds – there are many different types of blinds to choose from to suit all tastes and budgets. Take a few moments to read our guide to door blinds to see if this product is the right choice for your home.
The type of door blinds you choose is a personal decision which will depend upon your available budget and of course your taste. Here are some of the most popular types of door blinds:
• Vertical blind
• Pleated blinds
• Venetian blinds
• Roller blinds
• Paper or bamboo blinds
It’s easy to find all these types of blinds online, often at far more reasonable prices than shopping at local curtain and blind retailers.
When it comes to choosing the right types of door blinds for your home, you need to think about the following:
• Type, style and size of door
• Existing window coverings – do you currently have blinds and if so, do you want your door blinds to co-ordinate with these?
• Fittings– how do you want your blinds to be fitted? The easiest type of blinds to fit are often paper or bamboo blinds, as these are usually pinned into the door frame and lifted by use of a simple cord mechanism.
If you’re looking for blinds for patio doors, it might make more sense to opt for vertical blinds. These are ideal for larger panes of glass as they can be tilted in an instant to provide privacy from neighbours, whilst still letting in light. You can find vertical blinds in a range of colours and styles to suit both traditional and contemporary homes.
Pleated blinds filter light and allow it to diffuse gently into your room, which is ideal if you’re looking to create a relaxed feel. Using roller or paper blinds will provide privacy but keep your room bright, and are ideal for use on doors in rooms such as the kitchen, where light is still needed.
Think about the style of your home, personal taste, budget and the type of blinds which would look best when shopping online for blinds. Remember that some door blinds are more durable than others – for example, paper blinds can be easily torn, and light-coloured roller blinds could mark easily, which means they’re not an ideal choice for high-traffic areas of your home or rooms such as the kitchen.
If you are looking for the lowest prices on the market, the ready-made blinds will suit you best. But if you have specific requirements and measurements, then made to measure blinds are for you. They cost more and take some time before delivery and fitting.
The best rated retailers we can recommend are Blinds2Go, Blinds Direct and Wilsons Blinds. For sure there others too, but with those we have personal experience.