Deciding on what kind of roller blinds you want to furnish your home, store, or office with can be a difficult decision. With so many varieties of designs, colours, textures, operating systems, and materials to choose from, the choice can be overwhelming. Here we run you through the key things to decide upon to get the best set of roller blinds for your needs.
Aesthetic Roller Blind Styles
The visual style is the first thing to consider when choosing your roller blinds. Roller blinds are an excellent addition to almost any room you can think of from an aesthetic perspective due to the many colours and textures to choose from. The key will be to find a roller blind style that suits the existing aesthetic of your home, store, or office.
As an example, if you have a modern minimalist style home, a roller blind with relatively muted colours and smooth synthetic material will complement the space nicely. Alternatively, if you have an older home with a lot of wood furnishing, you may choose a roller blind with a more natural fabric material and brighter colours to enhance the cottage-style feel of the home.
There are different functions that roller blinds can perform which are worth considering. Blackout blinds are excellent for bedrooms as they completely block out any external light for a good night’s sleep. There are also thermal blinds that can contribute a surprising amount of insulation for your windows in cold weather. In summer, NZ Blinds’ sunscreen blinds can reduce UV and heat by up to 97% while still allowing soft light into your home.
Ease of Use
There are two main operating systems for roller blinds: manual and mechanised. Manual blinds use a drawstring that you will have to manually pull to open or close the blind, while a mechanised blind will operate with the touch of a button — or in some cases be set to a timer to go up or down automatically.
While both options are relatively convenient, there are some distinct advantages to both roller blind styles. Manual operation is always going to be cheaper both when purchasing the system but also for future maintenance. Mechanised roller blinds are the best choice when it comes to convenience, as being able to raise all blinds in a room with the touch of a button makes your life just that much easier.
Durability & Maintenance
A great benefit of roller blinds is how durable they are in the long term. Due to the flat surface of roller blinds, they are exceptionally easy to clean if they get dusty or dirty. However, a harder and smoother blind material will be the easiest to keep clean overall.
While both soft fabrics and harder synthetic materials will last a long time, it is worth considering where you intend to put the roller blinds to maximise their longevity. Softer, more natural materials will do better in dry places like bedrooms and living rooms, while harder materials will hold up better to moisture in bathrooms and kitchens.
Get Quality Roller Blinds with NZ Blinds
For the best selection of roller blinds, contact NZ Blinds. Our friendly team will be happy to discuss the best blinds for your home and will make sure all your roller blind questions are answered. Get your roller blinds today!