If you’re considering having new window blinds fitted, you’ll want to know about the best options on the market. In this blog, we’ll explore some of the most common types of window blinds available, looking at their features, pros & cons and costs. Let’s begin!
Popular Types of Window Blinds
From Roman blinds to Venetian blinds to pleated blinds, there are various choices out there to consider. Please be aware that the cost of a professional fitting blinds can vary depending on the price of labour, too.
As one of the most popular options, Roman blinds come with some notable advantages, including the potential to help keep the heat in, their classic appearance, and the wide range of designs/styles available. Roman blinds generally cost around £40 to £90 in supply-only cost, making them relatively costly.
- Classic and timeless appearance
- Some Roman blinds are especially good at keeping the heat in
- Many designs/styles on offer
- Fairly expensive compared to most other options
- Often challenging to install
Venetian blinds are a classic and highly recognisable option. By adjusting Venetian blinds, you can easily adjust the quantity of outdoor light entering. With horizontal slats and ladder cords, Venetian blinds offer a unique design and functionality.
Along with offering superb aesthetics, Venetian blinds are available in many materials. The average price range of Venetian blinds is £10 to £60 in supply-only costs.
- Popular classic choice
- It is easy to adjust how much external light enters
- Many materials on offer
- It may not be everyone’s cup of tea
- It can be expensive, although relatively affordable options are plentiful too
Another popular choice is that of roller blinds. These blinds tend to cost between £10 and £40. They often come with prices at the lower end of this range. You can purchase roller blinds as one or two rollers, depending on your preferences.
Acting similar to a giant rolled-up piece of paper, roller blinds can be opened gradually as you’d prefer. Many types of roller blinds exist, from those that limit light to a small degree to blackout roller blinds.
- Generally low-costing
- Many types of roller blinds exist
- Known for being able to offer a lot of privacy
- Not everyone will be a fan of their design
- Not suited to irregularly shaped windows
This is another fairly common option. Pleated blinds, priced at about £10 to £50 per unit, have a relatively unique appearance. Along with each blind being connected, pleated blind features come with a tab rather than a cord. This can make for a safer option than blinds with a cord, particularly if you have young children or pets.
- Standout appearance
- Relatively safe option
- Not all pleated blinds work for all windows
Hiring a Professional to Install New Window Blinds
In order to have your window blinds installed, you may want to hire a professional. While it is possible to undertake this work DIY, you should only do it yourself if absolutely sure of what’s involved. If you have any doubts, hire a professional to err on the side of caution. After all, a successful window blinds installation is important for safety reasons.
When it comes to finding a window blind installer near you, it is best to land quotes from three or more contractors/services near you. That way, you have several quotes to compare (by looking at the pricing and levels of experience of each option).