If you are looking for a cost effective way of finishing a window and for reducing the harshness of the summer suns glare, or for privacy from prying eyes, then roller blinds are a great choice.
There are what I like to think of as 3 categories of roller blinds:
Sunscreen Roller Blinds
Sunscreen or sheer roller blinds are used to cut down UV rays whilst still enjoying the view. They don’t offer much in the way of privacy at night time.
Light Filtering Roller Blinds
Light filtering (or translucent) fabrics allow light to filter through whilst offering more privacy. Shadows are all one can see and you do need to be up close for even that.
Blockout Roller Blinds
Blockout blind fabrics are perfect for a bedroom or media room situation where you want to reduce any light coming in. The only light that filters through these are at the small gaps at side and top so are great for sleeping or watching that movie on a lazy afternoon. These can be coupled with side channels or a headbox to reduce light even more.
Often our clients will opt for dual blinds so they have the best of both worlds. You can commonly combine either blockout and sunscreen or blockout and translucent. Dual blinds come with special brackets so that they aren’t overly bulky.
Roller blinds aren’t always boring as they can be come in some lovely textured fabrics that give a softer more luxe look to any room and can be customised in a range of patterns and colours to fit any interior. We can even use your own design and have it custom printed onto the roller blind fabric!
Roller blinds aren’t always boring because we can motorise them. You can easily retrofit motorisation as both hardwired and battery powered motor options are available. You can be as lazy as you please and add your blinds to your home automation system or voice assistant.
We recommend Somfy motors and offer a range of motors from other providers as well. Great for the tech heads or those that just like convenience. At Material World we have also worked with a number of NDIS providers to assist with a motorised window furnishing solution for clients with a disability.
Drop in and see the ranges or let one of our decorators come to you for a free measure and quote.