What To Think About When Choosing Blinds

So many styles of blind, so little time! This is especially true of busy London offices and homes. When choosing blinds for your windows in London, you should consider the following main blinds types:

Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds come in various colours, shades and designs, including blackout blinds which stop any unwanted light from getting into a room. Slat sizes are a standard 89 mm with drops and these blinds can be made to measure nearly any window. This type of blind is most popular with big windows. For slat control options, you can have the wand system as well as the traditional chain and cord system.

Roller Blinds

Roller blinds share fabrics with vertical blinds, plus even more designs, and also including blackout fabrics. They are usually operated with a sidewinder chain control and roller blinds can have accessories such as scallops and fancy braids.

Wood Venetian

Wood Venetian blinds are available in virtually any wood colour, as well as white, cream, grey, and black. Gloss finishes are also available for a truly stylish look. Slats sizes available include 25mm, 35mm and 50mm. Accessories such as fabric tapes running down the blinds, replacing the ladder cords, are also a nice feature. Read more!

Aluminium Venetian

Our selection of hardwearing Aluminium Venetian blinds consists of many colours, including matte, gloss, metallic, and plain finishes. Available slats sizes are available: 25mm, 35mm and 50mm.


Roman blinds are modern looking blinds which are a great alternative to curtains. The fabrics available are endless with blackout linings to stop light getting through and also thermal lining available to keep the cold out and stop any warm heat from escaping.

Roof Blinds

Roof blinds are available in many blackout fabrics for the majority of brands, such as Velux, Fackro, Keylite, Dakstra and Roto. Correct blinds are normally obtained by reading the code printed on the windows. Got a question about Velux blinds? Check out our Velux blinds FAQ.

Perfect Fit Blinds

Perfect Fit blinds are excellent for windows which tilt and turn, as well as ones which open in into the room such as French Windows. These blinds are attached to the frames and cover only the glass.

For more help choosing blinds please get in touch with LondonBlinds4U, we would love to hear from you.