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Which Type of Window Coverings Will Suit Your Space: Blinds or Shutters?

Choosing the Best Window Covering Option

With so many options of interior window treatments, it can be hard to decide the best option. Carpet Call can assist in finding the right option for you by breaking down some of the most popular types of window treatments: blinds and shutters. Keep reading to learn more!


Roller Blinds

Roller Blinds are a single (or double for double roller blinds) piece of fabric, which is easily controlled in a recessed casing within or outside of the window area. The integrated design allows you to maintain your view during the daytime while still providing UV protection and privacy. Easy link brackets provide the ability to link and control up to three blinds on the one window, such as a sunscreen blind and a blockout blind, so you can choose which option suits your needs at any time of day.

Roller blinds are exceptionally versatile and practical being able to be used on a variety of window shapes and areas, from bedrooms to bathrooms, whilst being easily cleaned and maintained.

Roller blinds come in a wide variety of fabrics, from sunscreens, light-filtering, to block out. Within those ranges comes an even wider variety of colours, designs and fabrics. The roller blind is absolutely perfect for achieving a modern and minimalist look. Thanks to their simplicity, roller blinds are one of the most cost-effective window covering solutions.


Roman Blinds

Roman blinds combine the simplicity and functionality of blinds with the elegance of soft, furnishing fabrics. Similar to roller blinds, roman blinds are easy to operate by using a chain or cord, which is raised fold by fold, creating a soft layered effect.

Roman blinds not only offer a timeless style, they are also practical. Roman blinds provide privacy, light control and are able to be made to fully block out light, which is ideal for bedrooms. Moreover, this style of blindis energy efficient by preventing heat in the warmer, summer months and trapping heat in during the cooler, winter months, assisting temperature control year-round.

When opened the Romans stack up evenly; however, when covering the full window height, they are smooth without overlapping.

Roman blinds are extremely versatile, with the many fabric options, and can be tailored to every style, from modern to traditional.


Venetian Blinds

Another popular and versatile blind option is Venetian blinds. This style of blind consists of horizontal slats that are positioned on top of each other. They are one of the most common types of blinds because they work well in any room and on almost any style window.

Venetian blinds are available in timber for a classic or coastal look or aluminium for a more modern feel. They are also available in a range of colours to suit your desired colour palette.

Venetian blinds are ideal for privacy and light control. Similar to plantation shutters, the slat and cord mechanism provides control over how much light is let in as well as letting you control privacy.

If maintained properly, Venetian blinds are extremely durable. Maintenance is very simple by using our microfibre duster to clean in between slats. Finally, venetian blinds are a very economical and cost-effective option.

Plantation Shutters

Plantation Shutters are a smart, simple, and yet elegant option for any style home. Our interior shutters are custom made to suit the size and style window.

Plantation shutters are designed to fit perfectly inside an existing window frame with rotatable slats, which allow flexible light and privacy control. Shutters are easy to maintain and clean. The ideal cleaning solution is using our microfibre duster which can clean in between each slat.

Plantation shutters are a practical and versatile window treatment solution for every indoor living space, including wet areas. We supply in a wide variety of colours, ensuring they will work in with your home’s colour palette and aesthetic.

Plantation Shutters are a smart investment. They are a timeless style and even have insulation properties for climate control in both warmer and cooler months.


Whether you feel the elegance of Roman blinds or versatility of plantation shutters are best for you, Carpet Call can provide the best materials and styles at an affordable price. Browse our range online now or book a free in-home measure and consultation.

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