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Blinds Frequently Asked Questions | Carpet Call

What are the benefits of blinds?

Windows are wonderful — but they never quite feel complete without adjustable blinds. The benefits of blinds include:

  • Privacy: Blinds offer access to views of the outside while allowing the ideal level of privacy.
  • Light control: Different styles enable adjustable levels of light filtration, whether you prefer pooling sunlight, shade or a total blackout effect as the day progresses.
  • Temperature control: With insulating properties, many types of blinds can help keep warm air in or out, depending on the season.
  • Practicality: For quick and convenient adjustments, blinds are available with several easy-to-operate mechanisms, including cords, chains and wands as well as spring-assisted systems and fully motorised solutions.
  • Aesthetic appeal: Blinds complete a room and complement other design features thanks to a range of colour, material and texture options.

How much should I pay for blinds?

Blinds are an inexpensive way to decorate your home, and Carpet Call offers a quality range of fabrics and styles suitable for any budget. Factors including the style, material and size will impact the price, as will your choice between custom or ready-made blinds.

Book a free in-home measure and quote service with Carpet Call to see different styles in person and find out how much it would cost to fit blinds into your home or commercial space. We can help you find the right blinds to suit any window, door or budget.

What size blinds do I need?

Measuring for blinds will depend on whether you’re choosing blinds to mount on the inside or outside of your window frame. In general, the size you select should match either the inside or outside width of your window, per the mounting type, with sufficient length to reach the bottom of the frame when fully extended. However, different styles, like panel glide windows, have more nuanced sizing and installation requirements. 

At Carpet Call, we can produce custom blinds to fit the exact measurements of any window or door frame. Our team can help you determine what size blinds you’ll need during a free in-home measuring service.

What factors should I consider before choosing blinds?

With so many different types of blinds on offer, it’s important to focus on the most important factors when making a decision:

  • Product specifications: For the best results, opt for high-quality products that fit properly and tick all the boxes, from style and convenience to privacy and comfort.
  • Customer service and installation: Choosing and fitting blinds can be a frustrating experience without the right support. Look for excellent service and experienced installers to make choosing blinds a breeze.
  • Cost: It’s important to find blinds that work well for your space without busting the budget. 

At Carpet Call, we’re eager to help you find the right solution at the right price. Give us a call at 1300 502 427 or pop into your local store to see how we can help.

Should blinds be lighter or darker than walls?

In terms of Venetian and vertical blinds, it’s common to choose blinds that match the window trim or are slightly darker. However, fabric styles like Roman blinds and roller blinds can work wonderfully in an accent colour that suits the room. The specific colour you choose for your blinds will be a personal style choice, and we’re happy to help you arrive at a decision you love during an in-home consultation.

What are the types of blinds and shutters I can buy?

Roller Blinds

The contemporary design, extensive range of colours and fabric choice of practical block outs, light filtering and light and heat controlling sunscreens, customers can be confident in fulfilling their requirements every need with a Carpet Call roller blind. Available in classic chain drive, linked, dual and spring assist, demonstrates our Commitment to quality. Motorised options are available through our economically priced exclusive Savi Motors or renowned brand Somfy, Carpet Call roller blinds are an affordable, practical and versatile window covering solution. Our roller blinds are   manufactured using high quality materials, including an aluminium roller tube as standard to present the complete design solution. 

Panel Glides

Designed as a modern alternative to vertical blinds, panels move effortlessly through multiple tracking channels with the use of a smooth operating wand that eliminates the need for chains and safety devices and enhances the sleek elegance of this simplistic blind. Carpet Call Manufactures Panel Glides to open at the left, right or centre, making them the ideal window covering solution for sliding doors and large windows and the perfect choice for an inexpensive room divider. When open, the panels stack neatly behind each other, sliding them closed creates a complete fabric display used to control privacy and light filtration. Choose matching fabric for rollers or Romans to create a consistent decor throughout the home. 

Roman Blinds

Roman blinds provide a contemporary, elegant and sophisticated style to enhance any interior space. Available in light filtering, block out and sunscreen fabrics, and designed with clean horizontal folds that stack neatly to add a distinctive touch to any room. 

Cedar Venetians

Carpet Call manufactures our timber Venetians to withstand the harsh Australian conditions, enhancing durability through high grade timbers to minimize warping and splitting and a quality finish to ensure the superiority of our blinds. Fitted with traditional pelmets to complement the warmth and richness of timber, and available in a light, medium or dark finish, our range includes the aromatic cedar in 46 mm slats.

Visionwood Venetians

Our timber-look venetians, Visionwood, are a great alternative to natural wood, particularly in high-humidity environments, such as kitchens, bathrooms and heavy traffic areas, where tougher materials are required. Our low maintenance slats are washable and fade resistant, without the peeling, cracking and warping issues encountered with natural wood. Our Visionwoods can be manufactured in both 50 mm & 63 mm slats, in a range of colours, from classic whites to natural timber finishes. 

Aluminium Venetians

Our high quality standards are prominent in the materials used to manufacture our slimline 25 mm and 50 mm Aluminum Venetians. Slats come with 0.21mm thickness, at 20% more than industry standard, giving the blind a strength and durability that customers can rely on. With a baked enamel finish and flexibility to prevent damage, an extensive colour range to match the latest trends and the availability of blackout slats, there is an aluminium Venetian to suit both residential and commercial applications. 

Vertical Blinds

With an affordable price tag and an ease of functionality and maintenance, Vertical Blinds are ideal within a commercial setting or residential development. Privacy and light are easily controlled with chain or wand options to rotate vanes up to 180° when closed, and rapidly open to stack neatly allowing for maximum viewing capacity. Carpet Call Manufacture Vertical Blinds to meet customers’ functional and decorative needs. With slat sizes of either 90 mm or 127 mm, various chain and weight alternatives, and centre opening, centre bunch and left or right-hand bunch options, as well as a broad range of traditional and designer fabrics to complement the clean, linear style and match the decor of any room. 


Our Honeycells are a versatile blind that offers a contemporary look to any room in the home. Depending on the colour you choose, warm glows or soft tones can be achieved. The range offers four configuration options including Standard/ Bottom up. Top down/ Bottom up, Motorised and Tension /Skylight. Available in Translucent and Block out fabrics in a range of modern colours with co-ordinating head and bottom rails. The fabric is fade resistant and can be cleaned by lightly vacuuming. 


Simply designed, with contoured edges this valance will enhance today’s modern home, fabric wrap it to add a splash of colour or incorporate it in the same fabric as your roller blind. Two widths available – 100 mm & 120 mm four colours – White, Black, Birch White & Anodised 

Cassette and Side Channels

Finishing the look of your roller blind, our fully enclosed aluminium rounded cassette box and side channels not only give a modern contemporary look, but have a practical purpose in eliminating light. Excellent for the home theatre or the bedroom where total darkness is vital. Motorization and Multi-link can be used with this system. Four colours available, maximum with 4500 mm. 


A practical and stylish outdoor blind designed to reduce the heat within the home. Our awnings are custom-made and available in both Canvas and Screen fabrics. Select from our extensive range of traditional stripes or plain dyes. 

Styles available

  • Auto
  • Fixed Guide
  • Straight Drop Spring operated
  • Pivot Arm
  • Folding Arm
  • Zip Screen

Operating Options

  • Cranks
  • Spring
  • Motorized



Step into the future and automate your blinds. Motorization was once a luxury but has become an affordable convenience. Carpet Call is highly competitive and prides itself on keeping up with technology. We have taken the time to source a new motor that replaces the Savi. To Automate, has all the features as the Savi, however setting the limits is achieved through the remote. The Automate motor has extra torque, is easy to program and runs smoothly. It comes with a five-year warranty with the choice of two remotes, 1 & 5 channels. To Automate is not C-Bus Compatible. 

Other Options

  • Carpet Call carry Somfy motors
  • The Mecure LS 40 mm – Non RTS Motor with Molex (C-Bus Compatible)
  • The Altus 40 mm – Remote controlled motor with Molex
  • Trelis Pure 1 & 5 Channel remotes
  • Teis Composio Silver 20 channel remote

Why should I buy blinds and shutters from Carpet Call?

We use only the highest quality materials and advanced manufacturing processes when designing our Blinds and Shutters. Made with solid hardware, quality fabrics and heavy-duty aluminium tubes, Basswood or PVC Shutters our Blinds & Shutters are highly durable and built to last a lifetime. We follow strict quality controls and extensively test, inspect and align each Blind & Shutter to ensure they all meet our high standards. Buy Blinds & Shutters from Carpet Call, and you’ll also get a full manufacturer’s and installation warranty, so that you can be completely confident in their smooth operation and performance.

Can I get custom made blinds and shutters?

Yes! Carpet Call offers custom-made Blinds and Shutters manufactured to your exact measurements and design specifications. So if you have especially large or unusually shaped windows and can’t find blinds to fit, or you just want to bring your own unique design to life, we can deliver a quality custom-made product.

What is the difference between custom made and ready made roller blinds?

Custom-made roller blinds are designed and manufactured to your specifications, to give you a product that is truly unique. Our ready-made roller blinds are pre-manufactured in a range of different styles and colours to suit most standard window sizes, and can be fitted to your windows immediately. Ready-made blinds are usually a slightly more affordable option than custom-made roller blinds. When choosing between custom and ready-made roller blinds, you need to take into account the size of your windows, the style and design of blinds that you want, and what your budget can afford.

How do I measure my windows for custom roller blinds?

When measuring your windows, you first need to decide whether you are fitting your blinds on the inside or the outside of your window frame, and then measure the width and the height. Make sure you also check that there are no obstructions that might stop the blinds from hanging correctly. You can find more detailed instructions for measuring your windows on our Blinds Buying Guide page. And if you’d rather have a professional measure your windows for you, we can provide a roller blinds installation and measurement service to ensure your new roller blinds are a perfect fit. Just give us a call today on 1300 502 427 to arrange your measure and installation.

Can you install my roller blinds for me?

Yes! Carpet Call is proud to offer a professional roller blinds installation service for your new blinds. Contact us to talk to an installation specialist.

Can I install roller blinds in the bathrooms and kitchens?

Yes, many of our blinds are manufactured from water-resistant materials and can be installed in bathrooms and kitchens. They are practical, easy to clean and durable enough to hold up against heavy moisture.

Are these roller blinds child-safe?

At Carpet Call all our blinds are designed and manufactured to comply with Australian safety regulations and meet stringent quality standards. Many of our blinds are now available with child-safe operating systems which eliminate the need for potentially hazardous cords and chains. For optimum safety, we highly advise that you have your roller blinds professionally installed to ensure they are properly fitted.

How do I clean my roller blinds?

Roller blinds are extremely easy to clean and most can be dusted or vacuumed using a brush attachment. However, specific cleaning instructions will vary depending on the fabric and design of your blinds.

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