4 different types of bespoke blinds: A guide

Roman blinds are probably the most popular type of blind, not least because they are a very cost-effective alternative to curtains. And if you’ve been following my work for a while, you will have seen that I’ve also made quite a few London blinds for my clients. But what about the other types of bespoke blinds?

Apart from the well-known choices, there are many different styles of blinds that can complement your interiors and turn your home into a more beautiful, personal and comfortable space. So, let’s have a look at these often underestimated types of bespoke blinds and what window and room they suit best.

1. Semi-sheer roller blinds

Roller blinds are very versatile as they come in all kinds of fabrics and colours and can be rolled up and down to suit your needs. They are also a good choice if you have limited space around the window.

I often suggest semi-sheer roller blinds to keep nosy neighbours out and/or protect your furniture from too much direct sunlight. While semi-sheer roller blinds don’t give the most protection from cold draughts, they work particularly well in combination with pelmets and/or curtains. And the operating chain of the blind can be fitted to your requirements so it’s easy to reach and complies with safety regulations.

Want to find out more about window treatments for privacy and sun protection? Then check out my post about semi-sheer blinds & curtains!

2. Venetian blinds

Another option are Venetian blinds, made from wood or metal. They have the advantage that you can not only lower and raise them. But they also let you control how much light enters the room by tilting the slats.

Because you will always have a minimum of light shining through the slats, they are not the best option if you’re looking for a dark bedroom. But they are a great choice for smaller windows or single doors.

Venetian blinds are a stylish option for any room. And they’re especially good if you’re looking for a continental feel in your home.

3. ‘Perfect fit’ blinds

‘Perfect fit’ blinds clip directly onto the window frame, without the need for holes or drilling. They come with their own frame which minimises light leakage. It also maximises privacy, making them ideal as blackout blinds for bedrooms.

Even better, they don’t restrict window movement as much as other blinds, so they are ideal for tilt-and-turn windows or bi-fold doors. No more swaying or flapping in the wind. Additionally, they can be unclipped from the window at any time, so they can be easily cleaned.

‘Perfect fit’ blinds fit seamlessly into your décor and give every room a modern and stylish look. I often recommend the motorised version which is operated by remote control.

4. Honeycomb roller blinds

If you are looking for blinds that help keep the cold draughts out (and the heat in), honeycomb roller blinds are the perfect choice. They are made from two different pieces of material which create air pockets, helping your home stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

This thermal barrier makes them the ideal choice for conservatories and they can be motorised, too.