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Best roller blind alternatives

It’s possible to transform a room - any room within your house or flat when you invest in quality blinds that are made to measure. With the perfect blinds, your house will no longer merely seem like a house but will become more of a home.
 
Grey roller blind in a big living room window


With the addition of blinds, you’ll enjoy more privacy, you’ll be able to better control the entry of exterior light, and you’ll instantly be upgrading your space.
 
While roller blinds are arguably the most popular choice of blinds for UK homeowners, there are some excellent alternatives for both classic and contemporary styles. Here we consider three of those alternatives - pleated blinds, wooden blinds, and electric wooden blinds.

Pleated blinds

cream pleated blind in a patio door
Pleated blinds, which are also referred to as concertina blinds or plissé blinds (plissé meaning fabrics that are treated in such a way so that they offer a crinkled or puckered effect), are a versatile and attractive alternative to roller or Venetian blinds. These blinds feature slimline top and bottom rails. The blind, when not being used, draw upwards and completely out of the way to the top of the window.
 
Pleated blinds come with a variety of space-saving advantages and in turn, this makes them a great choice for apartments and for homes of any size. They’re easy to use and they can help to keep your home warmer in the winter and cooler during the summer.
 
If you go for a perfect fit pleated blind option, you won’t have to screw or drill into your window frame to install these. Pleated blinds are ideal when space is at a premium while still providing your living space with a muted shading effect. As such, pleated blinds can be the perfect choice when space-saving is a necessity.

Wooden blinds

Close up of a light wood blind
Wooden blinds offer the best insulation of any type of blinds. But they’re not only a solution for the cold winter months. Wooden blinds are ideal regardless of the season. They have excellent insulating properties they also help in keeping your home cool during the summertime.
 
Wooden blinds afford a sense of luxury, style, and of comfort. Plus, they have a timeless quality so they’ll continue to look great for many years to come. They’re also low maintenance too, occasional wipe down using a dry cloth is all they need to look clean and crisp at all times.
 
50mm wooden blinds, when open will allow more light into your space. When they’re shut they ooze that sense of elegance and class.
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