June 16th 2022

Conservatory Blinds: How To Choose The Right Type For Your Home

A conservatory is a versatile addition to your home. It bridges the gap between the indoors and the outdoors so you can enjoy your garden all year round. But when it comes to choosing the right type of conservatory blinds, there are a few things you need to consider.

If you're looking for a way to improve your conservatory, installing blinds is a great option. But with so many different conservatory blinds available, it can be challenging to decide which type is right for your home. This blog post will take you through everything you need to know about choosing the right type of conservatory blinds for your home.

We'll cover:

  • The different types of conservatory blinds available

  • Things you need to consider

  • How to pick the right style for you

Read on to learn more about choosing the right conservatory blinds for your home.

What Are Conservatory Blinds?

Conservatory blinds are a type of window covering that can control the amount of light and heat entering your conservatory. They're available in various materials, styles, and colours, so you can find a style that suits your taste and needs.

The most popular conservatory blinds are roller blinds, but you can also find vertical blinds, pleated blinds and Venetian blinds. The ideal blinds will provide privacy, heat protection and insulation.

Below is an overview of the main types of blinds available for a conservatory:

Roller Blinds

The simplest option for your home is a roller blind. These can be made to measure for the perfect fit. They can also be customised with features like automatic smart controls.

Venetian Blinds

Venetian blinds are a more sophisticated option and can be made from wood or aluminium. This makes them incredibly hard-wearing and resistant to sunlight, temperature and moisture. In addition, the slats can be tilted to adjust the amount of light coming in. Beware of PVC or Fauxwood blinds in a conservatory - the high temperatures can make the blinds warp in the heat.

Vertical Blinds

If you want to add a touch of style to your conservatory, vertical blinds are a great option. They can be made from various materials with special coatings, including solar reflective coatings and moisture-resistant properties.

Pleated Blinds

Pleated blinds are a more sophisticated option for your conservatory. They're made with a unique pleated design that can be pulled into the ideal position or pushed away to make the most of the light. These along with cellular blinds are unique in that they can be fitted to both the sides and also the roof of the conservatory for all-round shading.

Cellular Energy-Saving Blinds

Hive blinds are a double-pleated design that creates a pocket of air between the blinds. This helps to keep your conservatory cool in summer and warm in winter, and can be fitted to the sides and the roof of your garden room.

Things You Need To Consider When Choosing Blinds For Your Conservatory

When you're choosing conservatory blinds, there are a few things you need to take into account. These include:

  • The position of your conservatory

  • The type of glazing you have

  • Your budget

  • Your style preferences

The first thing you should consider is the level of privacy you need. If you live in a busy area or have nosy neighbours, you'll need to ensure your blinds provide enough privacy. Choosing an option like vertical blinds or Venetian blinds will allow you to adjust the angle of the slats to let sunlight in while still maintaining privacy.

Next, you need to consider the type of glazing you have. If you have single glazed windows, you'll need to ensure your blinds provide good insulation. Choosing an option like cellular blinds or roller blinds with a solar protective coating will help keep your conservatory cool in summer and warm in winter.

Finally, you should think about the style of your home. Wooden Venetian blinds will be a good option if you have a traditional home. Aluminium blinds will be a better choice if you have a more modern home.

How To Pick The Right Style Of Conservatory Blinds For Your Home

Now that you know what to look for when choosing conservatory blinds, it's time to pick the right style for your home.

If you're unsure what style of blinds would suit your home, it's always a good idea to speak to an expert. You might think choosing blinds off the shelf would be the cheaper option, but this isn't always the case. Finding the right blinds to fit your windows will be a struggle, and you may pay more to get the style and size you want.

We always recommend custom-fitted blinds to ensure a perfect fit that complements your home decor. By choosing custom blinds, you can find a window covering to suit any home, style and awkward space.

Once you've decided on the style of conservatory blinds you want, it's time to measure your windows. This is important to make sure your blinds fit perfectly. We always recommend using a professional measuring service to get the most accurate measurements.

You can also add handy extras such as smart controls that enable you to open and close your blinds using an electric motor. Connect this to your phone, and you can then control your blinds from anywhere. Again, this offers ease of use and security benefits, as you can ensure prying eyes are kept at bay while you are away from home.

If you need help choosing the ideal conservatory blinds for your home, trust Reynolds Blinds to help measure, create and fit the ideal window treatments.

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