Window Blinds Buying Guide

Kim Ray

BY Kim Ray

Published: 31 January 2019 Updated: 10 January 2024

Blinds can look beautiful, block out light, and add privacy. Before you buy, read our guide and find out how to choose the right blinds for any room.

With so many different styles to choose from, finding the right blinds for your home can be daunting. But get it right, and you’ll be rewarded with beautiful looks, excellent light control, and perfect privacy.

Our handy guide takes you through the different window blinds available — as well as the benefits of each. We’ll cover your top questions, from buying blinds to installation.

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Buying DIY Blinds vs. Done For You Blinds

When you buy blinds, the first question is, “Should I DIY my blinds or get custom blinds?” Unless you are absolutely clear on the type and style of window blind you need, it’s easy to make the wrong choice. Window treatments are too noticeable to get wrong, so there are risks to DIYing your blinds. That’s why at Victory Blinds, we specialise in Done For You blinds. It starts with helping you to choose the right blinds for each room.

 

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How to Buy the Right Blinds

Different rooms need different window blinds. For example, bathrooms and kitchens need moisture-resistant blinds. Some rooms need more privacy, and others need more light. Blinds can even affect how much energy you use.

With so many factors to consider, it helps to have professional guidance. That’s why our designers consult with you to find the blinds that fit your style, budget, and the purpose of your room. Read on to discover the styles of blinds you can buy.

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Roller Blinds

Roller blinds are the most popular type of blind today. They’re practical and suit almost any decor. Victory’s Roller Blinds come in a wide range of designer fabrics and styles. Choose from smooth fabrics to textured and woven finishes. All of our materials are specially fabricated for ease of cleaning and durability.

Depending on the density of the fabric, you can let more or less light into your room with roller blinds. Roller blinds can be translucent or light-blocking. You can even have the best of both with a dual roller blind system.
Love a touch of luxury? Choose motorised roller blinds so that you can control your privacy and light with a simple remote or via an App on your smartphone.

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Roman Blinds

Roman blinds bring a little luxury and elegance to your windows. They have a soft, relaxed look, whether the blinds are raised halfway or lowered to cover the entire window.

At Victory Blinds, our soft Roman range is made from select curtain fabrics. We also offer a premium Roman range fabricated from the same material as our roller blinds. All of our Roman blinds come fully lined as standard, or you can choose to upgrade to a thermal or blackout lining.

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Cellular Blinds

Honeycomb blinds or cellular blinds are incredibly practical window covering with exceptional insulation properties. The fabric’s innovative honeycomb shape helps to trap the air, keeping your home cool in summer and warm in winter.

Victory’s honeycomb blinds or cellular blinds will improve your home’s energy efficiency, helping you save on heating and cooling. These indoor blinds are the perfect choice for a contemporary or industrial look.

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Venetians

Venetian blinds have horizontal slats and can be pulled open upwards. The slats are operated via a cord and can be positioned to let the light in, block it out or filter it, depending on your needs.

Aluminum Venetians are an affordable, functional option. They’re easy to maintain, and work well in bathrooms, kitchens, and laundries because they don’t absorb moisture. Victory’s high-quality Aluminium Venetians come in a range of colour and finishing options.

If you prefer a warmer look, you might consider Timber Venetian Blinds. Our line of Timber Venetians is available in water-resistant faux wood. Or, choose premium cedar for rooms where moisture is not a concern. Cedar Venetians are lightweight and beautiful on large windows.

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Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds are made of individual fabric panels that hang vertically at the window.

With vertical blinds, you can get a clear view of the outside surroundings at the turn of a wand or pull of a cord. Position the blinds to lie flat to block out the light. Or, tilt them open to let light filter in. They can also be pushed to one side when you want a clear view of the outside world.

Vertical blinds are also one of the most cost-effective solutions for dressing large windows. They’re a fantastic choice for sliding glass or patio doors.

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Different Blinds, Different Installation

Unless you’re an installation professional, think twice before you pull out your toolbelt. All blinds need to be mounted safely and securely, and some types are harder to install than others. Blinds that aren’t mounted properly can hurt small children and pets. You can also damage your walls or your new blinds in the process of installation. 

Skip the stress and risk of a DIY blind installation. With Victory Blinds, just sit back, relax, and get your custom blinds installed for you.

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You May Not Save on DIY Blinds

You don’t always save when you choose to DIY your blinds. DIY blinds go wrong because it’s too easy to make a mistake in your measurements. One small error can waste hundreds or thousands of dollars.

Plus, DIY blinds can disappoint when they arrive on your doorstep. When you work with Victory Blinds, we’ll make sure you get your custom blinds right the first time — so you can enjoy beautiful blinds for decades to come.

 

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Better Blinds Increase Your Home Value

When you buy the right blinds, you can increase the value of your home. That’s because blinds instantly boost the desirability of your home and the perceived luxury. When you choose blinds wisely, you can save on heating and cooling costs while you live in your home.

Buying the right blinds today will pay off in the long run.

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