Picking the Right Blinds

Picking the right blinds can be a daunting prospect! The fact that there’s so much choice, coupled with the knowledge that you’ll be living with your decision every day, makes it entirely understandable that many find this to be a tough decision. Fear not, though, Best View Blinds are about to make you’re a decision much, much easier.

As your friendly, local blind supplier in Greater Manchester, we want to ensure that you have all of the information you need to make the right decision regarding your choice of blinds. That’s why we’re starting this blog which will contain detailed information on every type of blind available today. And we’re going to start with an overview of the different kinds of blinds you can choose from and their strengths and weaknesses. Here we go:

Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds are a great choice if you’re looking to cover a large, glassed area such as a big window or French doors.

Available in a wide range of colours and materials, it’s easy to find vertical blinds that’ll match the aesthetic of your room. The wide variety of materials available also means that you’ll be certain to find something that suits your lifestyle. If, for example, you want something that’s easy to clean and maintain, then hard materials are perfect. Want something a bit classier? How about solid wood? The possibilities are almost endless! Plus, vertical blinds are also extremely affordable.

The downside? Vertical blinds can produce a ‘clanking’ noise when moved by the wind so they may not be the best choice if you intend to situate them near a window that you regularly keep open.

Roman Blinds

Roman blinds – also sometimes called Roman shades – are, in Best View Blind’s opinion, a great way of adding a touch of class to any room. They’re available in multiple styles too so, if you choose Roman blinds, you can rest assured that you’ll be spoilt for choice!

One of the key advantages of Roman blinds is that they’re seemingly unaffected by fashion and trends so are unlikely to go out of style any time soon. They’re also available in a range of fabrics so it’s easy to find something to match your carpet, bed, furniture etc.

The main drawback of Roman blinds is that, as they’re almost exclusively made of soft fabric, they’re less hard-wearing than other options. They can also take up a large portion of a window when they’re not in use, limiting the amount of natural light that can enter the room.

Venetian Blinds

Possibly the most well-known blinds in the world, Venetian blinds are comprised of a series of horizontal slats that can be moved into several different positions in order to affect the level of light that enters a room as well as the level of privacy enjoyed by the inhabitant.

Venetian blinds are both affordable and, provided your windows have been measure correctly (did we mention we offer a free measuring service), are also easy to install. They are also available in a variety of hard-wearing materials and colours.

Perhaps the main drawback of Venetian blinds is that, as they are stacked vertically, they can collect dust which adds a little bit of extra work when doing the cleaning.

Roller Blinds

Roller blinds are great for anyone who likes simple, straightforward and uncomplicated design. If you’re a fan of minimalism and modernity, roller blinds are the right choice for you.

Along with their aesthetic appeal, roller blinds are also extremely practical. They’re easy to store, use and install making them easy to live with. A variety of fabrics and prints can also be used to ensure they partner perfectly with the room within which they’re used.

Roller blinds are also great as insulation and can help you to reduce your heating bills. Plus, as they’re easily stored (rolling into a storage space – hence their name) they won’t have an adverse effect on the amount of natural light entering the room within which they’re placed when not in use.

Sadly, as they’re very modern, roller blinds don’t tend to suit traditional properties and can create a strange aesthetic when placed in, for example, Victorian homes.


There are advantages and disadvantages to all kinds of blinds but Best View Blinds are here to help you make the right decision. Get in touch with us today – we’ll be happy to talk you through your options and help you find the right blinds for your home.

Oh, and remember to check this blog regularly as we’ll be adding new articles regularly.