Not only are blinds a key functional feature for your space, they also add design aesthetic and atmosphere. You can virtually refurbish a whole room with the installation of brand new blinds.

To successfully change the look and feel of your space with something as simple as a window treatment means you need to take some primary elements into consideration. When it comes to blinds, there are three main areas to ponder over in deciding which type will work best for you.

Light control

Don’t fall into the trap of selecting the same types of blinds for every single room in your house – keep in mind that there are some rooms you may wish to darken and others where you will want to take as much advantage of natural light as possible. For instance, certain kinds of blinds can add calmness and serenity to appropriate spaces such as the bedroom. In other areas of the house, you may wish to reduce glare or utilise light to brighten the space, such as the living room. With so many blinds and fabrics on the market, it is important to source the best ones to suit your specific needs when it comes to filtering or blocking sunlight from your space.


Likewise, the different rooms in your house have different privacy requirements. You may wish to maximise a beautiful view from your kitchen or lounge room whilst still maintaining sufficient privacy for those cosy nights in. With so many different fabrics featuring so many different properties, you can simply combine two fabrics in a double roller blind to cater to multiple needs day and night – we suggest trying a sunscreen blind paired with a blockout blind to give you the best of both worlds.


With a large spectrum of colours to choose from, it is important to consider which shades will work for your room. Look at your existing décor, but also plan for any future renovations you may have on the horizon. Decide whether you need cool tones or warmer shades; whether you want a feature item that draws attention to the window or something subtle that blends in with the space. DIY Blinds offers over 300 fabric and colour combinations to choose from – make a bold statement with the striking high-quality woven Serengetti and Positano options, or create a seamless transition from wall to window with the Focus range that includes colours designed to match the top 12 Dulux wall paint colours.