Blinds vs Shutters? What’s Right for Your Home?

With so many options, it can be difficult to decide which window covering is best suited for your home. If you’re torn between blinds and shutters, we’ve put together this handy guide that looks at some of the key features and benefits of both.

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Benefits of Blinds

Binds offer excellent light, view and privacy control. Roller blinds, Venetian blinds and vertical blinds are particularly great for their flexibility, minimalist aesthetics, functionality and durability, making them ideal for frequented areas of the home like the kitchen and living room. When it comes to privacy blinds for areas like the bedroom, roller blinds offer unmatched levels of privacy.

Many people choose blinds because they prefer the softer aesthetic of options like roller blinds over shutters. Blinds come in a huge variety of styles, designs and colours so you can find something that perfectly matches the decor of any home.

Double Roller Blinds for Greater Versatility

A popular set up is having double roller blinds installed. This improves functionality by providing one daytime blind that gently filters light and another that blocks it out entirely. This gives you great control over the amount of light and privacy you need depending on the time of day or your needs at the time.

The translucent, sun filtering blind lets in light while providing privacy and protecting your skin and furniture from harmful UV rays. Meanwhile, blockout blinds completely prevent any light from entering. This is extremely useful for sensitive sleepers, shift workers, for use in nurseries where babies sleep and any other application where total darkness is desired.

Benefits of Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters are a sturdy, simple and beautiful style of window treatment originating from Mediterranean countries.
Shutters remain popular for their easy ability to control light and privacy by simply rotating the louvers. For example, you can adjust the louvers to control light based on which direction light is entering from at different parts of the day.

The main difference between shutters and blinds is how they are fitted to the window. While blinds are attached to the inside of or above the window recess, shutters are attached to the window frame itself.
Some people prefer them due to their robust nature and how they sit flush against the window when closed.

Types of Shutters

Shutters come in a variety of colours and materials, including PVC, high density polymer, aluminium and timber.
Aluminum and high density polymer shutters are incredibly durable, making them ideal for outdoor applications and wet areas of the home such as bathrooms, kitchens and laundry rooms.
Timber shutters are not quite as resilient against moisture but the beauty of the wood makes them a popular choice for bedrooms and living areas.

Quality Blinds and Plantation Shutters in Sydney

There is no right or wrong answer when choosing between blinds and shutters, both options are great for your home. The end decision comes down to personal preference. If you’d like more information or advice, contact the team at iStyle Shutters for a free consultation.

We’ll work with you to find the perfect solution for your home and promise 100% quality, design and satisfaction. Get in touch today!

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