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Exploring Different Styles of Window Blinds


It’s important to put a lot of thought into the overall style of your home before you begin decorating it. After all, you wouldn’t want to pick fads that would seem dated in a year, but you also want to keep up with the latest in terms of modern interior design. The window treatments you choose can have a dramatic effect on the overall aesthetic of your home.

However, style is very personal and often dictated by the things that give you comfort, pleasure and peace. Whether you want classic or contemporary, we have highlighted some of the best styles of Window blinds.

Classic Blinds


Even though they’ve been around for some time, traditional window treatments continue to be popular choices due to their ability to both complement and accentuate a home’s existing classic design. If you want to enjoy the blinds on your windows for a longer amount of time, it’s better to opt for a classic design than for a trend that will fade in a few short years. Roman, venetian, and vertical blinds are all great choices for a more conventional interior design scheme.


Roller Blinds


Roller blinds’ enduring appeal can be attributed to its low cost and adaptability. In 2023, though, you can customise your blinds in more ways than ever before.


Custom printed roller blinds with your own designs or photographs, motorised roller blinds that you can operate with a remote, and perfect fit roller blinds that are affixed to your window frame without any need for drilling are the most popular ways to update roller blinds this year.


Vertical Blinds


Vertical blinds, longtime favourites for sliding glass doors, bay windows, and conservatories, are getting a spectacular makeover for 2023.


Vertical blinds are an excellent alternative if you value privacy greatly in your home. With vertical blinds, you can easily control the amount of light and privacy by twisting the slats.


The widespread use of vertical blinds in offices makes them an excellent option for companies, as well as for your workspace at home.


Contemporary Blinds


You could be forgiven for being confused about what contemporary blinds actually are. “Contemporary” refers to something that is “current” or “in the here and now.” This means that the characteristics that define modern blinds are in a constant state of evolution. It has to do with a style of design that is currently in vogue. What was cutting edge in the ’60s may have had an entirely different connotation by the ’90s.


Venetian Blinds


Venetian blinds are a stylish addition to any contemporary home. Since they are available in a wide variety of materials, they can be used in virtually any scenario.  Blinds made of real wood look fantastic in modern settings. Genuine hardwood venetian blinds’ natural sheen works well with both subdued tones and splashes of colour in today’s decor.


Venetian blinds made of PVC or aluminium, or faux wood blinds, can also complement contemporary interior design. These drapes work well in moist environments like bathrooms and kitchens. When exposed to moisture or humidity, these blinds won’t warp like real wood blinds would. They are available in realistic wood grain patterns and neutral colours like white and grey, which are cornerstones in contemporary decor.


Roman Blinds


Blinds with a pleated design are known as Roman blinds. As the blind is raised, the cloth gracefully stacks upon itself in voluminous layers. The pleats give these valances a sophisticated appearance that updates an otherwise traditional design. Fabric options for these blinds range from simple woven cotton to durable polyester and luxurious silk. It’s simple to choose the proper light control, and the options work well with contemporary, neutral-hued decor.

Blinds4U offers blinds for sale in various locations in South Africa. We also discuss the best blinds for kitchens and the best blinds in Rustenburg in our other articles.