How to choose the right window blind to transform a room

Discover the different types of window blinds available for your home.

Not sure about the different styles of window blinds available? Or confused about what type of blind would be better suited to a particular room of your home? Follow this essential guide which provides you with all the advice you need to help make your decision easier.

MEASURING UP

CHOOSE A STYLE

Roller

Roller blinds roll up or down by means of a cord. To add interest when they're open, they can have a different fabric on either side. They are an affordable option for informal settings, such as a home office. Take a look at John Lewis' ready-made roller blinds which can be cut to size to fit your space.

Roman

Roman blinds give a formal look. They are made from fabric and operate by a pulley. When raised, the blind concertinas into large horizontal pleats, leaving a good segment of fabric on show. You can make Roman blinds yourself, buy them ready-made or have them custom made. There's a wide choice of linings.

Venetian

Venetian blinds are slatted blinds made from wood, metal or plastic. They often feature in sleek kitchens or bathrooms, and metal or plastic blinds are a practical choice for rooms with high levels of moisture. As you can filter the light, they are also great for a home office.

Vertical

Vertical blinds are ideal for floor-to-ceiling windows and, as a consequence, tend to be used in summerhouses and conservatories. The vertical blind sections hang from a track and slide to the side when open.