When it’s time to make a house a home, it’s window blinds that add the final touch. They provide your home with privacy and protection, shielding your interiors from prying eyes as well as the harsh Australian sun. But if you worship the sun like I do, and enjoy the thought of light flooding your space, blinds can seem the worst option. But, that doesn’t always have to be the case. Today, it’s easy to get the best of both worlds (sunlight and protection) with the help of dual blinds.
Also referred to as double, dual blinds consist of two different roller blinds for the price of one. As such, they allow you to have total control over how much light enters your home. Typically, dual roller blinds are made of one translucent fabric that lets natural light in, hung together with a block out fabric for complete darkness and privacy. Depending on your needs and the weather conditions, you can alternate between the two to allow more or less sunlight inside, depending on your preferences.
Of course, you can also choose to use both types of blinds at the same time. Why – you ask? Well, for one, because when both blinds are down there’s additional protection against sunlight. And considering how Australia receives plenty of solar glare, especially in the summer months, two layers of blinds to protect your furnishings and floors is definitely a big bonus. What’s more, during the winter months, dual blinds will provide an extra insulating layer keeping the warmth in and the cold out.
All this talk on practicality almost had us forget how stylish these blinds can be. While many choose to purchase double blinds because they provide great value for their money, they end up falling in love with how beautiful they are. They allow homeowners to adorn their windows with two different, yet coordinating fabrics, according to their wishes. You can pick from a variety of colours and designs and give your windows and your entire space the unique look it deserves.
You are probably wondering whether double blinds require twice the amount of maintenance, right? Well, I’ve got good news for you! Like any other roller blind, double blinds are super easy to clean. As opposed to curtains, which need to be vacuumed or taken down for washing, occasionally dusting or wiping your blinds with a damp cloth and some mild detergent is enough to keep them looking great. Double roller blinds are also easy to operate, once you get the hang of it. You can choose between several different options – spring helped, worked by a chain drive, or completely mechanised.