Finishing touches are as crucial as the main design. Doors and windows are usually part of these finishing touches. Blinds are usually added for practical purposes, but with so many variants available, they could also serve as key features or simple design accents. The Blind Factory, the leading producer of shutters and awnings in Melbourne, shares some insights on the basic shutter types you can use to accent your home or office.
Roman Blinds fold into pleats when raised. Sometimes called Roman shades or fabric shades, Roman blinds are designed with excess fabric, so that they overlap when closed. The hobbled design has a softened pleated look that adds to the insulating properties of the blinds when closed. They can be customised to perfectly fit your unusually sized or shaped windows. The Blind Factory's Roman blinds are available in screen, patterned, translucent, and 100% block-out fabrics that come in a wide array of colours and textures to help you create the exact decorative and light filtering effect you want.
Always found inside windows, Venetian Blinds consist of horizontal slats similar to Roman blinds. The horizontal slats of the Venetian Blinds are fitted one above the other, and can be adjusted for different levels of privacy or external light. Unlike Roman blinds, which have slats that can only be moved up or down, the slats of Venetian blinds can be adjusted at different angles without pulling it all the way up. These are practical and easy to clean. Wooden varieties are also available. At Melbourne's The Blind Factory, you can choose from 3 excellent alternatives; Painted Basswood (50mm & 63mm slats); Cedar (46mm & 6omm slats); and Visionwood (50mm & 63mm slats).
Plantation Shutters allow the free flow of air through its broad slats of wood while also creating shade. They are also ideal for unusually sized or shaped windows. Because of their design, they are often used for places that require more privacy like bathrooms and dressing rooms. Most of the time, plantation shutters are hinged, so that they can be pulled all the way open for additional ventilation. Some come in sets of hinged panels that are folded across the window, allowing people to fold part or all of the shutter back, depending on their needs. The Blind Factory's complete range of custom-made Timber Shutters, and venetian blinds are crafted from beautiful Basswood a lightweight timber renowned for its lasting elegance, consistent grain, considerable stability, and outstanding resistance to bowing or warping.