Choosing the right kind of blinds for your home can often appear daunting, since there’s so much to consider here. Whether it’s the criteria of look, colour, functionality, style, sustainability, and cost, or more modern concerns from energy saving properties to block out fabrics, there is so much to consider. Winnens are here to help with a break down of things for you to consider when it comes to choosing the right set of blinds for you.


Choosing the style of the blinds is always a good starting point. The style that you go with needs to reflect the theme and personal taste of the room. Venetian blinds, for example, are becoming increasingly in vogue and on-trend, and they’re also perfect for light control and privacy. Alternatively, roller blinds will provide a contemporary, streamlined aesthetic and are perfectly practical for windows that require access or use, including sliding doors.


Interior blinds can come in a wide variety of materials can vary in their suitability depending on the space. For areas that are exposed to high levels of heat, white timber and aluminium Venetians are worth considering, or block-out roller blinds too. All have a reflective or white reflective backing that will help eliminate any of the excess warmth.

Wet zones, such as kitchens and bathrooms, are both environments where it’s worth looking at fabrics or materials that can resist moisture.

Considering your window

Different blind styles will close and open differently, and this will also depend on the type of door or window that you have, since you might be influenced by a particular style of blind. Access is also a consideration worth taking into account, as might need to reach the wand or cord.

For example, if you were to need to have easy access to a sliding in your home, roller blinds over the door is typically recommended due to clean minimal style and simple functionality.

Privacy and light control

How much light control and privacy do you really need? Your answer to this question might affect the style of blinds that you choose! By choosing blinds where you can properly adjust the angle of the slats, along with wand/cord operation that will tilt the blinds to the desired angle for visibility and full light, or a dark room and complete privacy.

For a bedroom, black-out fabric blinds are a popular choice, as they can provide us with a dark room for the best night’s sleep.


Some blinds will include child safety devices on them, and this might be something to consider if you want to look after the safety of your loved ones. When this is the case, make sure to read the instructions carefully and pay careful attention to installing the blind properly, along with any child safety device that is provided.

For more information on Winnens’ blinds, click here. Based on our years of experience we believe we can help you make the correct choice to make your home the beautiful, idyllic space that you dream of. Feel free to call into our showroom in Cheltenham to chat through your options and see extensive samples of the ranges we carry. We know how important blinds are to the aesthetic of your home, and we want to make sure you get the perfect set!

Winnens are a long-established family run leading flooring and interiors specialist based in Cheltenham. Servicing Gloucestershire, the Cotswolds, and the surrounding areas. Based on trust, reliability, and customer satisfaction. If you would like some more information on design trends in 2022, then give us a call on 01242 521 661, or take a look at our website