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roller blinds and beyond

When it comes to windows, we believe they are the eyes of your home, letting in natural light and showcasing the beauty of the outside world. But they do need the perfect coverings to manage light, add privacy, and complement your home’s décor and style.

Roller blinds remain an attractive and popular choice.  In this blog we take look at why roller blinds are such a popular choice as well as a few other options for you to consider:

The Classic Choice: Roller Blinds

Roller blinds are timeless and versatile, offering a clean and contemporary look. They come in a variety of:

  • Fabrics, allowing you to choose the level of light control, privacy, and durability you need.
  • Opacities: From sheer to blackout, creating the perfect ambiance for any room, whether you want a gentle filter or complete darkness.
  • Patterns and colours: From classic solids to bold prints, you can find roller blinds that complement your existing décor or add a pop of personality.


Woman opening yellow roller blind


Exploring Other Options

While roller blinds offer a fantastic solution, there are a number of other options to choose from:

  • Roman Blinds: These fabric shades fold up neatly, offering a touch of softness and elegance. They can be made in different opacities and can be customised with decorative trims.
  • Cellular Shades: Also known as honeycomb shades, these beauties offer excellent insulation and light control. Their unique construction creates air pockets that trap heat in winter and keep your home cool in summer.
  • Vertical Blinds: Ideal for large windows or sliding glass doors, vertical blinds offer a sleek and modern look. They come in various materials and are easy to maintain.


Large window with vertical blinds


  • Plantation Shutters: Although not strictly blinds they offer many of the same benefits including excellent privacy, light control, and insulation, making them a great choice for any room.

Choosing the Right Window Treatment

The best window treatment for your home depends on your specific needs and preferences. Consider which of these factors is most important:

  • Light control: How much light do you want to filter or block?
  • Privacy: Do you need complete privacy, or is partial light filtering sufficient?
  • Style: Do you prefer a modern, classic, or traditional look?
  • Functionality: Do you need easy operation, child safety features, or energy efficiency?

Mary’s Interior Decorators offer a wide selection of options, including custom blinds and shades, and expert advice to guide you through the selection process. Visit our showroom or schedule a consultation to discuss your needs and discover the window treatments that will elevate your home’s style and functionality.

Email Mary’s Interiors or you can call us on 011 268 0329 or visit our showroom for more information.