These Are the 5 Most Common Types of Blinds in South Africa

Blinds play a vital role in your home or office. While privacy is at the top of the list, it also allows you to control the amount of light that enters the room. On top of that, it insulates your window and reduces heat transfer by at least 10 – 15%. 

The efficiency of your blinds will depend on whether you’ve chosen the right type of blinds for your unique scenario. There are many different types of blinds in South Africa to choose from, but these are the most common ones people install in their homes and businesses.

Roller Blinds

Roller blinds are practical, versatile and visually attractive. They don’t require a lot of maintenance, and their durability will ensure they look beautiful for many years to come. There are three types of roller blinds to choose from, fabric roller blinds, sunscreen roller blinds, and block out roller blinds for complete privacy and light control. All of which can be motorised for maximum comfort and luxury. 

Roman Blinds

Roman blinds are highly energy-efficient and offer proper light and privacy control. Similar to panel blinds, they can be customised to suit your decor and design. The fabric options are endless! Roman blinds are one of the most budget-friendly blind types, after aluminium blinds.

Aluminium Blinds

As one of the most affordable options, you will find aluminium blinds in many South African homes and businesses. Aluminium blinds are extremely durable and suit nearly any type of design or decor. They offer a high level of privacy and light control and are easy to operate. 

Wooden Blinds

Wooden blinds are long-lasting and oh-so durable for homes with young kids. They offer excellent insulation and privacy while being very low maintenance. If you’re looking for a blind that looks luxurious, this is it! But, keep in mind, they’re not a great option for kitchens or bathrooms. 

Panel Blinds

Panel blinds offer endless design options if you’re looking for a blind that will make your windows pop. They are ideal for any type of window and are highly effective at controlling privacy and light. If you’re short on space, this blind will be an excellent option as panels slide in behind each other when opened. As with many other types of blinds, you can also automate panel blinds to simplify operation.

Other Types of Blinds in South Africa

While the above mentioned are the most common types of blinds, they’re not the only ones. If you’re looking for something a little different or don’t have budget restrictions, the following options might pique your interest. 

  • Zebra Blinds
  • Roller Fabric Blinds
  • Sheer Blinds
  • Shutters

If you’re not sure which type of blind will work best in your home or office, we can help. At Curtain Master, we will come to you to ensure measurements are accurate and to advise you on the best type of blinds for your unique situation. For more information, get in touch with the team at Curtain Master today.