Blinds & Shutters
Offering a function of providing privacy, blocking light glare, softening a window and bringing coziness to a room, blinds are a great choice for window dressing for practicality as well as decoration.
With so many types of blinds on the market, how do you choose what is right for your window? Start by considering your brief - what do you need from a blind?
Venetian & Vertical blinds
Venetian blinds (horizontal slats) and Vertical blinds (vertical slats) are great for controlling the amount of light let into a room and altering this to suit your needs.
Venetian blinds are available in wood, faux wood and metal finishes. Vertical blinds are offered in a range of coloured fabrics.
Roman blinds work well in or out of a window recess and both give a slightly different feel to the room. The options with Roman blinds can be vast; they can have pelmets, trims, shaped edges, various linings and made from the fabric of your choice from our vast fabric library.
Roller Blinds & Pleated Blinds
Roller blinds can be made up in standard roller blind fabrics or in a fabric chosen from a pattern book to give a more textured look and coordinate with other fabrics used in the room. These can be semi sheer for privacy or reducing light glare or have blackout qualities and require minimal space when rolled up. Both roller blinds and pleated blinds can often be fitted flush to the window or door frame, directed top down or bottom up to make using them much more practical and can be operated in various ways including traditional chains, remote control and via an app.
With all of our window treatments the consideration of child safety is paramount. At Dible & Roy we are committed to adhering to the European EN 13120 standard (internal blinds Performance Requirements inc safety) as a minimum safety requirement. Buyers and users of blinds should be aware of the hazards that can be posed by unrestrained cords and chains and following guidelines should always be considered.
Shutters can be more durable than Blinds, but you'll need to consider variables like the window type, the room and the budget. Shutters are made from a wide range of strong wooden materials and are built to last, while blinds are usually made of faux wood, plaswood (plastic and wood) or fabric.