Window blinds and shutters can both be stylish, practical window coverings. However, it’s important to choose the right option for your needs and budget. We’ve created this guide to help domestic and commercial customers in the Bristol area decide between made-to-measure blinds and wooden shutters.
For personalised advice and to browse different options, please visit our blind shop in Kingswood. Choice Blinds of Bristol Ltd manufactures all types of blinds to customer specifications, including perfect-fit blinds and conservatory blinds.
When choosing between made-to-measure blinds and wooden shutters, the team at our blind shop in Bristol advises you to consider the following:
Shutters are often better for unusually shaped windows because they can be crafted to the exact shape.
If your windows are often open, shutters or perfect-fit blinds are ideal because they allow plenty of ventilation without flapping around.
If you live in a busy area, tier-on-tier shutters can provide excellent privacy while letting in plenty of light. Conservatory blinds allow you to use your conservatory or orangery without worrying about being overlooked.
Some customers require a full blackout solution for bedrooms, in which case blackout blinds or solid shutters are the best options.
Perfect-fit blinds are the easiest to install, so we recommend these if you plan to install window coverings yourself.
Do you want your window coverings to be a specific colour, texture or pattern? Made-to-measure blinds are best for personalising the style.
Wooden shutters are easier to clean than fabric blinds, but wooden and aluminium Venetian blinds are also easy to clean.
All our blinds comply with child safety regulations, but for extra peace of mind you might prefer cordless blinds, such as perfect-fit or motorised blinds. Shutters are also cordless.
Of course, personal preference is also important. When investing in window coverings for your Bristol property, you should choose something you love the look of and a style that offers the functional benefits you want. That’s why you should consider your reasons for buying new blinds or shutters; do you want to improve privacy, control natural light and inside temperature, or allow better air flow while the windows are covered?
When it comes to the material for window, door, skylight or conservatory blinds, do you love the natural elegance of wood, or do you prefer a bold pattern? This will help decide between fabric blinds or wooden blinds or shutters. You can view material samples at our blind shop to help make your choice.