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BUYING GUIDE

CHOOSING A BLIND

THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE YOU DECIDE

The type of windows you have (recess, sash, uPVC)

The look you want for the room

Whether you need additional features such as blackout or privacy

Your window measurements (we show you how to measure up below)

TYPES OF BLINDS

Roller Blinds

  • Simple, minimal look
  • They blend into a room and work especially well in kitchens and bathrooms, if moisture-resistant
  • They're easy to fit

Choose blackout options (with or without curtains) to block out light in bedrooms for a restful night’s sleep.

Pleated Blinds

  • Offer a modern look with slightly more light
  • They come in several shading densities to suit your needs
  • They have a small stack size when lifted to give a neat, flush finish

Roman Blinds

  • Give the closest look to curtains without being as space hungry
  • They are made from curtain fabric and have a softer, more relaxed look and feel

Venetian Blinds

  • They offer you precise control of light intensity and direction by controlling the tilt of the slats
  • Great for maintaining privacy while letting in daylight

Switch/silhouette blinds

  • Easy to control light levels and privacy
  • The chain side control adjusts the alignment of the sheer and solid stripes to alter the amount of light

Skylight Blinds

Made to measure

  • Made to your exact specifications within 7 days, providing your chosen fabric is in stock
  • You can choose from a range of 500 fabrics (selected options are available online with the full range available in store)
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Specialist Blinds

  • We offer a range of specialist blinds and shutters that are available in store
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BLIND FEATURES

Blackout

Blocks out light so your room is dark for a restful sleep. Useful for nurseries and night shift workers.

Daylight

Offers some privacy, but doesn’t block out all light. Useful for the living room, especially for watching TV.

Moisture resistant

Withstands water and steam better than conventional roller blinds. Useful for kitchen or bathroom.

Sheer

Allows maximum light into the room, but has the lowest amount of privacy. Great for dressing a window as an accompaniment for curtains.

Smart

WiFi-controlled blinds using an Apple or Android app. Auto-adjust one blind or throughout the home. Fully customisable memory settings.

BLIND MECHANISM

When choosing your blind, take into account the mechanisms available and where you’ll be fitting it.

Side chain

  • Can be put on either side of the roller, but must be fitted with a safety service to make them child-safe and remove the risk of accidental strangulation

Find out more about child safety

Spring mechanism

  • The lack of cord makes the blind safe when children or pets are around, and removes the risk of accidental strangulation

Motor mechanism:

  • Can be remote-controlled with a rechargeable or hard-wired handset, or via WiFi and an app in a fully-connected home
  • Perfect for areas that may be hard to reach
  • Can control one blind or the entire home's blinds 
  • Child-safe as it eliminates the need for cord or chain controls

Only available in store

Find out more about specialist blinds

MEASURING UP

Troubleshooting Video

ORDERING

Blind installation services

We can help you measure up for blinds, custom-make and even fit them for you.

How to pay (interest free credit)

If you spend £1000 or more over on your furnishings in one transaction, our payment plan allows you to spread the cost of your purchase (0% variable, subject to status, terms & conditions apply).

Delivery options

Spend over £30 online and you can Click & collect your ready-made blind free of charge. We’ll deliver it for free when you spend over £50, or if you opt for a made to measure blind.

OWNING

Installation and care

  • Read the instructions and make sure that all the parts are present before fitting your blind
  • Remember to use the child safety device supplied with your blind - it’s a legal requirement to fit one
  • Ensure you have the child safety breakaway in the correct position so you have maximum chain rotation
  • Dust or vacuum with the upholstery brush attachment
  • Avoid putting furniture or beds under windows where children can climb up and reach the blind cord or chain

Returns

If we make a blind for you to your measurements, we’re sorry but it can’t be exchanged or refunded unless faulty or not as described. Ready-made blinds can be returned if unsuitable, but please keep all packaging and parts

Guarantees

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Child Safety

Use a spring or motorised blind in children's rooms as these are child-safe by design and industry-recommended. if you’re not using a breakaway cord, or spring or mechanised blind, you must fit the safety device provided to the wall in order to tie up the pull cord safely out of the way of children and pets. This minimises the risk of strangulation should a child or pet become entangled in the cord, so it's imperative to keep cords out of harm's way.

Your product will come with either a P-clip or a breakaway chain.