Written by Paisley Tedder

Roller blinds: a buyer’s guide

Believe it or not, your windows are one of the first things people will make a judgement on when visiting your home for the first time. They’re a part of the kerb appeal that can make or break a first impression. Therefore, window dressing and ensuring your shutters, curtains or blinds are top of their game is crucial.

Roller blinds are a firm favourite at team Good Homes, they’re simple and affordable whilst still offering adequate protection from late summer sunshine. There are a huge variety of fabrics, colours and patterns to choose from, whether you want something subtle to blend into your decor or to make a statement with an intricate pattern.

Read on for some of our favourite picks of the moment to fit in every room in your home…

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1. Marble moment

Ideal for a bathroom or kitchen space, this simple marble roller blinds design works great in white tiled rooms and smaller windows. It’s available in five sizes ranging from £20-£44, an affordable purchase if you’re just updating a space.

Marble roller blind above freestanding bath tub in blue and white tiled room

£20, Dunelm

2. Pretty pattern

While this design won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, the quirky look is perfect for brightening up living rooms, kitchens and bedrooms. We love bringing a brighter vibe into the home, which is even more important during the autumn-winter months as the days grow shorter. Blinds Direct additionally offer a made to measure service so you can order them to fit your desired windows precisely.

Dining room with blue and grey patterned roller blinds

From £39.73, Blinds Direct

3. Bamboo blinds

Rattan and rafia are having a real moment right now, and these bamboo roller blinds really compliment that look. While the slight see-through angle will only work in certain spaces, they’ll still compliment the look. At just £12, these are an absolute bargain from Habitat.

Bamboo roller blinds in window with houseplants

£12, Habitat

4. Printed passion

For many of us, roller blinds are a chance to make a big statement in an otherwise minimalist space, and these animal print roller blinds do exactly that. We love the sapphire blue in this unique print, which will instantly add personality to a room. We think it’s perfect for a rented space or if you’re making tweaks to uni accommodation, as a way to put your own stamp on a property.

Blue animal print roller blind in grey kitchen diner space

From £17.88, 247 Blinds

5. Flower power

Florals are here to stay in all elements of decor, and interior designers predict that they’ll be making a big stamp on autumn-winter 2021. These roller blinds from Blinds-2go are seriously stylish and bring real interest to your window space. These are made to measure blinds, so can fit any window space, and will look fantastic wherever you choose to place them.

Floral roller blinds in bedroom with blue/green panels and photo frames

From £37.95, Blinds-2go

6. Neutral vibes

Prefer to make more of your walls and furniture and keep your blinds simple? The Acacia Sand roller blinds from Hillarys are an ideal choice, with the yellow undertones giving the fabric a warm glow, so it isn’t a real bland beige. The single block plain would work for a smaller window, but they look equally as good with a larger expanse as shown in the home office setting below.

Acacia sands roller blinds in home office in larger window

£80 ,Hillarys


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