Instead of knocking down walls or buying loads of new furniture, keep redecorating your home simple – and upgrade your blinds or shutters.

You wouldn’t think new blinds would make a huge difference to your home, but they really do! They can make your home look brighter or darker, more spacious and colourful and can even make a tired old room look fresh again.

Here some tips on how to jazz up your home with blinds or shutters.

Panel Glides

Panel glides are not only a great way to add style and sophistication to a room, they’re also neat and tidy and utilise very little space.

If you don’t know what a panel glide is, it’s like this – large fabric panels are attached to an aluminium track, which allows the panels to glide across (with the use of a wand) the length of the window or door. It’s pretty simple really, and incredibly easy to use.

Unlike blinds, panel glides have no cords or chains attached which means they’re perfect for families with children or pets.

They come in a range of different colours, patterns and fabrics, which means they’ll comfortably sit within any decor style. Whether you’re after neutral colours, crazy patterns or even Asian inspired fabrics, they’ll be something to suit your personality and style.

And if there isn’t, you can always get them custom made. You can even opt for every panel to be a different colour.

Roller Blinds

Unlike wooden blinds and shutters, roller blinds come in so many different colours, fabrics and patterns.

Choosing an interesting fabric, bright shades or a bold pattern is a fantastically affordable way to give your room a bit of a lift or makeover from one season to the next.

It’s a good idea to choose blinds that tie in with the rest of your decor. Look at things like matching the colours to the walls, flooring, architraves, furniture or even the cushions.

And, if you can’t find the colours or fabrics you like you can always get them custom-made by companies that specialise in the area, like The Blinds Place in Capalaba.

The Blinds Place have a range of bright shades and bold patterns including board stripes and nature-inspired designs. They also have a selection of block out, transcalent and sunscreen fabrics.

If you’re sat there thinking, who has the time to go around putting all the blinds up and down every day – stop, because you can even get motorised ones. With motorised roller blinds you can control all your blinds with the touch of a button – stylish and convenient!

Shutters

From old Queenslanders to 1920s bungalows to contemporary beach houses, shutters make any property look elegant and stylish.

Designed to control light and air flow throughout the day with moveable blades, shutters are a great option if you’re looking to brighten up a room or open up a space.

Shutters come in a range of different materials including timber and ABS copolymer (waterproof) with stainless steel hinges and no magnets to rust – ideal for coastal areas. There is also a range of aluminium shutters for outdoor use, which are great for decks and pergolas.

With shutters there isn’t a huge selection of colours to choose from, mostly neutral colours like whites, browns, blacks and natural timbers. That’s not a bad thing though; it means whatever colour you decide on will fit in perfectly with your existing decor – while giving it a bit of a freshen up.

If you’re in need of a blind or shutter upgrade, The Blinds Place is the premier destination for window fashions in South East Queensland and have a range of blinds, panel glides and shutters for you to choose from. They can also custom make any styles with a choice of colours, fabrics and patterns to suit your existing interiors at home.

Their Brisbane showroom is located at 9/70 Redland Bay Road, Capalaba. For more information or for a free in home measure and quote call 3823 1388.

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