How to Choose The Right Blinds and Shutters For Your Home

Woman looking out sunny window, pulling back white curtains to reveal white blinds

For new homeowners, or those renovating existing houses, choosing window coverings can be a big decision, as well as a significant investment.

Some window furnishings become a fixed part of the house, whether internally or externally, meaning they can add value to your home. But this also means that your decision cannot be reversed easily!

Blinds and shutters remain 2 of the most popular window coverings for Australian houses and lifestyles, allowing plenty of natural light and airflow into your home. You may end up choosing a combination of the 2 – either way, there are a number of factors you need to consider when choosing the right types of blinds and shutters for your home.

Let’s look at some of the best-known types of both blinds and shutters, to help you make the right choice for your home, family and lifestyle.

Popular Blinds – A Style to Suit Every Home

Vertical Blinds

Cost effective and with an ease of functionality that is second to none, Modern vertical blinds

are ideal for windows and sliding doors. Privacy and light are easily controlled with chain or wand operation to rotate blades up to 180 degrees, and when opened, stack neatly to provide unobstructed views.

Roller Blinds

Contemporary design and practical versatility combine to make roller blinds

Australia’s number one choice in window coverings around the home. With renowned popularity, comes extensive design choice – with a variety of fabrics, motorisation and decorative options available to our customers.

Panel Glides

A contemporary alternative to vertical blinds, the clean and elegant lines of panel glides

are designed to complement the modern home. Some panel glides can be manufactured to open from the left, right or centre, making them the ideal solution for sliding doors, large windows or even as a room divider!

Roman Blinds

Designed with clean horizontal lines that fold neatly allowing open and uninhibited views, Roman blinds provide elegance and sophistication to any room. Manufactured with chain control as standard – no more long untidy cords!

Honey Cell Blinds

Simple and elegant, honey cell blinds are designed with unique cell air pockets that combine practical insulation qualities and an attractive modern aesthetic.


Achieve functionality at an affordable price with the 180 degree privacy and light control of Venetians.

Popular Shutters – Stylish and Secure

Clifton Shutters

Clifton shutters are a very popular Australian choice, with the option of either sliding, bi-fold, hinged or fixed doors.

Vogue Shutters

Choose from contemporary or traditional style with Vogue shutters. They are a durable and reliable window covering solution, to suit all styles of homes.

Sherwood Shutters

Sherwood shutters are made from premium Basswood timber for a great Australian look reflecting our outdoor lifestlyes.

Aluminium Shutters

An excellent choice if you’re looking for added security, aluminium shutters are strong and durable and perfect for exterior windows.

To get more of an idea about various styles of blinds and shutters, visit the Modern Blinds showroom at Southport. You can take a look at their huge range of window coverings and even get a free in-house measure and quote.

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