What materials are used for roller blinds?

Roller blinds are one of most popular choices when it comes to having blinds installed and there are many reasons why that’s the case. Apart from being very affordable, they’re quick and easy to install, simple to operate and a good choice for just about any room in the house.

They’re also very versatile, with a wide range of looks, styles and different benefits to choose from depending on your taste, internal decor and how you’re planning to use the room in which you’ll be placing them.

In this article, we’re going to investigate some of the leading roller blind materials available to you when you order your roller blinds from Denton Blinds.

Blackout fabrics

The benefits of these blinds are easy to work out – the name tells you everything you need to know! If you’re easily disturbed by daylight creeping into your bedroom – and in summer, the sun is up as early as 5 o’clock – then blackout blinds will shut that light out and allow you to sleep until you’re good and ready to rise. 

In terms of the material itself, you also have a wide choice, as they can be made out of anything from PVC and polyester to vinyl laminated fibreglass and acrylic, depending on your budget.

And don’t think that having blackout blinds means that they have to be black in colour, because you have the same choice as with our other blinds.

Finally, shutting out the light isn’t the be-all and end-all of blackout blinds, because the thicker fabric that they’re made from means that they can also keep out more noise than the average blind. They’re also extremely thermally efficient, enabling rooms in which they are used to retain heat in winter and stay cool in summer. 

You can read more about the benefits of blackout blinds in our previous article.

Dimout fabrics

Unlike blackout blinds, the benefits of dimout blinds are not quite so readily apparent, but in many cases they’re actually very similar. It’s just that dimout blinds are translucent, so while you can’t make out the shape or detail of what’s on the other side, they do nevertheless allow some light through.

That makes them a good choice for living rooms and studies, where they’ll cut out glare on television and computer screens, or in the bedrooms of those who prefer to get up with the light rather than at a set time.

Unlike blackout blinds, the colour you choose for your dimout blinds will make a fairly significant difference to the amount of light in the room – basically, the lighter the colour, the more light is going to get through.

 Dimout blinds are generally made from polyester.

Patterned fabrics

If you’re looking to add something more than just a plain colour, patterned roller blinds allow you to create a more interesting look for the room in which you’re using them. Whether you want a bold pattern to create a focal point in the room or something more subtle to tie in the colours and style of the rest of your decor, you won’t find yourself short of attractive or imaginative options. 

From floral patterns to abstract shapes and from stripes and spots to checks and swirls, patterned fabrics offer something for every taste and every preference – just make sure you think about the effect the pattern you choose could have on the rest of the room. For example, go too big and bold and you may make the room feel smaller than it is, while garish colours and patterns may appeal in the short term but could quickly come to grate after a while.

Patterned blinds also come in a wide range of actual materials, so as well as finding the pattern that matches your design choice, you’ll also have no trouble finding one that matches your budget.

Plain fabrics

Of course, not everyone wants to make a statement with their roller blinds – unless the statement you’re trying to make is that simple can sometimes be just as stylish as something more complex.

A plain colour makes it a lot easier to blend your blinds in with the surrounding decor if you’re not confident about your design skills, and there should be plenty to match with, whether that’s other soft furnishings such as cushions and bedding or the more permanent colours to be found in your walls and flooring.

And once you know the colour you want, then chances are that you’ll be able to find a roller blind to match! 

Whatever you want to achieve with the roller blinds in your home, here at Denton Blinds, we can help with one of the biggest ranges available in the Burton upon Trent, Tamworth and Ashby de la Zouch areas.

Find out more or arrange a free home consultation and measuring service by getting in touch with our friendly team today.