How To Choose The Right Blinds For Your Home

When it comes to choosing the right blinds for your home, it’s important to choose blinds that not only look great with your interior but also give you the features you need. In this guide, we share our top recommendations and tips on choosing the perfect fit blinds for your windows, so you can go ahead and pick the perfect blinds to accessorise your home with.


Where Do I Begin?


Whether you need blinds to block out the light, help you to manage the heat in your home or give you privacy, there are three main factors that will help you decide which blinds you should purchase.

 

Functionality

When it comes to choosing blinds functionality is important. Once you know what you need your blind to do, it will be so much easier to select the right blind for your home. Lucky for you, our blinds range has a whole host of options, depending on the feature that’s most important to you. So you can find practical blinds, whatever your needs are.

From blackout blinds for total exclusion, or moisture resistant features for windows that are close to sinks or even solar control fabric, which allows you to control light and heat in your home.



Looks

We all have different taste when it comes to aesthetics, so the look of your blind comes down to your personal preference. Our website allows you to browse through the various types of blinds seamlessly and filter by pattern or colour preference, allowing you to locate your ideal blinds efficiently.



Budget

Although everyone has a budget when shopping for blinds and home decor, we make sure you don’t have to compromise on quality. All of our blinds are made using the highest quality fabrics and components to ensure they last you for years to come.

Whether you have a smaller budget for a quick solution or a larger budget as part of your home renovation project, we have a variety of window coverings to suit all budgets.

Living room with big bare windows

 

Which Blinds For Which Room?

If you already know which room you need your blinds for, that’s great! We’ve created dedicated sections so all you have to do is choose one of the options below and get browsing.


The Benefits Of Swift Direct Blinds



Roller Blinds

  • Available in blackout, Pollergen, moisture-resistant, waterproof, thermal and solar control fabrics.
  • Versatile in terms of designs, colours and fabric texture.
  • Electric roller blinds option available.
  • Great fit for any room in your home.
  • Prices start at £7.42

Grey blackout roller blinds in large living room windows



Wooden blinds

  • Offer flexible light and privacy control.
  • Options for all budgets and rooms.
  • Real and faux options depending on room and budget requirements.
  • Prices start at £8.99.

Close up of real wood white wooden blinds in a study room
 


Venetian blinds

  • Offer flexible light and privacy control.
  • Wide range of colours to choose from.
  • Lightweight and robust option.
  • Options for all budgets and rooms.
  • Prices start at £7.99.

Close up of white aluminum venetian blinds in a kitchen window

 

Vertical blinds

  • Offer flexible light and privacy control.
  • Available in blackout, Pollergen, moisture-resistant, waterproof, thermal and solar control fabrics.
  • Wide range of designs and colours to choose from.
  • Options to suit any budget and room.
  • Great for large windows and doors.
  • Prices start at £8.74.

Close up of plain green vertical blinds in patio door

 

Roman blinds

  • Available with different linings.
  • Wide range of designs and colours and fabric textures to choose from.
  • Great for adding luxurious looks and feel to an interior.
  • Suitable for bedrooms, living rooms, hallways and dining rooms.
  • Prices start at £14.99

Plain green roman blinds in kitchen window

 

Perfect Fit Blinds

  • Designed for UPVC windows and doors.
  • Can be made with roller, venetian and pleated bind fabric.
  • Wide range of designs and colours and fabric textures to choose from.
  • Flexible light and privacy control.
  • Slightly more expensive than other blind types.
  • Prices start at £17.50
Close up of blue perfect fit roller blinds in conservatory windows

 

Curtains

  • Available with different linings.
  • Wide range of designs and colours and fabric textures to choose from.
  • Great for adding luxurious looks and feel to an interior.
  • Suitable for bedrooms, living rooms, hallways and dining rooms.
  • Prices start at £17.82
Full length patterned blue curtains in a dining room

 

Shutters

  • Offer flexible light and privacy control.
  • More expensive than other blind types.
  • Suitable for any room.
  • Real and faux options depending on feature and budget requirements.
  • Offer increased safety and insulation.
  • Prices start at £58.99
Full height white shutters in big bedroom windows

 

Measuring and Fitting Your Blinds

All of our blinds are made so they are easy to measure for and fit in your home. We provide all the measuring and fitting guides and in your preferred format, whether it is digital or printed instructions or an instructional video.
 
If you are unsure how to measure your window and ensure you are ordering the right size, you can read our helpful guide. Likewise, when it comes to fitting your blinds, you will receive all the information you need to correctly fit your new Swift Direct Blinds.

 

Shop Blinds By Room

 
 
 

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