The Ultimate Guide To Blinds

There are a lot of things to consider when looking for that perfect blind so that’s why we have the ultimate guide to blinds to guide you through the process.

Blinds are both a functional and stylish addition to your home. With the types of blinds continuing to grow it can be confusing and difficult to find out what will work for you and your home. The first things to consider are:

Window type and measurements

To ensure that your blinds fit perfectly, it is essential to take accurate measurements of your windows before making a purchase. Be accurate with your measurements, ensuring that you measure both the height and width of each window you wish to fit a blind to. This will enable you to select blinds that fit perfectly.

But with FAKRO roof windows, you can put down the tape measure as the size you need is on the metal ID plate (located on the right-hand side of the sash).


What lighting control are you looking to get out of your blinds? Is it in a room where you need complete darkness at times? This will help you determine what sort of material you have to pick from as if you need blackout blinds this limits your choices in terms of materials. Another thing you need to think about is how much you want to be able to control the light - will open and close work or do you need to be able to slightly open them?

The Ultimate Guide To Blinds


When considering which type of blind to purchase for a specific window, it's important to first identify the window's location. If the window faces east, it will receive direct sunlight in the morning, while a west-facing window will receive direct sunlight in the evening. It's also crucial to consider if the room will be in use during these peak sun times and if you want to reduce the amount of heat and glare from the sun during the summer months.


Are you choosing blinds for a bedroom or bathroom? It's important to consider the level of privacy you need for your space. Do people have a direct line of sight into your room from outside? If so, selecting the right blind is crucial to ensure your privacy. If your window faces a busy street, you may not want strangers to be able to see into your room. On the other hand, if your window faces a neighbour’s home, you may want to choose a blind that allows you to control how much they can see. By selecting the correct blind, you can create a comfortable and secure living environment while also maintaining your privacy.

The FAKRO blackout blind is perfect for completely blocking out the outside world, whereas the roller blind gives you some privacy inside while still letting in some daylight.

The Ultimate Guide To Blinds


The material of the blinds can affect the overall look and feel of the room. For example, wooden blinds provide a warm and natural feel, while metal blinds give a modern and sleek look. Consider the durability, ease of cleaning, and maintenance when choosing the material of the blinds.


What aesthetic is the room? Do you need your blind to fit a certain style? Blinds are a significant part of the room's decor, and the colour and style you choose can have a significant impact on the overall look and feel of the room. Neutral colours such as white and beige are versatile and blend well with any decor. Bold colours and patterns can add a pop of colour and personality to the room.

Some materials are only available in certain colours which is important to think about if you are going for something bold and bright.

Special Features

Our range of blinds have a variety of special features that may influence your decision. Our external window shutters can come fitted with sensors, so they automatically close with a high quantity of sunlight to reduce the room overheating. Or they can be fitted with sensors that detect when it is raining which closes your windows automatically.

We also have a range of Z-wave blinds that come fitted with a system that lets you electrically close and open your windows and blinds with a touch of a button.

Our Blind Types and Their Benefits:


  • Venetian - These are made of horizontal slats that can be adjusted to control light and privacy.
  • Roller - These are made of a single piece of fabric that rolls up or down to control light and privacy. Available in a wide range of colours.
  • Roller – Z wave – This range of roller blind can be controlled by a wall switch or remote control to electrically open and close the blinds.
  • Roller – Blackout – Control the power of the sun and keep your room in complete darkness all day long.
  • Pleated Blinds - Provides a soft, diffused level of light in the room. They can come in many colours to match any interior design.
  • Insect Screens – Leave your window open and feel the fresh air without the fear of any unwanted visitors.


  • Awning – This blind provides you with optimum protection from overheating while at the same time providing an external view. It will reflect the sun’s rays before they can reach the glass helping to minimise temperatures, reflective glare and the harmful effects of sunlight.
  • Roller Shutters – Placed on the outside of your window and controlled by remote control, what could be better!
  • Awning – Z wave – All the features of the Awning and more! Sensors and electric control to fully reduce overheating and over exposure.


Professional installation ensures that the blinds are installed correctly and function properly. Professional installers can also offer advice on the best placement of the blinds and help you choose the right type of blinds for your windows. Speak to our team today to find out which blind will best fit your FAKRO roof window.