Blind is widely used by the new home owners and renovators, however you may wonder if you need blind itself? or mix match with other covering like plantation shutters and sheer curtains?
Here are some facts you may know to help you make decision or give your few inspirations

Here are most common materials used in the blinds industry regardless how its finished or stitched

Black out

Or Blockout which means that when it comes to the solid fabric of the blind itself, you cannot see through blackout blinds from outside at night, or during the day for that matter either. Blackout blinds then do provide privacy at night, and won’t let either light in or out, nor the sight of things best kept private.


Sunscreen blinds are made from a specially designed mesh fabric which lets in plenty of light, while protecting you from the sun’s glare and rays. Sunscreen blinds block out up to 95% of the sun’s harmful rays, which provides the bonus of being a great energy efficient blind.

Sunscreen blinds provide a great level of privacy as you can’t see into the room from outside, although they are not a block out fabric, meaning you can still see through them and maintain your outside view. However the opposite is true at night, sunscreen blinds do not provide privacy at night when the lights are on, so they are not ideal for bedrooms or bathrooms unless they are used with a block-out blind in a dual blind set-up.

Light Filtering

Or Translucent blinds which is made of a tightly woven material with no holes, meaning they provide a soft filtered light effect which is better for light control and in turn can enhance your room’s ambiance.

Light Filtering blinds impede the view from inside and outside, meaning you can’t see out of them, but you also can’t see through them from outside.

Translucent blinds are often used in kitchens, living rooms and dining rooms, as they provide good levels of privacy, but still offer a suitable amount of light.

Roller Blinds

Roller Blinds is very popular and suit for any budget and is most cost effective way to block the light, keep privacy or filter the sunlight. With matching fabric pelmet, you can cover the top tube easily. Motorization is optional to give you access to some hard to reach windows or door.

Panel Glides

Panel Glides Blinds offer a contemporary take on traditional window fashions. Featuring sleek lines and minimalistic design. Perfect for a large window, Panel Blinds are specially suited to large glazed areas, sliding and bi-fold doors. Panel Glide Blinds are crafted from flat fabric panels attached to a simple headrail track system that uses glider mounted carriers, which are trouble free and effortless to operate. Select from translucent, sunscreen or blockout fabrics to suit your light, heat and privacy requirements.

PVC/ Wood Venetian

Venetians are nothing new, and a bit outdated nowadays, but still have its own market as a great alternative for budget conscious customers wanting to achieve the look of Plantation Shutters. PVC Venetian is most common in the range as its a popular choice in high humidity environments, such as kitchens, bathrooms and heavy traffic areas, where a tougher finish is required. Our low maintenance slats are washable and fade resistant, without the issues encountered with natural wood.

Wood Venetian is coming with many stained color if you wish to match color like teak or brown of your existing wood window or furniture. It is aesthetically stylish and can be manufactured in both 50mm and a limited range of 63mm slats.

Aluminium Venetian

Aluminium Venetian Blind allows excellent control of light, ventilation and privacy at an affordable price point. Its not that popular due to small size of blade which make cleaning hard to do.

The best application we may see is to attach aluminium Venetian on the door or windows where other blinds are hard to install, The Aluminum Venetian is coming with 25mm blades and very light weight, and available in few netrual color : white, black, grey and creamy one.

Honeycomb Blinds

Honeycomb blinds also called Honeycell or cellular blind,Create a striking look with a combination of design and the exceptional structure, our either 25 or 28mm available in both blockout and light filtering. The Honeycell traps air within each cell, creating an effective insulation barrier.

The metallised lining within the blockout cells provides superior insulation, keeping the home warmer in Winter and cooler in Summer. With no visible holes this also makes this blind an ideal option where complete room darkening is required, such as bedrooms and theatre rooms.

The neutral colour palette of the light filtering blind adds a lovely ambience to your décor while still allowing light, privacy and insulation for your home.

Vertical Blinds

Vertical Blinds

Vertical Blinds used to be very popular due to its flexibility to control over your level of heat and privacy while regulating just the right amount of light into your room.

Its often to be seen in the old house ( + 10 years) , and loosing its market when sheers curtain and panel glides come up, the biggest disadvantages are cleaning and light leaking. So you may see its ideal for larger expanses of glass in the living areas like sliding door.

The panel glides is used as an alternatives of vertical blinds with much bigger size in terms of width of panels, and available in various color and fabrics.

Motorized Blinds

With optional moto to build into the tube of blind,you can open, close and stop the blind with buttons on a remote control. If you have multiple blinds in a same big. Room like living areas, simply use a multiple channels remote control to access all blinds Open and close together.

Motorized is ideal for high window where chain is hard to reach, or big room with many blinds.

To control. Most popular one is battery powered and rechargeable blind can last about 8 month, or we can always supply hard wired blind for a licensed electrician to make a plug for any power point.


Pelmet is to hide the curtain track, Roller Blind Tube, They also help with blackout in the room and act as an extra layer of insulation in front of the window to reduce heat loss in your home.

We can use our contemporary aluminium pelmet which is very light and simple design, or more bold designed mdf pelmet is available for more customized size.

With so many materials and types of blinds, plus plantation shutters or sheers curtains. You can easily get lost.

Talk to us for a free in-home measure and quote, we will advise you with our years experience.
We deal with interior designer all the time, you don’t have to pay extra to hire professionals, we will bring you with industry trends.
Room by room with orientation in the mind Doors and windows with access and function in consideration.
We give you solution of all windows across the home, and budget your pocket as well as lead time so you just enjoy perfect windows covering fully fitted by our in-house team.

AAA Plantation Shutters is a factory based retailer, with genuine local warranty. Our lead time is about 3 to 4 weeks regardless pvc plantation shutters or timber plantation shutters, living room plantation shuttersoutdoor plantation shutters, blinds or curtains, or mix matched. Our fast local production will make your project guaranteed installed within promised time frame.

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