Best Blind & Shutter Shops

Without knowing the difference between roller shades, plantation shutters, and every other type of window covering on the market, you may as well be flying blind. We’ve got some tips for when you shop for blinds and shutters, so that you can find some that are both stylish and functional. Continue reading...

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DIYblinds.com.au
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Buy Blinds Online

Buy Blinds Online

5.0  (640) Summary
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Kylie
Kylie
 
Excellent Product. Exception Service. Highly recommendI received my blind order quickly and have put them up. I am so happy with them. Installation was easy. They look fantastic. And the quality is exceptional. During the purchasing process, the sales staff were helpful with my queries and their suggestions to ensure that my blinds and tracks would suit the decor of my home. Show details
The Shutters Department

The Shutters Department

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Joanne
JoanneQLDSouth East Queensland, QLD2 posts
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Great customer service & great productProcess was easy, Shutters Dept have great customer service and communication all the way through. Installation was easy for hubby who has DIY experience, also finished off with gap filler so it looks like a professional job!
Very happy and will be using Shutters Dept again. Show details
Tuiss Blinds Online

Tuiss Blinds Online 🏆 2024

4.8  (6,146) Summary
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Antoinette
AntoinetteAU3 posts
 
Outdoor blindsAbsolutely love the new outdoor blinds. Great fit, easy to assemble and look great. Will be ordering a couple more. Show details
Dynamic Home Enhancements

Dynamic Home Enhancements 🏆 2024

4.8  (1,924) Summary
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Rebecca B.
Rebecca B.QLDCentral Queensland, QLD
  QLD, Cairns
My Direct Blinds

My Direct Blinds

4.9  (372) Summary
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Julie
Julie2 posts
 
Huge Improvement!I love the shutters, they provide a huge improvement to the entrance compared to what was installed previously. The ordering and installation processes were easy and the value for money is exceptional. Show details
iseekblinds

iseekblinds

4.8  (629) Summary
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Mel from WA
Mel from WA
 
Open N Shut

Open N Shut

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Dawn D.
Dawn D.
 
Shutter reviewHighly recommend Open n Shut, Kate the consultant is professional, friendly ,helpful and knowledgeable about what suitable shutters we required. Installed shutters by Darren who was very efficient and professional,the team offer a 5 star service and we have recommended them to our neighbours and friends. Show details ·  1
Westral

Westral

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Remo D.
Remo D.WAPerth, WA
  Fair Incentive
Amazing product and great serviceOur installer Tony was helpful, friendly and efficient. Tony was a wealth of information and always courteous. The shutters are just what we ordered and easy to use.
We would use Westral again and highly recommend their products and services. Show details
Veneta Blinds

Veneta Blinds

4.8  (478) Summary
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Miranda
MirandaBrisbane9 posts
 
No Bull Blinds

No Bull Blinds

4.9  (240) Summary
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LAURIN M.
LAURIN M.NSWSydney, NSW
 
Great serviceGreat service. Nothing is too hard. Highly recommend you won’t be disappointed. Show details
Watson Blinds & Awnings

Watson Blinds & Awnings

4.8  (651) Summary
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Alex D.
Alex D.
  ACT, Canberra
Excellent, fast, great priceSuper happy with Watsons Blinds. Got them to supply and install some internal window blinds for us in a new self contained studio we’ve built. Really competitive price, excellent service and the blinds are amazing. Show details
The Blind Factory

The Blind Factory

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Samantha
Samantha
  Verified VIC, Melbourne
Titan Shutters

Titan Shutters

4.9  (160) Summary
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Jenny
JennyVICGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC3 posts
 
Fantastic service and productFantastic service from onsite quote visit to final install. Quick turnaround. Reasonable pricing for the product considering it was bespoke size for our large window, install and cost for electrician.
Communication with Chad in the office has been a seamless experience. I would not hesitate to recommend Titan Shutters to family and friends
Curtain & Blind Co.

Curtain & Blind Co.

4.9  (142) Summary
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Renee
Renee
 
Beautiful curtainsCurtain is beautiful, third time we’ve ordered curtains from this company. So easy to install. Show details ·  1
OzShut

OzShut 🏆 2024

4.7  (2,074) Summary
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Pat
PatWAPerth, WA2 posts
 
ShuttersThanks oz shut we love the front shutters they were very quick to get the job done I would recommend anyone to them thanks again Show details
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Kevin JQLDSouth East Queensland, QLD6 posts
  Sunshine Coast
Good people to do business withPurchased 19 Dec 23 installed 20 Feb 24. Happy with the awning, it looks good, it compliments the house well, and does the job against the direct morning sun. Professional and pleasant people to deal with and would recommend Factory Direct to friends and family. Show details
Curtain World

Curtain World

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Kate
KateWAPerth, WA
 
Linen sheers, perfect finishing touch to the houseFantastic service from quote to installation and a minor adjustment, nothing was too much trouble and the colour and weight of the fabric is absolutely perfect. Could not be happier. Angela and Hamed were fantastic! Show details ·  1
ABC Blinds and Awnings

ABC Blinds and Awnings

4.6  (1,826) Summary
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Norine C
Norine CWAPerth, WA
 
Lovelight

Lovelight

4.8  (176) Summary
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Paul Yeung
Paul Yeung2 posts
 
Well done Lovelight team!Built with Simmonds and there was a minor problem with one of my roller blinds. Their maintenance team called out Love light and I got a hold of Lloyd. Great bloke, on time, great communication and was able to sort my issue with no fuss. Well deserved 5 star. Show details
Half Price Blinds

Half Price Blinds

4.6  (1,017) Summary
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Ranger16
Ranger16NSWHunter Region, NSW2 posts
 
Half Price Blinds
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Empire Window Furnishings

Empire Window Furnishings 🏆 2024

4.6  (487) Summary
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Victoria R.
Victoria R.3 posts
 
Queensland Blinds and Awnings

Queensland Blinds and Awnings

4.9  (92) Summary
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Philip
PhilipQLDSouth East Queensland, QLD2 posts
  Verified
Faultless service and qualityEverything went smoothly from start to finish - advice, quote, install, and you can see the quality of the product. Excellent. Show details ·  1
AAA Plantation Shutters

AAA Plantation Shutters

5.0  (85) Summary
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BARBARA
BARBARAVICGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC
 
Screen and Blind Master

Screen and Blind Master

5.0  (81) Summary
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Dan
DanQLDSouth East Queensland, QLD5 posts
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Absolutely amazingLuther does a fantastic job of installing and suggesting the best and cost effective solution. I could not fault him or the Business. Highly recommend!! Show details
Super Blinds Mart

Super Blinds Mart

4.9  (95) Summary
Nick
NickWAPerth, WA
 
good valueGood service. I wasn't sure of the colour as it didn't show up well on my screen. I made a note when ordering and the guy rang within half an hour to clarify. The first time I ordered I got the blind in about ten days. The second time I ordered it was about three days. Show details
Into Blinds

Into Blinds

4.5  (1,969) Summary
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Anton F.
Anton F.VICGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC2 posts
  Thomastown Showroom
Excellent customer care especially by Dominique from Into blindsThanks to into blinds and especially to Dominique Valente!! For the excellent customer care, I simply have no words to describe the kindness and care. Thank you so much Dominique for you impressive support. Show details
Royal Crest Blinds

Royal Crest Blinds

5.0  (74) Summary
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Leigh
Leigh
 
Nu-Style Shutters

Nu-Style Shutters

4.7  (130) Summary
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Gjbryze U.
Gjbryze U.WAPerth, WA
 
Franklyn Blinds

Franklyn Blinds

4.5  (475) Summary
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jan r
jan rForster33 posts
  Gold Coast
Fast serviceFast reliable friendly service with friendly personnel willing to help Show details ·  2
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White Venetian blinds letting in light into a home office.

What is the difference between blinds and shutters?

With the terms often used interchangeably, it’s easy to get confused between the two - but the main difference between blinds and shutters is how they’re fitted to a window.

Blinds are attached above or to the inside of the window recess. They’re more popular than shutters as they’re widely available and more affordable.

Pros
Wide variety of styles and designs available, so easier to find some that suit your home.
Affordable.
Can be made in a range of materials suited for all room and window types.
Easily adjustable to give you as much light or shade that you want.
Have options for blackout and insulation, giving you more control over conditions in your room or home.
Cons
Not as hard-wearing as shutters so will need more frequent repair or replacement.
Need more cleaning and maintenance than shutters.
Some fabric blinds can be damaged by UV rays or excess moisture.

Shutters are fitted to the window frame itself, giving them a more sturdy structure.

Pros
Hard-wearing, as they’re attached to the frame.
Don’t require cords or chains, so are kid-friendly.
Low maintenance.
Provide excellent insulation.
Available in a variety of materials, including PVC, wood, and faux wood.
Different sections can be operated independently, giving you a lot of control over light, privacy, and ventilation.
Cons
More expensive than blinds.
Take up more window space as they’re attached to the frame rather than in the recess.
Can be heavy, and therefore unsuitable for some types of windows.
Trickier and more time-consuming to install.
A close up of white Venetian blinds.
Venetian blinds.
White plantation blinds in a light-filled bedroom.
Plantation shutters.

Types of blinds and shutters

With so many types of shutters and blinds on the market, it’s useful to know a bit about all of them before you start shopping.

Venetian blinds

These are probably what comes to mind when you think of conventional blinds. Venetian blinds have horizontal slats that can be tilted with a wand and raised or lowered with a cord. They’re easy to adjust, making them great for controlling the level of privacy and light you want to let in.

Roller blinds

Roller blinds, or Holland blinds, are blinds where the fabric is rolled horizontally around a casing that’s attached above the window, usually on the window frame. They’re simple to roll up and down, making them practical for windows that are used frequently, such as sliding doors.

These window blinds have a more contemporary, sleek look to them, which is why they tend to suit the homes of those with a preference for more modern decor.

White roller blinds covering sliding doors in a lounge room.

Honeycomb blinds

Used all around the house, honeycomb blinds, also referred to as cellular blinds, have horizontal rows of air pockets which help retain heat during colder months and keep it out in the summer. This might mean more savings for you if it results in spending less on heating and air conditioning.

Plantation shutters

Plantation shutters have louvers or slats fixed to the window frame, and are available in different widths to suit windows of all sizes. When they’re open, they let in a lot of natural light and air, but when closed, they provide complete privacy.

These window shutters can be bought in a range of colours, designs, and materials to suit any kind of home, however aluminium is often used for its strength, rust resistance, and easy maintenance.

Vertical blinds

Vertical blinds are practical, affordable, and are used as sliding door blinds because they enable easy access - but they’re also commonly used for windows in both homes and office spaces. They’re also simple to customise to fit over almost any window size.

White vertical blinds covering large windows in a lounge room.

Blackout blinds

With the ability to block out up to 100% of light in a room, blackout or blockout blinds are fabric shades that are often chosen for bedrooms, home theatres, and any room that’s exposed to a lot of heat. However, they’re usually more pricey than other blind types.

Roman blinds

Roman blinds have wide pleats that fold flat when you raise them using a cord, and are popular in lounge and dining areas, as they look a little more dressy than other blind types.

Beige Roman blinds in a lounge room.
Roman blinds.
A view from the exterior of a home where zebra blinds are used in the front window.
Zebra blinds.

Other types of blinds

  • Zebra blinds: Zebra blinds are a type of roller blind that’s made of fabric alternating between bands of blackout fabric and translucent bands. These are double-layered, letting you control the amount of lighting and privacy you want depending on how you align the bands.
  • Sunscreen blinds: These are roller blinds that are made of a mesh fabric that lets in lots of natural light while still protecting you from the glare and rays of the sun.
  • Awnings: This is a sheet of material that’s fixed to the exterior of your home, usually above a door or window. Many blind and shutter shops will also sell these.
  • Motorised blinds: You can also find motorised versions of a lot of blinds and shutters on the market. These electric blinds open and close quietly with just the touch of a button.

Other things to consider when you shop

Your window type

Different blind and shutter styles open and close in different ways, which is why the blinds and shutters that will be well-suited to you will likely be limited by the type of window you’re shopping for. For example, those with a sliding door often opt for roller blinds, as they’re easy to use and roll up.

You should also consider how easy it is to access the cord or wand that controls the blinds or shutters - a higher up window may need a longer cord than usual.

Whip the tape measure out

Knowing the sizes of your windows will help ensure you take home a product that’s fit for your home. Measure where you want the blind or shutter to be, so if you’re looking for inside-mount blinds, don’t include the window frame in your measurements - and vice versa.

Go to any blinds shop you visit with measurements ready so that sales staff can better help you sift through their wares.

Material

The materials that are suitable for your windows often depend on what type of room the window is in and where it’s situated.

For example, kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms all get a lot of moisture, so you should look at materials and fabrics that suit this. PVC Venetian blinds and aluminium blinds are more water-resistant and thus better suited to these rooms compared to fabric blinds or timber Venetian blinds.

Ask when you shop; retailers often sell blinds that are specifically designed for these “wet” zones.

Outdoor blinds

If you want to minimise the amount of light getting in, you may want to consider outdoor-mounted blinds. This is because streams of light often come in on either side of indoor blinds due to the space required to accommodate brackets.

These external blinds offer better insulation and privacy, but unless you install automatic blinds that you can set to open and close at the same time each day, you’ll have to go outside to close them.

For an exterior space, such as a deck, you can also find patio blinds or outdoor roller blinds to provide some extra shade. Cafe blinds, which are translucent, are also used for patios where people want light and protection from the elements.

Privacy and light control

Depending on your own personal preferences on light and privacy and the position of your room, you may want to consider getting blinds or shutters that address your specific needs.

Fabric blockout blinds are popular with bedrooms, as they help ensure you have a dark room to get a good night’s sleep in.

Safety

If you’ve got kids running around, you might want to consider cordless blind options, as cords are a strangulation hazard.

Cleaning and maintenance

Blinds and shutters can attract a lot of dust. If you opt for fabric shades, then you may also need to lightly vacuum or spot clean the material from time to time.

Ask the salesperson exactly what maintenance is needed for the blinds or shutters you’re considering. Some materials are prone to degradation - wooden blinds, for example, will rot over time when exposed to water.

How much do blinds cost?

The cost of your blinds or shutters will depend on what you choose and how much window space you want to cover. Have a budget ready so that a salesperson doesn’t unnecessarily show you options that you don’t want to splurge on.

Blinds and shutters aren’t small purchases - it’s a good idea to get at least a 2-year warranty for extra peace of mind.

The bottom line

Whether you’re shopping in-store or buying blinds online, knowing what to look for can help you find the right window shades that are easy to use, give you the level of light and privacy you want, and enhance the style of your home.

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