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
  • Award Winner 2022
  • 2021
4.9 from 841 reviews

Featured review: I have honestly told at least 10 people this week to get onto DIYBlinds for their window coverings. We have used them twice now, first time for plantation shutters, and recently for roller blinds + sheer curtains. The website is incredibly easy to use - all of the product information and options are at your finger tips, as well as videos to help you measure if needed. For expert advice you can speak to one of the team, which I did for the blinds + sheers as it was a massive window (4.4m) and I wanted to make absolutely sure I had everything correct! Emily is fantastic, btw :) Our order arrived earlier than we anticipated. Install of the shutters is painless. Rollers + sheers took longer than we anticipated but it's purely down to the size (and if you don't already have a stud-finder go buy one!). Incredible quality and value for money. Love them!

Top quality products
Organised communication from staff
Competitive prices
  • Product Quality
    4.9 (545)
  • Return Claim MadeYes (6) · No (497)
  • Warranty Claim MadeYes (12) · No (522)

Best Blind & Shutter Shop

DIYblinds.com.au
  • Award Winner 2022
  • 2021
4.9 from 841 reviews

DIYBlinds.com.au delivers their blinds, shutters and curtains directly to your home, conveniently removing the need for a salesperson or travelling to a showroom.

Top quality products
Organised communication from staff
Competitive prices
  • Product Quality
    4.9 (545)
  • Return Claim MadeYes (6) · No (497)
  • Warranty Claim MadeYes (12) · No (522)
2nd Best Blind & Shutter Shop
Buy Blinds Online
  • Award Winner 2021
5.0 from 537 reviews

Blinds Online have been making made-to-measure blinds for over 45 years, with all blinds purchased covered by a lifetime warranty.

Easy to fit blinds
Quick delivery time
Great customer service
  • Product Quality
    5.0 (439)
  • Return Claim MadeYes (5) · No (435)
  • Warranty Claim MadeYes (1) · No (433)
3rd Best Blind & Shutter Shop
The Shutters Department
  • Award Winner 2022
4.9 from 719 reviews

The Shutters Department specialises in selling DIY plantation shutters, which are water-resistant and also add insulation to your home.

Well constructed shutters
Easy DIY installation
Friendly and efficient customer service
  • Product Quality
    4.9 (584)
  • Return Claim MadeYes (4) · No (575)
  • Warranty Claim MadeYes (8) · No (587)
Dynamic Home Enhancements

Dynamic Home Enhancements

 · includes 4 listings
4.9 from 1,295 reviews

Those needing a bit of home improvements done can count on Dynamic Home Enhancements, a company that sells and installs a range of blinds and shutters, as well as performs roof restorations.

Great service from start to finish
Durable, high quality products
Timely installation
  • Product Quality
    4.9 (905)
  • Return Claim MadeYes (2) · No (275)
  • Warranty Claim MadeYes (3) · No (275)
Tuiss Blinds Online
  • Award Winner 2022
4.8 from 4,930 reviews

With a simple to navigate website, a wide range of blinds, shutters, and curtains, and fast delivery times, Tuiss Blinds Online makes it fuss-free to give your windows and doors a makeover.

Excellent customer support
Easy to install blinds
Great value for money
  • Product Quality
    4.9 (2,618)
  • Return Claim MadeYes (17) · No (2,629)
  • Warranty Claim MadeYes (20) · No (2,634)
iseekblinds
4.8 from 585 reviews

Latest review: Its the second times i ordered blinds from iseekblinds. 6 years ago the quality n price were great, even now the service, quality, time-delivery everything is still perfect as it was years ago. I

  • Product Quality
    4.9 (249)
  • Return Claim MadeYes (1) · No (233)
  • Warranty Claim MadeYes (7) · No (240)
My Direct Blinds
4.9 from 271 reviews

Latest review: We ordered a total of 8 plantation shutters, 5 timber and 3 PVC. We had quotes for these from others that were well over $10000 more than my blinds direct. Blinds took 11 weeks to get to us, which we

  • Product Quality
    5.0 (223)
  • Return Claim MadeYes (4) · No (209)
  • Warranty Claim MadeYes (0) · No (223)
Veneta Blinds
4.8 from 472 reviews

Latest review: I found Veneta by a random Google, and the initial impression of the website was very positive: practical, clear directions for measuring, and they immediately send out free samples for colour. And

  • Product Quality
    4.8 (124)
  • Return Claim MadeYes (10) · No (121)
  • Warranty Claim MadeYes (10) · No (119)
Westral
  • Award Winner 2022
  • 2021
4.8 from 1,784 reviews

Latest review: Love the shutters, Tony was very easy to deal with and friendly and very

  • Product Quality
    4.9 (900)
  • Return Claim MadeYes (10) · No (876)
  • Warranty Claim MadeYes (15) · No (884)
No Bull Blinds
4.9 from 226 reviews

Latest review: I used No Bull blinds 6 years ago in Brisbane and the blinds there are still as amazing as when they were installed. I was very impressed with Gareth the installer, and the companies customer

  • Product Quality
    4.9 (82)
  • Return Claim MadeYes (2) · No (84)
  • Warranty Claim MadeYes (1) · No (84)
Open N Shut
  • Award Winner 2022
4.9 from 169 reviews

Latest review: I had two roller shutters installed from quote to installation great service highly recommend them and also a security door which is very good thanks open n

  • Product Quality
    4.9 (133)
  • Return Claim MadeYes (0) · No (141)
  • Warranty Claim MadeYes (4) · No (138)
Factory Direct Shutters, Awnings & Blinds
  • Award Winner 2022
4.7 from 419 reviews

Factory Direct Shutters, Awnings & Blinds sell a wide range of quality blinds and awnings for homes, businesses and offices.

Outstanding customer service
Mobile showroom
Affordable prices
  • Product Quality
    4.9 (343)
  • Return Claim MadeYes (1) · No (334)
  • Warranty Claim MadeYes (7) · No (348)
ABC Blinds and Awnings
  • Award Winner 2022
4.6 from 1,500 reviews

Latest review: The cord of our large vertisheers had come loose and we were unable to open or close the curtains fully. We had also noticed the traction was increasing when trying to open or close our other

  • Product Quality
    4.7 (701)
  • Return Claim MadeYes (40) · No (703)
  • Warranty Claim MadeYes (45) · No (732)
The Blind Factory

The Blind Factory

 · includes 3 listings
4.7 from 461 reviews

Latest review: The Blind Factory, quick to take your money but they blind side you when it comes to service. The blinds were measured wrong and had to go back, 4 weeks later we are still waiting. Blinds ordered 4

  • Product Quality
    4.8 (149)
  • Return Claim MadeYes (2) · No (170)
  • Warranty Claim MadeYes (6) · No (167)
OzShut
4.6 from 1,579 reviews

Latest review: Excellent colour match to house for a seemless finish. Job was completed with friendly staff. Second time we have used company to put roller doors on our house. Would recommend to family and

  • Product Quality
    4.8 (694)
  • Return Claim MadeYes (11) · No (670)
  • Warranty Claim MadeYes (36) · No (660)
Lovelight
4.8 from 171 reviews

Latest review: Well I can honestly say that after an initial issue with delayed installation etc, Jason and his team have restored faith in customer service and turned my whole thinking around. Seems the issue/s

  • Product Quality
    4.9 (87)
  • Return Claim MadeYes (0) · No (94)
  • Warranty Claim MadeYes (3) · No (91)
Half Price Blinds
4.6 from 867 reviews

Latest review: I would 100% recommend Half Price Blinds. The service we have received has been absolutely outstanding. Even 2 years after our original purchase they have helped us with replacement parts. I couldn’t

  • Product Quality
    4.6 (375)
  • Return Claim MadeYes (17) · No (359)
  • Warranty Claim MadeYes (14) · No (380)
Watson Blinds & Awnings
  • Award Winner 2022

Watson Blinds & Awnings

 · includes 2 listings
4.7 from 349 reviews

Latest review: I was really impressed with Watsons throughout the whole process. I was provided with expert advice and a range of options and revived my quote instantly. I felt completely informed in my decision.

  • Product Quality
    4.8 (284)
  • Return Claim MadeYes (7) · No (301)
  • Warranty Claim MadeYes (11) · No (299)
Titan Shutters
5.0 from 104 reviews

Latest review: Titan was great with communication from signing contract to installation. Production and Installation happened in a timely manor! The team that carried out installation were great! We are extremely

  • Product Quality
    5.0 (89)
  • Return Claim MadeYes (0) · No (92)
  • Warranty Claim MadeYes (0) · No (91)
Curtain World
4.7 from 386 reviews

Latest review: Friendly staff, easy process, priced well, great products, looks amazing, good schedule timing, wouldn’t change a t

  • Product Quality
    4.8 (300)
  • Return Claim MadeYes (2) · No (303)
  • Warranty Claim MadeYes (4) · No (310)
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DIYblinds.com.au
  • Award Winner 2022
  • 2021
4.9 from 841 reviews

Featured review: I have honestly told at least 10 people this week to get onto DIYBlinds for their window coverings. We have used them twice now, first time for plantation shutters, and recently for roller blinds + sheer curtains. The website is incredibly easy to use - all of the product information and options are at your finger tips, as well as videos to help you measure if needed. For expert advice you can speak to one of the team, which I did for the blinds + sheers as it was a massive window (4.4m) and I wanted to make absolutely sure I had everything correct! Emily is fantastic, btw :) Our order arrived earlier than we anticipated. Install of the shutters is painless. Rollers + sheers took longer than we anticipated but it's purely down to the size (and if you don't already have a stud-finder go buy one!). Incredible quality and value for money. Love them!

Top quality products
Organised communication from staff
Competitive prices
  • Product Quality
    4.9 (545)
  • Return Claim MadeYes (6) · No (497)
  • Warranty Claim MadeYes (12) · No (522)
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What is the difference between blinds and shutters?

White Venetian blinds letting in light into a home office.

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.