Quick tips for choosing outdoor blinds for your home.

External shade or patio blinds are designed to offer shade and protection from the weather and give users a higher level of privacy when entertaining outdoors.

Australian Outdoor Living’s range of outdoor blinds is state of the art and specifically designed to suit you and your home, giving you the freedom to enjoy the fresh air in comfort and style.

Purchasing outdoor blinds should be a one-time investment that can have long lasting benefits for you and your home.

In this post we provide a helpful guide to buying your new set of outdoor blinds.

A helpful guide to buying outdoor blinds - Quick Tips For Choosing Outdoor Blinds for Your Home, Australian Outdoor Living.
A helpful guide to buying outdoor blinds.

Choosing the material

Australian Outdoor Living’s outdoor blinds come in three different material options.

The first option is our clear and tinted café blinds, which come either in our Bella Crystal or Bella Bronze colours.

Outdoor café blinds give you protection from the weather while offering 100 per cent transparency.

They’ll provide you a clear, crisp view of your backyard.

Our Bella Crystal and Bella Bronze material is made from extruded PVC, which is the best on the market.

This ensures your blinds remain clearer for longer.

Next you have Australian Outdoor Living’s Bella Vista range of shade blinds.

The Bella Vista shade material, with its 2×2 weave, allows you to experience the view outside the blind in the comfort of the cool shade.

The Bella Vista also offers a moderate level of privacy looking in with uninterrupted views looking out.

Available in an array of colour options, the Bella Vista range is Australian made and designed to your specifications.

Lastly, we have our Bella Opaque blinds.

The Bella Opaque range offers all the benefits of the Bella Vista, only with more shade, more privacy and more protection from the harsh Australian elements.

With a high level of UV protection and a thicker weave, the Bella Opaque material will shield you from the harsh sunlight and provide shelter from the wind and rain.

A helpful guide to buying outdoor blinds - Choosing the Material, Australian Outdoor Living.  
Choosing the operating system for your outdoor blinds.

Choosing your operating system

Now that you’ve chosen your blind, you now have to think about how you might like to operate them.

At Australian Outdoor Living we offer either manual or automated operation systems.

The Classic gear tensioned blinds are incredibly popular among Australians.

This manually operated system allows for complete control of the blind tension, regulating your blinds and ensuring they remain taut at any height.

The simplicity of the Classic blinds is what makes them so popular.

They don’t feature any zips, pulleys or straps, and they don’t require electricity to operate!

All of this contributes to these blinds passing the test of time.

The Classic’s simplicity and wide colour range make it perfect for any home.


Our range of SmartTrack outdoor blinds is the latest in blinds innovation. Choose from a selection of three ways to operate your blinds. SmartTrack Connect comes with Smart Home features that allows you to operate your outdoor blinds with voice control.

Are you interested in a set of our quality outdoor blinds?

Australian Outdoor Living’s products are custom made to suit your particular specifications and needs – that’s why we offer a free measure and quote.

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