How to select the perfect set of outdoor blinds

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Let Australian Outdoor Living help you select a perfect set of outdoor blinds. 

We understand that choosing a set of outdoor blinds can be a bit of a headache.

It can be even more exhausting when companies bombard you with words and phrases you don’t understand.

Thankfully, the friendly folk at Australian Outdoor Living have come to the rescue with this handy guide to selecting a set of outdoor blinds.

We’ll take you through the ins and outs of our blinds, and by the end you’ll (hopefully) have a great understanding of what products we offer!

The choices

There are essentially three things for you to think about: the material of the blind, how you want to operate the blind, and the colour of the blind.


To put it simply, we offer four types of material: Bella Opaque, Bella Vista, Bella Bronze and Bella Crystal.

The materials range from dense to transparent, so you’ll be faced with deciding how much privacy you’d like your outdoor blinds to provide.

Bella Opaque and Bella Vista

Our dense Bella Opaque and Bella Vista material is perfect for adding privacy to an outdoor space.

The best part is they won’t just shelter you from the sun; they’ll shelter you from the prying eyes of your nosy neighbours as well!

These form our ‘shade blinds’ range, because they’re perfect for those sunny afternoons.

How to select the perfect set of outdoor blinds - Bella Opaque and Bella Vista, Australian Outdoor Living.
Our Bella Opaque and Bella Vista outdoor blinds will complement any outdoor area.
Bella Bronze and Bella Crystal

On the more transparent end of the spectrum, we offer our premium clear and tinted café blinds.

The Bella Bronze and Bella Crystal range offer either a tinted or completely see-through barrier against the weather.

Your neighbours will be able to see what you’re doing, but you’ll still be able to appreciate the view from your backyard.

An important thing to remember is that both of these choices are only available in the Classic operation system – you can read about that in the next section.

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Bella Crystal and Bella Bronze outdoor blinds are perfect if you don’t want to lose your view.

Operation system

We offer different types of operation system at Australian Outdoor Living: the Classic system, and the SmartTrack series.

All choices come with their advantages, so we’re able to guarantee that we have something for everyone.


Our Classic operation system is the traditional and original way to operate your outdoor blinds.

A manually-operated system, the user must turn a crank to raise and lower the blind.

It’s simple, it comes in a wide range of colours, and it’s the most cost-effective operation system on the market.

Our Classic system is available in all four of our materials, making it the most versatile operating system.

How to select the perfect set of outdoor blinds - Classic Operating System, Australian Outdoor Living.
Raise and lower your Classic and SmartTrack Signature outdoor blinds

The new SmartTrack range of outdoor blinds is the latest in blinds innovation.

SmartTrack outdoor blinds give you the ability to control your outdoor area via either your smartphone of your voice.

Download the app and program your blinds to raise and lower themselves according to the time of day. Alternatively, you can connect them to a Smart Home device such as Google Home or Amazon Alexa and operate them via voice control.

SmartTrack is truly the future of outdoor blinds!

How to select the perfect set of outdoor blinds - Motion Operating System, Australian Outdoor Living.
Operate our SmartTrack Power Series outdoor blinds remotely from the comfort of your chair.


The colour of your blinds can really depend on what type of material and operation system you choose.

If you opt for our Bella Bronze or Bella Crystal café style blinds, you’re obviously limited to one colour due to their transparency.

Fortunately, you can choose to give your café style blinds a coloured border, and with six fancy colours to choose from, you’re faced with a pretty tough decision!

When it comes to our Bella Vista and Bella Opaque material, the thicker nature of the blinds mean you are limited to colours on the darker end of the spectrum.

That’s not the end of the world – both materials give you six different colour options each, so you’ll still be able to find one that perfectly matches the style of your home.

You can check out our colour options on our website.

To sum up…

Okay, we realise we’ve just thrown a whole bunch of information at you in a short space of time.

The point we’re trying to make is that buying outdoor blinds doesn’t have to be a headache.

If you prefer to install a set of cafe style blinds – Bella Crystal and Bella Bronze material – you’re limited to transparent blinds with a colourful border.

You can only choose the Classic operation system if you install these blinds.

If you go for shade blinds – Bella Vista and Bella Opaque – you’ll be able to choose from a range of colours.

With so much to consider, it can be difficult to make a decision.

Our dedicated staff members are here to help you find a set of blinds that perfectly complement your home, leaving you with the ability to control the atmosphere in your outdoor space.

Contact us for a free, no obligation measure and quote today.

Australian Outdoor Living is passionate about helping people love their life outdoors. We offer a range of products, including:

Have you been thinking about renovating your home? Fill out the free measure and quote form at the top of this article and a member of our dedicated sales team will be in touch.


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