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Retractable outdoor blinds: practical, stylish and versatile

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Keep the sun out in style this summer with a set of retractable outdoor blinds.

Retractable outdoor blinds are often seen as the pinnacle of comfort and style.

Having the ability to change the atmosphere of your outdoor area can bring another level of versatility to your home.

Australian Outdoor Living has a huge selection of alfresco blinds to choose from, so sit back and relax while we take you through our extensive range.

Our range of retractable outdoor blinds

Making the choice to install retractable outdoor blinds can be daunting, especially when confronted with a huge range of options.

Essentially, you only have two big decisions to make – which blind material you want, and which operation system you’d prefer.

Retractable outdoor blinds: practical, stylish and versatile - Our range of retractable outdoor blinds, Australian Outdoor Living.
A stylish set of retractable outdoor blinds can really improve your outdoor space.

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 retractable 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.

Bella Bronze and Bella Crystal

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

The Bella Opaque and Bella Vista 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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Our transparent cafe blinds are a great way to protect yourself from the weather without losing your beautiful view.
Operation system

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

All three 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 retractable 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.


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 allow you to operate your outdoor blinds with voice control or via a handy smartphone app.

You can also operate them from anywhere in the world and program settings to ensure your blinds automatically raise and lower themselves without you even having to think about it!

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You can operate our Motion series outdoor blinds remotely at the touch of a button!

Okay, so we weren’t totally honest with you before – you do need to pick a colour for your retractable outdoor blinds as well.

The colour of your blinds really depends 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.

Contact us today!

As you can see, installing a set of retractable outdoor blinds comes with a couple of big decisions.

These decisions will ultimately depend on what kind of atmosphere you’re trying to build in your outdoor entertaining area.

We understand that with so much to consider, it can be difficult to reach a decision.

That’s why our dedicated staff members are always on hand to discuss your options.

They’ll also use their expertise to make recommendations based on the style of your home and outdoor area.

Read here to find out more information on how retractable blinds are perfect for any Adelaide home.

Contact us today!

Book a free measure and quote today, and we’ll get in touch to organise a suitable time to visit you and go through your options.

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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