Outdoor Blinds Designs for Your Backyard

shade blinds designs

If you choose the right outdoor blinds design for your backyard, you can add not just value but beauty to your property. When picking your outdoor blinds design, think about the function you want your blinds to serve, as well as the appearance you want them to have.

Shade Blinds

Shade blinds will really change the look of your house, so it’s important you pick a design that blends well with the architectural features of your home.

If your home is rendered or painted in lighter tones, it could be better to go with a ceramic, sand, or classic cream-coloured shade blind.

Balcony privacy shade blinds

If, on the other hand, your home has darker architectural features, such as slate or grey concrete, darker-coloured blinds can be very effective.

Shade blinds in balcony

Of course, contrast can often be captivating: try combining dove grey, jade or oak shade blinds with cream-coloured posts or walls. This effect works well on the image below since the shade blinds match the darker roof tiles.

Pergola shade blinds

Shade blinds are the outdoor blinds design to pick if you’re looking for added shade and privacy in your backyard without having to compromise on your view.

Café Blinds

Café blinds add chic and elegance to a backyard porch, verandah or pergola design. It’s the entertainer’s outdoor blinds design of choice, offering a sophisticated look that mimics the most classy al fresco bars and restaurants.

Café blinds come as clear or tinted to maximise your views while offering protection from the elements. These are the blinds to go for if you don’t want to compromise the architecture of your home; depending on the style and colour you choose café blinds can blend into the background as effectively as if they were never there.

Clear cafe blind installation in decking area

Clear blinds are a great opportunity to compliment heavier architectural features, since they are not as bold as other outdoor blind alternatives.

Pool area outdoor blinds installation

They are also a fantastic soft transition from the indoors to the outdoors, so you can be protected from the wind and rain while still able to appreciate the view.

Clear cafe blinds installation in country Adelaide

Opaque Blinds

Sometimes you may have no view you want to protect – maybe the very view you overlook is one you want to hide. Opaque blinds are perfect for this. They close in your pergola or verandah to create an entirely new indoors room which can be opened to the light when needed.

Since they are heavy in material, opaque blinds are great for those places where you only plan to pull the blinds down midway to cover the upper half of your view or to block the sun. Verandahs or pergolas with fences or rails suit opaque blinds wonderfully.

Opaque blinds

Ash grey or midnight opaque blinds look striking against lighter materials or wood. They also help foliage and other backyard features stand out more strongly.

Opaque blinds with garden surrounds

Ready to Renovate?

Outdoor blinds offer a refreshing makeover to your backyard space. They help to create an indoor-outdoor room that is useable all year round, no matter the weather. Find out more about the outdoor blind design you’re interested in with our other resources:

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About Alex Kuchel

This is Alex. Alex is the National Brand Manager at Australian Outdoor Living (AOL). By day, she’s a member of AOL’s marketing team. She helps to conjure up ideas on how best to promote Australian Outdoor Living and enjoys working with a pretty awesome team of clever cookies. By night (and weekends), she enjoys the company of her family and friends. She’s a big believer in sun shine and does her best to enjoy it with those she loves most.”