Retractable outdoor blinds offer protection in comfort and style, making them perfect for homes all around Australia. Retractable outdoor blinds offer a number of benefits: they'll add privacy to your backyard, insulate your home, and protect you and your home from the weather. They're great for keeping the cooler temperatures out, as well as blocking out the sun when summer becomes a little too much. The weather can be a little unpredictable in Australia, so having the option to control the climate in your outdoor area is important. After all, you shouldn't have to depend on the weather to spend time outside. With a stylish and practical set of retractable outdoor blinds, you'll never have to worry about the weather again. Fortunately for you, Australian Outdoor Living offers the very best in retractable outdoor blind technology, with a range of options for you to choose from. But where do you start? We know having so many options can be overwhelming, that\u2019s why we\u2019ve put together this complete guide to retractable outdoor blinds. We\u2019ll walk you through every style of blind as well as each operation system and how it can benefit your home. After all, we\u2019re here to help you find the right option to suit your needs. Clear and tinted caf\u00e9 outdoor blinds If you\u2019ve ever been to a caf\u00e9 with an outdoor seating area, chances are you\u2019ve seen Caf\u00e9 style blinds. They come in either a clear or a tinted style, so they\u2019re a practical way to block out the elements without losing the view! Here at Australian Outdoor Living we offer two styles of caf\u00e9 blind. Bella Crystal The Bella Crystal series is completely clear, yet still offers ample protection from UV rays, wind and rain. They also offer great insulation, meaning you can enjoy your time outdoors on even the coldest of days! Bella Bronze The Bella Bronze series is designed with a slight tint, meaning they are less transparent than their Crystal counterpart. They come with all the same benefits as the Crystal style (UV, wind and water protection), it\u2019s just harder to see through from the outside! While both of these options would be fantastic additions to your home, it is important to remember that since they are mostly transparent, colour options are limited. Both of these styles are available in our Classic operating system, giving you complete control of the tension of the blind. Bella Crystal and Bella Bronze retractable outdoor blinds would both make fantastic additions to any pergola, verandah or patio. They add a touch of class and practicality to any outdoor area. What more could you want? Entertain in style with a set of stylish and practical outdoor blinds. Shade outdoor blinds Our Bella Vista shade outdoor blinds will let you enjoy your outdoor entertaining area in protection, comfort and style. The main attraction of the Bella Vista material is that it allows you to experience your beautiful view from the comfort of the cool shade. While this blind won\u2019t be as effective in keeping out the wind and rain, it will do a better job of keeping your space private. You\u2019ll also get top-notch protection from UV rays as well as a high level of insulation. These blinds also offer a much higher level of privacy thanks to their reduced transparency, meaning any nosy passers-by will have to look somewhere else! The Bella Vista range comes in a whopping seven colours, which means you won\u2019t have any trouble finding one to suit the style of your home. On top of this, they can be operated using either the Classic operation system or the three choices SmartTrack operation system. Block out the sun with a set of stylish outdoor blinds. After more privacy? Choose opaque blinds Designed with the entertainer in mind, our Bella Opaque range offers the highest level of privacy you could possibly ask for. They are capable of blocking out 99 per cent of UV rays, guaranteeing both you and your outdoor area complete protection from the sun.On top of this, the Opaque range also offers a very high level of wind and water protection, as well as great insulation. If you\u2019re looking for privacy, comfort, style and protection all in one neat little package, the Bella Opaque range is the perfect choice for your home. Our Opaque blinds are available in both the Classic operation system and the three styles of SmartTrack operation systems. Outdoor blinds offer affordable climate control in your home. How do outdoor blinds work? We\u2019ve spoken about our range of blinds, but at this point you\u2019re probably wondering how they actually work. Here at Australian Outdoor Living we offer four choices of operation system for outdoor blinds: Classic, SmartTrack Signature, SmartTrack Power and SmartTrack Connect. The Classic Series 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\u2019t feature any zips, pulleys or straps, and they don\u2019t require electricity to operate! All of this contributes to these blinds passing the test of time. The Classic\u2019s simplicity and wide colour range make it perfect for any home. The SmartTrack Signature Series The SmartTrack Signature series is simple, easy to use and practical. Its articulated crank rod not only ensures a smooth operation, but also eliminates the need for unsightly levers and pulleys. This increases the overall aesthetic of the blind and reduces the amount of tripping hazards in your outdoor area. The Signature offers a sleek, modern and compact design, eliminating the need for any unsightly levers or pulleys. The SmartTrack Power Series The SmartTrack Power series offers all the benefits of the Signature series, with the added bonus of an electrical component. Operate the Power series via an easy-to-use remote and control your blinds from the comfort of your seat. The SmartTrack Connect Series The SmartTrack Connect series is truly the pinnacle in outdoor blinds technology. With an optional Wi-Fi Bridge, the SmartTrack Connect series is a fully automated blind operation system. Control your blinds via the smartphone app to manage them from any location with internet access. Experience the best in outdoor blind technology with the in-built Smart Home integration. Set up voice control via Google Home or Amazon Alexa and control your blinds, your way. 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: Outdoor blinds Artificial grass Roller shutters Concrete and fibreglass swimming pools Carports Timber decking Pergolas, verandah and patios 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.