How to choose Outdoor Blinds
You’ve got to love outdoor blinds for the way they provide shade from the harsh Aussie sun, protection from chilly winters, and privacy from nosy neighbours.
You want to be able to enjoy the outdoors, but when the sun is beating down on stifling summer days, many of us can barely find the courage to leave the house.
Likewise, with cold winter nights, you’ll never be coaxed outside.
Enter outdoor blinds. They can provide excellent shade, keep out the heat, and in winter they can transform your patio into an extension of your home.
With outdoor blinds you can entertain in your backyard all year round.
There are three main types of blinds, all of which will make a drastically different mark on your outdoor space.
So, how do you know which style of blind will suit your home and lifestyle?
From café blinds to shade blinds, we break down all the information you need to make an informed decision.
Who will love Cafe Blinds?
Café and restaurant owners can coax customers outdoors – even in the middle of winter – all thanks to the protection and insulation offered by café blinds.
Here’s what former professional cyclist turned café owner Robbie McEwan had to say about café blinds:
“With what we’ve got now, the place looks probably even better with the blinds down than it does with them up! …
It’s just given the café such a nice, new, fresh, clean look.
Because we’re very close to the beach we needed something that closed off to keep the weather out, could handle the wind and keep our customers dry and warm and comfortable.”
They’re also extremely popular amongst homeowners with larger properties who are blessed with plenty of space and privacy.
Properties exposed to the elements can benefit greatly from the wind protection offered by café blinds.
Why you’ll love them
- They preserve your view
- They’ll protect you from sun glare, wind and rain
- Our Bella Bronze range is tinted for further UV protection
- Our gear rolling mechanism keeps the blind taut and neat
Who will love Opaque Blinds?
Our Bella Opaque blinds are the best choice if you value your privacy.
They’re also perfect if you’ve done all you can to beautify your balcony or verandah, but are helpless with your neighbour’s unsightly and unruly backyard.
Opaque blinds will create a safe and comfortable outdoor environment for your small apartment or balcony.
Our Opaque series is the best option for you if your north-facing backyard is always pestered by the sun.
They provide a UV Protection Factor of 30+ and block out 98.9-99 per cent of UV rays – so if you’re looking for respite these blinds are perfect for you!
Why you’ll love them
- You’ll enjoy superior UV protection with Bella Opaque’s tighter 2×2 weave
- You can choose from colours ranging from Midnight to Latte
- No prying eyes
Who will love Shade Blinds?
Outdoor lovers who love their view – but not the view of their neighbours looking in.
If your property has a high prospect overlooking your neighbours, shade blinds may be the best choice for you.
Shade blinds prevent others from seeing in, but their special pinhole material still allows you to see out.
They are the perfect type of outdoor blinds for the suburban property.
It will integrate your backyard scenery with your deck or verandah and your indoor space – all without compromising your privacy.
Why you’ll love them
- Our Bella Vista blinds come in a wide range of colours, from Marble and Jade to Ocean
- Our unique weave offers excellent airflow
- You get both the privacy and the view
Which Outdoor Blinds will you choose?
We’ve tailored our custom-designed blinds specifically to suit your home and your local climate. This ensures a perfect fit, meaning you can sit back and enjoy. Browse our range of outdoor blinds today to revitalise your backyard space!
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
- 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.