The importance of selecting the perfect blinds for your home

The importance of selecting the perfect blinds for your home

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Selecting the right blinds for your Perth home is an important part of interior design. Not only does your choice of blinds affect the overall aesthetics of your indoor spaces, it can also influence the comfort, temperature, brightness and general liveability of your home.

However, deciding on which blinds will best suit your needs is often easier said than done. Due to continued advances in both manufacturing and design, there are more blinds options at your disposal than ever before. Whether you like the practical functionality of Honeycomb Blinds or the classic look of Roller, Roman, Venetian and Vertical blinds, chances are there’s a style at Westral that is right for you.

Founded more than 44 years ago, it’s fair to say that Westral has a fair bit of experience in dealing with all types of blinds in Perth. In this article we’re going to take a look at two of the most popular types. Read on for our insights into the key differences between roller and venetian blinds and find out which is best for your home.

What are the benefits of roller blinds?

Roller blinds are becoming increasingly popular in Western Australia and across the rest of the country thanks to their contemporary style and practical functionality. In fact roller blinds are the number one blind in Australia today. At Westral, we offer an extensive range of customisable roller blinds, including motorised, double roller, linked blinds and pelmet options. All our Perth roller blinds are manufactured in our state of the art facilities based in Canning Vale, so you can rest assured that they’re up to the challenge of protecting you and your family from WA’s harsh weather conditions.


Roller blinds are very affordable, enabling you to inject some modern style into your home without breaking the bank. In addition, our roller fabrics are specifically designed to capture as much natural light as you want or to block out the sunlight entirely, resulting in extensive savings on your power bills.


The simple design of roller blinds not only helps keep prices down, it also makes them more durable than some other options. The absence of fiddly parts means that there are simply fewer components that can break, allowing you to save time and money on maintenance and/or repairs further down the track. If you have curious kids or pets that tend to jump up at the windows, roller blinds might be a good option.

Contemporary Design

Roller blinds might have begun in the corporate world, but today they’re the hallmark of a modern, forward-thinking home. We offer a range of materials and designs to suit your design tastes, ensuring that your roller blinds complement the existing colour palette and stylings of your home.

Easy to clean

While some types of blinds will look wonderful in the days following installation, keeping them in their original showroom condition can cause problems. Thankfully, this isn’t an issue with roller blinds. Their simple design makes cleaning an effortless task, enabling you to easily keep your blinds looking fresh and beautiful for years to come.

Roller Blinds

What the benefits of Venetian blinds?

Contrary to what the name might suggest, Venetian blinds did not originate in Venice, or anywhere else in Europe for that matter. Persia is believed to be the birthplace of what we now refer to as Venetian Blinds. Regardless of their history, Venetian Blinds are now used widely throughout Australia and the rest of the world and are prized for their design aesthetics as much as their functionality. Comprised of horizontal slats that can be opened or closed via pulleys and tilt wands, Venetian blinds offer the ultimate in light control, making them a fantastic choice for sunny Perth homes.

Total Control

The number one advantage of Venetian blinds is how much privacy and light control they give you. You can control the sunlight and still retain your view. Some types of blinds do not allow as much light control, meaning they either allow the sun in or they block it out entirely – there’s no middle ground. Venetian blinds, on the other hand, grant you the ability to easily control a room’s light levels with precision, giving you the freedom to create the exact ambience you want. Capture warm sunshine, shut out harsh lights or find the happy balance somewhere in between – with Venetian blinds, the choice is yours.

Improved Privacy

It’s important to keep in mind that your choice of blinds can have a big influence on the privacy of your home, particularly if you live in a densely populated part of Perth. Venetian blinds excel in this department, due to the fact that the angle and height of their slats can be adjusted. Set the blinds to allow light and warm sunshine into your home while preventing outsiders looking in.


Although they are made of many individual parts, you’ll be pleased to know that our Venetian Blinds are incredibly strong and are carefully engineered to stand the test of time. Our Venetian blinds are manufactured using high quality aluminium that’s lightweight without compromising on durability. In fact, Westral’s Rhapsody Venetians are the only all aluminium blinds made in Australia!

So, which should you choose?

Unfortunately, there’s no definitive answer to this without knowing your specific circumstances. Whether you should opt for roller or Venetian blinds depends on a range of factors including your taste, the existing style of your home, budget, needs and more.

Customer service and quality products are at the core of everything we do here at Westral. Founded way back in 1973, we are proud of our reputation as one of the leading providers of blinds in Perth. If you are looking for more advice about which type of blinds is best suited to your home, please don’t hesitate to give the friendly Westral team a call today for a no obligation chat about your options. Simply ring on (08) 9455 1555. A free measure and quote service is available with samples being displayed in your home with no obligation.

Please contact us to discuss your many blinds options.