We select roller blinds on plastic windows. What material is best to choose from such curtains? Which mount is more reliable – open or closed? Read this and much more in our article. You can also see photos with examples of interior decoration with different types of roller blinds..
- Material selection
- Mount Type Selection
- Open type
- Closed (cassette) type
There is a wide range of materials, colors and textures for modern roller blinds. Among them, 4 main ones are distinguished, these are:
You can see more detailed examples and samples of such curtains in the Ikea online store. To understand how each of these subspecies differs, let’s analyze them in more detail separately, highlighting all the pros and cons.
So, rollite roller blinds are more of a variety than the material from which they are made. Their main advantages can be considered:
- fastening on the window sash itself (which allows you to ventilate the room, even with the curtains down, without touching the blinds themselves and without damaging them);
- a large selection of colors, patterns, textures and density;
- the fabrics of these curtains are impregnated with a specialized dust-repellent composition (which greatly simplifies the care of them).
Of the shortcomings can only be called the impossibility of manufacturing at home. To install them, it is best to invite a wizard who professionally perform their duties.
Rolled curtains made of bamboo – this is the “exotic highlight” of your home, able to revive any even the most boring interior. They are strips of bamboo or straws, fastened together by strong decorative threads. Of the advantages of this material, I would like to note:
- a significant assortment in the choice of color and texture of the material;
- “Airiness” of the curtains themselves (light weight + good light transmission);
- moisture resistance;
- environmentally friendly material;
They have practically no flaws. After all, they are reliable, they are absolutely not difficult to manage. More functional roller blinds do not even find.
Recently, more and more often, roller blinds made of wood began to be found in the interior. These are horizontal structures made of wood – non-toxic and natural material. What are the advantages? See for yourself:
- aesthetic beauty of natural wood (texture created by nature itself);
- do not fade from sunlight (due to the specific treatment of various compounds);
- moisture resistance (again, because they are processed with professional solutions that are used in their manufacture);
- wood can be varnished or laminated (which extends the service life).
But some wood species are somewhat fragile, which is a significant minus. And the prices for such rolled curtains are quite high.
But still, the main material for the manufacture of roller blinds is fabric – the most diverse in density, color and texture. Fortunately, there is a wide selection of shades and patterns, allowing you to choose exactly what suits your interior. The main advantages of textile roller blinds are:
- the ability to vary the level of penetration of light (from diffused to blindly closed curtains);
- a wide range of colors;
- ease of care (just wash).
The weakness and relatively quick burnout in the sun can be considered a minus, but again, most fabrics are treated with a special compound to extend the life of the curtains.
Fabric: Bamboo: Prices for roller blinds in Leroy Merlin (the most requested materials)
|From 5 $||From 7 $|
Related article: Roman curtains.
Mount Type Selection
Roller blinds themselves are one continuous sheet of fabric covering the window completely or on the necessary part of it. Directly behind the fabric itself there are guides along which the lower bar moves, which does not allow the fabric to move away from the glass with drafts. Types of fastening of such curtains can be divided into 2 types:
- Open mount.
- Closed mount.
Open type: Closed type: Prices in Leroy Merlin for different types of fastening roller blinds
|From 161 RUB / pcs.||From 294 RUB / pcs.|
Roller blinds are not just an element of decor, they can still fulfill their main function – either diffuse sunlight or completely darken the room.
This type of fastening is a simple structure of a shaft with a cloth wound around it, a mechanism and a lower strip. All varieties are formed only from the difference in the diameters of the shaft itself, the shape and thickness of the lower plank. At the same time, all such mechanisms function exactly the same. However, when choosing an open fastening system, do not forget that the wider your roller blinds are, the larger the shaft diameter should be. This type of fastening allows you to not only close the entire window opening completely, but also its individual wings. Prices, say, in Leroy Merlin for such roller blinds are relatively low.
Closed (cassette) type
The whole difference between the closed type of fastening and the open one is that in the closed one there is still a box, which subsequently closes the shaft with fabric wound on it. With this type of fastening, you need to take into account that the fabric of the canvas will be narrower than the window opening exactly the width of the guides.
Therefore, if you want to get a more “airy” design, then pay attention to the open type of mount. And if in the first place you have functionality and practicality, then you will not find better than a closed type.
Choosing the type of roller blinds
Roller blinds are not just an element of decor, they can also fulfill their main function – either to diffuse sunlight or completely darken the room. Let’s look at the main types.
This kind of roller blinds is more related to decorative. They perfectly scatter sunlight penetrating through the window opening. Looks good in combination with simple curtains or drapes.
This type performs reflective or, in other words, opaque functions, that is, it completely blocks the penetration of sunlight, darkening the entire room. This type is appropriate in a children’s room or bedroom, where sometimes darkness is simply necessary in broad daylight.
Roller blinds “day-night” is a mix of the two previous types. They consist of transparent and dense strips of fabric, varying which you either illuminate the room or darken. Which is undoubtedly beneficial.
The choice of roller blinds for different rooms
In each room of our house, any of us wants to feel comfortable. To do this, you must carefully consider the choice of roller blinds. After all, they are able not only to decorate our housing, but also to protect against unwanted penetration of sunlight.
For the living room
For a drawing room it is better to choose rolled day-night curtains. They can vary if necessary in terms of the penetration of sunlight. Roll curtains made of thick fabric will also be successful. They will create the necessary comfort. Curtains matching the walls look no less advantageous in a small living room, however, such curtains should have bright patterns or drawings. So your living room will become much more original and fresh..
Read also about how to choose curtains for the living room.!
For the bedroom
The bedroom is perhaps the most “intimate” place where you want to feel completely safe, not afraid that they will see you or your “high spirits” will be prevented by bright sunlight, while violating the whole enchanting atmosphere of the mysterious twilight. To avoid this, get there dense roller blinds of a reflective type. Believe me, it will be not only useful, but also very stylish. However, to maintain overall coziness and a sense of comfort, choose curtains to match the wallpaper or other elements of decor and furniture. In other words, they should be a “kit”, and not cause a feeling that they are “not of this world”.
Roller blinds and on the kitchen. Here they are not so much decor as a functional piece of furniture. Of course, pick up fabrics that are water-repellent, which reduces the rate of contamination. First of all, roller blinds in the kitchen should be one with the overall interior. It is not necessary that the curtains be long. Canvases of medium length look pretty good. For this room, it is better to choose curtains from natural fabrics – they are more convenient to care for..
How to make roller blinds yourself
We advise you to watch some videos with useful tips, step-by-step instructions and examples of how to simply sew roller blinds on plastic windows yourself, installing them without drilling:
- Sew roller blinds with your own hands:
- Cheap and cheerful – roller blinds:
Browse our catalog for several more options for photos in the interior, how to decorate your home with roller blinds: