Blinds are simple, minimalist window coverings that take up less space than curtains as they roll, fold or stack into a neat package when open.

Venetian, sunscreen roller and vertical blinds are all excellent for sun filtering and privacy, making them particularly useful during the summer months. Blockout roller blinds can be used on their own or on a double roller with a sunscreen blind to provide total light block.

Roman blinds are the only type that offer truly effective insulation against the cold as well as light blockout. They are available in thermal fabrics or can be lined to improve their insulative properties.

For more, see our information and tips on blinds.