Choosing the right window furnishings for your home

by / Wednesday, 28 March 2018 / Published in Uncategorized

One of the most exciting things about building a new house is getting to choose the furnishings, colour schemes and other interior elements that will define your home and make it unique.

This includes window furnishings, and with a huge range of products available to choose from, it’s good to know the benefits of each different style of furnishings.

At North Coast Blinds & Security, we stock a vast range of high quality products for your windows including blinds, shutters and outdoor awnings.

One of the most important considerations to determine the style of window furnishings for your home is whether you need it for practical purposes or just for good looks!

For example, do your blinds need to block out the light to enable a child to sleep better, or do you want to ensure privacy in the living areas at night-time?  Do you want the option of motorised blinds?

Below is a quick run-through of the benefits of each style of window furnishing:

Vertical Blinds

These blinds are the most versatile and functional window furnishings for your home. They can be easily drawn neatly to the side of your doors or windows letting in maximum light. Plus, they can be split or rotated by 180 degrees to enable varying light control and privacy.

These blinds can be manufactured to specification in a variety of different fabrics and textures including jacquard weaves, suedes and are also available in blockout, translucent and fire-retardant finishes.

Roller Blinds

These blinds are perfect for complementing any type of window or door and can add an elegant but minimalist appearance.  Roller blinds can be manufactured in specialist sunscreen fabrics to minimise glare and also to help protect carpets from the harsh summer sun. Other fabrics can complement the existing décor within the home.

The Dual Bracket system offers two blinds – one which provides light & glare control for daytime use and the second which utilises a black-out fabric for privacy after dark and complete darkness in a room.

Roller blinds can also be motorised so all you need to do is simply touch a button to lift or lower them.

Venetian Blinds

Venetians are a classic window blind style with horizontal slats that allow you to adjust light or privacy levels by a simple turn of a wand to angle the slats.  North Coast Blinds & Security manufacture Venetians in cedar, timber-look, aluminium or PVC finishes, with a wide range of slat sizes and colours to choose from.


Shutters create a lasting impression of timeless elegance and style in a home. They are designed to provide varying control of light and ventilation and are often teamed up with insect screens.  When open they allow light and a nice breeze to flow in and when closed they offer heat retention, protection from the effects of sunlight and complete privacy.

At North Coast Blinds & Security, we custom-make our shutters from cedar, PVC or aluminium finishes.


In addition to internal window furnishings, we also manufacture & install outdoor awnings for the exterior of the home.

Awnings provide an excellent alternative to protecting your house from the impacts of the Summer sun and help cut down on cooling expenses. They can also help create privacy in the home.

It is important to ensure that during wet and windy weather they are rolled up and safely stowed away to ensure their longevity.

For more information on any of these products or to book a free measure and quote in your home, please contact us on (07) 5456 2199.