Outdoor blinds can be a great addition to your alfresco, patio, or deck. Want to learn more about outdoor blinds? We’re here to help answer all your questions:

What are the best types of blinds? What variety of blinds are available? Where can you find great blinds for your needs?

Below is a helpful guide to help you make the best outdoor blind purchase!


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Things to Consider

Before you can choose what kind of outdoor blinds you would like to purchase, you’ll need to identify the reason you want them. What problem or issue are you trying to resolve by buying these outdoor blinds?

Below are some things to consider when thinking about what to buy.



What is your primary objective in purchasing these blinds? Is your patio or alfresco area too windy? Is there too much sun in the afternoon? Maybe you’d like to have more entertaining space for your home, or perhaps you’re just looking for privacy. Determining why you want your blinds will help you decide which type will work best for your needs.



The size of your space will also help determine what kind of blinds you’ll need. Perhaps you need several smaller blinds, or maybe one larger blind will do the trick. Make sure to measure your space before you shop so you have a good idea of what you’ll need.



The climate that you live in will be a big factor when it comes to what types of blinds you will want. For the summertime, you’ll likely want blinds that will keep the scorching sun at bay. This will keep you and your guests feeling cool and comfortable, and protect your outdoor furniture from sun damage.

For the colder winter months, you’d likely want blinds that will keep out chilly breezes and rain. Many options cater to both of these considerations, as well as retractable or removable options depending on your needs.


Manual or Motorized

For blinds that can be retracted or wound up, you’ll need to decide if you’d like them to be motorised or manual. While manual will likely be more budget-friendly, motorised will offer you convenience. Not only that, but you’ll not need to worry about cords getting tangled or in disarray with a motorised option.


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Ziptrak Blinds

Choosing outdoor blinds in Perth can be an enjoyable job because there are a lot of great options. The only thing you need to do is pick the one that best suits your needs. Ziptrak, for example, is a fantastic choice for your outdoor blinds.

So, why should you choose Ziptrak? Ziptrak blinds are a straightforward option for your outdoor living space. The guided tracks are created so anyone can push them up or pull them back down without very much effort at all. They can also be left at any height. Much like a motorised outdoor blind, with Ziptrak blinds, you won’t need to bother with ropes, straps, or buckles.

Using a Ziptrak outdoor blind will connect your indoor and outdoor spaces to be one harmonious space. They’re also good for keeping the temperature more comfortable whether it’s warm or cool out. A Ziptrak blind offers you protection from UV, the sun, wind and rain. Ziptrak blinds are easy to use and versatile and are environmentally friendly.


Other types of Blinds Available

Cafe Blinds

Cafe blinds are a popular choice because they provide a view while offering wind and weather protection. They’re created from clear or tinted PVC plastic and are quite durable. Cafe blinds allow homeowners to expand their entertaining space and still enjoy outdoor living when the weather is less pleasant.


Premium Lock in Baserail

Premium Locking Baserail is a unique locking base rail that locks on both sides. We offer the strongest and thickest baserail with no straps in Perth. It can be made with doorways or split for easy access. Blinds are also custom made to measure to suit difficult and tricky areas such as gabled or curved patios.


Crank Operated Channel Blinds

Channel blinds also provide protection from the elements, but they avoid ropes and pulleys. They give a clean look and can be locked in place with a pin once you’ve decided what height you’d like them to be. These can be made in mesh or PVC materials.


Auto Rollup Awnings

Awnings are a good choice when you’d like protection from the sun while still allowing a cool breeze to come in. Awnings can also be retracted when you no longer want the shade that they provide.


Pocket Blinds

Pocket blinds, or Honeycomb Blinds, come with and without zips. They are excellent insulators. Their pockets are lined with aluminium and reflect heat to keep you cool in summer and warm in winter! They give a crisp look and are environmentally friendly.


Outdoor blinds offer the fun opportunity to enjoy the outdoors even when the weather isn’t in your favour. When choosing what blind works best for your home, consider what your most important needs are and then pick the blinds that will accommodate your priorities. With your new outdoor blinds, you will spend many happy days and evenings enjoying your outdoor living spaces.

Ready to pick your own outdoor blinds? Vision Décor carry a wide range of outdoor and café blinds in Perth – come visit our showroom or contact us today!