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Choosing the right window coverings for your home

by Editor Lowton and Golborne News


From Roman blinds to plantation shutters – the window covering you choose can really set the tone for your home.

If you’re thinking about new blinds, shutters or curtains the choice can be overwhelming!

We asked Gavin Clements from The Grove Blind & Shutter Co. in Culcheth to talk us through some of the options and share the expertise built up in his family run business to help make those choices easier.

Here’s what he advised:

Roman blinds

Roman blinds by Grove Blind & Shutter Co.

What are they? Luxurious blinds made from beautiful soft fabric with horizontal folds across the blind. When pulled down they lay flat against the window but when folded up have the stylish look of fabric drapery.

Roman blinds are available with blackout and thermal linings across the whole range at Grove Blind & Shutter Co.

Most popular for: Bedrooms and living rooms.

Pleated blinds

Pleated blinds by Grove Blind & Shutter Co.

Pleated blinds are a great choice for conservatories.

What are they? Pleated blinds are designed to regulate heat and glare, and are available in a range of colours and shades.

Most popular for: Traditionally in conservatories, however with their contemporary minimalist style and excellent blackout ability, they are increasingly popular throughout the home, particularly in perfect fit frames.

Pleated blinds are excellent to help control the temperature and light in your conservatory and bedrooms and protect your furniture from sunlight damage.

Wooden blinds

Wooden blinds by Grove Blind & Shutter Co.

What are they? Durable and long lasting blinds made from real wood, with various different grains and stains giving them a distinctive style. Faux-wood blinds are also available, these blinds are Venetian style.

Most popular for: Giving a room a classic and timeless look. Wooden blinds look particularly stunning when paired with other wooden furniture or flooring and look great in a room where you spend a lot of time entertaining.

Roller blinds

Roller blinds by Grove Blind & Shutter Co.

Roller blinds come in a range of fabrics, colours and patterns

What are they? These blinds roll up when not in use into a tube shape at the top of the window, allowing more light into a room. Roller blinds are generally the most affordable kind of window covering and depending on the material used, can provide excellent blackout facilities.

Roller blinds are fast becoming a very popular option particularly when paired with the fantastic Grove Blind & Shutter Co ‘Senses’ cassettes.

Most popular for: Roller blinds are simple yet elegant and can be used in any, or every room in a home. With optional motorisation roller blinds are the most popular option when covering bi-fold doors.

Venetian blinds

Venetian blinds fitted by Grove Blind and Shutter Co

Venetian blinds work well in a kitchen.

What are they? These popular blinds are made of horizontal slats made of aluminium, vinyl or wood and are drawn up or down by a cord. They are a great choice for a room where you want to be able to adjust the amount of light being let in from outside throughout the day – one of the reasons they’re so popular in offices.

Aluminium venetian blinds in perfect frames are the most popular option when covering French doors.

Wood and Faux wood venetian blinds are by far the most popular option chosen by customers at Grove Blind & Shutter Co., particularly in white and grey.

Most popular for: Providing an elegant solution that provides privacy and excellent light control.

Vertical blinds

Curtains with vertical blinds by Grove Blind & Shutter Co.

Here, vertical blinds have been teamed with curtains for a really luxurious finish.

What are they? Vertical blinds consist of individual strips of material which hang vertically – they can be opened out to allow in the light and allow you to look out of the windows, or be quickly and easily closed to screen the window entirely.

Most popular for: Patio doors and other large windows.

Vertical blinds can now provide a beautiful finish with the latest fabrics, chainless and sewn-in weight options. Gone are the days when they were just white or beige functional blinds.

Automated blinds

Automated roller blinds by Grove Blind & Shutter Co.

Automated blinds are both stylish and convenient

What are they? The Grove Blind & Shutter Co. are automated blind specialists. Whether you’re looking for motorised roller blinds or a fully automated app and voice control solution, they can provide something especially to suit your home.

Most popular for: Hard to reach windows or as a part of your home security. You can open and shut the blinds at certain times of the day, even when you’re not home to do so yourself!

Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutter by Grove Blind & Shutter Co.

What are they? Plantation shutters are the must have window covering and come in a range of neutral finishes to complement any home.

Most popular for: Providing excellent privacy, light control and even thermal control these shutters look great in any room. With the added benefit of up to 10 years warranty and a range made right here in the UK they are a great way to enhance both the look and value of your home.

Day and Night Blinds

Day and Night Blinds by Grove Blind & Shutter Co.

Day and Night blinds have the convenience of roller blinds but the flexibility of Venetian style blinds.

What are they? These blinds roll up when not in use into a tube shape at the top of the window, allowing more light into a room in the same way a roller blind does, however they also give the same flexability as Venetian blinds by using opaque and translucent strips to give an almost unlimited range of privacy and light control options.

Most popular for: Providing the same level of convenience as roller blinds, but with a different look, Day and Night blinds offer more flexibility in terms of light levels and privacy.


Curtains by Grove Blind & Shutter Co.

Curtains come in so many styles, finishes and materials that there is bound to be something to suit any room. There’s something particularly cosy about drawing the curtains of an evening and shutting out the outside world!

Most popular for: A stunning pair of curtains can really set off a grand living or dining room, or add a sense of luxury and indulgence to a bedroom.

Made your mind up? Or still need some help?


The team behind The Grove Blind & Shutter Co, have been fitting blinds into homes in Lowton, Golborne, Culcheth, Croft, Newton-le-Willows and surrounding areas for many years. When it comes to window coverings, there’s nothing they don’t know!

As a local family firm they can oversee your project from start to finish, now matter how big or small it may be.

With free estimates and design consultations, they’ll help you choose the look that is right for any room in your home.

And with expert fitters, there’s no hassle – just sit back and let them create your perfect look in your home.

Contact Grove Blind & Shutter Co. today

You can visit their website to find out more, or book a home consultation by calling 08000 599 597 or 07307 857922 – you can also email info@grovehomeinteriors.co.uk for more information.


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