venetian blinds vs roller blinds

Venetian Blinds vs Roller Blinds

Venetian Blinds vs Roller blinds – which one should YOU choose for your home? Before we dive a bit deeper into each of these, let’s just clarify the difference between the two: Venetian Blinds are blinds consisting of horizontal slats which can be pivoted to control the amount of light that comes through. Roller Blinds […]

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keeping your curtains in good condition

Keeping your curtains in good condition

When it comes to keeping your curtains in good condition, there are some aspects to keep in mind such as what season it is (regarding sunlight) and the material they are made of. Curtains serve many purposes such as enhancing the appearance of the room, blocking out sunlight, privacy and even protect our furniture from […]

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How Do Roller Blinds Work?

Roller blinds have been an all time favourite for many people, but if you are new to them, you might be wondering how do roller blinds work? Before we get into the details of this, let’s have a brief look at some of the benefits: They are aesthetically very attractive Roller blinds are rather flexible […]

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Current Trends in Modern Window Treatments

Are you looking to modernize your home, but you’re not sure where to start or what to do first? To kick it all off, why not delve into the current trends in modern window treatments for some inspiration? Any time of the year is a good time to add a new touch to your interior […]

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Ready Made Curtains vs Custom Curtains

Pros and Cons of Ready Made Curtains vs Custom Curtains

We have previously done a post on how to choose the right curtains, but now we would like to focus on both the pros and cons of ready-made curtains vs custom curtains. Depending on your personal preference, we want to help you figure out which one will suit your needs in the end. Ready Made […]

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Reasons To Buy Automated Blinds

Reasons To Buy Automated Blinds

As technology continues to evolve, the things in and around our homes are too. Technology is all about making life more convenient and finding ways to improve the lifestyle of us humans. It’s the small things in life that brings joy to our hearts such as coffee machines, a remote control to change the TV […]

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Benefits of Indoor Shutters

Benefits of Indoor Shutters

There are many different benefits of indoor shutters, but let’s start off by comparing wooden ones with PVC. Wooden Shutters don’t last nearly as long as PVC due to the fact that they can easily rot, crack, split, fade and warp over time. Wood is not a very solid and durable material to use and […]

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Choosing The Right Curtains

How to choose the right curtains

Are you struggling with choosing the right curtains? Are you moving into your own house soon? Are you maybe renovating the interior of your current home? There are many things to consider in both these situations, but today we would like to focus on how curtains can impact the interior of your house. It might […]

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caring for your outdoor blinds

Caring For Your Outdoor Blinds

Outdoor Blinds can add a whole new tone to your house and provides privacy as well as shade for those hot summer months! When you have blinds on your patio or outside, you need to know that they will be exposed to extreme temperatures and weather conditions and you need to care for them more […]

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Savings Direct Cape Town Office

We have moved

Savings Direct offices have moved to newly built offices in Cape Town. Our new office has one of the best views of Cape Town, we can enjoy daily. Our offices will be expanding while some of the fit out is in progress but watch this space as we are growing.

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How to dress up your windows

Your window décor is key to completing the look you want in your home. Here’s how to choose the right curtains for your windows. When you’ve put lots of time and effort into turning your house into a home, it’s the small things that finish it off and bring the décor together. Any decorator will […]

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Blinds venetian stacking heights

Often being asked if the blinds will stack sufficiently in my doorway, now we have the information for you. Blinds Direct have graciously provided the venetian stacking heights, of the Aluminium, Basswood and Plaswood (Faux) blinds. Now your able to measure, if your blinds will stack sufficiently in your door way. We often advise clients, […]

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Announcement – Reopening 2017

2017 Operating Dates Our operations office will be reopening on the 9th January 2017 but factories are only due to reopen on the 12th. We are still able to process orders and attend to email queries this week, please expect delay in replies as we will only be checking emails occasionally.

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Christmas rush for blinds and shutters has started

Every year we get asked, can I get my blinds and shutters before Christmas? At Blinds Direct we try our best to assist clients but like everything this time of the year, its crazy season. All our blinds and shutters are made to measure so unfortunately, you cant get next day delivery. We recommend that […]

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Venetian blinds automation at your finger tips

Finally you can control your venetian blinds using your phone! Its been possible for some time to automate your venetian blinds. This has historically only been available to enterprise companies, due to the complexity and costs surrounding blinds automation. Normally venetian blinds had to be ordered with the motors pre installed, and specialists where required […]

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How to dress up your windows

The Curtain-Raiser on Blinds Direct

As an online home décor store, we know the hassle of driving around different places to find individual items you need to make your home look amazing. This is one of the main reasons why we are now offering curtains as well as blinds for you to purchase online. We want to improve the client experience and […]

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Curtain Styles we offer

We have 5 curtain styles on offer to suite your home or office. So often when I mention curtains the first reaction from people is “who still uses curtains” but curtains have a place in your home or business. There are curtain styles to fit your requirements which include our blockout range. Over the course […]

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Closing up your outdoor entertainment space for the Winter chills

Winter chills are here and I need outdoor blinds. Club Elani at Misverstand Dam is most popular for its watersports like wakeboarding and skiing with blistering heat. The winters however is nothing short of freezing cold so only those brave with thick wetsuites dare try the water. Never the less winter brings its own gems, […]

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Blinds Direct: ONLINE SHOPPING, THE FUTURE IS HERE

Let’s go back to 20 years ago. Would you ever have imagined that you would be able to one day make purchases online for things such as household items like blinds and shutters? Not to mention all the other crazy things you can now purchase from the comfort of your own home. Online shopping is […]

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Awnings For your Home or Business

Enjoy the outdoors without sacrificing protection and comfort with Awnings.   Awnings are mainly used as a shield against UV rays and to provide shade. They also give protection from rain and snow and prevent furnishings, carpets, paints, etc., from fading. They impart beauty and are very practical. When the exterior windows and doors are shaded, […]

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Semi-Blockout Roman Blinds

Material for Roller and Roman Blinds

Roller and Roman blinds are a stylish alternative to curtains. It can enlighten any room through the use of color, design, texture and material. We offer you the most fashionable window covering matching your personality, incorporating progressive designs with bold colors and textures. It is important to know the difference between controlling natural light and […]

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Natural Bamboo products will bling you closer to nature.

Outdoor Bamboo Range – Coming Soon

Do you need a sense of privacy on your patio or outside area, without blocking your feel of nature? Then Outdoor Bamboo Blinds are for you. These roll up bamboo blinds are perfectly manufactured to withstand any weather conditions. Imagine our indoor bamboo roller range but stronger and durable without any loss of style or taste. […]

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Living Room, Revamp and Refresh

Is your living room looking a bit dreary and dull? This is the room where you relax and entertain so if it does not have the right atmosphere then it might be time to rethink. Here are a few tips on how to take the look of your living room to the best it can […]

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PVC Shutters – Add some style to any area

Add a bit of class to your home by installing Shutters that provide privacy, sun protection and style to any room.   These shutters are manufactured from extruded PVC and will blend easily when placed next to wooden shutters as it has a matte finish. which means you will have the aesthetics of wooden shutters […]

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New Double Roller Blinds Ranges – Venice & Florence

New double roller Ranges – Florence & Venice A few words that come to mind when thinking about Italy; historic and passionate. The new double roller blinds ranges transports you to the boot shaped country with a magnificent colour pallet, representing The floating City – Venice and the home of the David Statue – Florence. With the new Double Roller ranges […]

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Please note that orders for this year manufacturing has closed. New orders will be manufactured once the factory reopens on 15th January 2018.