Here at Norwich Sunblinds, we just love getting questions from our customers. One of the things we are sometimes asked is ‘are blinds better than net curtains?’ 

Are blinds better than net curtains?

Blinds can be a fantastic stylish alternative to net curtains, and they are certainly more versatile.

Net curtains provide necessary privacy, but can seem a little outdated, or you may feel that they block too much of your view.

If you are looking for a curtain rather than the traditional net curtain that covers the whole window, there are some beautiful voile fabrics available.

Here is an example of a voile curtain used in conjunction with pleated perfect fit blinds. We think these are stylish and beautiful.

Blue Perfect fit blinds in living room - Blinds Norfolk - Norwich Sunblinds

Perfect fit blinds fit to doors – no drill holes

Depending on what you opt for, most types of blinds have more functionality than standard net curtains.

Three types of blinds that could easily take the place of net curtains:

Vision Blinds:

Vision Blinds are a versatile option, as these have a mesh fabric, similar to a net curtain, alternating with fabric. You have the choice of pulling the blind up completely, to see an uninterrupted view, to have the mesh showing to provide privacy and filtered light, or you can close the blind completely to block out the light fully. Add even more flexibility with motorised vision blinds.

Venetian Blinds

Venetian blinds are another option. Venetian blinds are available in wood or aluminium, and come in a range of colours. These blinds are made in-house and are a popular option with our customers.

The louvres of these blinds can be rotated to filter the light or to block out the light, depending on your needs.

Allusion Blinds

New in 2019, Allusion blinds from Louvolite are also a fabulous solution. Walk through to your outside space with Allusion blinds.

With Allusion blinds you get the best of both worlds, they combine the look of a voile curtain with the versatility of a blind. The panes are made of sheer and opaque textured fabric. Allusion blinds are ideal for larger windows, bi-folding and patio doors.


White Allusion blinds in bifold doors in living room - Blinds Norfolk - Norwich Sunblinds

Just the thing for your living room patio doors

Net curtains can add a layer between your living space and the view outside. Allusion blinds allow you to enjoy your view, yet filter the daylight. The soft flowing fabric ensures that the shading is subtle.

Pewter coloured Allusion blinds on patio bi-fold doors - Blinds Norfolk - Norwich Sunblinds

Free flowing fabric creates subtle shading
Speak to Norwich Sunblinds about allusion blinds by Louvolite


Pewter coloured louvres of Allusion blinds - Blinds Norfolk - Norwich Sunblinds

With Allusion blinds you are in control


Norwich Sunblinds offers the latest technology from today’s leading suppliers including Louvolite. Visit our showrooms or arrange a home appointment to discover more about how our range of blinds can work for your home or office.