Should you get zebra blinds? How to know if they’re the right choice for you

In the world of window furnishings, there are many options to choose from. As they are responsible for a major portion of your home’s aesthetic and comfort, it’s imperative that you consider all of your options. Zebra blinds have gained popularity in recent years because of their versatility and contemporary design. As they have been on the minds of several of our clients, we wanted to provide you with a guide for determining if zebra blinds would be the right choice for your home.

Window furnishings often stick with you for years, making it even more pertinent that you choose the right one. With zebra blinds, a lot of the hesitance comes from the fact that many people don’t understand the product, how it’s different from other furnishings and the value that they provide to homes.

What are zebra blinds?

Zebra blinds are unique in that they allow you to transition between solid bands and sheer fabric, affording you different levels of privacy and natural light. They are made up of horizontal roller blinds designed with alternating translucent and block-out strips and come with manual and motorised control options, including a battery-operated remote control.

So, how do you know if zebra blinds are right for you? Privacy and natural light are key

If you’d like the treasured combination of privacy and natural light, then look no further than zebra blinds. Zebra blinds are one of the few options that allow you to illuminate your home naturally without the fear of prying eyes.

Zebra blinds can afford homeowners the advantage because they are made up of alternating translucent and blockout strips. The translucent strips allow natural light to peer through while being stopped by the blackout strips from allowing a clear line of sight into your home. (not a big fan of this paragraph – it’s already kind of explained in previous paragraphs.)

Light control is a top priority

For most homeowners who are searching for furnishing for their living rooms or offices, light control is a must-have feature. With zebra blinds, you can pull them up (if motorised, use your remote control) to reveal a full stream of natural light or have them completely down for privacy and some natural light.

As our blinds are designed with alternating translucent and block-out strips, you can easily control the light without raising it.

You prefer a low-maintenance option

Busy parents and young professionals understand how tiring it is to keep a home tidy. While the thought of a window furnishing may just seem like one other element in the home to clean, zebra blinds may surprise you.

Zebra blinds lay flat and don’t have a lot of intricate hardware or hard-to-clean grooves. All you have to do to keep your blinds in tip-top shape is take a cloth and wipe the blinds every week or whenever you notice the dust. The frequency may vary from home to home, depending on your usage and traffic surrounding your home. However, we promise that it will be an easy cleaning experience, regardless.

You want a window furnishing that’s easy to control

Do you have elderly parents living with you? Are your blinds in an area you must consider your kids frequent? If your answer is yes and you are concerned about them being able to easily control the blinds, we can safely say that you won’t have to worry about our remote-controlled zebra blinds. With our battery-operated remote, the elderly and kids can easily and safely operate the blinds up or down.

This option also works well if your blinds are in your bedroom. From the comfort of your bed, you can operate the blinds according to your comfort. Turn them down when you’re ready to go to bed and turn them up to wake to natural light in the morning.

We’re committed to finding a solution that works for you

Whether you’re fond of minimalist decor, are a fan of contemporary aesthetics or want to see your home draped in elegance, zebra blinds are the right option for you. Our zebra blinds are Australian-made and come in a variety of colours. They’re a no-fuss, low-maintenance window furnishing that can add refinement to any space.

At Empire Window Furnishings, we know that each space is unique which is why we offer diversity within our range of products. If you’re unsure about what will match with your home’s decor, or need guidance regarding zebra blinds, then feel free to get in touch with our team.

For a free in-home consultation, call us today at 1300 950 654 or email We look forward to hearing from you!

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