So, you’ve got your conservatory set up and it’s time to furnish it. Knowing where to start can be difficult! The first thing we always advise people to do is to pick their conservatory blinds. 

It’s the most permanent of all of your furnishings, and whether you want thermal conservatory blinds, clip in conservatory blinds – or – you want to be fancy and choose electrical conservatory blinds; picking this first will help you shape the rest of the interior design. If you’re toying between blinds or curtains, you can check out our guide on the best conservatory curtains here.

If you’ve never decorated a conservatory before, it’s good to understand the rough cost first so you can plan your budget accordingly. After purchasing your blinds you’ll get an idea of the colour scheme you want for the rest of the furnishings, whether it’s replacement cushions or dining furniture for the conservatory. Once you’ve picked your conservatory blinds, don’t forget to read our how-to on fitting them which will save you time (and probably stress!) in the long run.

We review 11 of the best conservatory blinds below, taking into account their style, practicality and all the other parts we love about them.

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Amazon Polyester Roller Blind with Clipping System

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The AmazonBasics Polyester Roller Blind with Clipping System is a clear-cut, simple design that is 100% UV resistant. The clipping system means that you don’t have to use a drill to install it, and if you do decide to change your blind design later on it’s a simple ‘click-in, click-out’ model. Another bonus of this system means that when you want to clean your blinds you can do it thoroughly by removing them from the window. Often with blinds it’s hard to find a happy medium with privacy and not blocking out all daylight, and this design achieves it perfectly; easy to adjust, doesn’t leave you in complete darkness and gives you the privacy you need – especially in a larger conservatory.

Key Features:

Clipping system

UV Protection

Specification:

Brand

Amazon

Colour

White

Dimensions

60 cm x 130 cm (other sizes available)

Material

Polyester

Pros

Simple installation system

UV protection

Gives you privacy without darkening the space

Cons

For bigger dimensions, consider having another person to help install

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Sol Thermal Roller Blinds

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The Sol Thermal Roller Blinds are easy to mount with clips meaning no need to drill, and easy to clean. The thermal coating means it’s perfect for those colder days when you need to keep your conservatory insulated, and can also save you some pennies on your energy bill. It has a child proof lock which is handy, and operates on a chain system which is simple to operate. The design is stylish and would compliment any conservatory size or aesthetic. The fabric is polyester but moisture resistant, which is great if you have concerns about condensation building up in the colder months. The thermal coating also works to your advantage in the summer – as it repels heat and won’t leave your conservatory feeling like a greenhouse.

Key Features:

Clipping system

UV protection

Thermal coating

Specification:

Brand

Sol Royal

Colour

White

Dimensions

60 cm x 150 cm

Material

Polyester

Pros

Simple installation system

UV protection

Moisture resistant

Keeps the conservatory warm in the winter, but cool in the summer

Cons

You can’t adjust the amount of light you want to come in

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Creative Home Interiors Thermal Blackout Roller Blinds

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The Creative Home Interiors Thermal Blackout Roller Blinds are stylish and effectively block out light completely. The thermal layer means that you are able to keep cool during the summer and warm during the winter, which will save you a considerable amount on your energy bill. The brackets that come with it are easy to screw in and there are also child locks – so no pinched fingers/hands. Very easy to clean (a simple wipe with a damp cloth will do it) and the blackout works on even the brightest sunlight.

Key Features:

Screw-in bracket

Blackout style

Specification:

Brand

Creative Home Interiors

Colour

White

Dimensions

50 cm x 165 cm

Material

Polyster fabric

Pros

Blackout material

Thermal layer to keep conservatory warm in winter and cool in summer

Simple, stylish design

Cons

If you don’t want a blackout style, these are not for you

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Amazon Blackout Roller Blind

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The AmazonBasics Blackout Roller Blind is an easy to assemble clip-on blind with a thermal coating layer and chain style to bring the blind up and down. It’s perfect if you’re looking for a blackout blind that delivers – without a big price tag. The material used means that it won’t discolour even in harsh sunlight, and is easy to clean when using a damp cloth. Being able to adjust how high or low the blind is means you can have the coverage of a blackout blind, but also have more control on how much light you allow into the room. Overall, it’s a simple and chic design that would compliment a lot of conservatory interior designs.

Key Features:

Clip in and out system

Blackout style

Thermal coating

Specification:

Brand

Amazon

Colour

White

Dimensions

96 cm x 150 cm

Material

Polyester

Pros

Blackout material

Thermal layer

Clip in and out style simple and easy - no need for a drill

Cons

If you don’t want a blackout style, you won’t like this

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Furnished Blackout Roller Blind - White

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The Furnished Blackout Roller Blind in white is a custom/made to measure roller blind which is great for those who have awkward specifications when looking at the width/length of your windows. It’s also excellent if you want to be meticulous about the width/length of your blinds. It offers 100% blackout as well as a chain connector and a child safety clip. You can opt for metal brackets which will increase the durability of the overall blind. The blackout style means that you can achieve privacy as well as blocking out harsh sunlight. This can be particularly effective if you are looking to use the area as a child’s playroom.

Key Features:

Custom fit

Blackout style

Thermal coating

Specification:

Brand

Furnished

Colour

White (others available)

Dimensions

Custom (from 60cm x 165cm)

Material

Polycotton fabric

Pros

Custom fit

Opt in for metal brackets for added sturdiness

Blackout style is 100% effective

Cons

If you prefer to not have complete blackout, I wouldn’t go for these

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Woltu Pleated Polyester Blinds

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The Woltu Pleated Polyester Blinds are built as a hybrid between your normal blind – which often can let in too much sunlight – and a blackout blind. It gives you the best of both worlds, privacy and enough light that isn’t overpowering but has around an 80% opacity of which you’d have from a blackout blind. The pleat style is chic and retro, and would compliment a modern build as well as a property that oozes character. The clip in style makes it easy to install, and the pleats can be cleaned either with a damp cloth or using a steamer to lift excess dirt. Overall a stylish option that offers more than just your average blind

Key Features:

Pleated style

Clip in and out mounting

Specification:

Brand

Woltu

Colour

White

Dimensions

65 cm x 130 cm

Material

Fabric

Pros

Stylish pleat

Installation is simple

Allows in substantial sunlight and achieves complete privacy

Cons

No UV protection

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Relaxdays Pleated Blinds - Grey

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The Relaxdays Pleated Blinds in Grey are a simple and beautiful blind design with a clip-in system, making them incredibly easy to install. The semi-translucent style is great if you are looking for a design that isn’t going to completely blackout a room but still offer you decent coverage. The grey is stylish and modern, and would most likely compliment a larger conservatory design due to its darker colour. The convenient installation system means that you can do this with ease and without a screwdriver. The pleat style is chic and will add depth to the room whilst complimenting other furniture inside it.

Key Features:

Pleated style

Clip in and out installation

Specification:

Brand

Relaxdays

Colour

Grey

Dimensions

90 cm x 130 cm

Material

Fabric

Pros

Grey pleat style is stylish

Simple installation

Translucent style great if you don’t want a complete blackout

Cons

No UV protection

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Amazon Aluminium Venetian Blind

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The Amazon Aluminium Venetian Blind offers privacy, glare prevention and light management all in one. With a clip in and out system, this is a no-drill installation process making it easy to do yourself, and also means you could use this in a rental property without damaging any interiors with holes. The aluminium is sturdy, won’t rust and also easy to clean from dust, dirt and grime. The multiple adjustment options allows you to give you as much or as little light as you like, whilst also having the blind down for privacy. The venetian style works in a lot of properties, and blends seamlessly with the design of your home.

Key Features:

Venetian style

Clip in and out installation

Specification:

Brand

Amazon

Colour

White

Dimensions

100 cm x 130 cm

Material

Aluminium

Pros

Adjustable to the amount of light whilst also giving you privacy

Simple installation

Aluminium which is durable and easy to clean

Cons

Doesn’t offer a complete blackout

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Eurohome Double Roller Blind with Clamping Brackets

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The Eurohome Double Roller Blind is a fun, unique design of roller blind with a clip in and our system making it easy to install. It’s material is simple to clean, and the blind itself offers enough opacity to have complete privacy whilst also allowing a substantial amount of light to come in. The blind itself feels and looks high quality, which for the price point makes it affordable. The reel is sturdy and holds well which means that you won’t have to worry about the blind falling down/having to reinstall it. You also get the option to install via drilling which you may prefer – so it’s good that Eurohome gives you that option too. Overall it’s a stylish blind that works just as it should, and is low maintenance.

Key Features:

Double roller style

Comes with clip in and drilling installation options

Specification:

Brand

Eurohome

Colour

White/Grey/Black

Dimensions

45 cm x 150 cm

Material

Fabric

Pros

Sturdy frame

Easy to install

Provides enough privacy and lets in light without blinding you!

Cons

Doesn’t offer a complete blackout

Style may not be to everybody’s taste

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Sol Royal Double Blinds

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The Sol Royal Double Blinds are stylish and provide complete privacy. It offers glare protection and even where the opacity is less, it has a grained style to ensure that your privacy is not compromised. The clip in and clip out system makes it easy to install, but Sol also provides a screw-in option if your windows do not suit the clip in model. Ideal if you’re not looking for a complete blackout option but want to be able to adjust the amount of sunlight that comes through the window. The material is easy to clean, and the style is chic yet won’t overpower any other design/furniture that you have in the room you use it in. The pricing is reasonable for the quality you get from this product – so well worth the buy.

Key Features:

Double roller style

Comes with clip in and drilling installation options

Specification:

Brand

Sol

Colour

White

Dimensions

110 cm x 150 cm

Material

Polyester

Pros

Easy to install

Chic design that suits a lot of homes

Cons

Doesn’t offer a complete blackout

Style may not be preferred by everybody

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Smonter Easy Fix Zebra Roller Blind with Accessories

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The Smonter Easy Fix Zebra Roller Blind is an anti-static, dustproof blind that provides 100% privacy whilst also allowing substantial sunlight to pour in! The safety clips means these are fine to be installed around children. For the price the quality is great and you can mount these through screwing meaning that it will be sturdy on your windows. The overall design is modern and the fabric looks luxurious meaning that it will complement any room. The colour choices mean that you are not constrained to just one (if you choose to use these throughout the whole home) and can fit with each separate room design.

Key Features:

Zebra roller blind

Drilling installation option

Dustproof

Specification:

Brand

Smonter

Colour

White

Dimensions

75 cm x 230 cm

Material

Polyester

Pros

Zebra roller design is stylish

Easy to install

Cons

Style may not be ideal for everybody

Summary

Finding the right blinds for your conservatory can sometimes be difficult, as there are a number of factors to consider. If this is a brand new conservatory, you’ll be focusing on the whole design and feel – which can put extra pressure on deciding what is going to work for you. Or, you could be in a position where you are redecorating the conservatory or replacing blinds because your last ones didn’t perform at the standard you expected. This can leave you cautious on how to spend your money, so we hope that the above reviews will help you make the right choice.

Most of the time, your decision will rely on factors such as colour, price, practicality and original design (where applicable). Here are some things to look out for when purchasing your conservatory blinds!

Conservatory Blinds Buyer Consideration Guide

Colour

Your choice on conservatory blinds will be heavily influenced by the colours available. If you are unsure on which colour would suit the rest of your home – you may be better off choosing a brand that has multiple options so you can compare them before making your decision. Remember, conservatory blinds will cover every window and will play a part in the aesthetic and feel of the whole room, so pick wisely. For example, we would recommend lighter colours for small conservatories, as darker blinds can make a room feel smaller; you may prefer a darker colour in a bigger conservatory to give it a more intimate/homely feel.

Protection

Where most conservatories already have UV protection, you may not see the point in having UV blocking blinds – which is fine. However, if you are worried about UV rays then it’s important to consider designs that have this protection before purchasing. Another protection that you should look out for is whether it has a thermal layer that will stop condensation, and also contain heat in the conservatory in the winter, and keep the air cool in the summer. If that is a non-negotiable for you, then rule out any designs or brands that don’t fulfil this. 

Blackout/non-blackout

Similar to protection, deciding to get blackout blinds should also be considered if you are looking to block the sun completely and rely on artificial light to brighten your conservatory in the evenings. There are a lot of benefits to blackout blinds including 100% privacy, but if you want natural light to enter your home to brighten it, then we wouldn’t recommend purchasing 100% blackout blinds. You are better off finding blinds that have a high opacity but still allow light to pour in!

Texture

Smooth? Crinkled? Soft? There are a number of different textures available when purchasing conservatory blinds, and sometimes going for a different texture can bring life to your room. Have a think about the furniture that you are putting in your conservatory as well as the colours you have in there. Will another texture compliment it, or will it make it look busy and cluttered?

Material

The materials available to make blinds are luckily varied, so if you are looking for aluminium, plastic, cotton or a mixture of all three – you can find that. The material you pick should be influenced by the colour scheme you already have in your house, as well as the size of your windows. For example, having metal venetian blinds across a large conservatory if the rest of your house has fabric curtains may not work, and opting for a fabric based blind would compliment that better. 

Furniture

Before picking your blinds, you may be in a situation where you are replacing old ones, in which case you will already have existing furniture in there. If you are looking to replace, have a think about what you liked about your old blinds as well as parts that you thought didn’t compliment the rest of the room. That can help you with making the correct decision too!

FAQ

How can I clean conservatory blinds?

Depending on the material that your blinds are made from will determine how you can clean them. Most blinds you can clean using a damp cloth, but if they have a lot of metal components you may be better using a dust cloth so there isn’t excess moisture left on them. Another method you can use to clean your blinds is through using a steamer on fabric blinds to lift excess dirt and grime.

How can I fit conservatory blinds?

See our guide on how to fit conservatory blinds here

How do I measure conservatory blinds?

When purchasing your conservatory blinds, there is often a guide which tells you how you should measure your window to get the right width and length. This will differ if you are using a clip on clip off method, or if you are using a screw-in bracket.

What are the best blinds for a conservatory?

We’ve summarised our favourites in this article, but if you don’t like them – ultimately the best blinds will be based on your personal opinion plus those that fit with your requirements. For example, you may want fabric, UV repelling blinds that aren’t blackout. Use those main points to help you navigate and find the best ones. 

How do I remove mould from conservatory blinds?

A home-made recipe is to use vinegar and water as a natural spray to get rid of mould, and lemon also works well too. There are chemical cleaners out there but if you have young children, you may want to try something natural. Consider picking up a dehumidifier or a portable heater if you have a mould problem in the conservatory.