What Exactly Are Café Blinds?

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Despite what their name might suggest, you do not need to own a café to get café blinds. They can be installed in the home, office, or indeed anywhere. Their versatility and functionality has made them increasingly popular and here at Appeal Home Shading, we’re very proud of our café style blinds. 

If you’re unfamiliar with the term, you might be confused about what they are. The name is a bit misleading, and we’re often asked what they’re used for. So let’s take a few minutes to explain what café blinds are. 


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‘Half Window’ Blinds

Café blinds are sometimes referred to as ‘half window blinds,’ and this is arguably a more accurate term. They have a versatile design whereby they can be moved up or down from the bottom or top of a window. This means they can easily cover half of a window and leave the other half clear. 

Consequently, café blinds are ideal for situations where you want to maintain privacy but still let ample light into a room. For example, if your living room faces a public road, you could use café blinds to cover the bottom half of your window. You’ll get a well-lit room, but you’ll also be able to relax and watch TV without any passers-by looking in. 

This style of blind has long been popular in restaurants and cafés, hence the name. However, there’s no reason to limit them to businesses as they’re equally useful in the home. 

Café Style Blinds From Appeal

Whether you call them café blinds, half-window blinds, bistro blinds, alfresco blinds or one of their many other nicknames, they’re a versatile and attractive way to control shading. Here at Appeal, we’re proud to supply café blinds for residential and business properties alike. If you’re on a quest for sunshine but are worried about the neighbours looking in, café blinds could be the solution. 

We offer a custom design service and will work closely with you to create your new installation. We don’t stock ‘off the shelf’ products; all our blinds are made to order. You can select the size, colour and design and have total control over their final look. Café blinds are suitable for use almost anywhere, but they’re particularly useful in bathrooms, living rooms, and yes, cafés. Want to give your customers some privacy while they tuck into afternoon tea? Café blinds could be the answer. 

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If you’re interested in finding out more about the uses of café blinds, you’re more than welcome to contact us. You can call us on 0800 975 5757; our experts are on hand and waiting to speak with you.

Alternatively, if you have a project you want to start, you can book a free design consultation or download a brochure now. Let’s see what we can create together.