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Bifold Door Blinds

Bifolding doors are a fantastic way to bring the outside in and are a huge trend in the UK at the moment. Subsequently a frequently asked question is “What blinds are best for Bifolding doors”? Well, there are lots of options but one of our favourite solutions is roller blinds. Be they cordless spring action roller blinds or motorised roller blinds.

A stunning array of the highest quality motorised roller blinds and cordless roller blinds for bifold doors | Easy to install | Bespoke made-to-measure blinds with a 3-year guarantee | Free samples available to help you find the perfect solution for your home | Working with leading manufacturers to ensure quality and safety are prioritised.


Cordless Roller Blinds for Bifolding Doors

Our Cordless Roller blinds Put timeless style and safety first. These classic roller blinds sit beautifully at your bifold door providing shade from harsh glare and prying eyes. Operated by an unseen spring which is hidden in the aluminium roller tube, these spring loaded roller blinds are operated by a tug on the bottom of the blind which gently raises or lowers the blind.

Motorised Roller Blinds for Bifolding Doors

Enjoy the convenience of our battery operated Motorised Roller Blinds for bifolding doors. Available in a range of styles, colours and thermal properties to suit your style and need. They can be controlled by remote control from the comfort of your seat. Cleverly operated by a discreet rechargeable lithium battery which is embedded invisiby within the aluminium roller tube. Absolutely no electrician is needed and for the price tag you will be amazed at how smooth running and reliable these stunning blinds are!

You’re looking for blinds for bifold doors. You want fantastic quality, fast delivery, easy assembly and fantastic customer service - we have the solution for you.

When you're looking for online blinds, there are a lot of options to choose from. So, why should you choose us? Because we've spent over 19 years in the online blinds marketplace, learning about the needs of our valued customers to supply top level products and services.

At Lifestyle Blinds, we understand that nothing makes a house feel more like a home than personal touches. That's why we offer the best selection of custom-made cordless and motorised roller blinds for bifold doors.

Search for the texture, colour, or material to suit your unique tastes and requirements. We are dedicated to offering a varied collection, which is why every single one of our blinds is tailored to your desired fit.

At the core of our company is amazing customer service. We're passionate about providing products that fuse practicality with design - effortlessly combining style with substance. But what makes us special is how much we care about helping you find the right product for your home or business.

We make your vision a reality.

Found a blind you like? Order your free sample or speak to a member of our friendly team, we’re here to help you find the perfect solution for your home.

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5 reasons why purchasing our bespoke blinds for your bifold doors will enhance your home

You may be mid-search, wondering how you can add style, shade light and improve privacy at home. If your home encompasses this type of door, there are various benefits to dressing them with a purpose-fit blind.

Whether you want to keep the sun out of your eyes or create a cosy atmosphere for an evening in, this type of blind can be beneficial for many reasons:

  1. The blinds can block sunlight, which, in turn, reduces the amount of heat that builds up in hot rooms
  2. The blinds can also be used to filter instead of block light, depending on the type of blind you choose.
  3. Some energy-efficient options can be incredibly valuable as their thermal efficiency helps insulate and reduce your heating costs.
  4. Privacy is assured, allowing control over what people outside can see through your window.
  5. The blinds are simple to fit and add instant vibrancy and personality to a room, creating the atmosphere you desire.

Now we've got the benefits covered, you should start to explore your options - understanding what works best will help you in your search for blinds!

Which blinds are best for bifolding doors?

First things first: why do you need special roller blinds for bifold doors? These types of doors are specifically designed to be opened or closed in one simple action, which means you'll want to find blinds that are super easy to adjust as well.

You can't just get any old roller blind and slap it on your bifold doors - the weight of the blind can actually interfere with the operation of the door. That's why we specialise in roller blinds that are specially designed with this type of door in mind.

One of the biggest benefits of using specialist blinds for bifold doors is that they don't need to be raised when the doors are opened and closed. A lot of homeowners want privacy when their doors are opened, but they also want a sleek door design. Blinds give you both! This type of blind ensures that both functionality and aesthetics are equally catered to.

Homeowners tend to choose from pleated blinds, vertical blinds, roller blinds and Venetian blinds. We provide the right products to shade light, add colour and protect your bifold doors.

Cordless roller blinds for versatility and maximum shade

Bifolding doors are a wonderful, open-air addition to any room. They let in loads of light and air without sacrificing the privacy of your home. But sometimes, you don't want sunlight flooding into your living room at 7am every morning and that's where cordless or motorised roller blinds come in.

Though roller blinds are often seen as a less stylistic choice than curtains or shades, they are actually a highly modern option for bifolding doors - especially if you choose an option that is minimalistic enough to allow people to focus on the doors themselves.

Roller blinds are also incredibly easy to install and operate, giving you the benefit of being able to control the amount of light and air coming into your home in an easy, straightforward way.

Why choose roller blinds to decorate your bifolding doors?

Colour choice: Roller blinds come in an array of different fabrics and colours. Dare to be different? Printed roller blinds and unique patterns can breathe new life into your home or office space.

Compact: When you choose roller blinds for your bifold doors, you're choosing to widen your available view without disruption. Roller blinds take up minimal space when rolled up, so you can enjoy the view without any interruptions. This is particularly useful in open spaces and office environments.

Blackout: If you want a dark and cosy environment in your room, you can opt for blackout roller blinds for bifold doors. This option completely blocks sunlight - a great choice all year round in preparation for the longer days. Simply select the blackout fabric of your choice.

Energy efficient: Thermal roller blinds offer homeowners a way to reduce heating spend, as insulated fabric helps to retain the heat.

Versatility: You can choose from either cordless (spring operated roller blinds) or motorised battery operated roller blinds (super simple, no electrician needed).

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Get your cordless roller blinds today

These custom roller blinds come with a cordless spring system that allows you to control the shade with a tug on the bottom of the blind. The cordless spring is hidden in the aluminium tube so you never have to worry about anything blocking your view or getting tangled up in anything.

Not only do they put your safety first, they also provide timeless elegance and tradition to any room they're in. They're available in a variety of colours and styles, so you can pick the look that suits your home best! Our cordless roller blinds are made from the highest quality materials.

We offer a variety of patterns and colours; from clinical whites to muted tones and vivid shades, the possibilities are endless.

Feeling spoilt for choice? Order some samples to help you make your decision!

Electric Roller Blinds For Bifold Doors

Electric roller blinds for bifold doors

You love your bifold doors. You love the light they let in, and you love the way they make your home feel so much more open and spacious. But sometimes, you just want to shut out the light. This can be made easy from the comfort of your seat, as these blinds come with a handy remote control.

In instances where windows and bifold doors are particularly high, electric blinds tick all the boxes - making these a worthwhile investment.

Bifold door blinds are a great way to let in fresh air, natural light and bring new flair to your decor. To get the most out of your bifold doors, however, you need to have more control over the lighting in your home. One way to do this is with electric blinds.

How electric blinds can help you get more out of your bifold doors

Easy operation: Electric blinds work particularly well for bifold doors. One of the main reasons for this is that these blinds are much easier to operate. With electric blinds, you can put much less effort into getting precise lighting control for your home.

Automation: Not only are electric blinds easier to operate than regular ones, but they're also much easier to automate. You can set up routine schedules for when you want your blinds to open or close, so you don't even have to think about it during the day.

Durability: Because of their large size and increased use, bifold door blinds tend to wear out faster than other blinds - but not electric ones! In fact, these tend to last much longer than regular blinds.

Easy installation: Despite the technological capabilities of these blinds, no electrician is needed to transform your doors. It's difficult to believe that such low-cost blinds could be so revolutionary, but we guarantee you'll find the set up simple, easy and hassle-free - enjoy fancy blinds without a hefty price tag!

Battery life: The blinds we supply are powered by a discreet lithium-ion rechargeable battery enclosed within an aluminium roller tube. This battery, you simply charge once during the installation, then enjoy up to 6 months of continuous use.

Purchase your new electric blinds from Lifestyle Blinds

We want you to benefit from convenient yet attractive blinds that you and your guests will adore. That's why we offer custom-made electric blinds for bifold doors.

Our made-to-measure motorised blinds are compatible with any type of bifold door. We also offer a broad range of styles and colours, so you can mix and match to suit the interior design of every room. And because we're nationwide suppliers, we've got you covered no matter where you live!

When you're buying blinds, you want to be assured of quality and style. That's why we've worked with only the finest manufacturers in the industry - experts who know how to craft gorgeous blinds that will last for years to come.

When you choose Lifestyle Blinds, you get a wide range of luxurious colours and styles to choose from. If you're looking for earthy neutral tones, we have those. If your decor calls for a pop of pastel colour, we have those too!

Don't settle for second-rate blinds - buy from a company that goes the extra mile.

Buy yours today!

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Measure, order & install - Beautiful blinds in 3 easy steps

You've made the wise decision that it's time to jazz up your bifold blinds. So, you've landed on our site as you want to buy blinds from a reputable company. You'll get the blinds you've been envisioning in three simple steps. And we're on hand to help you throughout the entire process.

1) Measure up using our free-to-use guide


We know that measuring and collecting accurate numbers can be a faff, so we're here to help. Simply refer to our measurement instructions for blinds and find the specialist guide for the exact blinds you're looking for. Remember - measurements vary depending on the door type and desired blind style.

2) Input your measurements to generate a price and place your order

You've taken the first step to creating a more beautiful, convenient home space. Now that you have your measurements, you can simply find the blinds you wish to purchase and input your measurements - your dream blinds in just a few clicks.

Choose from one of our many options, including roller, wooden and Venetian styles and select your fitting options and roll position. Customising your blinds will allow our tool to generate a competitive price for what you require.

Once this has been done, simply place your order and our manufacturer will produce your dream blinds. All that's left to do is wait patiently for your package to arrive.

3) Fit your blinds with ease using our handy blind installation guide

It's time to transform your home and get those blinds in place. We want this process to be as quick and efficient as possible for you. That's why we created another comprehensive blind installation guide to help prevent the stress and tantrums!

We've all been there: you're trying to hang blinds on a window that's taller than you are - the step stool is wobbly, the dog keeps barking, and you've no idea what you're doing.

Well, now you don't have to worry about any of that. We've got everything you need right here in one handy place to make sure you get the perfect blinds for your home without any of the hassle or drama.

And that's it. Your room is complemented by new, stunning blinds that add that aesthetic you've been looking for.

The Lifestyle Blinds promise: What can you expect from us?

We get it. Purchasing products for your home comes with an element of trust, and we want you to feel trust in us to fulfil your expectations.

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Personal approach
We're not just a company that sells blinds. We're a family-run business that believes in the potential for our products to make a difference in your life, and we know that difference is only possible through a personable, attentive, and people-oriented approach.

Exceptional customer service
For almost two decades, we've been dedicated to making our customers happy. We work hard to ensure that each one of our customers feels like their home is better because of the blinds we sell. As we believe in the power of great design and exceptional craftsmanship, we work tirelessly to match you with the perfect blinds for your needs and style.

It is because of our continued commitment to providing outstanding customer service that we are able to maintain our ‘Excellent’ rating.

Unrivalled quality and safety standards
We are committed to providing the highest quality products and services to our customers. Every detail of our design process is important to us - we diligently craft and test our blinds, so that you can rest assured that they will provide you with years of comfort and enjoyment.

The reputation of our company is built on the quality, uniqueness and superior craftsmanship of the products we supply. By working with the BBSA (British Blind and Shutter Association), we guarantee the utmost precision and safety through and through.

Unique designs and extensive choice
You're unique. Your home is unique. And your personal style is 100% your own.
We know that taste differs from person to person, and that interior design changes from home to home.

We don't want to limit anybody's choices, so we work tirelessly to keep our range evolving - offering as many options as possible. Whether simplicity has the key to your heart or vibrancy and quirky patterns put a smile on your face, we cater to all personalities and decor styles.

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3-year guarantee for complete peace of mind
We're confident in the quality of our products, and we want you to feel the same way. You deserve blinds that look great, work well, and last a long time. That's why our products are backed with a 3-year guarantee.

Our guarantee isn't just about making sure customers are satisfied - although if you aren't, we want to know! We also want to make sure our products are performing as they should, and if they're not, we'll figure out how to fix them quickly and efficiently.

When you buy from us, you can rest assured that your investment will last for years and years.

Ready to transform your home? You're one click away from making your vision a reality

Your home is your sanctuary, and it deserves to be treated as such. When you choose Lifestyle Blinds for your window furnishings, you're not just getting a covering for your bifold door - you're getting the perfect finishing touch for your home. Browse our selection of blinds today, or contact us to find out more about how we can help you turn your home into the perfect retreat.

We know how important it is for you to find the perfect blind for your bifold door, and we want to help you do that. That's why we're dedicated to making sure that every blind we sell is made from the highest quality materials, and won't fade or fray over time.

Our blinds are made from durable, easy-to-clean materials, so you can trust them to last for years and still look amazing. Plus, whether you're looking for a bold splash of colour or an elegant neutral tone, we've got something for everyone in our extensive collection.

Why not refresh your entire home by coupling your bifold door blinds with some Vertical blinds for your kitchen or a Skylight blind for your loft? We've got all angles covered.

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How to Choose the Perfect Blinds for Your Doors

You’ve got a home that provides you, your family and guests with warmth, security and happiness. You want to enhance your interior in ways that add that little bit of extra pizzazz.

Blinds are multifunctional. Not only do they increase or decrease the amount of light shining through the house, blinds can also add an air of opulence and style. Whether you’re looking to upgrade the bifold doors in your conservatory or kitchen, you’ll want to locate the perfect option for your home.

We’re here to help you do just that.

French doors and folding doors essentially function as large windows; they provide additional daylight to any room. Your blinds should maximise the usage of your bifolding doors, complementing the aesthetics rather than taking away from them. With this in mind, how can you make the right decision when it comes to purchasing?

Choosing between one large blind and individual blinds

Many people choose to cover the doors with large blinds, which can be effective in blocking out sunlight and providing privacy from outside. However, you may find yourself wanting more control over how much light comes in, or whether or not anyone outside can see inside. Large blinds also block out some of the beautiful view you have from your windows.

The solution? Individual blinds for each panel of your bifold door!

If you're concerned about privacy and light control, this is an effective solution for you. You'll be able to enjoy all that natural light without worrying about someone looking in on you when they shouldn't be and without blocking out all of your view.

At Lifestyle Blinds, you’ll get a product that is completely made to measure. These blinds are designed specifically for your bifold door and will fit perfectly, so you don't have to worry about them falling down or not being able to open the door when they're installed correctly.

The varied blind mechanisms you can choose from

There are many different types of bifold door blind mechanisms, so it's important to understand which ones work best for your home.

- Electric blind control: This is an easy-to-install option that uses a motorised operation system that allows you to open and close the blinds with just a push of a button. These systems work well in all homes and are particularly useful when you want to make adjustments to how much light is filtered through from a distance.

- Cordless blinds: This is an ideal choice for homes with minimal space between the walls and ceiling due to their ability to roll up into themselves when not in use (which makes them easier to store or move around). Cordless blinds are also highly recommended in homes with children or pets, as these blinds are completely child safe.

We are proud to offer motorised roller blinds and cordless roller blinds as the go-to option for doors. Our experienced team is committed to providing you with the best solutions possible so that you can enjoy your home without the added hassle of having to adjust your blinds every time the light changes.


How much light, privacy and heat retention do you require from your blinds?

Each type of blind will have varying degrees of thermal and light control. Some bifold door blinds are designed to provide insulation from the outside environment, while others are designed to block out light.

Roller blinds are a great choice if you want to reduce glare and heat coming in through your glass doors. When they are fully lowered, they can be completely closed in order to block out all light or be adjusted to a variety of heights to allow different light and heat levels into the room.

If you're looking for a way to keep your home warm in winter, while still maintaining privacy and light control, there are some great options that combine insulating materials with light-blocking fabrics. These will help keep heat in during cold weather while still allowing light into your room when it's dark outside.

If you want total control over both temperature and light levels in your home (and also want to save money on energy bills), then investing in high-end bifold door blinds may be right up your alley! By shopping with us, you can get your hands on thermal cordless blinds that are thick and high quality - keeping the temperature at bay!

A wide range of colours to choose from

It goes without saying that this question will be answered differently by every individual. Tastes and preferences are diverse, so are the wide range of options available to you.

- White: White blinds are an excellent choice for people who don't like loud colours but still want to add some style to their homes. It works well in any room and is particularly favourable in kitchens to add a clinical look that adds freshness and brightness.

- Black: Black blinds work well in rooms where you want to create an elegant atmosphere without making too much noise about it. It also pairs well with other colours such as white or grey, which means that it won't clash with any existing decorating schemes that may already be present in your home.

- Brown: If you want something that looks more natural than white but isn't quite as dark as black, brown blinds might be perfect for what you're looking for! It's warm and inviting without being too overpowering or dulling down the atmosphere of any room where it's placed. Earthy tones are ideal for almost every season - you’ll have the freedom to mix and match decor throughout the year.

- Blue: Blue is one of the most popular choices in colours for bifold door blinds. It’s calming, relaxing and helps you feel at ease. If you like this shade then you might also consider going for grey or black, which are also soothing colours that can help you unwind after a long day at work or school.

- Vivid brights: Vibrant shades of blinds such as red, orange, yellow and green are the most eye-catching, so they're ideal for adding a splash of colour to your home. You could also paint an accent wall in one of these colours, which would make it easier to introduce some colour into an otherwise neutral space. Or, if you have any furniture pieces or accents that are already bright or colourful (like yellow accessories), your choice of curtains or blinds can add a further pop of colour to complement the aesthetic.

Blind fabrics: Your options when it comes to finding durable blinds

There are plenty of things to ask yourself when dressing your windows and bifold doors.

Will you be moving often? If so, consider going with a lightweight fabric like cotton or linen. These fabrics are lightweight and great for transportation (should you move home). They're also less likely to get stained and can usually be cleaned easily at home.

Do you have pets? If so, consider using a thicker fabric like wool or corduroy. These fabrics are more durable than cotton or linen and are more resistant to pet claws.

Are you concerned about energy efficiency? Consider choosing blackout fabrics that block out light from outside. This will help keep your room cool during the summer and warm during winter months by reducing heat loss through windows or doors.

Textured woven fabrics: These are made from multiple strands of fibre that are woven together. Woven fabrics tend to be lightweight and easy to clean, but they aren't as durable as other types of fabric. Woven fabrics make the perfect sun screen - allowing just enough light through without overpowering the room.

Polyester: Polyester is another popular choice for outdoor blinds because it's durable and easy to maintain. It also comes in many different colours and styles, so if you want something a little more colourful than basic white or black, polyester might be right for you.

Thermal reflective fabrics: Reduce costly bills with our Energy-Saving Solar Reflective Roller Blinds. Using our specialist reflective blind fabrics, they trap heat in the cooler months and reflect harsh sunlight away in the summer.

Blackout or dimout fabrics: Some homeowners may opt to block the light completely in a room that features a bifold door. There are a range of materials available in a stunning array of colours that effectively block light from entering the home.

Linen effect: Get textured linen blinds for balanced lighting and a timeless classic look in your kitchen or conservatory. Blinds made with lightweight fabric are the ultimate choice for bifold doors as they do not mask light - this fabric enhances the natural lighting.


Order free blind samples to help you make the right decision today!

We know that shopping online has its downsides.

You may not get the full experience of a product, and, even if you do, it's hard to really understand what it will look like in your home. If you're buying blinds for the first time, you might have trouble figuring out what size you need or how they'll look on your window. That's why we offer FREE samples.

Free samples are available for all of our products. We have a wide selection of shades and textures, so you can make sure you're getting exactly the right style of blind before placing your order. Our samples are large enough to allow you to see the quality of the fabric and ensure that you will be satisfied with your purchase.

Our totally free sampling service means that you can order as many blind samples as you like, free of charge! We send samples via first-class mail on the day you request them so you don’t need to wait around for days to choose your lovely new blind.

Your guide to caring and maintaining bifold door blinds

The selection of premium blinds available at Lifestyle Blinds is crafted with care. Because of this, quality is never compromised. We source blinds from leading manufacturers, which guarantees quality and gives you the utmost assurance that your blinds are made to last.

Stand the test of time by caring for your blinds as you would any other furnishing. Here’s our top tips for keeping your blinds in good condition:

1. Dust them regularly: You may want to use a dry cloth or a duster with a soft brush head to remove dust from the slats. The frequency depends on how dusty your environment is, but we recommend doing this once every week or two.

2. Clean them gently: All you need is a damp cloth or sponge, using a mild soap if necessary. Do not use harsh chemicals on the fabric as they can damage it over time! This is the go-to method for roller blinds as you won’t need to clean between any slats like you would on vertical blinds.

3. Vacuum pet hair: If you have pets in your home, fur can get stuck between the slats (especially if it's long-haired animals like cats who shed). Luckily, this fur can usually be vacuumed away without hassle, prior to a damp cloth clean.


Our 3-year guarantee: What’s included?

We know that choosing the right blinds for your home can be a stressful process. But with our 3-year guarantee, you can breathe easy.

We want you to know that when you choose Lifestyle Blinds, you've chosen the best. In addition to the standard 1-year guarantee offered by UK factories, we are so confident in the robustness of our products that we are willing to extend this guarantee to 3 years for your peace of mind.

Our guarantee covers any issues with components, cords, labour, collection and delivery.

If you experience any issues with your product within the first year, we will replace it free of charge. This includes the components, cords, labour and delivery. If you experience any issues with your product within the second year, we will replace the components and cords free of charge. If you experience any issues with your product within the third year, we will replace the component(s) free of charge.

Quality components and craftsmanship you can rely on

Are you looking for high-quality blinds that are guaranteed to look beautiful for years to come?

If you're searching for the perfect blind, you've come to the right place.

We are proud to offer our valued customers the highest standard of components and craftsmanship, because we believe in blinds that last.

We only use high-quality parts for our roller blinds from trusted manufacturers. We’ve spent over 19 years testing products, enhancing our knowledge and experience of what’s hot and what’s not in the blind industry. It is because of this that we now partner with suppliers we trust to deliver nothing short of exceptional blinds.

Our aluminium barrels are durable, and our robust aluminium headrails ensure that our vertical and Roman blinds won't let you down. We also only use quality cottons and fully tested fabrics, so you can rest assured that your new blind will look and feel luxurious.

The UK suppliers we work with are all ISO quality accredited and full members of the British Blind and Shutter Association (BBSA) - so you can rest assured that buying online will give you the boutique blind experience without paying an extortionate amount of money!

Using smart technology to automate your home

You know the feeling. The lights need switching off or the blinds need shutting, but you’ve already sunken into your seat and the last thing you want to do is get back up.

What if we told you that you could stay sat down and control these things with just a click of a button. Sounds like bliss, right?

Home automation makes life easier. Smart home technology gets bigger and better every year, offering a quicker way to complete the niggling daily tasks. It enables homeowners to take a step back from the manual control of technology and furnishings.

After the invention of the thermostat, the technology market has seen some revolutionary advancements relating to home automation. One of which is the motorised blind.

Motorised blinds are a modern solution to controlling the light that comes through from windows and doors through the convenience of a remote control.
The best part? They’re cost effective and simple to use.


Mains powered or battery-operated blinds: What’s the difference?

There are two ways in which an electric blind can be operated - battery powered or mains powered. Choosing between the two types will vary depending on personal preference; however, we want to help you make a well-informed decision.

A battery motor is integrated into the roller tube of battery-powered motorised blinds. Here at Lifestyle blinds, our battery operated blinds are constructed with a discreet rechargeable lithium battery. Before installing them, the user must charge the blinds up to full capacity for maximum performance.

Once the blind is fitted using the manual or guide provided on our site, the blinds can be completely controlled using the compatible remote control. ‌Multiple blinds can be controlled with these remote controls, making your life even more convenient. In fact, up to 20 blinds can be controlled simultaneously with one click.

A wide variety of patterns, colours, and fabrics are available for your motorised roller blinds, just as they are for other roller blinds.

Mains powered electric blinds look and feel the same as battery-operated ones; however, the installation process is much more complicated. Unlike the other option, specialist support from an electrician is required to ensure the product is safely wired within the property. As you can expect, this can bump up the overall costs and time taken to install the blinds.

The advantages of battery-powered motorised blinds

The most popular type of motorised blind is those that are powered by rechargeable batteries. It is because of their plethora of benefits that we at Lifestyle Blinds continue to produce unrivalled quality blinds of this fashion for our clients.

So, what are the benefits of choosing our battery-powered blinds over mains-powered ones?

Simple to control - You can use a remote control to remotely open or shut your roller blinds whenever you want.

No restrictions to placement - Wired blinds must be placed in close proximity to a plug socket; battery packs can sit discreetly within the roller tube out of visibility meaning there is no need to be closeby to an electricity outlet.

Installation time is minimised - You do not need to book an electrician to install the blinds (therefore keeping costs down, it’s a win-win!).

No damage to the surrounding walls - Mains-powered blinds require work to be done within the walls and cannot damage plaster.

Child-safe - Every compartment is neatly packed away out of sight, out of mind and out of the hands of small children.

Energy efficient - Instead of consuming electricity and racking up the bills on each use, battery-powered blinds are charged once and can last up to 6 months on one charge.


Blinds vs Curtains: What’s the best option for your bifold door?

We’re sure you’ll agree, bifold doors make a beautiful and practical addition to any modern home. They bring the outside in and illuminate the home with natural lighting.

You want to get the most out of your bifold door, so how might you cover it?
It may come as no surprise that we are true advocates for blinds. Here’s why:

As a homeowner looking to make the best decorating decisions that work best for you and your family, it’s important to consider all options and angles to make the right choices.

A bifold door unarguably lets in more light than most windows and doors in a property. Because of this, you need a covering that gives your home the perfect balance between light and shade.

Your home may have glazed external bifold doors, but if you want a degree of privacy, you may want to consider‌ installing ‌curtains‌ ‌or‌ ‌blinds‌ ‌for‌ ‌bifold‌ ‌doors. This need might be especially relevant for patio doors that overlook gardens, but also applicable to separating one room from another.


How to get the most out of your bifold doors with blinds

Not to be biassed, but blinds are by far the best option for your bifolding doors. With so much natural light to play with, why completely shut it out?

Blinds will offer you the privacy you need whilst blocking out light when required. Most importantly, blinds will complement a bifold door and allow it to serve its purpose - lighting up your home and providing perfect access to your garden. Bring the outside in with ease with bifold door blinds.

If you’re feeling adventurous, why not layer your blinds with a light-weight voile curtain for added delicacy and sophistication?

Are curtains suitable for a bifold door?

Curtains can add elegance and opulence to any room - particularly those with french doors. However, robust and hard-wearing curtains can almost mask the beauty of a bifolding door, removing the ability to filter light into the home in an effective way.

It may be necessary to put up thick, heavy blackout curtains in your room if you are worried about glare during the daytime so that you can watch and play films throughout the day. These curtains will also enhance your window's ability to retain heat, as it acts as a blanket.

As a result of their very nature, folding doors require a great deal of coverage; therefore, hanging curtains in front of them can be incredibly inconvenient due to the heaviness and expense of material.

The cons of placing curtains on a bifolding door

Although curtains can look stylish, using them solely on a bifolding door can take away from the door’s natural beauty.

The weight of a large curtain may not hold well on a rail and, therefore, may break on an extremely wide door.

Curtains are high maintenance and can collect additional dust - especially when they are as large as those required to completely cover a bifold door!

Made-to-measure curtains tend to be much more costly than made-to-measure blinds. Make no mistake though as this does not mean that they offer any less quality than blinds!

Curtains are prone to mould, stains and can become moth-eaten much more easily than blinds.

Choosing cordless roller blinds for maximum safety, longevity and ease of use

When you’re browsing our website and the choices we have available for your bifold door, you’ll notice that cordless roller blinds are our specialist category. Cordless blinds feature either an internal spring-loaded mechanism or a motor. ‌ You can use these to adjust light and privacy in your home by rolling up or down the blind.

After developing our knowledge and understanding of window coverings over the years, we are confident that cordless is the best choice for blinds for the following reasons:

They provide a minimalist look: If you’re someone who is aiming for a modern and sleek interior design, cordless blinds fit this aesthetic perfectly. With no chain dangling by the side of the product, you’ll achieve a clean and simplistic look.

They are the safest option: Cordless blinds are commonly used in nurseries, children’s bedrooms, educational settings and hospitals due to their lack of cord improving their safety element. You can reduce the risk of injuries caused by the chains and cords by choosing cordless blinds for your home. If you have pets or children, we strongly recommend this type of blind.

They are easy to operate: One of the biggest advantages of cordless blinds is that they are super easy to use. There are no cords to pull (which is another item that you won’t ever need to replace due to breakages). Users should simply push up or pull down gently on the base of the blind. ‌It is also possible to motorise cordless blinds, making them even easier to operate!


Boosting your homes energy efficiency with thermal roller blinds

The weather in the UK is notoriously volatile. Because of this, energy bills soar in the winter months and homes experience humid and incredibly hot temperatures in the summer.

As a result, finding ways to preserve heat in winter and keep electricity and heating bills lower is a priority for homeowners. One way to reduce energy costs is to insulate the home in as many ways as possible.

There are a wide range of energy-efficient window treatments available in the market today, one being thermal roller blinds. These types of blinds keep temperatures controlled and consistent and improve internal heating without consuming energy.

A roller shade provides excellent protection against harmful UV rays and glares of the sun. Besides addressing privacy concerns comprehensively, they‌ ‌also‌ ‌provide‌ ‌maximum‌ ‌control‌ ‌over‌ ‌natural‌ ‌light. ‌The blackout fabric offers up to 100% light blocking.‌ Our range of thermal roller blinds is constructed with layers of material, designed to prevent heat loss on colder days and effectively lock heat in on warmer days.

Enhancing your home with a wide range of window coverings by Lifestyle Blinds

Blinds for bifold doors are just one of the areas of window coverings that you can purchase at Lifestyle Blinds.

Window blinds are a great way to add style and privacy to your windows. They come in a wide variety of materials, colours, and styles. We know how important it is to add those perfect finishing touches to your home, and your choice of blinds can make a huge difference.

We offer Venetian blinds, wooden blinds, vertical blinds, blinds for skylight roof windows, in addition to our fantastic range of roller blinds.

By shopping with us, you can order as many made-to-measure blinds as you require and be rest assured that both quality and service will be delivered without compromise.


FAQs for bifold door blinds: Your questions answered by experts

What do I need to consider before ordering my bifold door blinds?
When it comes to making a home feel special, one of the best ways is to add some bespoke blinds. But it's hard to make an informed decision when you're not sure what will work best for your bifold doors. You should take time to ask yourself these questions:

As you begin shopping, there are a few things to keep in mind. How much money do you want to spend? Do you want blinds that fit onto the doors themselves, or ones that can be fitted into the recess above them? Are you going for a modern aesthetic, or something more classic? How much privacy do you need? Do you need blackout options, or would sheer blinds be better?

Looking at the wider picture will help you make an informed decision. Don’t forget to think about how well your blind colour choice would blend with the rest of your decor!

Can you use Venetian blinds for bifold blinds?
Bifold doors require a problem-solving solution when it comes to adjusting the blinds to let light through. However, Venetian blinds can be problematic for these doors due to how they are constructed. They have a maximum width of 240mm and cannot cover a wide gap. Additionally, Venetian blinds can be heavy, making it difficult to lift and lower the blinds. We recommend roller blinds, either cordless or electric, for maximum shade and effectiveness against harsh light.

Can bifold door blinds be blackout?
Blackout fabric keeps unwanted light from creeping in. Here at Lifestyle Blinds, we offer various blackout and thermal fabrics for those that wish to optimise their privacy. These blinds are also highly multi-functional - the thermal aspect of this fabric allows you to filter light and also maintain internal temperature at the same time. During the cold months, thermal materials keep the room warm. During the summer, thermal materials keep the room cool.

What’s the best child-safe option when it comes to selecting blinds?
We work closely with the BBSA who are experts in making blinds safe for children and vulnerable people. Children's safety is of paramount importance to Lifestyle Blinds. ‌In‌ ‌accordance with the BS EN 13120 standards, we have carefully considered each blind on an individual basis, ensuring that child safety is a priority.‌

Blinds‌ ‌with‌ ‌looped‌ ‌chains or cords will be equipped with either a child-safety clip or an easy-break chain connector. ‌The blinds should be fitted with any safety devices provided. ‌If‌ ‌any‌ ‌are‌ ‌missing, please contact us immediately.

Moreover, the safest option for bifold door blinds are our fully child-safety-approved cordless blinds. Blinds without cords are inherently child safe. These are operated without a cord or chain and contain a spring mechanism for ease of use.

How do you install bifold door blinds?
We know you're busy, and we also know that you don't want to waste time on things that aren't going to help you get the job done. That's why our bifold door blinds are easy to install: just follow our instructions, and you'll be on your way in no time.

You might be thinking: "But how do I install these?" We've got you covered! We have videos and guides for installing blinds so that you can get up and running in no time. Plus, we're here if you run into any problems or have questions along the way - just give us a call or email us!

How should you measure for bifold door roller blinds?
To ensure your blinds are the perfect fit for your door, it’s important to measure accurately. Accurate measurements are how we price your product, too; getting it right is paramount!

For bifolding doors, we offer roller blinds that are designed to be installed‌ ‌inside‌ ‌the‌ ‌recess‌ ‌of the‌ ‌door‌ ‌reveal as opposed to being screwed into the doors themselves. ‌A roller blind can only be affixed to a bifolding door recess‌ ‌where the‌ ‌doors‌ ‌concertina‌ ‌outwards.

Tip: Use a metal tape measure as cloth ones can be inaccurate.

If you're measuring for roller blinds, the overall width of the blinds, including brackets, is approximately 35mm wider than the fabric. So if you're trying to figure out how much room you'll need for your new roller blinds, make sure that you account for that extra 35mm when you measure.

You also want to make sure that your recess is deep enough so that door handles aren't going to interfere with the installation of your new blinds. You'll want to leave 53mm of space between the top of the door and where your brackets will go, and remember: that's assuming your door handle is at 6 o'clock on both sides of the door. If you have a different set-up, make sure you factor in accordingly!

Can you get free delivery when shopping with Lifestyle Blinds?

We offer free delivery on all orders over £149 for all UK mainland postcodes. Any orders under £149 incur a set delivery charge of £7.95 for UK mainland postcodes. However, any postcodes in the Highlands of Scotland and offshore islands will incur a surcharge of £22.00.

We want your blinds to get to you without hassle. Therefore, we ensure that all orders are dispatched using fully insured nationwide couriers. Deliveries are generally made Monday to Friday between 9am and 6pm.

Are motorised blinds easy to operate?
The entire point of a motorised blind and home automation systems is to make your life easier. As a result, you can expect nothing but ease of use from our motorised products. Not only is the installation straightforward, operating them could not be simpler. You’ll receive a remote control that can be used from anywhere in the house to open or close the blinds. What’s more, homeowners can also manually operate the blinds themselves (should they misplace the remote control or be close to the door at the time!)

How long do blinds for a bifold door last?
Choosing well-constructed window blinds is an investment that will last a long time.
At Lifestyle Blinds, we use manufacturers who expect their products to be a well used and essential part of your‌ ‌home. Manufacturers that use quality components and fabrics.
Door blinds, just like window blinds, are likely to be rolled up and down daily so must feature a reliable in-built mechanism. Not only this, but blinds are also exposed to high levels of sunlight and therefore must be manufactured with resilient fabric.
All of our blinds are made with robust materials to ensure that longevity is guaranteed. ‌The average lifespan you can expect of your window blinds is‌ ‌8‌ ‌years. ‌However, if you take great care to maintain and clean your blinds, they can last at least 10 years.

Do motorised door blinds last longer than manual blinds?
In addition to not requiring harsh tugging, motorised blinds are pet- and kid-friendly and do not require continuous straightening of slats. These factors combine to make motorised blinds a highly reliable and price-effective window treatment. You can expect your motorised bifold door blinds to last around 5-10 years on average, depending on use.

How often you are using your blinds and the colour and fabric chosen can also have an impact on their longevity. Rechargeable batteries may need to be changed periodically, but you can expect one full charge of your battery to last around 6 months.


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