Of course, the first thing you need to decide is whether you would like to use blinds or shades for your windows, and then you need to determine which type you would like. Roller blinds in Australia are typically made of harder materials like wood, faux wood, or vinyl, and you can adjust them either by opening or closing them or by changing the angle of the laths used to make the roller blinds. Roller blinds are so called because the slats are thinner than regular blinds, and of course, vertical blinds have the slats oriented vertically. Shades are made of softer material and are usually adjusted just by opening or closing them. Some of the varieties of shades include roller shades, pleated shades, and roman shades. Both roller blinds and shades give you both privacy and light control, with the amount of each determined by the style that you choose.
Once you get an idea of what type of roller blinds and shades you are looking for, it is time to start looking into your options. There are so many different materials and colours available. Just as one example, Roller blinds come in 18 different combinations of colour and materials. One way to get an idea of the prices and styles available is to start shopping online. You can usually find the most options this way. Once you find something that you like, you can even search to find out who has the best deal on the product you are considering. This is usually the simplest way to get a good price and a good selection.
If you would prefer to be able to see and touch the roller blinds and shades in person before purchasing them, you can do research online to get an idea of the price you should be paying and then visit stores that carry the products you are interested in. Sometimes discount stores in Australia have a selection of these as well, though it is usually limited. However, if they happen to have something that you like you can get a very good deal on your window treatments.