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Complete Blinds & Awnings has been providing high quality window treatments and furnishings to Toowoomba and the Darling Downs region since 1994.

The forecast is for a long very hot summer. The heat can be unbearable, especially if you are stuck indoors. Our air-conditioners work over time during the sunnier months. But blinds can also help keep you cool. Below are a number of blinds that will help you beat the heat:

Roller Blinds

There’s no greater provider of atmosphere and ambience, in any room of any home, than light. Roller blinds come in screen, translucent, or blockout fabric types, and are able to allow various levels of natural light in, based on the type of material you choose.

Roman Blinds

Battling the heat is a big task when the sun is shining through your window all day. Roman blinds come in a variety of fabrics that not only block out the sunlight but act as insulation. The block out capabilities of roman blinds’ fabrics also help you through those summer nights where you just want to relax in a dim, cosy space.

Vertical Blinds

Vertical Blinds come with simple, easy-to-use controls that rotate the slats through 180° giving absolute control over the light and the desired level of privacy. Vertical Blind fabrics vary from total block out to light filtering, allowing you to control the amount of light and heat which enters your room.

Wooden & Aluminium Venetian Blinds

Direct sunlight in your living room or bedroom makes a big difference in comfort, especially during Summer days. While fabric blinds are a great way to help dim the room and insulate the space, some sunlight still gets through the softer materials. Venetian Blinds are a helpful alternative for those who don’t want to install dense blackout shades but still want to keep sunlight away.




Contact Complete Blinds today on 07 4639 2535 and we can help you find the perfect window treatment for Summer. 



Awnings come in all shapes and sizes and you’ll often see them covering a patio or outdoor area.

But did you know that awnings are an excellent way to add privacy and shade to the exterior of your home? Awnings, in general, serve different purposes and are best suited for different areas in the home. Knowing which ones are best suited for which area will go a long way to ensuring that your awning lasts a long time. 

Different Types of Awnings

Some awnings are permanent structures, some are movable, temporary structures, and some are somewhere in between.

  • Awnings that are attached to the side of a home or building that stay out permanently are called fixed awnings and come in a range of styles and materials. 
    Bahama Awning
  • Semi-permanent awnings also have different types and styles. You can have semi-permanent awnings that move in and out on their own with the push of a button. These are called folding arm awnings or retractable awnings. 
    Retractable Awning
  • There are also awnings that have fabric stretched over a frame which can be raised or lowered as required. 
    Fabric Awnings on Guide
  • The less permanent ones also include stand-alone awnings. They can help shade your backyard or any area that you are seeking to block out the environment be it the sun, or wind. These can be great for creating wind-shields or shaded seating areas in your backyard.

The difference between an awning and a window awning

Window awnings are just one type of awning that are used on the exterior of windows. The difference is that these awnings can also be made of different textures and materials that serve different purposes. There are some that hold up well to extreme weather conditions, shielding the window from the elements and help keep out the cold. As well as others that are made more to block out the sun and provide a little shade to the window.

Fabric Awning with Drop Arm


Some of them are made to be left out permanently. These are built with stronger, resilient materials while others are made to be closed-up and brought back in except when it is needed to be out.

As you can see, not all awnings, especially window awnings, are the same. Those shown above are only the beginning of the range available. If you are looking for awnings or any other type of window treatments call us at Complete Blinds. With years of experience, we can help you get the perfect awning for your environment and needs.