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Here's the low down

These days, you can do almost anything online. Swipe right, book in a gym session or order the latest iPad direct to your door. That’s all snazzy, sure, but so is ordering your very own blinds without leaving your couch (no interruptions to your Netflix binge). 

When our family-owned business started out, things looked a little different in the world, and interior style was still spreading its roots. What you saw on the shelves in brick-and-mortar stores is what you got (boring), or would be what you had to pay for (pricey). Shades by You bridges this gap, bringing an option that’s DIY-friendly and able to be snatched up online. 😎

 We ❤️ giving you the option to get creative and bring style to your space, without having to opt for plain-Jane designs or a tradie to install for you. There’s nothing like the self-satisfaction of getting those DIY blinds up all by yourself, and trust us, they look even better than your new Zoom background. 

Proper window coverage is the icing on the cake – and we bet your neighbours will appreciate it, too. 😜


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Let's answer those FAQs

Can I install blinds myself?

Yes, you absolutely can! If you follow our guidelines, the process can be relatively simple. Once you nail down the measuring aspect, you’re ready and raring to go. When you’re looking to buy online through Shades by You, make sure you let us know exactly what dimensions your window width and height are so that we can tailor your designs 100% to your specifications. You will need to be handy with a drill, step ladder, and screws – but considering you’re reading up on where to buy blinds online, we’d hazard a guess that you’ve already got that sorted 😜

What are the easiest blinds to install?

There really isn’t much to the installation process, no matter the kind of design you choose. The main difference is where they sit on your window – be it inside the frame or on the outside. Before diving into measure your window, make sure you know whether you’d prefer external or internal designs so that you know whether to order a recess-fit blind (gives a clean look and the option of adding sheer curtains); or a face-fit design (better light blockage and slightly easier to install). Either way, you’ll have to mark the spot with a pencil for each bracket, drill a few holes with a 3mm bit, and slip the brackets into place so your coverings can sit pretty and snug over your window. Recessed designs need their brackets in place before the blind goes in. After that, you just slip the design in place and you’re ready to knock off for a beer. If you’ve missed the mark on measurements or got yourself a face-fit design, it will hang from above your window. You can easily fit the awning and brackets together; screw them into the pre-drilled holes and presto! She’s all set. If DIY is still a new concept to you, it’s not as intimidating as it sounds. There’s hope for you yet. We’re veterans at installation, but know that there are people who need a bit more guidance – which is why we’re here to lend a helping hand.✋ Call us at any time (okay, well, 9 to 5, Monday to Friday) and we’d be more than happy to answer any questions. We even have a specialist installation service for those situations where even our troubleshooting tips can’t chase away a bad day (unlikely).

How long do these designs take to make?

If you’ve given us all the right info, your order will reach you within a few weeks. We’re based in Melbourne (yes, we love coffee) and have an amazingly experienced onshore team that knows exactly what they’re doing. This is part of the reason why we’re known as one of the most reputable, supportive DIY online blind services out there. We’re a rare breed, and we like it that way. We’ve been making quality products for quite some time; we have over 30 years’ experience in the industry, which is nothing to sneeze at. So you can expect to get your stunning, new custom-made designs speedily shipped and installed in no time 💨

Where are our blinds made?

Our consultants are Aussies and speak too much slang, while our warehouses are also based in this Land Down Under. Our attitude is pretty Aussie too – and we’re proud of it. While our team is onshore designing a versatile range of roller blinds, curtains, and timber shutters, we are also bringing to life a range of designs in our nifty workshops overseas. But no matter where your product travels from, you’ll always get a commitment to quality, style, and an easygoing attitude (especially on a Friday). That’s exactly why we think you’ll appreciate it when it comes to shopping around for your new custom-made blinds online. Don’t just take our word for it. We’re here to help you from A to B, and we guarantee that you won’t experience this level of customer service and support anywhere else. When you speak to our team, you speak to us – those good, old Aussies that hang out at Bunnings for a sausage sizzle on a Sunday and watch AFL religiously. Just kidding – but you do always get our experts; no shortcuts, no fluff – just authentic customer support when you need it. 🙌

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Kathy Wadsworth

Cannot believe how easy this process was and how good my shutters look! Delivered on time and my partner said they were easy to install. Will definitely measure up for sheer curtains next too! Highly recommend

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Rowan Curtis

Really helpful service before purchase, delivered on time and great quality product. It was fairly easy to set the louvres up for sliding and they are a great solution for a sliding door shade.

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Maria Rodriguez

Highly recommend, great range of products and our blinds arrived on time. Great customer service! Thank you.