Designed for Queensland’s hot summers and rainy summers, Queenslander homes remain one of the most popular house styles in Australia today. These homes are renowned for their unique charm and character, giving owners buildings steeped in rich tradition and history.
If you own a Queenslander home but want to adapt it for today’s modern times, updating your window covers is one of the best ways to do it.
But which window covers would suit your Queenslander home the most?
Fortunately, you have several options. Although most Queenslander homes boast traditional aesthetics and older materials, they’re surprisingly easy to pair with modern blinds and curtains.
Here are our top picks.
Among all the different window covers you can choose from, wooden shutters are perhaps your most natural choice. The wood in timbre shutters will blend seamlessly with the wooden walls and floors of your Queenslander home. Shutters’ traditional design will also complement your home’s classic, with designs that look like they were part of your building all along. If you want something more modern-looking, you can even consider PVC and aluminium shutters to check whether they match the look you’re going for.
Venetian blinds make excellent window covers for Queenslander homes, blending well with its traditional look while adding a modern touch to your windows and living spaces. And they’re not just for looks, either – their adjustable slats make them easy to control light and airflow in your room, letting in as much light or air as you want. Aside from timber venetian blinds (which will feel right at home in almost any Queenslander house), you can also consider PVC venetian blinds and aluminium venetian blinds if you want something more modern.
Many Queenslander homes have large decks or wrap-around verandas that can be accessed with wide doors. If you’re looking for suitable covers for these doorways, vertical blinds will likely be one of your top options. Vertical blinds make excellent covers for patio and veranda doors, allowing you to control light and privacy easily in these wide, open spaces. You can also choose between blockout vertical blinds and light filtering vertical blinds, depending on how much privacy and light control you want.
If you want to go the more traditional route for your window covers, it’s hard to go wrong with curtains. Curtains provide the classic looks that people associate with traditional homes, making them a natural choice for Queenslander houses. The best thing about modern curtains is that they now also come in blockout and light filtering versions, giving you more options for controlling light and privacy in your living spaces.
Need More Help?
If you can’t decide what window or door covers would best suit your Queenslander home, give us a call on 1300 884 749 or send us a message. We’ll be more than happy to help you compare different options for your home so you can pick the right choice. With the right window or door covers, you can enhance your traditional Queenslander home without losing its unique character.