Difference between external and internal blinds

How to choose between the two

Every home needs blinds for various reasons – aesthetics, security, temperature control and sun exposure. Window coverings come in various styles and custom sizes to suit your individual needs. You can choose between indoor blinds or outdoor blinds / shutters, depending on your taste and home style.

The main features of both indoor and outdoor blind (external venetian blinds EVB) options are the following:

  • Filter light in or out
  • Control airflow
  • Provide privacy
  • Add aesthetic appeal to your home

It is a big decision deciding whether to opt for indoor or outdoor blinds as both last for years and become a part of your home’s atmosphere. Also, kitting our your entire home with blinds can be quite costly, so you have to make a well-informed decision. We’ve tried to make your decision a little easier by giving you all the information you need.

Both outdoor and indoor blinds can be custom designed to the exact size of your windows. Our blinds are aluminium and are designed to ensure they withstand extended exposure to harsh weather conditions. They also require less maintenance and are easy to clean.


When it comes to cost, outdoor blinds run a little higher than its indoor counterpart. It costs more due to the installation method and the need for more durability.

Eco-friendly options

Both indoor and outdoor blinds can now be manufactured using sustainable materials. This is beneficial to the environment and can also be recycled or reused should you decide to change it.


Blinds become a strong feature of your home. You can choose indoor blinds that suit the interior style of your home. Whether your style is contemporary, minimalist, classic or vintage, there are blind designs that will suit your home and furniture. Outdoor blinds are perfect for patio areas. You can make use of your outdoor entertainment area all year round with the right blinds. You can install blinds that are strong enough to keep out the rain and minimise the cold in winter while blocking the harsh sun and extreme heat in summer.

Indoor or outdoor blinds add great aesthetic appeal to any home, office or apartment. Chat to the team at Sunlite to discuss our range of blinds.