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About Us

With experience of over 20 years, you can be assured that you have come to the right company to take care of all your window dressing requirements.

Operated by a team of qualified professionals who act with integrity and vision. We aspire to be a trusted brand name with a solid set of core values. Assuring clients that we are genuine professionals and who can deliver the best product and service. We are an appointed BlindProfessional, user of the Blind Designs brand and expert installer of all motorized products by Somfy – Home Motion by Somfy.

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Over the years we have built close working relationships with clients. Helping and guiding them in the right direction enhancing their living space with the right kind of blinds. We also specialize in the corporate field – working with project managers and office space planners. Making sure every project we work on goes as smooth as expected by all.

All our products come with a 2 year warranty. All our motors come with a 5 year warranty.

Did you know?

BuyMyBlindsOnline is part of the GalaxyBlinds Group.

GalaxyBlinds is a well known Premium Blind supplier in and around Gauteng.

We are also an appointed Blind Professional.

Appointed by Blind Designs.

The Team at GalaxyBlinds realized that a more affordable and quicker way of dressing South Africa’s windows was needed. So…we introduce to you our very own BuyMyBlindsOnline shop. With a few clicks and secure online payment, we now will be covering the whole of South Africa, making sure that every blind we sell, will be the same quality as what you will receive from GalaxyBlinds direct. We do not believe in any cheap imports & We do not compromise on quality. Please view our current range, get an instant quote, add to basket and expect your blinds at your doorstep in just a few days.

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Buying New Blinds With Galaxy Blinds

Window Size

The window (or windows) that you decide to cover are top of the list when it comes to consideration factors. Different windows need a different approach. Sliding doors work best with coverings that can be easily pushed aside (like curtains or vertical blinds). Shaped windows usually works best with shutters or curtains, as they can be custom cut.

Style

Next on the list is style. The style of window covering that you choose has the ability to completely change the look and feel of the room. For example the blinds and shutters are quite casual compared to a set of curtains. Which have more of a traditional look.

Privacy

We all want to protect ourselves and our families from prying eyes. It should come as no surprise that privacy is one the key motivating factors for buying new blinds. For maximum privacy, opt for block-out fabrics and blinds that will cover your entire window, like verticals or venetian.

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Light Control

When it comes to controlling the light in your home. Some window treatments offer more control than others. If you want to avoid daytime glare, you can’t go wrong with vertical blinds. Sheer curtains and roller blinds, as each of these styles allow you to easily adjust the levels of light with buying blinds.

Sound Control

If your neighbours tend to get a little rowdy or you’re simply a light sleeper, the right fabric may be able to provide you with some relief! Block-out fabrics are a great choice, as they help to muffle disruptive sounds from the outside world.

Temperature Control

The climate can be pretty extreme here in South Africa, so it’s worth keeping in mind that the right fabric and style of buying blinds can make a difference to the temperature in your home. All window treatments provide some insulation, as the coverings slow the passing of hot and cold air through the glass window.

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interior blinds, 5 good reasons to motorise them

Interior Blinds

Control your blinds using a remote control or smartphone. No more cables or strings to get tangled up! With just one click you can open or close your blinds with perfect positioning and alignment. Somfy motors are also ideal for large windows, high-up or hard to reach shades.

Galaxy Blinds Is An Appointed BlindProfessional Expert in Somfy Automation Over 20 years experience.

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Enjoy Moments Of Silence

Our new range of motorised systems provides you with unmatched acoustic performance when raising and lowering blinds. No noise will disturb you!

Reduce Energy Use

Combined with a sun sensor, your motorised interior blinds become smart and connected, allowing them to adjust automatically to outside conditions. As a result, they’ll help you control your energy spending much more effectively.

More Security

When you are not at home, automated interior blinds can make your house look occupied. Easy to programme on your remote, comfortable to control via your smartphone.

Create an interior that reflects your personality

Selecting a motorised system is like selecting a new lifestyle! Play with natural light, and create your own ambiances to achieve privacy, peace and tranquillity!

Simplify Your Life

Just one click is all it takes to open or close all your blinds. A considerable gain in time and comfort that you’ll be able to appreciate every day.

Protect Your Privacy

Open and close your interior blinds automatically when you switch the lights on or off. Somfy helps you protect your private life.

Create Your Own Ambiance

Choose your own ambiances and create customised scenarios to suit your lifestyle. Once programmed, a smartphone and Connexoon Window app is all you’ll need to play them!

Offering centralised control for increased comfort

A centralised system with remote control will allow you to fully enjoy your house or apartment. A remote control or simple smartphone is all you need to find peace and comfort with your interior blinds.

Interior Blinds Products that evolve

Our products adapt to your needs and budget! Our goal: to provide you with efficient custom solutions.

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Bedroom Window Treatment, Perfect For You

Bedroom Window Treatment

Whether you’re five years old or 50, your Bedroom Window Treatment is your haven – your quiet and private area that is reserved for only you to enjoy.

Whether the bedroom in question is reserved solely for sleeping or is used for studying and playing too. It is essential to get the interior and finishing correct for the room to function to its full potential.

Depending on who the room is for the interior and window furnishings should match the needs and requirements of the room. Little details such as colour, material and style can go a long way to make huge differences to your home.

Children’s Rooms

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Children’s Bedroom Window Treatment should be light, airy and welcoming. They should be a place a child can feel safe and where they can enjoy their freedom. Little more than in other rooms in the house. Where there may be items that children should not be left alone with.

When it comes to choosing the correct window treatments there are many factors to consider in order to get them right. Does your child take naps? Do they go to bed before it becomes dark? If you answer yes to either of those questions it is best to choose Block out Blinds or Curtains. These Blinds and Curtains are created to block out all light and keep even a sun facing room dark and cool when necessary making nap times and bed times easier to establish.

One of the many advantages of choosing block out blinds or curtains. That whilst having the ability to provide darkness when it is light. They can be opened and tucked away into a very small space and will provide a seamless connection with the great outdoors.

Installing anything in your child’s bedroom, safety is the number one priority.

 

Teenagers’ Rooms

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Sometimes it may seem our teenagers enjoy being locked away for the evening. Every evening with the curtains closed, headphones in and laptop on ignoring their surroundings. However, most sulking is just a phase and your child is likely to take pride in their room again soon.

Giving your son or daughter’s bedroom a makeover could in fact encourage your child to keep it cleaner. Being more sociable and invite more friends to the house. It may even help them to snap out of the permanent bad mood that appears at 13 and lasts for two years.

Try to avoid Block Out fabrics – teenagers do not need any more encouragement to sit in the dark straining their eyes over computer and television screens. Choose a sheer or thin fabric in order to keep the room light and airy whilst maintaining their privacy.

Your Room 

Your Bedroom Window Treatment is the most important room in the house; the luxurious sanctuary you may have been dreaming about your entire life. Collecting furniture, bedding and paintings throughout the years has meant you finally have the bedroom of your dreams and can go to bed in your perfect surroundings.

Whether it’s a walk in wardrobe, a 42” flat screen TV or an antique dressing table, you each have your own prized possession that has made the stamp on your room, however the key to a perfect bedroom is the ability to change the mood and atmosphere for its different needs.

Lighting and your choice of Blinds or Curtains are the perfect ingredients for introducing light control in the bedroom. Spot lights, or lights that can be dimmed. Candles are perfect for creating a mood whilst it is dark. A combination of Venetian Blinds and Sheer Curtains create the ability to manipulate light and therefore the overall atmosphere of the room; the curtains frame your view and add a touch of luxury to an otherwise simple interior. 

Guest Rooms

Guest bedrooms window treatment are the least trafficked rooms in our homes. When guests are frequent. However, that doesn’t mean the interior should be compromised on. It should be simple, fresh and not focus too much on a singular theme or style.

Sleeping in another person’s home for the first time can be a little uncomfortable. Sleeping in a bed guests are not familiar with, and with sounds and light that they aren’t used to. Can make for a restless night’s sleep – however guest rooms can also have to ability to feel like luxury hotels where you receive the unbeatable benefits of “knowing the owner”.

The trick to having the perfect guest room is simple. Provide the tools to let your guest make up their own minds. For example provide a fan and a heater, a pair of Curtains and of Blinds. Duvet and a thinner bed sheet and leave your guest to decide what they would prefer.

Roller Blinds combined with a pair of Curtains give your guests the choice. How much light they would like in the day. Well as the option of how dark they would like their room to be when they sleep – meaning they can sleep easy and you can be the hostess.

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Venetian Blinds

Venetian Blinds – Controlling Light

One of the most significant benefits of designing with blinds.

Incomparable ability to control the level of light you allow into a room with venetian blinds. Windows are meant to illuminate a space, to keep it from feeling boxed in and ultimately to bring a bit of the outside in. But, when too much sun shines through you risk fading your furniture and of course the area can become much too hot.

When it comes to setting the levels of light exactly where you need them Venetian Blinds really fit the bill. Their simple operation allows you to enjoy multiple levels of light filtration.

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Venetians blinds a simple twist.

Wand or pull of a cord allows you to drastically change the look and feel of the room. You can even determine the angle of the light you’re letting into the space. They are also extremely easy to install, simply measure your window recess and hang them. Using the enclosed brackets and simple tools such as a drill, tape measure and screws.

When you want to let the full amount of light into the room. Venetian Blinds can virtually disappear when completely drawn.

Concerned about this style of blinds looking a bit industrial

keep in mind that today’s models are quite far removed from the standard. Slim venetian blinds found in office buildings and other industrial spaces. This is where it really pays to request samples. Ecowood and timber wood blinds work well within many natural, organic designs. Sometimes the samples of varying shades of Sequoia, Mocha and Maraschino Cherry need to be held against your furniture. Wall colour and floors before you make your final purchase.

For more information please feel free to contact our friendly experts.

We are available to help you select the perfect Retro Aluminium Blinds for any room in your home.

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Outdoor Blinds

Outdoor Blinds, What are the Uses?

Outdoor Blinds

Whether you own a restaurant, a café, an office or some kind of business, adding commercial outdoor blinds to your workspace will not only enhance functional value but also improve the work environment. If you aren’t convinced yet, read on.

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Uses of Commercial Outdoor Blinds

Listed below are a few places where they can be used:

1. Restaurants

Do you want your customers to have some privacy while seated in your fine dining? Then outdoor roller are perfect for you as they help increase the privacy of your restaurant,while enhancing the aesthetics. Custom outdoor Roller come in various colours and styles and picking the right outdoor blinds can do wonders to the exterior of your restaurant.

2. Business Workspace

Over the past few years, commercial spaces and settings have become smaller in size. To maximise business workspace and give it an illusion of being slightly larger, you can use commercial outdoor blinds. Not only are they easy to use, but most of them are also easy to maintain.  Roller screen, does not require a lot of cleaning. They not only protect you from harsh weather conditions but also are simple and manageable. Hence, outdoor blinds work wonderfully for small business places.

3. Café

Awnings and outdoor blinds help protect your furniture or accessories that you place outside your café. Be it the harsh heat waves or the striking raindrops, commercial outdoor roller blinds come to your rescue! They also add to the appeal of your café, making it look chic, sophisticated, and French.

In addition to providing protection from the unpleasant weather conditions, they also safeguard your place from bugs and other insects.

They bring in warmth and coziness to your café by making it comfortable.

4. Offices

You can also incorporate outdoor commercial blinds in offices. They not only block sunlight and keep your space cool but also, help you control the amount of sunlight you would like to let inside. Thus, they can help you save money by cutting down on the electrical bills. This way, the help conserve energy.

When employees are in their comfort space, they tend to be more creative and productive. Increase the productivity of your employees by giving them the comfort they desire by installing commercial outdoor blinds.

6. Beach houses

With summer just around the corner, who wouldn’t want to spend their evenings on a cool beach? Outdoor blinds are the perfect additions to your beach house and a great way to attract customers. They provide the much-needed shade after basking in the sun for long.

Transform Your Commercial Space with Our Outdoor Roller

So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and look at our Outdoor Roller Screen Blinds that are designed to create productive workspace.

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Top Window Treatments of 2019

Roman Blinds

It’s hard to think of a time when Roman shades won’t be in style. Time and time again they make a name for themselves. Being one of the most classic and stylish window treatments you can install in your home. Whether you’re looking for a solid fabric or a patterned statement piece, you can choose from hundreds of options which can fit in almost any space.

Add elegance and style to your home with Roman Blinds made from delicate, sumptuous, modern & natural textured fabrics. Roman Blind mixes the sharp lines of contemporary decor with the luxurious presence of textiles. Unlike other traditional Roman Blinds. Ours operate with a metal chain – so you will have no cords gearing tangled when operating. Available in minimum, medium or maximum stacking, you can personalise the blind to blind with your rooms decor. The Roman Blind is a great alternative option to the Roller Blind with a bit more style.

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Wooden Blinds

Woodgrain is certainly making a comeback – whether you prefer the easy installation of wood blinds or the timeless sophistication of wood shutters, these window treatments can fit in almost anywhere. If you have a historic home, match the wood blinds to stained wood trim or paneling in your home.

Wooden Blinds provides a sophisticated look and also help to insulate rooms within the home. Wooden Blinds is a great way to bring the beauty of nature inside. The smooth, natural, light-weight wood of basswood blinds. The Wooden Blind is very stylish and very classy. Transform any room into a masterpiece. Have full control over your light filtration and privacy by tilting the blades in one easy gesture. A Blind loved by many, suitable for most areas in your home or office.

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Shutter Blinds

If you’re seeking a high-end, traditional look in your home, shutters are a timeless window treatment option. We like to think of them as “fine furniture” for your windows!

Shutters are most definitely an inspiring choice for your window or doors.

There is no better way to keep your room cool in summer. Warm in window and to bring a beautiful and classy look to your room. Modern day living with our beautiful climate begs for spaces to be opened up to let in natural light and fresh air while maximising the views. Shutters is a brilliant to control your privacy and airflow in you home. Providing insulation against light and noise, its low maintenance, allergy free and easy to use.

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Custom Made Blinds

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Custom made blinds delivered to your door in 3 days! ANYWHERE in SA (Ordered before 09:00am)

35mm aluminium | 50mm retro aluminium | American hardwood | Basswood | All roller filters | All roller screen | All roller blockout | All vision blinds | Double roller blinds
*Curtains & Outdoor Roller blinds might take longer

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Did you know?

BuyMyBlindsOnline is part of the GalaxyBlinds Group. GalaxyBlinds is a well known Premium Blind supplier in and around Gauteng– we are also an appointed Blind Professional – appointed by Blind Designs.

Why buy Online?

The Team at GalaxyBlinds realized that a more affordable and quicker way of dressing South Africa’s windows was needed. So…we introduce to you our very own BuyMyBlindsOnline shop. With a few clicks and secure online payment, we now will be covering the whole of South Africa, making sure that every blind we sell, will be the same quality as what you will receive from GalaxyBlinds direct. We do not believe in any cheap imports & We do not compromise on quality. Please view our current range, get an instant quote, add to basket and expect your blinds at your doorstep in just a few days.

PROUDLY SOUTH AFRICAN

  • All our products are manufactured locally
  • 80% of all raw material waste is recycled
  • A Percentage of all profits generated will be distributed to community projects

WHY BUY FROM US?

  • We’re trusted and well known in the industry
  •  We’re an appointed BlindProfessional appointed by Blind Designs
  • Your blinds come direct from the factory
  • You are SAVING BIG!!!
  • Instant prices
  • Easy few steps to order your custom made blinds

NATIONWIDE DELIVERY

Together with our Courier partners, we will deliver your blinds to your doorstep no matter where you are in South Africa

FREE DELIVERY

We offer free delivery on all orders over R1000 – a standard set delivery charge of R100 for order under R1000 regardless of quantity and weight.

SECURE PAYMENT

When you pay with Payfast, your financial information is never shared with the seller

Our product range is continuously updated with the latest trends. We are open for orders 24/7, 365.
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Contemporary shading with Vision Blinds

Contemporary Shading

The Vision Blind offers an ideal balance between privacy and light control in a fashionable manner.  Contemporary shading features two layers of translucent and opaque horizontal striped fabric. A single control allows the front layer to move independently of the back so that the stripes glide between each other creating an open and closed effect, with limitless light control.

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The newest blind on the market!

Vision is a stylish fabric that gently filters and often daylight while also offering you the option of full privacy. Contemporary shading offers an ideal balance between privacy and light control in a fashionable way by using bold eye-catching stripes. Vision Blind features two layers of translucent and opaque horizontal stripes fabric. A single control allows the front layer to move independently of the back so that the stripes glide between each other creating an open and closed effect, with limitless light control. With the functions of a Roller Blind and the practicality of a Venetian Blind – you will make no mistake choosing this blind for your window.
Contemporary shading

Maximum width of 2400mm and maximum drop of 3000mm.

Vision blinds offer two distinct operating positions. The fabrix is made up of alternating transparent and light filtering bands. Contemporary shading can be adjusted by lowering and raising that only light filtering bands are visible (privacy position) or that alternate transparent and light filtering bands are visible (view position). when the blind is at its maximum drop, the blind will be in its privacy position. To achieve the view position the blind will be lifted up. The vision blind is supplied with an open cassette available in white or black.

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Outdoor Lifestyle – Transform your outdoor space

Outdoor Blinds

South Africa offers a great outdoor lifestyle. Outdoor blinds can improve the look of your outdoor space, provide some privacy and keep out the elements creating an all year round comfortable outdoor entertaining area for your home.

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Protection from the weather

South Africa may offer a great outdoor lifestyle, but with sunny skies and high summer temperatures comes extremely high UV. Providing shade and protection from the harsh SA sun. By installing Galaxy Blinds Outdoor blinds. Create an outdoor space which can be comfortable to enjoy on those hot sunny days. Likewise, when the Fremantle doctor kicks in, outdoor blinds can provide protection from the cooler breezy conditions and when the winter months set in, you can still enjoy your outdoor area with protection from the wind and rain.

Maximise on space

As house and commercial blocks are getting smaller, outdoor blinds can help maximise your outdoor space, by covering in veranda and patio areas, to bring you more usable space.

Create a stylish outdoor area

Our blinds come in all colours and styles and can enhance the look of your outdoor lifestyle including patios, balconies and verandas.

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Protect your outdoor furniture from the elements

The SA sun is harsh and can damage furniture and fade cushion colours. Protecting furniture from the elements and keep them looking new.

Keep away the flies and mosquitoes

Keep away unwanted guests such as flies and mosquitoes. Outdoor blinds protect you from insects and allow you to eat your meal outside in peace.

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Guest ready spaces

Guest ready spaces

It’s that time of the year, when family and friends come over and you need to be a wonderful host. Does your home easily accommodate guests? Here are 5 tips for getting your space cozy for visitors.

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1. Liven up the entrance for your guest:

Start with making a grand entry. Giving your guests a warm welcome is always a good place to start. A good looking entrance re-assures your guests that you are looking forward to welcome them and are prepared for their stay. Liven up your reception area by adding pops of colour or including pot plants to soften up the architecture.

2. Keep the decor simple:

When it comes to preparing the guest bedroom, be aware of over-decorating the space. The last thing you want your guests to feel is overwhelmed or uncomfortable. Instead of filling the space with decorative items, leave room for your guests to make the space their own… think minimalist style.

3. Offer storage space:

This one seems a little be obvious but make a clear space for visitors to store their luggage and personal items. For the short or long time that they will be staying in your home, it will be important to create an environment where they are able to leave their belongings without struggling.

4. Easy flow:

Remember your guests are not generally very familiar with your space in the same way that you are and so an important element is to ensure that you create a space that flows easily for your guests. Make sure your home is de-cluttered , the same time fairly easy for your guests to move around.

5. Get the right window coverings that offer both a day & night solutions: 

Dress up the windows in your guests room to give the option of full privacy or blocking any unwanted light while maintaining the view. Vision blinds are an excellent day/night solution, which let’s you enjoy your views by day and privacy at night.

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