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IKEA motorised blinds vs OmniaBlinds

Let us compare OmniaBlinds motorised blinds vs IKEAs motorised blinds so that you can get further insights regarding what kind of manufacturer that best fits your needs. 

Why should you choose OmniaBlinds?

1. Pre-made vs made to measure motorised blinds

IKEA manufactures their motorised blinds in volume at pre-set sizes, which means that they can keep the manufacturing cost down. It also means that you can just pick them off the shelf in IKEAs stores. 

Getting pre-made motorised blinds means that you are probably not going to get the perfect fit within your window frame, called inside mount. If you mount the blinds outside the window frame, called outside mount, it will probably work better but it is not as sleek as the inside mount. 

If your window is larger than 140 cm you will unfortunately not be able choose IKEAs motorised blinds as it´s the larges size they offer.

 

IKEA motorised blinds sizes

  1. Width 60 cm x Height 195 cm
  2. Width 80 cm x Height 195 cm
  3. Width 100 cm x Height 195 cm
  4. Width 120 cm x Height 195 cm
  5. Width 140 cm x Height 195 cm 

OmniaBlinds motorised blinds sizes

  1. Width 60 - 259 cm x 185 cm height, can be ordered by millimeter precision
  2. Width 60 - 259 cm x 225 cm height, can be ordered by millimeter precision 
  3. Width 60 - 259 cm x 285 cm height, can be ordered by millimeter precision 

Made to measure, for a perfect fit

We manufacture our blinds made to measure, meaning that the customer can fit the motorised blind perfectly within the window frame. Made to measure blinds are more expensive as each motorised roller blind is hand made by professionals. It also means that there is a manufacturing process that takes time compared to the pre-made blinds. 

Made to measure motorised blinds makes it possible to perfectly fit the blinds inside the window frame and keep the light out without any glitch. The downside is that you need to wait for the blinds to arrive, they are more expensive and you will not be able to return the product as it is custom made according to your preferences. 

custom made motorised blinds

 

2. Motorised blinds fabrics, collection and quality

IKEA SMART BLINDS:

Collections: Fyrtur and Kadrilj. 

Color: Grey. 

Fabrics:  Kadrilj 83% polyester and 17% nylon. Fyrtur 100% Polyester.

Manufactured: Unknown 

 

OmniaBlinds:

Collections:OmniaBlinds powered by Eve MotionBlinds

Color: Nine different collections with a wide variety of colors

Fabrics: 100% Polyester except for the high-end collection Techno that is made of 66% Cotton and 34% Polyester

Manufactured: Sweden

The fabrics are made by Almedahls in Sweden to ensure high quality and sustainability. 

OmniaBlinds motorised blinds vs ikea

 

3. Smart Blinds Features and Controlling options.

IKEA Smart blinds

IKEA offers an included remote control so that you can control your smart blind from your sofa, bed or while you are cooking your favorite dinner. 

For more advanced control you need their Tradfri hub which allows you to set time automation on your shades, control them from the Tradfri app one by one or in a group, or connect them with for example Google Home for voice-controlled blinds.

 

OmniaBlinds Smart Blinds

We offer the same control options as IKEA does and native Apple HomeKit integration, meaning that you do not need any bridge or hub. Meaning that you can control your electric blinds directly from your iPhone or iPad.

The new technology in OmniaBlinds smart blinds makes it easier than ever before to install the blinds. Just pick up your iPhone, scan the setup code, set the end-points where you want the blind to stop and you are good to go!

Control from anywhere with the HomePod mini and Apple TV 4K 2nd generation. Thread and Bluetooth protocol. The possibilites are endless. Motion Wi-Fi Bridge that allows you to control your smart shades from Motion app, in a group, by a time schedule and integrate it with other appliances such as Siri Shortcuts, Google Home, Alexa for voice control. We also offer smart home integration with IFTTT.

Our blinds also come with a pull function that allows your blinds without any remote or app, perfect for the cleaning lady or friends stopping by. 

With our remote controls, you can control up to 15 units in a group.

smart blinds with apple homekit

 

 4. What´s the price difference?

IKEA's motorised blinds are very hyped at the moment because of its price point. Never before has motorised blinds been so cheap. The cost of Fyrtur and Kadrilj is as follows:

 

Fyrtur, Blackout, IKEA

It starts at $143:

60 x 195 cm in width and height.

It ends at $205:

140 x 195 cm in width and height. 

They are only available to get in-store so you might wanna add some extra cost for transportation.

Bangkok, OmniaBlinds

It starts at $318:

60-80 cm in width (for example 72,8 cm) and 185 cm in height

We can build some fabrics up to 200 x 285 cm, you can find all fabrics easy by using our smart blinds filter

Kadrilj, Translucent, IKEA

60 x 195 cm in width and height:

$112

140 x 195 cm in width and height:

$160

They are only available to get in-store so you might wanna add some extra cost for transportation. 

 

New York Translucent, OmniaBlinds

60-80 cm (for example 72,8 cm) x 185 cm in width and height:

$318

120-140 cm (for example 138,8 cm) x 185 cm in width and height:

$345

We can build some fabrics up to 235 x 285 cm (Special fabrics can be made up to 259 x 285 cm)

To sum it all up you will get a cheaper motorised blind at IKEA but at OmniaBlinds you can get the exact measurements and color you like so that your motorised blind fits perfectly in your window and looks beautiful with the rest of your interior. As well as getting the latest technology without the need for buying a bridge or hub. 

The choice is yours.

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