Choosing Blinds For Your Home
Blinds and window coverings are a very personal choice that can really tie a room together. Either creating an illusion of space or using them to blackout your room for a better night’s sleep, having high quality blinds is important for complementing your home.
Choosing the right blinds can be daunting, with various choices, colours, and styles available to purchase. If you’re not sure about the style of blinds you would like, we have put together some considerations that might help you decide.
Choosing Blinds To Suit Your Budget
Deciding a budget for your blinds can determine the style and fabrics in your price range from the offset. You can use your budget to guide your choices. All of our blinds come made from high quality fabrics no matter your budget.
Are Blinds Better Than Curtains?
This is really down to personal preference. Blinds are great for taking up less room around your windows as they roll up neatly when not in use. Ultimately this decision is dependent on your living space, and whether curtains or blinds suit your living space.
Blinds can be much more versatile in terms of the type of material they are made out of. This means that different types of blinds will suit the various areas of your home more than others. For example, fabric blinds will complement your living room more than in your kitchen where they might absorb smells.
Curtains can also help to tie a room together, they often showcase feelings of grandeur with ceiling to floor designs. So consider the look and feel of the room you’re designing before deciding on curtains or blinds.
Blackout Blinds & Blinds For Certain Light Conditions
As blinds are made to measure, they can be perfect for blocking light out of certain rooms. So if you are wanting to block sunlight from your bedroom, blackout blinds are ideal. Likewise, if you have areas of our home that don’t see as much light, it might be beneficial to utilise blinds that let a lot of light in whilst looking stylish, such as Roman blinds.
What Is The Best Style Of Blinds?
This can depend greatly on your personal preference. Some of our blinds have many more style points than others for example Ventian blinds. However many of our blinds options are stylish just by being a flat colour in a bold way. Our range of Keylite blinds can really make a room stand out when designed in a bright colour.
Choosing Blinds For Safety & Easy Maintenance
Choosing blinds that are safe to use and secure is paramount for remaining safe in your home. Many of our blinds options are safe for children to use and operate too so there’s no fear putting them in children’s rooms.
With fewer mechanisms and moving parts our range of roller blinds that are spring controlled rather than on a chain.
In terms of blinds maintenance, some of our blinds may require more cleaning and maintenance than others. Vertical blinds for example, will require each slat to be cleaned often.
Can Your Blinds Handle Heavy Use?
Blinds that are opened and closed regularly need to be able to contend with heavy use. These can be blinds in your home, work office or studio. All of our blinds are made of very high quality materials so will stand the test of time and still look amazing. Our team of experts will be able to advise you on the best blinds for heavy use and your situation.
What Blind Materials Are Available?
We have many materials available to choose from depending on the style you’re happy with. Choosing a material and style of blind that complements your home is important, which is why our highly trained team can advise you on the best materials and options to suit your budget, style preferences and home.
Often natural materials such as wooden blinds can bring warmth to a room but tend to be a little more expensive than their plastic and artificial counterparts.
What Colour Blinds Are Best?
We are able to create our made to measure blinds in a series of colours that can complete the look and feel of your home. It’s important to make sure that your blinds are colour matched with your home, alternatively people often choose to contrast colours to create bold statements.
Visit A Showroom And Feel The Materials
When ordering made to measure blinds it can be beneficial to come and see in person how the curtains look and feel. Our showroom is equipped with all of the styles and colours available for you to purchase. Our team of experts will also be on hand to advisee your on the best options for your home or office.
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