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How To Choose The Perfect Blinds For Your Home

Finding the elements that pull together the unique style of a room is no easy feat. Be it a sofa, carpet, or just a simple cushion, finding the right match can be a very time-consuming exercise. It takes substantial consideration and visualising to identify what works.

The same goes for choosing blinds. The latest trend in window decors involves using window blinds instead of curtains at home. According to Data Bridge Market Research, the window blinds market size has grown a lot and is still expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 3.3% for the forecast period of 2021 to 2028. Not only do they look stylish and beautiful, but with a range of colours and styles, they help you achieve the perfect look for your home. Choosing blinds, like other home decorations, is not a walk in the park.

However, this handy guide will help in choosing the perfect blinds. Below are some tips and advice that will make choosing a breeze.

Consider the Blinds Positioning

Before you go about choosing your blinds, you should consider whether they should be fitted inside the window recess or outside. For smaller spaces, where there is limited wall room, blinds fitted inside the recess will save that precious extra space. If you want to add curtains as well, inside fitting is best.

The outside fitting has the benefit of blocking more light from outside. So, if you’re looking for blackout blinds, for example, an outside fitting would be better to ensure less light gets in. Blinds fitted outside the recess should be measured to overlap the space by around 45mm at the sides and bottom.

Another thing to consider is the location of your window and accessibility. You want to be able to operate your blinds, so keep in mind the different types of blinds and how you operate them, to make sure you can access any operating mechanism easily, even with restricted window access.

Choosing the Types of Blinds

There are several different choices when it comes to picking the type of blinds. Each type comes with different benefits to suit your needs. Let us take a look at some common types of blinds.

  • Roller Blinds

Roller blinds roll up with the help of a cord pull mechanism to let light in. They are a popular choice for many households due to their simplicity and affordability. Many Roller blinds come with a protective coating, making them an excellent choice for rooms that can be heavily saturated with moisture like kitchens and bathrooms.

  • Roman Blinds

Relaxed or formal, Roman blinds are simple and versatile additions to any room. They are operated with a pulley mechanism, folding up into a concertina effect. Made of fabric, they filter light gently for a pleasant ambience. They can also provide great thermal insulation, keeping draughts out and trapping warmth in.

  • Venetian Blinds

Slatted horizontal Venetian blinds are available in a range of materials such as wood, metal and plastic. They help filter the light coming in from outside, allowing you better control of the light. Not only are they functional, but they are also incredibly stylish.

  • Vertical Blinds

For larger or floor to ceiling windows, Vertical blinds are a great choice. These blinds hang from a track and slide along to open and close, similar to curtains, but offering greater control of the light entering through the windows.

  • Pleated Blinds

Simple and understated Pleated blinds are easy to use and very child-friendly. They can be fitted within window frames, making them ideal for bi-fold and French doors. Great for filtering light and protecting your soft furnishings from sun bleaching.

Select a Style That Suits You

Blinds come in a wide range of patterns and styles. From minimalist and understated to luxury and glamorous.

If you love colour, there is an endless archive of colourful blinds to choose from. Roller blinds often come in exciting patterns that will inspire and delight. Here are a few tips to consider when choosing the right style of Blinds

  • If your colour scheme is plain, colourful blinds can add character, making your window the point of focus in the room

  • If you still want to let light in, opt for a lightweight fabric to allow light through

  • Choosing matching blinds will help make the look of the room more cohesive and stylish

  • If your walls are in a darker shade, choose blinds that have a lighter colour to prevent the room from looking too dark

Choose According To The Room

Different types of blinds will be best suited for different rooms, each offering certain benefits and features that will function well in the space.

Roller Blinds are the most suitable for bathrooms and kitchens. Their protective coating makes them an excellent choice for these environments that are frequently exposed to moisture. They are also very easy to clean.

For the bedroom, blackout blinds are perfect. They allow you to get a better night’s sleep by preventing early morning light from getting through and waking you up.

Functional and simple Venetian blinds are great for the living room. They look stylish and are simple to use, allowing extra privacy and giving you control over the light that comes in through the horizontal slats.

Safety is paramount when it comes to children’s bedrooms or playrooms. Choose blinds that come with safety features such as cordless or spring mechanisms. Choose a design that is fun and matches your child’s personality.

Choose Blinds Within Your Budget

Going for blinds that you like the most but won’t fit in your budget can disappoint you, so don’t forget to check your budget initially and then proceed. Go for the best design that falls within your budget.

Safety of Your Loved Ones

With the latest modernization even, the interior blinds are included with child safety devices. You cannot afford to compromise on the safety to go for blinds that will help achieve this. Blinds with solid materials like wood can help you to go a long way in ensuring your home is secure while looking beautiful at the same time.

Considering all the points above will make it easier for you to select the best blinds for your windows and make sure your home looks elegant and classic.

How Smart Blinds Can Help

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For a no-obligation chat about an awning, or any other blind related queries, contact our friendly team on 01635 866600 or 01189 509449. Alternatively, email us at info@smartblinds.org, and we will be happy to help.

published on October 28, 2021

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