Monday, 16 November 2015

How to choose the right type of blinds for your home

At first, buying blinds might not seem like such a big deal. However, these window dressings may have more of an impact on your property than you think. As well as helping to complete your interior design schemes, they affect comfort levels in your rooms. To help ensure you make savvy purchasing decisions, here’s a brief guide to selecting the best blinds for your home.

Focus on the practicalities
First and foremost, make sure you consider the practicalities. As well as looking pretty, you’ll want these window dressings to offer you the perfect levels of light and privacy. For example, if you’re keen to optimise the natural light on offer in your living room but you don’t want passers-by on the street to see straight into this space, you may be best off opting for sunscreen designs. These blinds can keep out prying eyes while letting maximum light in and, as specialist suppliers Curtain World state, they can also prevent potentially harmful UV rays from entering rooms.

Alternatively, in bedrooms - where you may want to be able to keep sunlight out completely - blockout blinds could be better. Closing these window dressings allows you to create total darkness in these rooms. It can also help to keep the spaces cool in summer and warm in winter.

Consider your design scheme
Once you’ve decided on the style of window dressings you want, it’s time to turn your attention to colours and patterns. Perhaps you’d like to make a bold design statement by opting for blinds in striking hues or with eye-catching embellishments. On the other hand, maybe you want the new additions to your home to blend into the background to create a subtle, calming effect.

If you’re not sure which look to go for, consider arranging to see samples of various different fabrics in your home. You may be able to order test materials online or even arrange for a supplier to bring samples to your property. Viewing the relevant fabrics in your rooms next to your furnishings, walls and flooring can help you to make the right decisions.

Make sure they measure up
Last but not least, make sure you get your measurements right. To do this, you’ll need to decide exactly where you want your blinds to fit. For example, ask yourself if you want the accessories to slot inside your window frames or you’d prefer outside-mounted designs instead. If you opt for the latter, you’ll need to include your frames in your measurements. If you’re not sure exactly how to take these measurements, contact your blinds supplier. They should be able to guide you through the process and ensure you don’t make any mistakes. On the other hand, if you simply guess, you could end up with poorly fitting blinds that spoil your overall design scheme.

As long as you take tips like these into consideration when you’re hunting for blinds, you should succeed in getting the ideal versions for your property.

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