Choosing the right window blinds for your home

Are you considering window blinds as a styling option for your home? With so many different styles of window blinds available, it might be confusing to pick one style over another. Moreover, you have to work out what type of blind would be better suited to a particular room of your home. Here are some tips to aid you in choosing the right window blinds for your home. This guide will provide you with some advice to help make your decision easier.

Measuring

To start with, you need to decide which fitting option would work best for each room. For instance, inside or outside the recess. As a general guide, fittings inside the recess are ideal for windows situated in rooms without much space. By contrast, blinds that sit outside the recess are an excellent option for large rooms. Here are general rules for measuring up:

  • When it comes to blinds that are going inside the window recess, measure the width of the recess and the narrowest point, as well as the height of the recess.
  • For blinds that will go outside the window recess add at least 4cm to each side. After that measure the height of the recess and add 15cm.

Pick a style

Here are the different styles of blinds:

Roller blinds

Let us start by looking at roller blinds. Roller blinds roll up and down via manipulation of a cord. In addition, roller blinds are an excellent choice for bathrooms and kitchens. This is primarily due to the protective coating that makes them suitable for moist environments.

Roman blinds

For a more formal look, you cannot go wrong with roman blinds. Roman blinds are typically made from fabric and are operated by a pulley. Although stylish, roman blinds are not ideal for rooms where they are infrequent use. This is because their cords tend to fray or snap thereby requiring constant replacement.

Venetian blinds

Another style of window blinds to consider for your home are Venetian blinds. Venetian blinds are slatted blinds generally constructed from plastic, metal or wood. The metal and plastic Venetian blind options are ideal for rooms with a high degree of moisture such as kitchens and bathrooms. Venetian blinds can also be manipulated to filter light making them a practical option for home offices.

Under certain circumstances, it might be necessary to pair blinds with curtains. This is usually the case in rooms that serve multiple functions.

What to consider before choosing window blinds

Controlling light

One of the most significant considerations is whether you want light filtering or blackout window blinds. If you prefer having a comfortable amount of light coming into your home then opt for light filtering window blinds. Usually, these window treatments are used in kitchens, and dining rooms. By comparison, blackout blinds keep out the majority of light from entering a room.

Increasing insulation

Believe it or not but window blinds can do wonders for your home’s insulation. In addition, improved insulation and efficiency will ultimately lead to reduced energy.

 

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