Kudos on choosing to buy blinds for your home. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing, they’re also very versatile.
But choosing blinds can seem overwhelming. And this is exactly what we’re here to help you with.
Let’s have a look at the main factors you should look out for:
1. Type of room
The very first thing to consider when buying blinds is the type and style of your room.
Bedrooms are supposed to have a warm and cozy feel to them. For such rooms, roller blinds or roman blinds are best. This is because these blinds use fabric, which you can choose to suit your style.
For living or dining rooms, Roman, roller or Venetian blinds can work well. You can also use vertical blinds if you have large, sliding windows.
For kitchens and bathrooms, Venetian blinds are used most often. They are easy to handle and clean. Make sure your bathroom blinds are moisture resistant.
Privacy is a key attribute of any home. Different blinds offer different levels of privacy.
Roman and Roller blinds offer complete privacy when fully pulled down. It is necessary that the blinds be properly measured and fitted for optimum privacy.
Venetian and vertical blinds can also guarantee privacy. They are adjustable too, giving you more control over your privacy.
Another important thing to consider is light control.
Bedrooms often require a dark, comfortable atmosphere. This is why Roman and roller blinds are a natural choice. They can also be fitted with blackout blind, to completely block out light.
Venetian and vertical blinds are not recommended for bedrooms. The slats in these blinds let tiny amounts of light in, which can annoy picky sleepers.
For living rooms, kitchens, and bathrooms, Venetian blinds are the obvious choice. The amount of light can be easily adjusted, according to your changing needs throughout the day.
Nearly all blinds have a cord or string to adjust their position. These cords can be very dangerous for children or pets.
It is best to purchase cordless blinds or ones with a spring mechanism. This will reduce the possibility of a fatal situation. If you do have corded blinds, tie the cord up high, to prevent children from reaching it.
Talk to your buyer about child-friendly options, before buying blinds. This will help you choose better.
Once you’ve decided on the type of blinds to purchase, you can pick a style.
For Roman and roller blinds, you can pick any fabric that strikes your fancy. Choose warm, soothing tones for your bedroom. Also, consider honeycomb shades by Select Blinds if you want something unique.
With venetian and vertical blinds, you can decide the color based on your room’s theme. These blinds are also available in different textures like wood and faux. Choose whatever appeals to you.
We hope this article will help you pick the perfect blind for your home or office.