Choosing blinds for your home
If you’ve ever started the search for new blinds or curtains, you’ll know it’s not quite as easy as it seems. Unlike a simple throw cushion or set of plates, there’s a lot more to consider than just the style of the product. With window treatments, you’ve got to consider everything from privacy to light control (and everything in between!).
Keep reading for a quick guide to choosing new blinds for your home.
The window (or windows) that you decide to cover are top of the list when it comes to consideration factors, as different windows need a different approach. Sliding doors or large windows work best with coverings that can be easily pushed aside (like curtains or vertical blinds), whereas usually shaped windows work best with shutters or curtains, as they can be custom cut.
Next on the list is style, because who doesn’t want their home to look amazing! The style of window covering that you choose has the ability to completely change the look and feel of the room. For example, blinds and shutters are considered to be more modern compared to a set of curtains, which have more of a traditional look.
Fabric or material is another important factor, but one that’s often overlooked. It’s often considered as a purely aesthetic choice, when in reality, fabric plays a huge part in how your blinds or curtains will function in your home. For example, blackout blinds or curtains (made from blockout or blackout fabric) can help to reduce heat, light and even noise in your home. When it comes to other fabrics, sunscreen fabric is ideal for protecting your soft furnishings from sun damage and sheer fabric is great for filtering natural light into the room.
We all want to protect ourselves and our families from prying eyes, so it should come as no surprise that privacy is one the key motivating factors for buying new blinds. The best privacy blinds are styles that can cover the entire window, like roller blinds or roman blinds. Curtains made with blockout or blackout fabric can also offer the perfect amount of privacy in your home..
When it comes to controlling the light in your home, some window treatments offer more control than others. If you want to avoid daytime glare, you can’t go wrong with vertical blinds, sheer curtains and roller blinds, as each of these styles allow you to easily adjust the levels of light.
If your neighbours tend to get a little rowdy or you’re simply a light sleeper, the right fabric may be able to provide you with some relief! Of course, there’s no such thing as household soundproof blinds, but blockout blinds can help to absorb sound muffle noise from the outside world.
The climate can be pretty extreme here in the land of Oz, so it’s worth keeping in mind that the right fabric and style of blinds can make a difference to the temperature in your home. All window treatments provide some insulation, as the coverings slow the passing of hot and cold air through the glass window.
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