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Choosing the right Window Blinds

Posted 01/11/2018

There are many types of blinds that you can choose for your home. But some of the factors that will influence your decision are the costs of the blinds, the colours available, the space you want covering and simply your personal preference. Some of the most common types of blinds that you could go for are listed below:

Vertical blinds:
Vertical blinds create the perfect balance of light, privacy and of course style, providing fingertip control over shading levels, they allow sunlight to gently filter into your room while keeping prying eyes out. These are best for large windows that go way down to the floor. They are also great if you have a sliding patio door.

Pros
Easy to clean.
They make the window appear larger due to their full-length height.
It is possible to replace part of a blind if it gets torn without having to replace the entire blind.
They are easy to use since they can be opened partially to give access to the door or window.
They are available in different heights and lengths.

Cons
They can make some noise when opening, closing or being blown by the wind.
The gaps in the blinds make it less appropriate for private rooms.
Swinging can make them wear and tear.



Pleated blinds:
Pleated blinds are a sleek and simple choice, in a stunning selection of colours and patterns to suit both traditional and contemporary spaces.

Pros
Adds style to a dull room.
Similar to Venetian but softer looking 
Can be integrated into Perfect Fit
Perfect for keeping temperatures lower in conservatories
Flexible. They can be opened and closed even halfway.

Cons
They can be slightly more expensive than other blinds 



Roller blinds:

Roller blinds are simple in design, stylish and easy to operate. The blind can be rolled up or down to achieve the required level of necessary shading using either a sidewinder control, a spring mechanism. These blinds can be used alongside curtains or by themselves. 

Pros
They are easy to raise or lower.
They come in different colours, materials, designs, styles and textures.
They are easy to install for the first time.
They are easy to clean as you do not even have to remove them, just wipe where they are.
You can go for custom made roller blinds for your home which complement the entire look.

Cons
If you want to maintain that 'traditional' look in your home, then Rollers might not be for you.
Some materials can be hard to clean.

Blackout blinds:

Blackout blinds stop light from passing through due to special treatments and specialist woven fabrics. As well as blocking light they can also be used to moderate light levels in your room. Blackout Blinds are, obviously, ideally suited to an installation in your bedrooms but can also be used in other rooms throughout your house.

Pros
Come in many different materials.
Block out light in bedrooms
Can be installed on any sized window

Cons
Some light CAN get in depending on the window
Not always the most stylish looking. Practical window covering.

 



We hope that this short post has helped you in your decision-making process, however, there are many more options for you to consider.

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