With such an amazing range of window blinds available to choose from, knowing where to start when choosing your blinds for your home can seem like a massive task. This is particularly true if you do not already have an idea in mind about the style of blinds you want. However, it does not need to be difficult and shown below are some useful tips.
First things first, settle on a budget for your window blinds that works for you and use it to guide your choices when it comes to deciding on your decision. If you need a little additional ‘wiggle room’, try to earmark an upper and lower price to accommodate a design or style that you have your heart set on.
The window blinds may look great, but it is important to check whether they would be very practical for the space they are going to be placed. So, for example, you may find that fabric window blinds that are beautiful in a living room may quickly become dirty in the kitchen, where Venetian blinds would be a more practical choice. Always take the time to fully verify your chosen dimensions, understand which wall mountings are safe to use, and how easy it will be to access and manipulate your blinds once installed.
While it is a good idea to be able to browse a wide choice of blinds, seeing and feeling how the fabric looks in person can be helpful in making your final choice, particularly if you are ordering made to measure window blinds. Order a sample of the fabrics you like best so you can see how well they match with your existing style and colours and see how they look under the specific lighting conditions in your home.
The decision on where your room is located, your window blinds will potentially have to manage the amount of light your home is exposed to throughout the day. In this country, south facing rooms will enjoy the most light in the house, but if your view is blocked by trees, hills, walls or other such barriers, it is very important to choose blinds that make the most of the light you have available, such as Roman blinds which can be opened fully yet provide an attractive way to dress your windows.
This obviously depends on your personal needs and priorities, and style can be just as important as functionality. Take some time to think about how the blinds may impact the room when closed. Are you looking for a ‘statement’ item such as wooden Venetian blinds or do you prefer an item that can blend into the background, like roller blinds? Try to think about how your blinds work in the context of the room and the rest of your house.
When installing any new item in your home, it is always important to check for any potential risk of injury or harm. Although they are harmless some blinds can be a choking hazard for small children or animals, particularly if control mechanisms are not secured correctly to walls or out of reach. Therefore, it may be best to consider a blind with fewer choking hazards or moving parts, such as roller blinds with a spring control rather than a chain.
It is also very important to remember that some types of blinds, such as vertical blinds, have moving parts like slats or strings that may eventually need to be replaced to avoid wear-and-tear. It is also worth thinking about how you will clean these blinds over time.
It is important to make sure that your chosen blinds match your room’s unified colour scheme. So, take the time to see what style would work best, whether it is a natural choice or more muted colours that blend into the background of the room. Window dressings provide a fantastic opportunity to really change the look of a room and add a dash of personality, with everything from bold and vibrant patterns to subtle and elegant colour choices available.
At MG’s carpets and rugs, we manufacture and fit a range of excellent value made-to-measure window blinds for customers in Newport, Cwmbran and the surrounding areas. We offer a free measuring and fitting service to ensure that your blinds have a truly professional finish