Many home owners are concerned about creating the perfect aesthetic look for their home. However, a great number overlook how the perfect blinds can impact the overall look. Choosing the perfect blinds is not simply a matter of selecting a complementary color. There are a wide variety of different blinds, each with their own distinct advantages and benefits. You may find that a particular type of blind is not suited to all purposes. For example, in a bathroom or kitchen, you would need a blind made using a durable and waterproof material to ensure that it stays looking good in the future. Therefore, it is important to have an understanding of the types of blind available and which would be best suited to your home.
The Different Blinds:
Although new styles and designs are constantly being introduced, most blinds can be categorized into one of five styles.
Venetian Blinds are probably the most popular form of blind for domestic use. This type of blind is low maintenance and simple to install. They are available in a wide selection of materials, styles and colors to complement any style of decor. A venetian blind generally has a plastic or wooden slat format with cords fitted to allow you to lift or rotate the slats.
Roman Blinds offer a sophisticated and stylish aesthetic to any room. They provide a great degree of privacy but are generally made from soft fabrics. This means that they can perfectly complement your decor but may not be suitable for heavier duty areas such as the kitchen or bathroom.
Roller Blinds are made using a stiff fabric. This is rolled over a fixed tube to raise and drop the fabric over the window area. This type of blind is easy to operate and very economical. They are available as made to measure option but also as a cut to fit choice, to further reduce the initial cost.
Black Out Blinds are a great way to block out any daylight and increase your sense of privacy. Generally, this type of blind is made using a thicker black out fabric into a roller blind format. This type of option is popular for bedrooms to eliminate any light disturbing a good nights sleep.
Although not technically a blind, shutters are often categorized into this group of window coverings. They have wide slats which provide privacy in a low maintenance and classic style. Many home owners choose shutters to increase security and block the light since they tend to be made from a higher quality standard of wood, which can be decorated in a wide selection of colors. This tends to be one of the most expensive window covering options.
Choosing the Perfect Blind:
In order to assess which is the perfect blind for your home, you will need to consider what function you wish your blind to perform. Choosing your blind will be a matter of personal preference, but your decision will be influenced by the room, decor and your budget. While vinyl blinds tend to be cheaper, you may find that fabric or wooden blinds have a more complementary aesthetic.
If you would like to learn more about choosing the perfect blinds for your home, we offer a wide selection of different styles of blind and would be delighted to assist you.