The right pair of blinds can completely transform a room. When it comes to the design of your home, it’s the small touches that truly bring the interior together – whether it’s a bright rug, patterned cushions or a statement piece of art. Choosing the right blinds for your home can be a difficult task; with so much to consider and so many types to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to start. Not only should you choose blinds that complement the design of your home, but it’s also important that you select blinds that are practical and ones that meet your needs.
For your convenience, we’ve put together a guide to choosing the right blinds for your home. Whether you need a pair of blinds to block out the street lights at night or you’re looking for a stylish pair that filter in light, we’ve got you covered.
Different types of window blinds
Firstly, let’s take a look at the different types of blinds available. There are several different types of blinds to choose from, with each type offering its own set of benefits.
Made from fabric and easily operated by a pulley, roman blinds are a stylish option. When open, roman blinds layer up evenly into neat horizontal pleats, leaving some fabric on show. When the blinds are open, they provide a full, thick effect similar to curtains, placing them as one of the most elegant window dressing options.
Roman blinds filter light gently and provide great thermal insulation, helping to trap heat in your home and keep draughts out when closed. They’re available in a range of fabrics, colours and designs and suit both large and small windows, making them the perfect addition to most rooms in the house.
Roller blinds, easily operated by a cord, roll up and down to let light in or keep it out. Simple and affordable, roller blinds are an extremely popular option in many households. Many roller blinds come with a coating that protects them from moisture, making them the perfect option for kitchens and bathrooms, allowing you to easily control the amount of light that enters these rooms.
Roller blinds are also available in a wide range of different fabrics, patterns, colours and designs to suit the interior of a property – both domestic and commercial.
Vertical blinds are suitable for large or floor to ceiling windows. Often used in conservatories, summerhouses and offices, vertical blinds hang from a track and slide along to open and close, allowing you to easily control the amount of light that enters through the windows. Vertical blinds are extremely popular as they’re an affordable, effective and elegant option suitable for large windows.
Created from horizontal slats, venetian blinds can be made from wood, metal or plastic. Many people choose to feature venetian blinds in their kitchen or bathrooms because of their sleek and stylish design; wooden venetian blinds add a touch of natural beauty to any room.
People also choose venetian blinds because they allow you to control the amount of light that enters the room, more so than other types of blinds. The slats can be tilted to provide privacy while also allowing light into a space, which makes them the perfect choice for those who live in busy neighbourhoods or people who want some extra privacy during the day.
Things to consider when choosing the right blinds
When choosing blinds for your home, there are a few extra things you should consider to ensure you choose the right ones for your needs and the aesthetics of your home.
The type of window treatment you choose should match and reflect the room decor. Simple, neutral rooms can be enhanced by colourful accents – such as colourful blinds and cushions. Wooden blinds, on the other hand, are perfect for those wanting to give their homes a natural touch. If you’re looking for blinds to complement your opulent, elegant dining room, roman blinds may be the best choice.
Different colours and designs will complement different interiors and colour schemes. For fresh, clean and simplistic spaces, white blinds are a good option. If you want to add a fun and quirky touch to a room, why not opt for a bright colour? If you want to brighten a moody room, light and neutral colours will do the trick.
When selecting the right blinds for your needs, it’s important to consider what room you’re choosing them for. Blackout fabric can be used to make lots of types of blinds and is available in a wide range of different materials, including metals and plastics. Most styles of blind can be customised into blackout blinds.
Blackout blinds are suitable for a range of different needs. Perhaps there are street lights that shine directly into your living room or there are lights that interrupt your sleep in your bedroom. Blackout blinds do exactly what they say on the tin – they effectively ‘blackout’ a room for people sensitive to outside light.
Whether you simply don’t like being woken up by sunshine in the summer or you want to create a fun home cinema and need total darkness, blackout blinds are versatile and suitable for a range of applications.
Generally, blinds are the perfect pick for low-maintenance homes. However, different blinds require different levels of maintenance, and it’s a good idea to take this into consideration when selecting the right blinds for you. Venetian blinds and roller blinds with a waterproof coating usually only require a wipe or two with a damp cloth, making them extremely easy to keep clean.
Fabric window coverings, on the other hand, require a little more care. Deep-cleaning draperies and blinds made from fabric is more time-consuming and intensive than a simple wipe down. When choosing blinds, remember to take maintenance into consideration.
Finally, it’s always important to take your budget into consideration when choosing the perfect blinds for your home. It’s crucial that you do not sacrifice quality for quantity. When selecting blinds, you should first work out a budget that suits you and then use this to guide your choices. There are lots of different types of blinds to suit budgets of all sizes.
A reliable blind company should be more than happy to guide and advise you when selecting the right blinds for your home. Whether you’re looking for something traditional to keep the street lights out or you’d like to add an elegant touch to a room, there are endless designs and styles to choose from – and you’re guaranteed to find the perfect addition to your home.
Elegancy Blinds: high-quality window blinds in Milton Keynes
If you’re looking for new blinds or curtains to brighten up your property, you needn’t look further than Elegancy Blinds in Milton Keynes. We have an extensive range of high-quality blinds and shutters to meet your requirements and budget – from stunning wood venetian blinds with an oak finish to elegant and timeless roman blinds.
Our experienced and skilled team provide quick and efficient installations, ensuring you can enjoy your new blinds right away. We serve both domestic and commercial clients and pride ourselves on our affordability and excellent customer service – not to mention our stunning range of fabrics and variety of blinds, curtains and shutters.
For more information about our range of products including roman blinds, blackout blinds, insect screens and more, simply visit our website today.