5 Questions to Ask When Choosing Blinds for Your Home
With a wealth of blinds available, each offering something different depending on the room in question, choosing the right ones can be tricky. The appropriate blinds should not only match your décor, but provide good functionality and light control, and be robust and endurable enough for everyday use.
To help you choose the right blinds every time, here are 5 questions to ask yourself when shopping for your next window dressings.
Is the Blind for a Bedroom?
If the answer’s ‘yes’, we’d recommend staying clear of Venetian and vertical blinds, as their slats can let in light, even when closed. Instead opt for a high quality roller or Roman blind, which are available in room darkening blackout fabrics. Due to their seamless construction these blinds help to block out natural light, making them perfect for bedrooms. Pair these blinds with heavy curtains to guarantee a good night’s sleep.
Does your room let in a lot of time, or do you need privacy?
Besides the bedroom, light pollution can cause all sorts of problems in other rooms around the home — from fading fabrics to dazzling the TV screen. If your home is prone to nuisance light, or else you require a little privacy from prying neighbours, opt for a Venetian or vertical blind, both of which offer great light control depending on the position of the sun. With complete adjustability, you can easily stop the sun from ruining the back of your leather sofa whilst still enjoying plenty of natural light.
Are the blinds for a humid room, such as a kitchen or bathroom?
When choosing the right blinds for a specific room it’s important to consider long-term durability, not just what they look like. Rooms prone to high humidity, such as the kitchen and bathroom, require blinds constructed from a hard wearing, water resistant fabric or you’ll find they look tired after a few months of use. At SoEasy, our kitchen and bathroom blinds are constructed from tough, time-tested materials which can be cleaned easily, so you needn’t worry about humidity, dampness or stains.
What is the current décor like, and will the blinds look suitable?
While some might not consider blinds an important facet of their home’s interior, we think they can make or break how a home looks and feels — so it’s important to choose blinds which match your current colour scheme and style. For instance, if your home is in need of a touch of colour, why not inject some with a boldly coloured roller blind? Alternatively, if you’d prefer to stick to an earthy and traditional interior style, opt for wooden Venetian blinds or choose fabric blinds in a neutral shade.
What’s Your Budget?
How much do you have to spend on new blinds — a lot or a little? Depending on your budget, you may be restricted to a certain style of blind, as well as a specific set of materials. Knowing your budget before browsing blinds will help to narrow your search, and prevent you from splurging on a set which are above and beyond your price range.
No matter what your budget or design requirements, here at SoEasy Blinds we’re sure to have a set of blinds that are perfect for you. Our made-to-measure blinds are available in a selection of different styles and fabrics, so they can be tailored to your exact requirements. To find out more, visit the SoEasy Blinds homepage or call us on 0800 093 9635.