In this episode we’re going to take a look at “How to Choose the Right Blinds or Shades for Your Windows”
Are you struggling with making the choice for blinds or shades for your window. Do you know the difference between the different types of blinds? Do you know how to install them? Do you know how to clean them? The answer to these questions will help you to determine what you need for your windows.
Which Ones To Choose?
When considering blinds you have several options. There are roman shades, roller blinds, blinds made from wood, blinds made from fabric, blinds made from aluminium. You have blinds that come in different widths and colours. What style of decor do you have? You will want blinds that match your decor. If you have a lot of wood in your home, you may consider wooden blinds. If you have a modern decor, you may consider a fabric.
Is Privacy a Big Issue?
If your need for window coverings directly revolve around the need for privacy you should consider vertical blinds or cellular shades, which makes a solid wall when closed. Other good ones for privacy are wooden blinds or bamboo blinds. These offer complete privacy over a lightweight fabric blind.
Location of the Window in the Room
The type of blinds you choose should also hinge on the location of the window to the other things in the room. For example, if it is the living room, or a den or family room you will want to make sure the window does not cause glare on the TV. Or if it is in an office, the same thing, you will not want glare on your computer screen. You will want a blind you can close during the day that will allow in enough light but not so much it causes glare on your screens.
Windows with Great Views
If the window overlooks an awesome view then you will want to keep the blinds fully open as much as you can so you can take in that spectacular view. If you happen to also need privacy, but still want to see the view, you can install blinds that will give you the ability to have both at the same time. Blinds made of a lightweight material can be sheer enough to see out without risking your privacy. Many materials are light filtering as well.
Need Low Maintenance?
Perhaps you live in a dusty area. Or you live in an area that has high humidity. You will want to choose materials on the blinds that wipe easily such as vinyl or wood. PVC vertical blinds work well for low maintenance, easy wipe clean. You can also use a vacuum attachment to clean the louvres and surfaces gently.
Look at the room, look at the furniture, think about the amount of sunlight you desire to enter the room. Working this out will allow you to choose the perfect blinds for your home.
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