00:01 – Greetings from Jason
00:18 – The usual scenario when choosing blind fabrics
01:05 – What people usually do with the booklet of fabrics
01:26 – The purpose of the blind
01:36 – Correct way of looking at a fabric
02:02 – Making the final choice
02:24 – The incorrect practice
02:56 – Holding up the fabric one at a time
03:10 – Your colour instinct
Hi, I’m Jason from the company Blockout Blinds and today I’m going to be talking about how to select fabrics for your blinds. When you are in the market for blinds, the way it works is we send out a design consultant to your home and they generally come out bringing lots of little books like this that have different ranges of fabrics in different colours.
A lot of people find it very difficult to select colours that why we give pretty good advice. However, you, the customers, do need to be sure that what you’re picking is going to look good and that can be very hard to visualize when you’ve never seen the blinds up or having gone through the process before.
I’ll just talk you through a couple of little tips that might making the choice a little bit easier. The first thing that people tend to do is they held the fabric against the window and then tend to stand really close like these and look at the blind fabric pretty much like looking through a microscope.
I’m not sure about you, but when you walk into someone’s home you don’t walk straight up to a blind and look really closely at the fabric to see how it looks. Generally the blinds are designed to coordinate with the room as a whole and pretty much sort of go unnoticed but compliment and enhance the room at the same time.
So it is a good idea to get the design consultant to hold the fabric up against the window frame and ideally stand quite a distance back and view the colour of the fabric against the frame, against the wall and in context to the whole room. The couch , the floor, and the rugs. Just look at it through the whole and you’ll get a much better feel.
Of course, most people might get their choices down to one or two different colours, they’re not sure if they’ll go for the latte of go for some bit of a cream colour or white. What generally happens is that they’ll get the design consultant to hold up the two or three different colours side by side and once again put them against the wall and try to variate the colours when it is being held up at once. Now, this make things very confusing, you eyes are not good at trying to discern two colours at once against a backdrop of the colour of your home. Also, one colour can look completely different when its got another colour next to it as opposed to a different colour. One colour will tend to interfere with how you view the other colour.
So it is very important if you are choosing between two colours, hold one up see how it looks. Take it away, hold the other colour up by itself and look at them individually to get the feel of how one looks against the other. You’ll find that it’ll really help you in the decision making process.
Now, you might doubt your colour choice. However, most of us are quite in tune with colours and we pretty much know what looks good as soon as we see it. A lot of people can pick a colour straight away but then they’ll doubt themselves and be a bit unsure that it’s the right choice and they’ll go to the process of looking at another ten, or seven or six or five or four colours which is fine. However, what we’ve found out over the years of doing this is that most people will generally end up going back to the original colour they picked. So my last tip is just have faith in your decision because seeing the colour against the wall and going for it was your instinct because generally it’s the right one.
Anyway if you’re having difficulties, the design consultant try their own colour selection and is always there to guide you through the process.
So hopefully I’ve helped you make picking some fabric colours just a bit easier. Till next time, see you then.
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