Are you planning to get rid of that conventional look, that ordinary curtain gives to your beautiful home, change them for good, choose attractive window blinds and enhance the beauty of your home but, the big question is how to choose the perfect blinds for your home.
You ask what to consider before you make a purchase.
Most importantly Budget
Always, consider your budget plan how much your wallet allows to spend. You might want to spend little less on windows opening in your kitchen and balcony, and more in your bedroom and living room; you can adjust the budget by choosing which place needs expensive fabric treatments and other that can be adjusted.
Roman Shades are one of the most expensive blinds, a plan where you wish to have one in your home.
The main purpose of having the blinds is allowance or blocking of Light and also the privacy
What makes you relax? A room filled with light and air or a dark room choose the blinds which allow the perfect amount of light that matches your mood, go for complete dark blinds in bedrooms where you might need complete privacy and blocking of the light.
Decide who are you going to maintain, it’s very important to maintain the blinds as you cannot change them monthly even, it is an expensive affair, so very delectated blinds are for the rooms which are easy to maintain, away from kids’ reach. They should be easy to clean, no point in spending on their heavy cleaning charges once they are installed. Simple blinds can be cleaned at home while textured blinds with expensive fabrics might need extra care from professional cleaners.
What Decorating Style do you have on mind, do you prefer casual or formal, what color, what patterns and fabric do you like. How do you want them to complement your room and furniture? Decide will you be comfortable with cord or cordless blinds as they make a big difference in handling them.
If you have young children in your home, you’ll likely want to consider cordless blind options and shades for safety reasons.
Now when we have taken an idea about what to consider before purchasing, let’s learn a little about types of blinds available in the market and their uses, in order to pick the one which meets all your window treatment requirements.
In these blinds, slats are separate -placed alongside each other and have the functionality of opening from either the sides or from the middle. The vertical louvers of these blinds help block the harmful rays, sunlight entering your window. Vertical blinds can be used for the windows which are smaller in size; also these are best suitable for the long window like floor to ceiling windows and doors. It is easy to control Vertical blinds they are made up of various fabrics, these fabrics come in different patterns, colors. It also gives you an option of choosing a cord or cordless blinds, the general one comes with plastic or metal chain, easy to manage, is safe for kids.
The difference between vertical and Venetian blinds is the position of slats that are placed horizontally in Venetian blinds, unlike vertical blinds, with the help of strings or strips of cloth known as tapes. While lifting the blinds up, the slats of the Venetian blinds get placed above each other in a methodical way. Venetian blinds are not just made up of wood but aluminum and plastic as well. These horizontal slats are very easy to adjust and they meet your light control and privacy settings.
Cellular blinds, window covering used to block or filter light and insulate windows to save energy, mostly made up in honeycomb-shaped which are hollow space between the front and back material of the blind works as an air cushion Cell shapes hold trapped air and create a barrier between the window surface and the room. Cellular blinds are the most energy-efficient window treatment out of all of the blinds. Another added advantage is that these cellular blinds improve the acoustics of a room by reducing the noise which could be approximately 45%.
Roman blind while lifting up the cords pull the slats together and force the blind to fold into pleats.
However, when they are open look visibly smooth, not bumpy or ribbed like typical vertical shades or blinds. Roman blinds are available in different fabric options and you have the choice to customize.
Roman blinds are for long term use, it gives a luxury look and feels to the room. These blinds allow for more light to enter a room should you require it.
Roller blinds are pretty simple as it finely and very neatly opens up and down while lifting up or down. These blinds come in synthetic or natural fabric; however, they can also be customized in varieties of fabrics as well which results in a different amount of shade or transparency in a room.
All the types mentioned above are just a few of the many types; however, these blinds are general and most popular blinds available in the market. Hope you will be able to choose which blind works better for you, and meets your requirements, depending upon which fabric is easy on your pocket, is preferred by your family members, gives the complete look to your home, gives coverage to different types of windows you have in your home, and is safe for kids. Here you go and pick the style you want and give your home an amazing touch of décor.