You will know what you have chosen the perfect interior blinds for your space – the stars will align and everything will feel right in the world. Correctly chosen blinds can offer your home privacy, insulation, light control and security – all whilst harmonizing with your interior design scheme! We do understand that making the perfect choice can be difficult, which is why we have provided this list of tips to help you discover everything you need to know.
- Consider your space and its function
These days, interior blinds can be made from a variety of different materials, and this can actually determine where it is suitable for them to be used in your home. Timber, for example, offers a lovely and classic look but it is highly susceptible to moisture and heat damage – this makes them unsuitable for use in bathrooms and kitchens. Fauxwood, on the other hand, is a great alternative, as it provides you with a similar look but greater durability.
- Consider your privacy and light control needs
It is important to question whether privacy or light control is a big deal in this particular space. Blockout blinds, for example, are popular for bedrooms because they help to keep the space pitch black and keep out prying eyes. Slatted blinds, on the other hand, will provide you with complete control over both your light and privacy levels – simply twist the wand when you want more or less sunlight! Translucent blinds offer the least amount of light control and privacy.
- Consider the function of windows and doorways
It is important to keep in mind that not all blinds are suited to doorways and that they aren’t all suited to all types of windows. If you have a large sliding door, for example, you might not want to cover it up with rollers because they will hinder the use of the doorway. A sliding solution would be best (such as panel guides and verticals). Don’t be afraid to ask for help at this stage; your consultant will be able to offer you plenty of advice regarding the best solution.
- Consider your style and your decor
At the end of the day, your interior blinds should complement the decor of your home. After all, you don’t want them to stick out like a sore thumb and you don’t want them to blend into the walls so well that you don’t even know they are there. Many homeowners like to match the colour of their blinds to another accent in the room (such as a rug, an artwork or even some cushions), so don’t be afraid to bring this object along with you when making your selection!
We hope that, with these tips, you will be confident in finding the perfect interior blinds for your space. And if you still aren’t feeling overly confident, just remember that all you need to consider is the space, your needs, the function of the opening, and your style – making the correct choice is that easy! We also wanted to stress that you shouldn’t be afraid to speak with your consultant – they have lots of experience with these sorts of choices!