If you’re decorating your home, you’ve no doubt come across the myriad of window covering solutions available. It can be hard to know where to start, or what blinds are best suited to your wants and needs. There’s a lot to think about when it comes to choosing the right blinds for your home, and considering it can be quite the investment, you’ll want to have every concern covered. To help you decide, we’ve compiled a list of points to consider and have provided examples of blinds we believe best meet those requirements.
Here are top 5 things people consider when choosing the right blinds for their home
Choosing the right blinds for your style of home
Are you looking for a breezy coastal look? Or maybe you want something a little more traditional and timeless? If you want to tie in the look of your home, choosing the right blinds is imperative to a seamless design. Roller blinds and sunscreen blinds offer a simple elegance and are a soft way to frame the look of a room without disrupting it.
For more of a statement, a pair of timber venetian blinds offers a simple effect like plantation shutters and is available in soft whites and cream for that seaside feel. If you’re looking for a modern alternative to vertical blinds and panel glides make for a classy addition to any home and work particularly well as a wall divider.
Choosing the right blinds for privacy
Does your home face a busy street or do you have a bedroom backing on to a neighbour’s yard? If so, you’ll need to incorporate privacy control into your blind options. Ideally, you want a window covering that allows light to shine in but also gives you the option to block out views. For that, we recommend vertical blinds, venetian blinds and any kind of blind that has slats or panels.
These types of blinds allow for the most privacy control, as you can angle the slats to filter light in and obstruct outside views. Shutters are also a wonderful window covering solution for privacy, as they offer a similar amount of control.
Choosing the right blinds for light control
Light control has a lot to do with decision making when it comes to blinds, as some rooms will likely benefit from tighter light control than others. For example, if you’re furnishing your bedroom, you’ll likely want to have complete blockout blinds to stop the sun from shining in too brightly. A living room area may also require blockout blinds as well, as it’s a common place to watch movies.
Places like kitchens and dining areas benefit greatly from light filtering options, as it allows the room to develop a warm glow. You’ll find that most blinds come in light filtering, blockout and sunscreen options, so you shouldn’t have any trouble choosing the rights blinds for your room.
How to choose the right blinds for a low maintenance household
If you’re planning on installing blinds in a moisture heavy area such as a kitchen or bathroom, it’s important to consider the colour and material of a window covering. This is particularly important if you’re covering a window above a sink, as it can incur a lot of splashback.
The same care should also be considered if you have young children and worry about them dirtying blinds (grubby fingers can cause a lot of marks!) For heavy traffic areas in the household, we advise blinds made from timber of PVC. This includes polymer, timber and aluminium venetians.
Choosing the right blinds for a children’s room
If you’ve got little ones running about (whether that’s human or the furry kind) you’ll likely have to be mindful of any tripping or choking hazards. This is especially important if you plan on using blinds for a nursery room, as dangling chords can be quite mesmerising to young children. Similarly, the small chains in blinds such as vertical blinds can be easily broken if played with.
It’s worth investing in motorised blinds that alleviate the need for manual pulling, which can come as a separate motor for existing blinds or as a ready-made option. Otherwise, shutters may be a better option instead, as they involve a handle pull system which is less dangerous for children. For the right blinds for a children’s nursery or room, take a look at our motorised roller blinds, Verti shades, panel glides or motorisation options.
We hope we’ve given you some ideas on how you can find the right blinds for your home. If you’d like to take a closer look of what’s available, be sure to pop into your nearest showroom. Or give us a call on 1300 303 391 for a free measure and quote today.