What You Need To Know About Window Blinds?
by Pathlie Lee Business consultant
With the latest home decor trends setting the market ablaze, homemakers are flummoxed by a myriad of options in window decor. Windows are the eyes to your home and doing them well adds that extra chutzpah to your home furnishings.
Window blinds are one way of jazzing up your windows. That said, it isn't the easiest of tasks, as you have to select something that goes with your vision, comfort, colour palettes, and budget.
Blinds for windows come in different styles, like Venetian, roll-up, and Roman. However, it need not be a daunting task. Keeping the functionality and some essential decorative elements in mind, you can convert your home into an uber-cool and stylish abode.
Sheer and Well Lit or Dim and Cosy
Lighting and the texture of the fabric will determine the choice of blinds for windows. Blinds that come in lacy textures and fabrics are ideal for cooler places where you want to let the sun in. Place them on windows overlooking your veranda or garden to get a luxurious view of the greenery while you sip on a decadent cup of coffee. Thicker window blinds with vibrant colours do well if you want to keep the room cool and reduce heat.
Your Style of Decor
Your sense of aesthetics will determine how you want to do your window blinds. Vivacious colours with contrasting patterns on window blinds can add a lot of drama to your room decor. Colour blocking comes to the rescue if you are looking at a more sophisticated and subdued look.
Window blinds come at a price, and they aren't cheap. If you are doing up only a couple of rooms, you might like to factor in the budget and go for something suave yet fairly priced. On the other hand, a complete makeover might give you just that little bit of leeway to spend more.
Safety Always and Every Time
Safety should be factored in, especially if you have young children or toddlers with you. Young children might get tempted to pull the strings of the window blinds and have the whole facade crashing down on them. Similarly, it's a good idea to consider motorized blinds for elderly people.
This is one aspect which most people get wrong. Not taking the correct fitment could mess up your window blinds and spoil the look of your windows. You can also take help from furnishing professionals who will do the decor selection, measurement, and installation of the blinds for you.
Roman blinds are great for giving a formal yet classic look. They can be made from the fabric of your choice. They are usually operated by a pulley. When raised, they leave large horizontal pleats which give out a very dramatic effect. If you are a sewing enthusiast, you can make them yourself.
These blinds are made of slats in wood or plastic. They give a very neat look. Extremely practical for humid weather, they give the room a very finished and sleek look. Vertical blinds, on the other hand, are vertically placed but similar in fashion.
Make the Right Choice
Before you make any major decisions on the kind of blinds that you want to invest in, take some time talking to well-versed people or surfing through some online websites.
Created on Jul 27th 2019 02:50. Viewed 226 times.