What to bear in mind when choosing blinds for your home
Choices, choices. If you didn’t think that also applied to thinking about what blinds you need or want, you’d be very wrong. When clients come in asking about advice regarding choices for blinds in Hillcrest, Estcourt or anywhere else, we have a number of considerations for them to think about.
The window you have will influence the style you choose
Different kinds of blind open and shut differently. Allied to this is the issue of access. You will need to be able to reach the cord or control mechanism easily. So, while you may have your heart set on one style, it may not work out practically. Let’s say, for example, you have a stable door. Only a blind rolling upwards will work; a vertical blind is out of the question. Similarly we’d recommend a roller blind for a sliding door to keep things sleek, minimal and practical.
Light filtering ability and privacy considerations
Rather than being one of the last considerations, we always recommend you think about this upfront. Choosing blinds in Hillcrest comes down to how much light or shade you want to allow in, how much heat protection you’d like as well and what level of obscurity is needed. This will determine the material type, amongst other things, as well as the kind of blind. You’d probably want fabric blinds in the bedroom that can fully block out light in case you need an afternoon nap and that provide no see-through opportunity at night, whereas the opposite may be true of an indoor patio.
The actual style of the blind
By now it should be apparent that this is far from just a decor decision but one influenced by function as well. Also, two kinds of blind may serve your purpose equally well, but you’d then need to decide what fits in most harmoniously with the rest of the room. Venetian blinds tend to be quite on-point and ageless, and you can up the appeal factor depending on the material you use, while Roman blinds tend to be very romantic and soft. Think about how easily you’d be able to open your blinds if access is an issue. Other than that, go with the choice you love. The days if being dictated to decor-wise are long gone – personal taste is just that, personal.
The kind of material
When it comes to blinds in Hillcrest you must consider moisture and humidity levels, high heat levels and more. Ask us about fabrics that are more moisture-resistant than others; we will gladly advise.
This is an aspect applying not just to blinds in Hillcrest but anywhere you may find yourself. Is your blind in an area where it is important that strangers cannot see your TV inside? What about child safety devices – some ready-to-hang blind options come with these but others do not. It will then become a matter of installation. Speak to us as we’d be happy to offer solutions.