A look at how to choose the right blinds as opposed to other alternatives
There are so many different types of window blinds on the market today that it can be hard to decide which one to buy. Blinds have slats that rotate back and forth to lower the amount of light coming in from the outside. Below we look at how choose the best blinds for you.
Of course the first thing that comes to mind before making a purchase, is your budget. It is better to consider this in detail before you get to the store. A very important factor is whether you’re outfitting the whole house or just a room or a single window. Obviously, it is going to be quite more expensive if you want to put blinds on every window of the house. Keep in mind that the bigger the size window, the bigger the price tag. It’s similar with shades; the price will vary greatly depending on the colour, fabric and size you choose.
Depending on how much you’re willing to let your neighbours see, there are different blinds you can choose from. Take this into consideration before making a decision. If it’s a part of the house that is more hidden from view – the backyard for example – you can freely use shades.
Light is another important factor in choosing the right window coverings. Decide whether you want a bright and sunny room, like the living room, or a darkened and private room, like the bedroom, that you want to be quieter and more peace.
Another factor you need to take into consideration is your home interior. If your house décor is classy and the colours are dark and heavy, then it’s better to use shades. They will tend to fit better visually with this type of decor and add to the elegant vibe of the room.
It might seem a little weird but how the window coverings are cleaned is also an important factor to consider. If you’re too busy maybe it’s best to go with shades. They are easy to take down and you can clean them with the vacuum while blinds need to be carefully cleaned, slat by slat.
Another important factor is what the installation process for the blinds s. If you don’t know how to do it or you don’t have the time, you can always call professionals.
Blinds and shades can determine your house’s style more than you think. Do your research and choose wisely! Simply Blinds are one of South Africa’s top blinds suppliers and highly expert installers of blinds. If you are looking for blinds or shutters, we can deliver a huge range of options to meet almost any style or budget. With a wide selection of products available in a huge range of colours and designs we have a solution for every room in your home or office.