Blinds have many benefits over curtains and other window dressings. Whether you have moved into a new home with no window dressings at all or you are considering replacing curtains with a more convenient option, blinds are a perfect choice. In this article, we'll take a look at the many benefits of window blinds and how to choose the type that is right for your needs and your individual taste.
Why Choose Window Blinds?
When it comes to controlling light and privacy, window blinds give you a range of options. Slatted blinds allow you to allow no light, a little light or full light into your living space and all at the pull of a cord. Unlike curtains, most blinds do not need to be taken down and cleaned, although you can do this with fabric blinds such as Roman blinds and fabric roller blinds if you wish. Slatted blinds, also known as Venetian blinds, can be simply cleaned with a duster or with a special blind cleaning tool that removes dust from each individual slat. Blinds also come in a wide range of materials, colours and styles, including wood, plastic, metal and fabric. You can also choose blackout blinds that prevent any light from entering the room. These are perfect for light sleepers and in the nursery.
How To Find The Right Blinds
The great thing about window blinds is their versatility. They can be made to fit windows of any size and can be installed easily and quickly. Whether you are looking for blinds for your bedroom, bathroom, kitchen or living room, there is a style to suit your needs. As with curtains, it is important that you measure your window space correctly. This is best carried out by a professional who has experience in measuring for blinds. A blinds company can give you lots of advice on the right blinds to choose and can also arrange installation. Blinds that have been custom-made look great and will leave no gaps between the window and the edge of the blind. They also save you the hassle of trying to cut them to size yourself (a task that can easily lead to a mistake) and hanging them. There are many companies offering great prices today on window blinds and who can give you advice on the perfect style of window blind to suit your home, your budget and personal requirements.