What you need to know about your choice of blinds

When it comes to adding accessories to your house, blind should be the first thing you should think about. There are a couple of reasons for this, the first being that these accessories are visible from both inside and outside the house so getting the right ones is a crucial decision. Secondly, you have to match the interior of your house thinking about colour style design and pattern, and making sure they complement each other, and when they do they look great!

Roller or Roman blinds?

Roller blinds are the most popular style of blind in the UK. They have been around since the 1700s and have been popular ever since. Simple in design, roller blinds tend to complement every type of décor as the designs are easily changed and can be updated as regularly as they need to be. As their name suggests these blinds hang from a roller and with help from a beaded cord are unrolled and fill the space of the window.

Roman blinds are usually made of thicker fabrics and are used for rooms where more privacy is required, often the go-to choice for bedrooms and conservatories because of their fabric material. They accentuate your room’s soft furnishings and help create a cosy feel. They are formed of slats that can be lowered one by one allowing you to restrict the amount of light in the room.

Classy shutters and practical vertical blinds

A classic and more robust choice for your home is shutter blinds, these blinds offer a more ridged shape and although the look of them is stylish they don’t offer as much adjustability as other types of blinds. Shutter blinds tend to suit properties on quiet country roads or ones that are older, although if the decor in the room suits it these can be a great addition to many homes.

If you’re looking for practical window fixtures that allow light and privacy control, vertical blinds could be the perfect choice for you. These are often found in family homes and are mostly used in bedrooms and front rooms. This is because they are easy to maintain and are very versatile. They often come in block colours although, sometimes, patterned vertical blinds offer a refreshing twist to a child’s room. The reason they are so versatile is that they twist vertically allowing and restricting light at the pull of a cord as well as shifting across the window to open the window up completely as the tidily sit at the side of the frame.

It’s all in the control

Controlling your blinds to adjust both the lighting and privacy is an essential factor to think about when it comes to choosing the right style of blinds for your home. Venetian blinds are comprised of horizontal slats and offer great flexibility. They can be easily adjusted for full control of the amount of natural light that is let into the room. They also offer great privacy because of the individual slat that allows you to move them in the exact way you would like. Because of their versatility, they can be used in a variety of different rooms with different décor and they come in an extensive selection of styles from wooden to aluminium from black to white.

All of these blinds are available in different colours patterns and styles and all come with a two-year guarantee with childproofing safety regulations as standard on all designs. So for all your blind and shutter needs, contact us now for a free no-obligation quote.