The right blinds can make all the difference between a comfortable and inviting room, and a dark, unpleasant one.
Choosing the proper kind of blinds can be tricky, because it’s important to know what effect you want to accomplish with them. Depending on whether you need more privacy from people passing on the street, you want to keep the sun away, or you merely want to decorate the room, you’ll have to pick between different blinds: vertical blinds, venetian blinds, and honeycomb ones.
Simply put – blinds are hard window treatments which keep the light out of your room and block the view. Depending on the material they are made of, you can have blinds made of wood and natural fabrics, as well as aluminum, faux wood, and PVC. They are made of slats and you can adjust them so that you can control the amount of light that gets into the room.
Blinds made of natural fabric
For a cheerful, natural look in your room, you can make your own curtains out of old rags, and you don’t even have to use a sewing machine. While they are pretty and easy to make, they will also do a great job blocking the sunlight, and have privacy during the night. Cotton, tulle, silk, linen, denim – every fabric will be fine, and by combining sheer and opaque ones you will be have soft, mysterious light which will make the room more inviting. These will look best in living rooms, dining rooms, and children’s rooms because they are very colourful.
These are also known as ‘cellular blinds’, and these are the best choice for those who are looking for an effective way to keep the temperature in a room. They are great for saving energy, and they represent an alternative to fans and air conditioning. The name comes from the fact that they’re designed just like real a honeycomb – they consist of two separate layers between which trap the air. Thus, the heat that is transferred between the windows and the room is under control – it stays outside during summer, and inside during winter. This is the best choice for rooms where it’s important to keep even temperature – dining room and your home office.
Venetian blinds are the most common blinds on the market because they are great for both controlling the amount of light that gets into the room, as we as keeping your privacy. This is what makes them perfect for pretty much any room in the house – bathroom, kitchen, master bedroom, and living room. They can be made of PVC material, wood, aluminum, as well as fabric, so you’re free to choose the style that goes best with the style of the room.
Elegant, stylish, and sophisticated – roman blinds are perfect for living rooms. The light that shines through is soft and they will help you keep your privacy from the prying eyes. Put them in your studio or a library to soften bright summer light and make the room more comfortable to stay in.
If you don’t want to have curtains on the windows along with blinds, vertical blinds are the best choice for you. Their design is rather simple, but that doesn’t mean that they lack something in quality. On the contrary, that means they can be combined with a variety of colours, designs, and patterns and you can easily turn your room into a stylish oasis. They can be subtle and barely noticeable, or you can pick bold ones in order to make a statement. If you’re not sure about which ones to pick, you can look for good vertical blinds online and pick the ones you like best.
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Before you go out and buy blinds for your home, think about the purpose you want them to achieve. Don’t worry about buying different blinds for different rooms, that’s perfectly fine; after all, not all rooms are the same. Use them to adjust the light, to keep your privacy, or merely make a statement and decorate the place. In order to make the right choice, you’ll need some patience, so take your time, do a bit of research, and don’t buy blinds on impulse.