When people think of blinds some tend to think of Roller blinds for the kitchen window or blackout blinds for an attic conversion or bedroom. However blinds don’t just work in the kitchen and attic, and if you choose wisely, they can look fantastic throughout the whole home, making a great alternative to curtains. They are also great value for money with cheap perfect fit blinds giving your home a whole new look and feel without you having to spend a fortune. Here is a rundown of just some of the types of blinds available and what type of windows they would suit best.
Roman blinds Roman blinds are probably the most elegant choice for a living room or dining room as they pull up into pretty pleats and offer great coverage for the whole window. And unlike some other styles they look just as good in a period home as they do in a new build. They’re not the best choice for very tall windows however as the length of material required to cover a floor to ceiling window can make them very heavy and put too much pressure on the cord that raises the blind up.
Vertical blinds Vertical blinds, on the other hand, are the perfect choice for floor to ceiling windows and patio doors and they are the ideal way to let some light filter into the room while maintaining your privacy. This makes them a much more stylish alternative to net curtains if you live in a house where your living room faces out onto a busy road. They are also suitable for sloping windows and bay windows.
Venetian blinds Venetian blinds are simple, straightforward and discrete. They can look good in any room in the home. The one disadvantage of Venetian blinds is that dust can gather on the slats as the weeks go by so they do need a wipe down with a damp cloth every now and then.
Roller blinds Finally, for something really simple and easy to use, Roller blinds are an excellent option. They are ideal for kitchens and bathrooms and are an affordable alternative to curtains for kids’ bedrooms.