Choosing the Right Window Blinds – Tips
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Last updated: Wednesday, May 7, 2008 | 5136 Views

A room can be lively or dull depending upon the kind of blinds used on the windows.

If you want to make people as well as yourself keep longing to visit the room again and again, there is a dire need to devote ample time on the furnishing aspect.

The blinds that are silently hung on the windows should not be underestimated in terms of enhancing the decorative value of your room.

All the expensive furniture, decorative items, floorings, carpeting, and paints could fade away if the windows are adorned with misfit and unsuitable blinds.

Choosing the right window blinds is a matter of deciding on the right color, type and style to match your room decor and budget.Here are some useful tips on choosing your blinds that enhance and complement the overall décor of a room:

  • Firstly, you have to ponder over certain facts that can influence your purchase of blinds. For instance, the amount of privacy you want in a room, the requirements for natural light in the room, the direction of your window face, the opening of windows (way and frequency), the hindrance to direct sunlight on outside (if any), the amount of soundproofing required, and most importantly, your budget.
  • After deciding upon the abovementioned factors, the next step is to settle for a suitable style and material that fits the above requirements. The marketplace is agog with different styles and materials for blinds. For instance, Venetian Blinds, Bamboo Blinds, Roller Blinds, Roman Blinds, Vertical Blinds, Wooden Blinds, Pleated Blinds, Honeycomb Blinds, etc.
  • The idea is to select the style and material that suits your requirements as well as that enhances the overall grace of your room. Since every style and material has its own benefits and pitfalls, you must remain informed at every step of your purchase.
  • Color and design of the blinds should be selected keeping in mind the colors and designs of other furniture in the room, flooring, wall painting, and other major decorative items in the room.
  • After having decided on style, material, and color, the next step is to measure for your blinds. Most errors are committed at this stage. People usually do not follow the basic instructions of measuring to 1/8 of an inch and tend to round off the dimensions. This results in mis-fit blinds on the windows that look worse than having none. For made-to-measure blinds, this is perhaps the most crucial aspect, apart from cutting the fabric according to the dimensions.
  • Lastly, always keep in mind that delivery costs are always additional to the basic preparation costs. There may be some installation costs if you decide to have installation services from the outside. So, the budget should be prepared after carefully considering all cost aspects that go into the process.


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