A good number of people these days are purchasing new housing from developments springing up all over the countryside. It’s a wonderful feeling to step into a house that has been built just for yourself and your family. There are no holes in the walls, no scratches on the appliances, and you have the opportunity to make your own mark on your living space.
Unfortunately, new builds do come with a lot of extra expenses that you may not have come prepared for. One of these expenses, window blinds, is a must have for privacy, keeping a moderate temperature in your home, and the overall adornment of your windows. When starting out with several windows in your home that need blinds, the choices are many and depend on your own personal style.
Mini-blinds are generally made of thin plastic or aluminum, and come in slats ranging in size from thick to very thin. Mini-blinds are generally the blind of choice if you are seeking an economical solution for many windows. Often you will see mini-blinds in the windows of bedrooms or recreation rooms.
For windows that will be front and center in your home, you may wish to choose faux wood blinds. Faux wood is less expensive than wood blinds, but they are just as stylish. Faux wood blinds tend to come in thicker slats of 2 to 3 inches, and are easy to adjust for any window height. To customize, simply remove the extra slats that rest on your windowsill. Faux wood comes not just in white or brown, you can also choose from a variety of colors to suit your home.
If you are a fan of old country homes, you may wish to purchase shutters for your windows. Often when one thinks of shutters, the mind wanders to the outside of your home. In actuality, shutters inside your home look beautiful and provide privacy and light adjustment easily. Simply open or close your shutters, or adjust the slats for direct or indirect sunlight.
Bedroom windows are a place where you will generally want to be able to really darken the room. Roman blinds are an excellent choice for bedrooms if they come in a darker fabric, and they can be coordinated with your bedding for a very stylish look in your bedroom. Choose a fabric that coordinates with your duvet and area rug. For example, if you have a chocolate brown and blue bedroom, you could choose a dark brown roman blind to pair with a light blue duvet cover. Pair that with a brown shag or cotton area rug, and your bedroom will be instantly chic and trendy.
As most people think of a window covering as not just blinds, but curtains as well, you may be interested in acquiring both for your windows. Curtains, when paired with blinds, provide both the style and coverage you may be seeking for your new windows. With unlimited options in type, material, and colors, curtains are a nice finishing touch for any window.
If you are among the lucky few whom get to the experience the thrill of owning a brand new home, be sure to budget accordingly for window blinds. With so many different styles to choose from, you will run out of windows before you run out of options.