What to Consider When Choosing New Roller Blinds
Whether your home currently enjoys the insulation and privacy offered by curtains, or if you’ve been relying on nets over the past few years – you will probably already understand why so many choose to switch these features out for blinds instead. These unique accessories can save space when compared to curtains, and as they can be purchased in a variety of colours and styles; there’s also the ability to enhance the aesthetic appearance of your home.
These are just two advantages and another one relates to the fact that there are several varying types of mechanism, making some ideal for horizontal uses and others better suited to vertical ones instead. When choosing new roller blinds for your home, the last thing that you will want to do is to rush into your decision and regret it later on. We’ve compiled a selection of things that you should consider to help with making your choice easier, and your results even more enjoyable.
Think about the space that you have available
If you’ve been using curtains for years, you might have completely forgotten just how much space is near your window, once those features have been removed. You might find that rather than allowing your blinds to overrun the length of your window; you could actually take advantage of the space underneath and shuffle your furniture, or reposition your seating arrangements to allow more light in.
The great thing about space is that is can be used to its fullest potential with blinds. As these accessories roll up and down, there’s no need for them to block shelves or other features either.
Consider the style of your room
Unless you’re in the middle of a renovation, your room will most likely already have a pre-existing colour scheme. If you are planning on sticking with it, then there’s no reason why you couldn’t use your new blinds to complement the theme already in place. Roller blinds come in all shapes and appearances; from traditional wooden options, all the way to the more modern aluminum or coloured equivalents.
Most blind manufacturing companies will be happy to provide samples of their products, so be sure to request a couple of sheets in different colours and styles to see how things could look once installed.
Think about the type of blind that you’d like to have installed
There are many different types of blinds available. Some roll up and down, while others can be pulled sideways. Certain ones consist of a single sheet of roll-able material, where others may be made from a set of matching panels. Although they may be different in appearance – they will all serve the same purpose, and that’s to be opened when light needs to be let in and closed for a little more privacy.
Each type will offer its own set of advantages and disadvantages, so it’s best to get in touch with an expert (or your local blind supplier) to help you to decide on the one that is right for your needs. By considering your options first and then reaching a decision, you’ll be putting yourself in a far greater position to enjoy the benefits of your new blinds, without regretting your decision a little later into their use.