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4 Things to Consider When Shopping for Blinds

Like most things for your home, choosing the right type of window dressing is about more than falling in love with the initial look. Sure, window dressings like blinds, curtains and shutters add lots of aesthetic value to your home, but their function and value goes far beyond their appearance.

4 Things to Consider When Shopping for Blinds

Find the perfect blinds

The right blinds should be chosen to suit not only the windows, but to blend with the rest of the décor of the room and create a sense of effortless style and design. Choose the wrong blinds and they’ll stand out like a sore thumb or cause you frustration when they don’t meet your needs.

When shopping for the perfect blinds for your home, there are several factors to consider.

1. Style

Before you hand over your cash for the first curtains that catch your eye, go through the entire range of window dressings on the market. These days, blinds come in hundreds of styles, materials, colours and décor options; from aluminium blinds and wood varieties to sheer, softly textured fabrics. With so many different styles to choose from, each one boasting a unique combo of features and functions, it’s a good idea to sit back and take the time to visualise the look and feel you want for the room or space, decide what you really want, then explore what’s available.

2. Functionality

Do you love a bright, airy bedroom, with natural sunlight flooding in as you wake up in the mornings? Or are you all about a snug and cosy vibe in your bedroom, preferring to wake in darkness and facing the day only after your morning coffee? Can passer-by’s see straight into your living room, or are the windows you’re covering looking out to your backyard? It might seem trivial, but thinking about how you like to live and the level of privacy you want or need is absolutely vital to choosing the right styles and fabrics for the blinds in your home.

3. System

When it’s time to shop for blinds, another thing to keep in mind is how they operate. For example, ABC Venetian blinds feature an innovative Uniwand System, which boasts a neat, single-wand control which encases all the cords, making them simple to use and much safer than other varieties. Others blind styles, like alfresco blinds or folding arm awnings, are available with an automated operating system, for the ultimate in effortless use.

4. Extras

Got kids? Child-friendly blinds with the most innovative safety features are a must. Neighbours close by? Block-out blinds or sheers are perfect to maintain your privacy. Wanting to make your blinds more of a feature in the room? Consider a pelmet or other design elements for a little extra wow factor. Taking the time to think about what you want and need from your blinds will ensure your investment delivers on style, safety and functionality for many years to come.

If you’re ready to shop for blinds, or interested in what’s available, we’d love to hear from you! Browse our product range, or give us a call today on 13 13 15.

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