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Buying new blinds? Here are the top 6 things to consider

Unlike a throw cushion or a print for your wall, new blinds are a long-term investment in your home. As such, there are plenty of things to consider to ensure you’ll be happy with your purchase for many years to come. Keep reading for our top tips!

Buying new blinds? Here are the top 6 things to consider

Window Size

The size and position of the window you want to cover is one of the top things to keep in mind, as different windows need a different approach. Sliding doors work best with large window coverings that can easily pushed aside (like curtains). If the window has an unusual bend or angle (like arched windows), shutters or curtains are a great choice, as these window treatments can be custom cut.

Style

Different styles of window treatments can help you achieve different looks around the home. For example, blinds and shutters will create more of a casual look, whereas traditional curtains offer quite a classic look. If you’re after a modern style, sheer linen curtains are super popular at the moment.

Privacy

If privacy is one of your main concerns, opt for block-out fabrics and blinds that will cover your entire window, like verticals and venetians. As stylish as they are, panel blinds and other blinds with large gaps don’t provide as much privacy. It’s also worth keeping in mind that sheers only provide daytime privacy, not privacy at night.

Light Control

When it comes to light control, vertical blinds, sheer curtains and roller blinds are always a great choice. These styles allow total control over the light that enters the room and can be easily adjusted to suit your needs. You can read more about the best light filtering blinds here.

Sound Control

If your windows are facing a busy street, or if your neighbours tend to be on the noisy side, insulating fabrics like thick curtains and block-out fabrics can help to muffle outside noise. You can read more about the best noise-reducing blinds here.

Temperature Control

Temperature Control All window treatments help to insulate your home and regulate the temperature, especially when paired with outdoor blinds. However, styles such as double roller blinds can be particularly beneficial due to their unique dual layer design.

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