Designing the interior of your home is always a challenging time. You need to decide what you want, and then see whether your wish is achievable – will the budget allow it and will it fit well in the designated space. A facilitating part is choosing the window coverings. You already know what their position is, right? You only have to choose the type, the color and how much to spend on them. It doesn’t seem hard, does it? Well, it probably is, since there are so many options to choose from. Luckily, you are in the right place at the right time – as I am about to tell you about a perfect solution – blinds. Here is why and how to do the selection.
Blinds are a very popular choice when it comes to window coverings. They have a very famous past which dates back to Roman times. Their functionality is unmatched and today they are even part of the smart technology world. It is safe to say that they are the perfect finishing touch to every window providing insulation, privacy, and visual appeal.
When it comes to the types of blinds, you have a wide range of options at disposal. You can choose from Roman, vertical, roller, wooden Venetian, blackout Venetian and many more. However, how could you possibly know which type will be the best for your room? Let’s see.
Do’s / Don’ts
- Choose Roman, roller or Swedish fabric blinds if you want a versatile and popular choice for your rooms.
- Choose blinds for the kitchen or bathroom if you want a practical solution as they have protective coatings.
- Choose blackout blinds if you need privacy in the bedroom because they cover the frame completely or partly.
- Choose cordless blinds for children’s rooms for safety purposes.
- Don’t choose Roman blinds if you want blinds which will be used all the time since they have cords that can fray or snap and will need to be replaced over time.
- Don’t choose Venetian blinds or shutters if you want to emphasize the decorative part of the blinds because these types are less visually appealing. However, they have better control over the amount of light.
Do you want double exposure?
If you do, match striped Roman blinds on twin windows. This way the color and pattern will complete each other and will shatter the plainness. You can hang them above the frame so that you can let all the sunlight enter the room.
Do you want a relaxing view of the windows?
If you do, then the Swedish blinds will make you super relaxed. They have increased functionality that is easily seen from their simplicity. Also, they can be opened and closed which makes them the perfect choice for bathrooms or back doors.
Do you want floor-to-ceiling window coverings?
If you do, go for the vertical blinds. They hang from a track and slide to the side when open which makes them an excellent choice for summer houses and conservatories, where they were used in the past.
Do you want an enormous choice of fabrics?
If yes, then, roller blinds are what you are looking for. They have a simple design but have a huge range of applications, including commercial settings as well as residential properties.
Want to test the waters before buying?
It is often a great idea to check how the preferred choice of a type of blinds will fit in the rooms you are designing. Fortunately, there is a way to see exactly how a certain type will look on your windows. It is a technique called virtual furniture staging which enables a digital representation of the furnishings in the room to be put exactly in the places one desires. This is usually used by the real estate agents which show the potential of the rooms to potential buyers and it is quite effective. With the virtual furniture staging, a virtual stager transforms the empty room with pieces of furniture and puts the desired option of blinds to the windows. In this way, you can decide whether you like it or not.