Choosing the right blinds for your home can be difficult because of the number of different types of blinds available. How you dress your windows will have an impact not just on the amount of light and privacy you get in each room, but also the overall aesthetic of your home. That’s why we’ve created this guide to ensure that you have all the information you need when choosing the right blinds for you and your home.
How to Choose the Perfect Blinds for Your Home?
There are a couple of things you’ll need to consider when choosing what types of blinds might work best for you, including your budget. Other than this, you’ll need to consider the aesthetic you’re going for (classic, modern, minimalist etc.), but that’s not all. Here are some more key things you should consider:
What Room are They For?
The room and its function will play a big role in the style you go for. For example, the blinds in your kitchen need to be practical and easy to clean, so fabric won’t work well here because it gets dirty and traps odours. In the living room, this is less of a worry, and you’ll likely want something a bit more upmarket and suave in here.
What Function Will They Serve?
Next, think about the function of the blind. If your main goal is to block out light in a bedroom, a blackout blind is likely your best bet, but if you’re looking for privacy whilst still keeping good levels of natural light, plantation shutters are a great option.
Main Types of Blinds You Can Choose From
So, what are the main types of blinds you can choose from? Here are a few of the most popular styles, but this list isn’t exhaustive.
Venetian blinds are a classic style of slatted blinds, giving you complete control over how much light you let in and how much privacy you retain via the adjustable slats. They come in wood, metal, or PVC.
Roman blinds are a thick fabric option that look and feel luxurious. If you’re looking to add an element of class to your home and like having lots of light flood in during the day, but no light in at night, these are a great solution. Thermal options are also available to help improve the overall energy efficiency of your home.
Pleated blinds are like fabric Venetian blinds, except there’s no gap between the slats which limits the control of light. They’re light and airy, perfect for a bathroom or conservatory.
Finally, we have vertical blinds. They’re also like Venetian blinds, but they’re made of fabric and the slats are vertical, not horizontal. They offer lots of control over light and privacy, and are an affordable option for larger windows and doors.
These are just a few of the different types of blinds on offer and there really is something out there for everyone. To see our full range, visit our blinds page. If you would like more information on any of these styles, or advice on which type might work for you, please contact a member of our team. Alternatively, visit our showroom to see our full range of blinds in Bedford.