When choosing blinds for your home, there are so many factors to consider—it can be hard to make the right choice. Thankfully, we’ve created a simple checklist to help you make the best purchase for your home and family’s needs.
Let’s walk through five essential factors to look out for when choosing the best possible new blinds for your home in the Northern Rivers.
1. Cleaning & Maintenance
Blinds are one of the most common ways to cover a window. They help in controlling how much sunlight enters a room and they can serve as a featured decorative element too.
So, how often do blinds need to be cleaned?
It depends on many factors such as how often you use them, what material they are made from, and the specific environment around them.
For example, if you have wood blinds and your windows overlook a low garden or urban space, there’s less chance of dirt accumulating on them. But if you have blinds on a window facing a constant sea breeze, they’ll need frequent cleaning because dust and salt will accumulate at a faster rate.
So, when selecting a material, you’ll need to think about how much time you’d like to dedicate to cleaning your blinds. For example, Venetian blinds are extremely versatile, but as they sit horizontally they accumulate dirt much faster than roller blinds.
Blinds are a popular choice for privacy because they can cover windows more effectively than curtains. You can also adjust them for different light, temperature and privacy preferences with ease.
Different styles of blinds offer different levels of privacy. Some people prefer window blinds that block out the entire window and all light while other people prefer semi-transparent sheers that allow some natural light in while greatly improving privacy in your space.
The best type of blinds for you should be selected according to what you want to see outside your home and what you want other people to see inside your home.
Some types of blinds may not offer enough privacy if they are too transparent, while others may block out all light completely, which is not ideal for certain activities like reading or watching television throughout the day.
3. Look and style
Blinds, until recently, were considered an afterthought in the design of a room. Nowadays, there are many different types of blinds that can add to the look and unique feel of spaces in your home. Blinds are also an investment that will affect your home’s design, so picking on the best type that fits your style is something to work on.
There are several factors that should be taken into consideration when choosing the right style of blind for your window:
- The shape and size of your window: Square and rectangular windows require different types of blinds than circle or oval-shaped windows.
- The style of your home: Your property may be cottage inspired or a modern/contemporary design. These properties will require a different aesthetic to match the current stylings throughout the property already.
- Colour: Blinds come in a variety of colours to pair with any design aesthetic. You should consider how your blinds will appear from the outside of the property to ensure that they harmonise with your design.
4. Child safety
Now, let’s discuss the most important consideration that is child safety.
First, make sure to select appropriate-sized blinds—too long, and they can create a tripping hazard. Ensure that you always keep all cords out of reach or tie them back securely.
Some designs have a lower chance of risk and danger, so it is worth considering these designs over others for peace of mind.
Start shopping today
With this checklist in mind, you shouldn’t have trouble choosing the right custom blinds for your living space—but it can also help to get personalised advice from local professionals in blind installation.
Are you ready to discuss your specific needs with the experts? Get in touch with the Timber-tec team in the Northern Rivers today and get started on your journey today. We are expert installers of blinds and shutters so be assured that we will provide the suggestions and tips to get the best for your home.