Picking out the right blinds for your home might be more important than you think. A proper pair of shades controls your light, privacy, and can enhance the aesthetics of your room.
Blinds have come a long way and are now available in many different designs, colors, and styles. They’re not just an afterthought, but something everyone will notice and you’re likely to use them nearly every day. That’s why it’s so important to pick the right shades for your windows.
When you’re choosing blinds, make sure you’re considering the amount of privacy you need. This is especially important for bedrooms and bathrooms, but it might be a major factor for other rooms, too. Is your room on the ground level so someone could stroll by and peak into your windows? Is your room facing directly into a neighbor’s house? These are privacy factors that you need to consider when picking out the right pair of blinds.
There are so many colors, textures, and designs to choose from when it comes to blinds. In order to pick the right style, there are a couple factors to consider.
First, think about color. Lighter colors make a room feel bigger, brighter, and more welcoming. Darker shades tend to make a room more intimate and appear a bit smaller.
Next, keep in mind that your blinds will not only be seen when you’re inside, but they’ll be seen from the outside of your home as well. Taking some time to picture how your blinds will look from every angle can help you pick out the perfect pair.
Would you like to feel rays of sunshine creeping through your blinds or do you want to shut out the outside world completely? Different types of blinds can provide different amounts of light for your room, so you need to decide how much natural lighting you want. Some blinds are made with custom ‘room decorating’ materials that make a room extra dark while others are ‘light filtering’ and allow for a good bit of natural light.
For extreme room darkening, getting your blinds mounted on the architrave (inside the window) can help keep even more light out.
Child safety is important in all areas of your home, even your blinds! Shutters are excellent because they’re simple and safe for children to operate. More intricate and fragile blinds might not be the best choice for common rooms if you have small children running around. Most blinds are designed with child safety measures already in place, but it’s something you’ll want to keep in mind when picking out the perfect pair of shades for your windows.
Your blinds can be used to maintain proper insulation in your home. In fact, 25% of your home’s heating and cooling energy is lost through your windows. If you want to keep your rooms cozy in the winter and cool in the summer, think about investing in cellular blinds (also known as honeycomb shades). These are known to be a winner when it comes to insulation.