Blinds can bring a number of positives to a home. They can be used to vary the lighting and create different atmospheres and aesthetics, and they can of course look attractive and be the final piece in a room’s d├ęcor puzzle.

The problem we can have sometimes is deciding on which set or style are the right option – as it’s fair to say there’s quite a lot of choice on offer.  So, to help you with this, we’ve put together this little guide that explains some of the different types of blinds you can get as well as which colours and themes work best in different places.

The Popular Types of Blinds

In terms of the actual types of blinds you can buy there are:

Roller blinds – these are often fabric blinds that can be rolled up or down through pulling or releasing a cord. These can sometimes also be strips of wood.

Venetian blinds – these blinds can be made of wood, plastic, metal and in some cases fabric and are rows of slats that can be tilted back and forth to control light and be fully retracted up when horizontal. These functions are facilitated by a pull cord and a twisting lever.

Roman blinds
– these blinds are also fabric and retract through a pulley system in a row of horizontal pleats, like a sort of concertina effect.

These types can be used to adorn any windows in the home.

Different Colour Options

There are no set instructions about which colours should go where, but a good rule of thumb to follow is that bright and neutral tones are best suited to living rooms and areas where you’ll be spending a lot of your time.

Equally, darker colours go better in bedrooms and bathrooms – basically any areas of the home where you might want a little more privacy. This colours guide can help point you in the right direction if you’re still not sure.

Not all independent sellers will have a big range of colours or types of blinds so it’s a good idea to head to an established seller like Direct Blinds. Such providers are likely to have much more choice and can also provide you with useful buying expertise. 

Performance Features

Some manufacturers can also offer different performance features like:

Made to measure fitting – you tell the manufacturer the size you want, and these are custom made.

Water resistant materials
– ideal for bathrooms and kitchens.

Blackout materials – a great option for bedrooms.

Hopefully with the above you should be able to select a set of blinds that are perfect for your home and your needs. A final tip is to do some literal window shopping or contact sellers and request free samples to get a first-hand look at how a set of blinds would look in your rooms.

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