Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Choosing Window Blinds For Your Home

(Source: Rich Bendall)

When redecorating your home one of the most important decisions you will make is the type of window covering you use. The right choice of curtain or blind can be just what is needed to add the perfect finishing touch to your room. As an alternative to curtains window blinds are becoming increasingly popular. Although suitable for use in any room in the home they are most commonly used in kitchens, bathrooms and conservatories. If you choose to fit window blinds there are a number of things you must first consider.

The first thing to decide on is the type of window blind you would like. Here you have a great deal of choice. Well known types include -

Vertical Blinds - made with a number of vertically hanging slats these blinds give a high level of control over the amount of sunlight you want in the room.

Roller Blinds - comprising of a single piece of fabric these blinds are commonly used in bathrooms. This style of blind is generally available in a wide variety of colors and designs.

Roman Blinds- similar in style to roller blinds operating a roman blind is simply case of using the controls to move the blind up and down so that it covers as much or as little of the window as you want.

Venetian Blinds - made from horizontally hanging slats that operate in unison these blinds are suitable for use in all rooms.

The type of blind you choose will most likely depend on the room in which you want to use it. The style of the room will also be an important factor. If you are decorating your room in a modern style then aluminum Venetians or contemporary fabric prints are likely to work best. For more traditional rooms wooden blinds may be more suitable. A further thing to consider is whether you require blinds that use insulating or blackout fabric. These fabrics will add extra functionality to your blinds but may also be more expensive.

Galaxy Blinds Liverpool are a leading supplier of roman, vertical, venetian and roller blinds in the UK. Please visit our website for more information.

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