Blinds are a popular and practical window treatment, especially for busy spaces. They are budget-friendly, attractive, and easy to install. Since there are no poles to consider, they are much easier to measure than curtains, voiles or drapes.
Blinds give you the flexibility to adjust the level of privacy and light throughout the day. They are extremely durable, can withstand moisture, and are easily cleaned. This makes them an excellent option for bathrooms and kitchens were curtains can absorb odours and become soiled.
Blinds come in many different styles. Your decision should take into consideration the type and size of your room and the effect you want to achieve. Some of the most popular styles of blinds include:
Roman blinds offer a classic style. The blinds can be raised and lowered using a cord system. Roman blinds use wooden dowels to create soft pleats when the blind is raised yet allow it to lie flat when lowered. These blinds also come in a variety of weights including sheer and blackout.
Venetian blinds are made of horizontal slats of metal or wood. The entire blind can be raised or lowered for privacy, and the slats can be tilted to adjust the light. The slats come in widths ranging from thin to very thick.
Vertical blinds use fabric strips that can be drawn or tilted using a chain. Vertical blinds are available in a variety of colours. They must be made to measure so they will fit the exact dimensions of your window.
Shutters are an excellent way to control light and sound as well as add extra privacy and security. Shutters are easily customised to suit your personal taste and decor. They come in a variety of styles including full height, half height cafe style, and two tier. You can install solid shutters on large windows to give you the option of completely blocking out light.