How Should You Choose Your Window Blinds?

We are sharing our tips on choosing window treatments that are best suited to your home, from blinds to shades to shades. When it comes to deciding what window treatments look best in your home, the vast number of options can make what should be an easy interior design project into a daunting process.    

Whether you are looking for privacy, style, or a little bit of both, choosing window blinds can be daunting. To help avoid falling into the basic, boring tent trap, we turned to some experts to figure out what window treatment options will work best, as well as how to stretch your window treatment boundaries without creating a design disaster. When shoppers sought prices on four window treatments including cell shades, window blinds, and Roman shades at a sample of local stores and online outlets, they found a wide variation.

In addition to the traditional wooden blinds or cell shades, most window-covering stores sell plantation shutters, tents, Roman shades (fabric shades that neatly fold up as you lift them), and roller shades. In addition to specialty shops and large-box stores, some upholstery shops and painting centres or design stores offer window-treatment services, typically for curtains or Roman shades. If you need window treatments with the capability of blocking out the sun completely, you may be able to combine shades with curtains rather than having them assembled as individual decor items.

Combining drapery with a blind gives you a lot more flexibility when it comes to the filtration of light, as well as helping insulate draft windows. When the shades are down, they completely close off a window, which can be beneficial if you are looking to block light almost entirely. Unlike many other window treatments, shades allow for a great degree of control over how much light and airflow into your room.

In rooms serving multiple functions, it is best to combine blinds with curtains, giving a flexible window covering to fit the day and the night. Uniform blinds, with matching styles and fabrics, will provide a cleaner, more cohesive appearance in rooms with more than one window. Depending on how modern the design of your home is, you might want to consider choosing two different colours for the blinds.

Some tips for enlightening your home are incorporating white, cream, and pastel-coloured window blinds, since white helps create a softer, more relaxing vibe while also allowing for more natural light to come into your room. Light-coloured window blinds are preferred for the lively, active areas of your home, such as your kitchen, living room, and dining room. The floral pattern in this roller blind brightens up the otherwise bland room, making the windows the focus – lightweight fabrics mean that even with it down, the room is bright.