Do you need new blinds? Maybe you’ve just moved and the blinds in your new home don’t work, don’t achieve the look you’re going for, or just aren’t right. Sometimes, updating the blinds is all that a room needs to look and feel more comfortable and more modern.
Before you buy new blinds, you should think about what exactly you want to achieve with them. Are you buying blinds for aesthetic reasons? Maybe you’re sick and tired of feeling like your life is a show for the neighbors because your windows are always open. Or, possibly, your rooms are too bright, and you would love to be able to control the amount of light and heat that enters them. Shades allow you to do all of these things, but you might choose different shades based on your ultimate goals for your room.
One of your first decisions and buying new blind is how wide you want the slats to be. Most standard blinds can have slats ½” wide, 1” wide, or 2” wide. Generally, the narrower the slats that you choose, the more contemporary of look you’ll achieve. ½”slats are popular in modern and contemporary looking rooms. 2” slats, which bring to mind all the Venetian blinds, often give a room an older look.
You will also want to decide whether you want vertical or horizontal blinds. Horizontal blinds are the most common because they are generally considered more appropriate for smaller windows. When they’re all folded up the blind is at the top, rather than at the side like with vertical blinds. This can make windows and light more accessible. However, for large windows or sliding glass doors, vertical blinds are the more popular option.
The color of your blind will also be an important decision. Many people choose to go with a neutral blind. These can go with any decor, so you can change the inside of the room without having to change the blind. It also may appeal to new buyers, if you’re looking to sell your home. Neutral shades will mean that they can change the look of the house without having to buy all new blinds.
On the other hand, if you really want to make a room pop, match your shades to a color in the room. You will have to change them if you ever change the other colors in the room, but they can give your room a really distinct look in the meantime.
One more important decision when you’re choosing new blinds as whether to go with custom blinds or standard ones. If you get custom blinds, you’re guaranteed that they will fit your windows and be exactly what you want. However, these are more expensive. If you’re looking to save money or you like to DIY your projects, standard blinds can be a great option too.
No matter what you choose, your new blinds will help your home look better and feel better. Once you get them installed, you should be one step closer to having the home of your dreams.