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Shopping for Blinds? Take a Look at These Top Blind Buying Tips

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by Taylor Hancock last modified Feb 26, 2014

Window blinds are more popular today than ever before and if you are renovating the decor in one of your rooms this spring they are... The post Shopping for Blinds? Take a Look at These Top Blind Buying Tips appeared first on My Green Home Blog .




 

 

Window blinds are more popular today than ever before and if you are renovating the decor in one of your rooms this spring they are a great option to take up. The choice of styles, designs and, colours is vast, and your project may be an expensive one. It is best that you are armed with a little knowledge before you begin shopping to be sure that your choice is correct.

Let’s take a look first at the locations for your blinds as this may point you towards a particular style.

In an office, the venetian blind is the first choice that springs to mind. Take a look at any private investigator’s office on television in the 1950’s and you will see them at the windows and doors. They are a timeless choice for almost any situation now they are available is such a vast array of colours and materials. Any choice that suits an office will fit seamlessly into a contemporary living room also.

Vertical blinds also lend themselves to the modern setting. They can be angles to vary the amount of light or drawn back completely.

Wooden blinds are an option that will give a feeling of quality to a traditional room or study. Available in many varieties of timber and with different shades of stain and varnish there is sure to be something to match your antique wooden furniture.

A window that is north or south facing will face changing light conditions throughout the day. There are some clever new roller blinds on the market that still allow a limited amount light into the room when they are rolled down and you can view Vision Roller Blinds online here or at many other locations on the internet. These are a great choice for limiting the amount of direct sunlight shining into the room, to help when viewing a computer screen, for example.

The bedroom may necessitate the use of blackout roller blinds. These are perfect when needing to block out the light and keep your children asleep until a reasonable time on a summer’s morning. Anyone who has trouble sleeping will benefit from the use of blackout blinds.

Are you shopping for blinds to go in your new conservatory? There is a lot to consider for this application. If you have not experienced a summer in it yet, you may be surprised at how hot it can get.  Solar blinds are an excellent, though expensive option that is ideally suited for the conservatory. There are varieties that absorb, or reflect sunlight, keeping the temperature inside bearable. If you have a very healthy budget, you may choose electrically operated pleated blinds that can be controlled with a thermostat. It is not recommended that you install these yourself, however, as mistakes can be costly. Vertical blinds, again, are very popular with conservatory owners also thanks to their versatility and attractiveness.

If the available budget is only small, you may consider roman blinds. They can be cut to size easily, and that style may be just what your room needs. It is possible to make your own with some material of your chosen design and dowelling, quite easily.

So now you are armed with the knowledge you need to go out and shop for blinds. This guide is intentionally kept at basic level so that a complete novice can make informed choices. The most important advice, though, is to take your time and browse as many catalogues as you can. I’m sure the results will look stunning. Happy shopping.

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