If you have recently had new windows or doors installed at your home, you might be looking at adding a layer of privacy and investing in some blinds. Whilst there are different types of blinds that can add privacy to your home, it is the style of the blind that can help to transform the overall look of a room.
Before selecting a style of blind, you must take into consideration whether the blind will be fitted outside the window recess or inside it. How a blind is fitted can have an impact on the rest of the room, not just for the privacy it can provide. For smaller rooms, such as a spare room/office space or bathroom, installing the blind inside of the recess will help to save a little extra space.
Whereas for rooms that you want to block out the light completely, such as a bedroom or the living room, it is better to install the blinds on the outside of the recess. This will help to prevent any light from seeping in and potentially disturbing a good night’s sleep.
When you are ready to begin the search for the perfect blind, knowing what style will suit what room can also help in deciding what to go for. As such, here are which blinds you can choose from to install for your newly updated windows and doors.
If you have added a bifold door to your property, you may be considering investing in bifold door blinds. Like with the other rooms in your home, adding blinds will help to provide that little extra privacy, as well as control the light that is available in the room. However, bifold doors might be a little trickier to find bifold door blinds due to their size. There are guides available that go into further detail about bifold door blinds and what style of blinds are best suited for them.
Finding a blind for the bathroom will prove to be the most challenging decision to make. Due to bathrooms being prone to humidity and moisture, there is a certain style of blinds that simply will not work.
If your bathroom is well ventilated and the chances of the blinds getting wet are slim, wooden blinds and roman blinds will help to create a modern or contemporary feel to your bathroom. Alongside this, both options can provide you with privacy in your bathroom, whilst being able to help let light and fresh air in.
For bathrooms in which the chances of the blinds getting wet are fairly high or if the bathroom is humid, the options available include aluminium Venetian window blinds. These are easy to clean as they can be wiped down, however they are resistant to both condensation and water – ideal for humid bathrooms.
Living Room Windows
Fortunately, almost all style of blinds will suit your living room. However, few styles are more favoured than the rest due to the functionality and range in styles they can provide. For example, the most popular choice is vertical blinds due to the unmatched privacy they can bring to a room. Since they can be controlled with total precision, you can block what onlookers can see without having to compromise on the natural light and fresh air coming into the room.
If you have young children, vertical blinds are a family-friendly option. There are child safety options that prevent young children from reaching the chains and chords, whilst the louvres (panels) can be individually replaced if they were to be damaged.
If the traditional fabric material of blinds are not your style, nor fit the design of your living room, wooden blinds are an excellent choice. Providing privacy, warmth and noise reduction, wooden blinds are excellent at light control as you can rotate them. With a selection of stains and finished to choose from, you can find a wood grain that will seamlessly blend into the overall design of the room.
Aside from looking great, wooden blinds are easy to maintain. Unlike fabric blinds, wooden blinds can be easily cleaned with either a damp cloth or duster. Additionally, if there was an incident where one of the wooden slats were to break, they can easily be replaced.
Finding The Blinds For You
The search for the perfect blinds can be a touch overwhelming. By breaking down the task at hand and focusing on one room at a time, it can make the process of finding the right blind easier. Whilst you do want some consistency throughout the house with what blinds to use, some rooms will suit one style, whilst others are better fitted with another.
It can be a time-consuming task to find the right blinds for the various windows and doors. Although, the outcome of privacy and blocking out the light is worth the time spent finding and installing the right blind.