Curtains have primarily dominated the window treatment space. However, blinds have become quite popular in recent times and can transform an entire space due to their functionality and versatility.
If you are buying window coverings for the first time, you may have a lot of doubts about their use and may need to choose from a wide range of options available. The following are some tips to guide you through the process.
The first factor that goes into selecting blinds is the specific needs of each room. The one you choose for your kitchen will not work for your bedroom. You need complete light blockage in your bedroom, while living rooms must have adequate light filtration so that you spend some quality time of the day in there. Bathrooms and kitchens have high humidity, and hence, you must go for a moisture-resistant material. Thus, identifying the needs of each room is crucial before the purchase.
For example, if you want to use a material for rooms exposed to intense sunlight, you can consider materials like aluminium or white timber Venetians. These have a reflective or white back to eliminate excess heat. Moreover, for wet zones like kitchen or bathroom, look for moisture-resistant material like aluminium or PVC.
You must fix your budget before purchasing window treatment for your home. The factors that determine the costs include size, style, and material. It is obvious that opting for larger treatments will cost you more. If budget isn’t a constraint, it is best to go for customisation. Moreover, while working with a limited budget, go for less expensive materials and fabrics.
Your window treatment must complement the decor of your room. It can be traditional or contemporary. The choice of style can lend a different look to your room all together.
If you have minimalistic home decor or simple furniture, it is best to use soft and warm colours. If you have a more traditional style, then your interior must have significant usage of velvet, silk, and frilled designs. You can add to such vibrancy by going with bold colours. The choice of bright colour could also be ideal for a children’s room that creates a fun and energetic vibe.
It is crucial to take the correct measurements for choosing the right window treatment. You must measure the window from the top stitching line to the panel’s bottom. Moreover, the header fabric should not be included over the topstitching line as it is meant only for decoration purposes.
If you are still unsure about the inclusions and exclusions during measurement, it is best to seek help from professionals. You may end up buying the wrong sizes and have ill-fitted coverings for your windows with inaccurate measurements.
If you have children and pets in your home, then safety is the topmost concern for the choice of window treatment. Corded blinds have cords that dangle along the window side, which may create safety hazards. So, you can go for motorised ones where you can easily operate and control them with smartphones or remote and prevent any strangulation hazards.
It is advised to order samples to get a clear idea of how the window treatment would look in your room. You can assess if the fabric and colour are suitable for the room. Further, you can observe small details in fabric patterns to see whether they match your existing decor and how it looks in specific lighting.
Consider these factors mentioned above to refurbish your room and give it the desired look you wished for.
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