Guide on How to Choose Window Blinds

Published : 2017-01-27 15:04:24
Categories : Veneta Blog Articles

With so many different types of window blinds on the market today, all serving different functions it can be hard to distinguish which type of blind is best suited to each room in your home. Thinking about the purpose of the window blind in each different room first will help you to make the right decision, as each specific type of blind suits a different purpose best. The most popular types of window blinds are roman, roller, honeycomb and venetian blinds. Venetian blinds come in PVC a plastic wood look-a-like material, timber and aluminum. Another thing to keep in mind is if the material of the blind will suit the room. For example, a roman blind will not suit the humidity of a bathroom as mildew and mould will easily grow on the fabric, so a PVC or aluminum venetian blind will be best suited as this won’t be a problem for these materials. The following is a room-by-room breakdown for selecting the right blinds for your home.

Living Room

The living room is a very social room for spending time with visiting family and friends or just for relaxing or watching TV. Style, privacy and light filtering are the most important considerations for this room. Roman and roller window blinds are a great fit for a living room as they offer many different fabric options to complement the existing décor of the room. They are great for reducing glare when watching TV and removing problematic late afternoon sun from a room.  For a more traditional style another option is wooden venetian blinds, which can offer a beautiful finish to a room as well as offering more flexibility when it comes to light filtering.

Media or entertainment room

Honeycomb or roller or roman blackout window blinds are the best three picks for a media or entertainment room. Honeycomb blinds reduce noise due to their additional insulation as well as keeping either heating or air conditioner from escaping through the glass depending on the weather. They are also great at blocking out light to create a cinematic atmosphere. Blackout roller blinds are another great easy and cost effective option for blocking out light in a media room. If you are trying to create a very stylish and luxurious media room, roman blinds with a blackout filter are also another option that will suit the room.

Kitchen

When selecting window blinds for your kitchen it is generally a good idea to choose something a little more durable and easy to clean especially if it is close to a sink or stove. Generally in the kitchen you want plenty of light and privacy is not too much of a concern. A PVC or aluminium venetian blind are both suitable options as they are easy to clean as they can be wiped over if there is a spillage or splash. The extra heat and humidity in the room will not affect the PVC or aluminium venetians either. Furthermore they allow plenty of light into the room and can be easily adjusted for light filtering. Also they have the option of providing privacy if you tend to wake up for a midnight snack in your pyjamas. However, if the window is far away from any potential messes or splashes then you could always go for something a little more stylish such as a roman blind to add an elegant touch to your kitchen.

Dining Room

Not every home comes with a separate dining room however if your home does you will probably want to go with more formal window blinds. The two best options would be roman or wooden venetian blinds as they both give a room a more luxurious finish. The wooden venetian blind would be best suited if you want more flexibility with the amount of light entering the room. The roman is good if the room faces the street and you require more privacy, they are also easier to tailor to the style of the room as they come with so many different colour and patterned fabric options. Roman blinds are also great for insulating the room and keeping it either warmer or cooler depending on the season.

Bedroom

When it comes to the bedroom, privacy and blocking out light are the two main concerns. Roman and roller blinds are great options that cater to both these concerns as they provide complete privacy and they both offer a blackout option to ensure the early morning light does not interfere with your sleep.  Another advantage of roman and roller blinds are the many fabrics they are offered in to make sure they complement your existing bedroom style. Generally in a bedroom the best colours to choose are neutrals and light blues and greens as they are all very soothing colours perfect for helping you get a good night's sleep.

Bathroom

Privacy is one of the main concerns when it comes to installing blinds in your bathroom.  However, light filtering is also important for when you want to let some light into the bathroom for tasks such as applying makeup. Another thing that has to be taken into consideration is the humidity of a bathroom and how that will affect that material of your blind. A PVC or aluminium venetian blind is the most suited blind to the bathroom. Both materials provide privacy or light filtering easily when needed and are also suited to the humidity of the bathroom unlike a wood blind they will not crack or warp.  Both these materials are also mildew and mould resistant unlike fabric roller and roman blinds.

Study

A study needs flexibility when it comes to light control, sometimes you need strong sunlight for reading or work, whereas at other times, such as when using a computer, glare can make it difficult to see the screen and darkness is required. Venetian blinds in either PVC or wood are perfect for a study. If you are looking for an easy to clean and maintain, cost effective blind, a PVC Venetian is the way to go. However, if you are looking for a bit more elegance, a stylish finish to the room is a wooden venetian blind.

Nursery or Kids bedrooms

One of the biggest priorities for nurseries and kids bedrooms is your children’s safety. Keeping blind cords out of reach is very important, as they can be a choking hazard to young children, so why not completely eliminate the problem by installing cordless blinds. Veneta’s cordless roller or roman blinds are a great window solution for kid’s rooms, so you don’t have to worry about blind cords around your child at all.  Both these blinds come with the option of a blockout filter, to guarantee all light is completely blocked out of the room.  This is perfect to ensure your little ones sleep isn’t interrupted by early morning light.

Now that you know what window blinds suit which rooms it will make it a lot easier to choose, window blinds for your home, as it narrows down the options for each of your rooms. Also by selecting window blinds that complement the room this will ensure your blinds last longer as they are suited to their environment.

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