Types of Blinds: Buyers Guide to Indoor & Window Blinds

Blindsare a convenient stylish addition to most homes. But with so many on the market how do you know how to choose which types of blinds are right for you? From classics such as Venetians and Romans to super-modern designs like eco-friendly honeycomb shades theres a lot to think about. Let our handy buying guide help you decide. Venetian blinds Its fair to say that Venetian blinds are the classic choice. Theyre popular and enduring for many reasons including their elegant appearance their ease-of-use and their privacy. Moreover maintaining them is so straightforward - a dust every now and again is all you have to do. Venetian blinds are available in a range of materials including PVC aluminium and wood (which go great with engineered timber floors). Roller blinds Are you searching for a blind that looks sharp and contemporary? Go for roller blinds. They create slick tidy lines in any interior so most of the time theres not much chance of a clash with the existing design. On top of that they operate incredibly smoothly with just one or two minor movements required. Roller blinds come in a variety of fabrics so theyre a convenient option for custom blinds. Roman blinds Like Venetian blinds Roman blinds have an instantly recognisable classic look to them. However theyre a little more luxurious. They also give you the option of deciding how much light youd like to enter the room. This is because theyre available as custom blinds in both thin and thick materials from translucent fabrics to PVC. Panel glides Do you need a custom blind for a large surface such as a big window or a sliding door? Consider panel glides. Unlike most blinds they open from one side or the other or from the middle its up to you. Like Venetians theyre very private and allow the total blocking out of light. If youre keen to add some character to a room go for a bold or bright colour. Vertical blinds Where most blinds open horizontally vertical blinds - as the name suggests - open vertically. This means they dont collect dust and dirt very easily so theyre the right custom blinds for anyone looking to minimise hours spent on housework. They come in a range of sizes colours and fabrics letting you choose a style to suit your interior. At one end there are vertical blinds with striking 129-millimeter panels that block out all light; at the other there are those with subtle 89-millimeter panels which act as a filter. Honeycomb shades Are you in the market for a contemporary cutting-edge environmentally-friendly solution? Honeycomb shades might be just what youre looking for. These intelligently designed blinds feature special cells which keep your room warm in winter yet cool in the summer. So not only do they block out light they also help with temperature control - all year round. To make them child-proof opt for a cordless rail system. Get Professional Help Would you like some more help with deciding how to choose blinds? Get in touch with us today. Newcastle Carpet One can help you understand what blinds or shutters to choose to match your lifestyle and home aesthetic. Contact your Newcastle blindsandand shutters storeto make the process easy. Please call 02 4952 1466 for an obligation free chat. Newcastle Carpet One122 Garden Grove Parade Adamstown Heights NSW 2289(02) 4952 1466 via Tumblr http://blog.newcastlecarpetone.com.au/post/169801427904