Key Things To Consider When Installing Window Blinds

Whether you want window blinds for the home or office, there are some things to consider before you commit to having the blinds made to order and installed. In this post we’ll take a look at what to  keep in mind so you make the very best choices.

The Different Types of Window Blinds

Today we are really spoilt for choice when it comes to blinds for either the interior or exterior of the home. There are also loads of colours, styles, textures and materials to choose from as well.

Some common window blinds include:

  • Roller blinds
  • Venetian blinds
  • Roman blinds
  • Panel glides
  • Vertical blinds
  • Honeycomb blinds
  • Outdoor blinds

This list covers the most popular and common choices, and really you’ll have so much to select from when you look into the range for each type of blind.

Take Your Windows Into Consideration

Not all windows are the same, and in different rooms of the home you might want to install different styles of blinds.

As an example, you might like Venetian blinds in your bedrooms, but these are not going to prove very practical if you want to install blinds for the sliding glass doors that lead out to your patio or balcony.

Roller blinds, panel glides and vertical blinds are more suited to the sliding glass door scenario.

Roman blinds can be good in kitchens, bedrooms and living rooms, and they are a style of blind that always stays in vogue.

Manual Or Motorised Operation?

Some blinds, such as roller blinds and panel glides, can either be manually operated or have a small motor attached so they can be opened and closed by remote control. It’s just an example of one of the many smart home devices that make modern living easier.

This is really a matter of personal choice, as obviously motorised blinds will cost more to buy and install.

With blinds operational by remote control, you can kick back and open or close them as you desire with the simple click of a button.

Do Your Blinds Need To Provide Lots of Privacy?

This will likely depend on the room. Bedrooms you’ll want blinds that give you the utmost privacy and light control, and as mentioned earlier, Venetian blinds and vertical blinds are perfect for bedrooms.

If you’re unsure what blinds to choose, then just go for vertical blinds, as these are the most versatile for any room, and they also come in a great range of fashion colours and different materials.

For the living room or a home office or study, panel glides look really stylish. The other cool thing about panel glides is that once you have the tracks installed, you can actually change out the panels to vary the style and colour from time to time.

Make Sure Your Blinds Match Your Decor, Style and Colour Scheme

It might seem obvious, but you want your blinds to match the colour scheme of the room they are in. To play it safe you could opt for something totally neutral like white, which will go with everything.

For those who want to make a more bold statement, you can get blinds in vivid red or stylish maroon. If you go for strong colours like these, make certain there is something in the room that matches these colours, even if it’s just a few lounge cushions.

Blinds Designed for Noise Reduction

All blinds installed on your windows will help to reduce outside noise somewhat, but you can actually buy blinds especially designed to vastly reduce noise, and these are known as honeycomb blinds.

They get their name due the unique honeycomb design inside the material that makes up the blinds. Each tiny honeycomb cell has air trapped in it. It’s these small pockets of air that keep the noise out, as well as helping to insulate your windows.

These blinds are sure worth seriously considering for your bedroom windows.

DIY Or Professional Installation

The best course of action is to have a professional blinds company measure up your windows and make your blinds for you. This way they’ll fit perfectly. Even though blinds are not necessarily too hard to install, why not just get the pros to put them in for you once they’re ready to go?