More than just a way of keeping the sun – and heat – out, indoor blinds can make or break the look and feel of a room. From subtle roller blinds that make your windows and doors disappear, to statement shutters that draw focus and add texture, there are a wide variety of styles to choose from. While it’s great to have options, it can be hard to know which type will best suit your space – but 1800 Blinds is here to help!
If you’re in the market for some new blinds, these are the three things you need to think about before you buy.
Consideration #1: The practicalities
At their core, indoor blinds are a functional fixture. Depending on where they are installed, they can help control the light coming into a room, insulate against heat and sound, and divide and conceal a space.
Each of the different types of indoor blinds are designed with a specific purpose in mind. As such, thinking about how you will use your new blinds will help you narrow down the choices. For example:
· If you’re looking for blinds for a bedroom or media room, the ability to block out light is important. With that in mind, it would be best to choose something with minimal gaps, like a Roller Blind or Roman Blind.
· If you live on a noisy road and would like additional soundproofing, Honeycomb Blinds – which are designed with air pockets throughout – may be most suitable.
· If you’re planning to use your new blinds to screen off a storage area, Panel Blinds may be best.
Consideration #2: The space
Once you’ve worked out how you will use your blinds, it’s important to think about the size and location of the opening they will furnish. The right blinds can maximise the sense of space or create a feeling of cosiness – it all depends on the vibe you’re going for.
How you mount your blinds will also influence how the room feels. Installing them inside the frame creates a sleek look and helps minimise the impact of the opening. Conversely, mounting them outside the frame maximises the impact and can increase the sense of space.
For example, if you’re looking to fit out a large sliding door, blinds that give easy access – like Vertical Blinds or Veri Shades – work best. These are usually mounted within the opening and can make the space feel more intimate. However, if you want to highlight the door, mounting a Roller Blind on the outside of the frame will make it appear larger, without impacting accessibility.
Consideration #3: Your style
The final thing to think about is the look you’re going for. With a wide selection of colours and materials available, indoor blinds can be a real style statement. Whether you want something sleek and minimal or bold and bright, there’s something for every taste.
Start by reflecting on the overall aesthetics of your property. If you live in a beachy bungalow or townhouse with Hampton’s influences, Plantation Shutters can reinforce the coastal vibe. Similarly, Zebra Blinds can add a touch of elegance, while providing the convenience of Double Roller Blinds.
If you call a modern apartment home, you can reinforce the contemporary feel with the colour blocking of Roller Blinds. Conversely, the subtlety of Veri Shades can help soften sharp edges.
Once you’ve worked out what suits your property, consider your own taste. Choosing a bold colour or graphic texture is a good way to inject some visual drama into a room. Or, if you’re more of a minimalist, a cleaner colour palette can help other design choices – like statement artwork or furniture – shine.
Want more information?
If you’re looking to buy new indoor blinds but are still not sure which type will best suit your space, 1800 Blinds can help. We supply a wide range of quality products at affordable prices and can help you pick a treatment that will suit your style and budget. To learn more about indoor blinds, contact the team at 1800 Blinds today!