If you are in need of an interior design update, there’s no better place to start that your window coverings. Curtains and other window accessories can get faded from the sun and look dated after a few years. Sometimes, in order to change the look and feel of an entire room, you need look no further than some new blinds.
There are a variety of options to choose from, and, depending on your needs, you may want something that lets light filter in or blocks it entirely. Not sure which style of blind will work best for you? Have no fear, we have a variety to choose from!
The benefits of indoor blinds
Indoor blinds have a variety of knock-on benefits. They don’t just pull a room together! Interior blinds can also:
- Protect furnishings from sun damage over time.
- Insulate the home against extreme heat/cold.
- Block out light for a more comfortable and sound sleep.
- Control the flow of air and the amount of light entering a room.
- Ensure privacy.
- Add real value to the home.
Five popular blind types
The latest innovation in blinds comes in the form of the Veri Shade. A Veri Shade is a combination of a vertical blind and a curtain. This patented design offers the beauty and style of a curtain with the functionality of a traditional vertical blind. Veri Shades have the appearance of a sheer curtain, giving any room an elegant airy feel. They also provide for the perfect amount of privacy, and, like vertical shades, can be adjusted. While still allowing ambient outdoor light to filter through, Veri Shades allow users to adjust the opacity so that the atmosphere in a room is just so.
For clients looking for an elegant solution that also provides for the highest amount of insulation possible, honeycomb blinds are a perfect choice. These blinds are designed to have unique air pockets in between the material that creates a “honeycomb” effect. As air is a poor conductor of heat, this space between each layer of blind protects the interior home from the exterior temperatures – whether they are hot or cold. This helps homeowners reduce energy costs and helps better control the temperature in any room.
Roller and Holland blinds
Roller and Holland blinds can satisfy any client, with their modern and minimal style. These blinds easily roll down to create a sense of privacy, or up to let in outside light to gently filter in through your windows. They’re also available in a variety of colours and weights, including blackout varieties which create perfect darkness even in the middle of the day. These make roller blinds a smart choice for bedrooms, especially for clients that are sensitive to light when sleeping or working shift work.
When you are looking for a solution that is both timeless and long-lasting, consider installing plantation shutters. These permanent fixtures are perfect for both indoor and outdoor use, and, because of their permanent nature, can actually add value to a home. With slats that can be adjusted up or down, homeowners are better able to control their privacy and the amount of light that filters into a room. They’re also very good insulators and can help keep rooms cooler in the summer months and warmer in the winter.
Venitian blinds are one of the most popular blind style choices. These blinds come in a variety of materials – from timber that can add warmth to a room, to stainless steel which adds a modern industrial flair.
Venetians are adjustable in two ways. You can draw them up or down, and also open and close the slats to allow for as much or as little light and airflow as you like. With so many materials to choose from, and the option to fit the blinds to almost any window size, Venetians are a perfect window covering option no matter what your interior design scheme.
1800-BLINDS offers expert advice to make choosing easy
When you’re not quite sure what your room needs, we’re here to help. Our experts are well-versed in the latest interior design trends to assist you in making design choices. They’re also well-versed in options that can stand the test of time. If you’re not sure what your best blind option is, come in and talk to us. We’ll help you narrow down your options. 1800-BLINDS also offers free in-home consultations so we can discuss your options right from the comfort of your home.
Speak to the team at 1800-BLINDS today. Our experts are on hand to help you choose the best indoor blind style for your home.