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The Best Tips for Choosing Blinds

Selecting blinds can be an art and it is important to ensure the correct considerations are made. This will help you make the best blind decisions for your home. Tips for picking your blinds include price, room purpose, light and privacy, or motorized or manual, all of which will be discussed below. 

interior with roller blinds

Price:

The cost of blinds will depend largely on the size of the window as well as the number of windows receiving blinds. Wider and longer windows will cost more for blind installation. Likewise, this price will multiply when more windows have blinds. Go here if you are looking to buy blinds and would like more information about blinds. 

Room Purpose:

You need to consider each room’s purpose before deciding on each type of blind. Do you need blinds that will control light or privacy? Reduce UV rays to protect furniture to collaborate with décor?

Light and Privacy:

Blinds can provide both light control and privacy. Consider your preference for each room based on its purpose. Some blinds can provide privacy which can be adjusted to varying degrees, whilst other blinds can allow you to control light. There is also the possibility of combining blind types to provide both light and privacy control.

Motorised or Manual:

Blinds can come in both manual or motorized options. Motorised blinds are operated using a motor and either a switch or remote control. Motors need maintenance otherwise they will burn out or need to be replaced. Manual blinds are operated using a cord or chain. However, it is important to remember that these can be a hazard for children and should either not be used or installed at a safe height out of their reach.  

The tips above allow for the best blind selection for each room in your home. Remember that price will be determined by the size, shape and quantity of windows, the purpose of the room, whether light, privacy or both are the priority, and if motorized or manual blind operation are the preference. These will ultimately guide your selection of blinds. 

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