Need to buy some blinds for a new home, or replace your existing ones? We’ve got you covered! Read on to discover our mini buying guide on what to consider when buying blinds for your home.
Not every type of blind comes in at the same price point. Roller blinds are often more affordable than bespoke, custom-fit roman blinds — which often come in more expensive, luxurious fabrics.
If you’re looking for something affordable, stick with vertical blinds, roller blinds, or faux wood venetian blinds. These are all available around the £20 mark, which makes them super affordable for most living spaces, kitchens, and bedrooms.
With more space in your budget, you can start looking at a more comprehensive window covering option. You could combine a blackout roller blind with curtains so you have the option of both, or have a blind custom made in your favourite print of fabric.
Some spaces need window coverings that are more durable than others. In the kitchen, for example, you’ll want something that can stand up to moisture and the possibility of splashes from cooking. In living spaces you’ll also want durable materials if you have kids, or if you want an easy to clean blind.
Think about the durability of the fabric or material when you’re buying your blinds. Faux wood is a great material that’s easy to clean and hard wearing, or you could opt for a PVC roller blind in a huge range of patterns and colours. Delicate fabrics are less durable, so avoid these blinds unless you don’t mind taking it to the dry cleaners if you encounter a tough stain.
One of the most important things to consider is whether the blinds you like are practical for your space. Alongside durability, you’ll want to make sure they’re up to the job in other ways.
Privacy is a big concern for most of us — especially if your home is overlooked. Most blinds will give you a great coverage, but sometimes you’ll want to be able to let a little more light shine through. In those cases, day and night blinds are a great option — or you could look at a vertical blind or venetian blinds that you can tilt to let the light shine through.
You’ll also want to make sure the blinds are practical if you have kids or pets in your home. Always make sure any blind cords are safe and out of reach. In some homes, vertical blinds won’t make a good option — especially if you have a cat or dog that you know won’t be able to resist playing with them. Look at a roller blind or roman blind as a great alternative.
Blinds aren’t just there to keep the sun out of your space or your nosy neighbours from looking in. They’re also there to look good and tie into the colours and theme of your room.
What’s great about blinds is they’re available in a huge range of colours, textures, fabrics, and patterns. This means you can pick up a design that’ll work perfectly in your room — whether it’s ultra modern, Scandi chic, or cottage farmhouse style.
We love that there’s so much variety out there. Fabric roller blinds give you the widest range of options, with hundreds of different patterned fabrics available at most retailers. There’s also a growing colour range available in vertical blinds, with some companies offering brightly coloured versions that are perfect for vibrant homes. Even if you’re looking at wooden or faux wooden blinds, there’s a lovely range of colours available — so you can match them perfectly to your furniture and decor.
Finding the right blinds made easy
Blinds aren’t something you need to buy often, and it’s often a purchase that can get overlooked. It’s all too easy to just buy something that’ll ‘do’, rather than think carefully about what it could bring to your space. If you still aren’t sure about the durability, practicality, and style of your blinds, you can click here to consult a professional that will help you find the perfect blinds for your home.
We hope this mini guide has helped you figure out which type of blinds would work best in your home. If it has, let us know in the comments!