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Ultimate Guide on Choosing the Right Blinds


Blinds are not only great for decoration, but they also have a practical and functional role in any room, with the potential of transforming the entire aesthetic and how much natural light can enter the room. When choosing the right blinds, you must choose blinds that will not only look great, but that will give you the features that you need, whether you want to block out light, manage the temperature in the room, or give more privacy. There are three very important considerations when you choose blinds for any room, here is an ultimate guide on choosing the right blinds:

  • Functionality, Looks, and Budget



When you choose blinds for their functionality, you need to consider what exactly it is that you need them to do. Once you know their application, it will narrow down the options and allow you to select the right blind for that specific purpose.

Luckily, blinds come in a range of functional options, from block-out blinds that allow the total exclusion, moisture-resistant features for windows that are located close to sinks, baths, and showers even blinds made from solar control fabric that allows you to control the light as well as temperature in the room.




Different people like different styles where aesthetics are concerned, so the look of the blinds will depend on your personal preference and any existing interior design that you have in your home.

The Blinds4U website allows you to browse through a wide range of blinds of all shapes, colours, and sizes.




Before buying blinds, you will have an idea of what you are willing to spend. It is important not to compromise on quality. All the blinds on the Blinds4U website are made from quality materials and components, ensuring that they will last for years to come.

The prices on blinds offered by Blinds 4U are competitive and cost-effective, with blinds available for every type of budget from Venetian blinds, roller shade blinds, wood blinds, faux wood blinds, and many more.


Ultimate Guide on Choosing the Right Blinds for Any Room


Consider the position


Before choosing your blinds, you must consider whether the blinds will be fitted inside the window recess, or whether they will be positioned outside of it. 

Where smaller spaces are concerned, especially with limited wall room, it is recommended that the binds be fitted inside the recess, giving you more room.

Fitting blinds outside the recess adds the benefit that more light will be blocked, making blackout blinds the perfect option.

Another consideration is the location of the window and access to it. If you need to operate your blinds frequently, make sure that you access operating mechanisms easily even if there is restricted window access.


Choosing the right type of blind


There are many different types of blinds, each with its benefits that will suit different needs.

  • Roller blinds - operate with the help of a cord-pull mechanism and they roll up and down to restrict and allow light. They are simple and affordable, come in a variety of colours, styles, designs, and sizes.
  • Venetian blinds are slated horizontally and come in a wide range of materials such as BASSWOOD, FAUX WOOD, and ALUMINIUM. These blinds help filter out light and allow for complete light control in any room. Venetian blinds are both functional and extremely stylish.
  • Vertical blinds are well-suited to rooms with larger windows, especially floor-to-ceiling windows. They hang from a rack, and they slide to open and close, similarly to curtains. They allow for effective light control, and they are very high in demand for summer homes.


Decide on a style


Blinds come in a wide range of different colours, patterns, and styles, from minimalistic designs to glamorous and luxurious. 

If you love colour, you have a plethora of choices that will suit you and the overall interior design of the room in which the blinds will be fitted. Roller blinds come in a variety of exciting patterns that not only delight you but will spruce up any room.

If you want a nicer and more understated look, browse the options on Blinds4U to find more simple designs and neutral colours schemes. You can either choose a colour that will compliment your current décor and colour scheme, or you can choose one that completely stands out.


Some tips when it comes to choosing a style:


  • If you have a plain colour scheme, colourful blinds may add character and make the window the focal point.
  • If you want some light to enter the room through your blinds, opt for a lightweight fabric that will allow some soft natural light in.
  • Matching blinds can help make the overall look of a room more cohesive as well as style-conscious.
  • If you have darker coloured walls, opt for blinds that are a lighter colour to prevent the room from looking too dark.


Consider the function of the room


Different types of blinds are more suited to different types of rooms as each type will add certain benefits and features, allowing them to function better in specific spaces.

  • Kitchens and bathrooms - roller blinds are still the best option for these rooms as they have a protective coating that makes them the best choice for environments with high levels of moisture.
  • Bedrooms - block-out blinds and Venetian Basswood are the best choices as it allows you to block out lighter either from streetlights at night, or the early morning.
  • Living room - Venetian blinds are both functional and they are simple, making them perfect for most living areas. Not only do they look stylish, but they are simple to use, and they allow extra privacy.
  • Kids' rooms - safety is a crucial consideration when choosing blinds for the kids' bedroom. Choose blinds that have the necessary safety features such as cordless or spring mechanisms. Also, ensure that you choose designs that are fun and that fits your child's personality.
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