Choosing the right blinds for your home can be a source of frustration for many people. The decision whether to choose Holland blinds or curtains or plantation shutter or timber Venetians can affect the entire decor within the room. Aside from this, your window treatments will play a big part in the amount of light you want to let into the room.
For this reason, it’s important to consider all options available and then work towards matching your own lifestyle needs with your interior decor.
Here are some points to consider before you make your choice:
Complete Blinds Maintenance
Many people choose window coverings without fully considering the maintenance aspect of them. Curtains tend to gather dust over time, making them appear discoloured and shabby. Some drapes are made using sun-block backing in an effort to keep out more light. Unfortunately, if these are in an area where moisture tends to build up, such as a master bedroom with an en suite, the backing can also be prone to mould spots.
If you’re really keen on low maintenance blinds, plantation shutters could be an excellent alternative. They offer a way to let as much or as little light into a room, while still being extremely low maintenance. These blinds are easy to keep clean and very easy to maintain.
Complete Blinds Safety
Those with young children in the house will understand the need for safety in your choice of blinds. There has been some debate about the pull-cords attached to curtains, vertical drape and even some brands of venetian blinds as being hazardous to children. Kids pose a risk of getting tangled up in pull-cords or draw cords and risk being choked if they can’t get free.
To maximize safety within your home, Holland blinds or stylish Plantation shutters offer the best possible peace of mind for parents. There are no cords for kids to get caught in. As these types of blinds often sit flush with the window, or are installed into a window recess, they don’t hold the same fascination to children as a tempting heavy drape will during a game of hide and seek.
Before you finalise your choice of window coverings, think about how the type of blinds you choose could affect your daily life. If you keep these things in mind, you’re far more likely to make a decision you’re happy with for the long term.