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What Type Of Blinds Does Your Home Need?

by Gloria Louden
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When it comes to furnishing your home, one important yet often overlooked area is window furnishings like shutters and blinds. While most people get blinds for privacy, they often overlook the more intricate details about blinds.

While this may not sound like an issue on the surface, the durability and efficacy of blinds can be severely impacted by having the wrong blind in the wrong window, for instance, a dimout blind in a bedroom will result in light pollution leaking through your blind and keeping you up at night, or a fabric blind in a bathroom will begin to deteriorate and even start to pick up mould.

How can you know what blinds you need? Where to use them? And what details you should know before buying a blind? Luckily the experts at DotcomBlinds.com were on hand to help provide you these answers, by going through common types of blinds and showing where they can be used!

Roller Blinds

Roller blinds are the most common type of blinds that people use in their homes, the blind is operated by rolling a tube with blinds material attached, so that the blind can roll up and down to open and close.

As well as having a simple design, these are also the most versatile type of blinds available as they can have the blind material made from a range of materials ranging from organic fabrics like cotton or wool to synthetic materials like PVC. This means they have a wide range of uses.

A Roller blind can be installed in any room of the house, so long as it has the right material: organic fabric Roller blinds work well in living rooms and halls; Artificial materials like PVC allow Roller blinds to be used in kitchen and bathroom settings, and of course blackout fabrics are perfect for Roller blinds in bedrooms.

Venetian Blinds

Venetian blinds are also rather common, they’re made up of multiple horizontal slats connected by a string, these slats can be pulled up and down to open and close the blind and rotated to control how much light enters a room.

Venetian blinds are often made with real wood slats, plastic slats or metal slats, each having their own optimal locations for use.

Real wood Venetian blinds work well in living rooms and hallways; plastic Venetian blinds can be used pretty much anywhere in your home (except the bedroom) and metal Venetian blinds work well in bathrooms and kitchens. You shouldn’t use venetian blinds in bedroom settings however as they still allow some level of light to leak through.

Roman Blinds

Lastly, Roman blinds are one of the oldest type of blinds, dating back to the ancient Roman empire. Roman blinds are made up of one large piece of blinds material, with strings going through the blind vertically attached to pleats in the fabric. This means that the blind is operated by a drawstring, which pulls the fabric up and down.

Roman blinds are more often than not made out of organic fabrics such as cotton or wool and aren’t often made with synthetic or artificial fabric as they’re usually made with style in mind rather than practicality.

As Roman blinds are usually made with organic fabrics like cotton, they shouldn’t be used in kitchens or bathrooms as they will easily pick up stains and be damaged by exposure to water, but they work excellently in every other room of the house and can be brought with blackout material to make them also suit bedrooms.

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