How to choose the right blinds for your room
Whether it’s the classic criteria of colour, look, style, functionality, cost and suitability, or more modern concerns like energy saving properties and block out fabrics, there’s a lot to think about. Then there’s the underlying question at the end of it all – ‘have I made the right choice?’
That’s where we can help. With a range of tips designed to make your decision easy, we’ll help ensure that your fashion preference meets your functional requirements. Whether it’s a roller or Venetian blind, we have a range of colours and styles to help you achieve the perfect look for your home. Take a look at the video below for more information on finding the right blind for any room:
Things to consider when choosing your blinds
Choosing a style of blind is the starting point: do you prefer roller or Venetian blinds? Both can look fantastic, but the style you choose needs to reflect your room, its theme and your personal taste.
Venetian blinds are currently on-trend and in vogue. If you love the look of white plantation shutters, Venetians – particularly those with wide slats - are an affordable alternative. They’re also perfect for privacy and light control.
Roller blinds provide a contemporary streamlined look and are practical for windows that require frequent use or access, such as sliding doors
Whether your style lends itself to Venetian or roller blinds, it comes down to personal preference. So, if you stick to what you love, you can't go wrong.
Interior blinds come in a range of materials that can vary in suitability depending on your space. For areas exposed to high heat, consider aluminium Venetians, white timber Venetians or block-out roller blinds. All have a white or reflective backing that can help eliminate any excess warmth.
Wet zones, such as bathrooms and kitchens, are environments where you should look at materials or fabrics that resist moisture. Our PVC and aluminium Venetian blinds are specifically designed for wet areas, and are perfect for the home bathroom or kitchen.
- Consider your window
Different styles of blinds open and close differently. Depending on your furniture or the type of window or door you have, you may be influenced by a particular blind style. Access is also an important consideration, as you need to be able to reach the cord or wand.
For example, if you need easy access to a sliding door, a roller blind over the door is recommended due to its simple functionality and clean minimal style.
- Light and privacy control
How much privacy and how much light control do you need? Your answer may affect the style of blinds you choose...
Venetian blinds are the perfect solution for general living areas because they put you in control of your light and privacy needs. Too much or too little? Simply adjust the angle of the slats: the cord/wand operation will tilt the blinds at the desired angle for full light and visibility, or complete privacy and a dark room.
For a bedroom, fabric block-out blinds are a popular choice, as they provide a dark room for a good night's sleep.
- Safety of your loved ones
All Zone Interiors’ ready-to-hang interior blinds include child safety devices. Please make sure you read the instructions carefully and install the blind correctly, with the child safety device provided.
For more information on window blind safety, check out our safety infographic here.
Need more advice? Check our article on choosing the right material for your Venetian blinds.