How to Choose the Right Blinds for Your Home

When I bought my current home it was definitely what would be described as a fixer upper. I had to completely remodel the kitchen, which wasn't much more than a shell when I moved in, but I was on a tight budget. I started learning how to do the essential work that was involved, such as installing kitchen cabinets, replacing the sink, tiling and laying wood flooring, and I felt such a strong sense of accomplishment when the work was done and I had a beautiful kitchen for a fraction of the price it would have cost to pay a professional kitchen fitter. I started this blog to share what I learned and exchange tips with other home improvement enthusiasts. I hope you enjoy my blog.

How to Choose the Right Blinds for Your Home

28 August 2018
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog


Blinds are a good choice for virtually any window in any home! Blinds are more compact than curtains so they won't get in the way of foot traffic or furniture, and they offer lots of flexibility as to the amount of sunlight you let into your interior space.

When you do start shopping for blinds for your home, you might be surprised at the number of options you have when it comes to the material and even the colour and pattern on the blinds. To help you narrow down those choices, note a few tips on selecting the right blinds for your home. 

Consider the material

Wood blinds are very traditional and offer a certain warmth that can make a space seem cosy and welcoming. However, wood does absorb humidity and then dry out, cupping and bowing in the process. Your wood blinds may then need repair and replacing more often than other materials.

Metal blinds are durable and easy to clean, but they might make noise if they should move around in a breeze. Metal can also seem a bit cold and impersonal. Vinyl blinds are very easy to clean and quieter than metal and might seem a bit cosier and less cold than metal.

Cords

Corded blinds should be avoided if you have children or pets in the home, as it's easy for them to get those cords wrapped around a neck, leg, arm and so on. Children and pets might also grab at those cords and pull the blinds right out of the walls! However, even if you don't have children or pets, consider motorized blinds rather than corded. A motor allows you to operate the blinds easily, without fumbling to try to get both sides to open and close evenly, and can allow you to more readily open a row of blinds to the same height!

Colour

White blinds are good for a room if there are already lots of bold, strong colours in the space, but otherwise, they might seem bland and boring. Take the opportunity when buying blinds to shop around various colours and tones; even a slate grey can make blinds seem more stylish, while a deep russet red or shade of brown will bring some warmth into a room. If you're afraid of too much colour in the room, add a layer of sheers over the blinds to tone down them down a bit, while still allowing that colour to show through.

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Creating A Kitchen You Love On A Budget

When I bought my current home it was definitely what would be described as a fixer upper. I had to completely remodel the kitchen, which wasn't much more than a shell when I moved in, but I was on a tight budget. I started learning how to do the essential work that was involved, such as installing kitchen cabinets, replacing the sink, tiling and laying wood flooring, and I felt such a strong sense of accomplishment when the work was done and I had a beautiful kitchen for a fraction of the price it would have cost to pay a professional kitchen fitter. I started this blog to share what I learned and exchange tips with other home improvement enthusiasts. I hope you enjoy my blog.

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