Which Blinds Are Right For Your Home In Sydney

Posted on May 31st, 2016

Blinds represent such a common window covering type that you may take the ones that came with your home
for granted. However, when you decide to update your interior, replace ageing window treatments or take steps
to improve your home’s energy efficiency, you realise how little you know about blinds.

A wide variety of blinds exist, each one suited to a particular situation. In this blog, we pose six
questions to help you identify the Types Of Blinds Sydney that may work best in your home.

1. Do You Have Young Children or Climbing Pets at Home?

While properly installed Blinds provide safe window coverage in most homes, you may need to choose kid-friendly
Blinds if you have little ones or climbing pets. The top safety concern with traditional Blinds is
the hanging cord, which can pose a strangulation hazard.

Reduce the risk of accidents by opting for Cordless Blinds, which you can operate with a stick control,
remote or pull cord.

2. How Much Maintenance Are You Willing and Able to Perform?

Individual Blind types require different types and levels of maintenance. For example, standard horizontal
Venetian Blinds can undergo cleaning with a damp cloth or vacuum attachment. However, these Blinds often
collect dust and may need washing on a weekly or monthly basis.

For the least amount of maintenance, opt for a durable, textured synthetic material. The sturdiness of
aluminium, faux wood and other materials allows you to minimise maintenance while the texture disguises
dust.

3. How Much Natural Light Do You Prefer During the Day?

Think about how much natural light you prefer in each room you need Blinds in. How much light comes in
through the windows? Would you like to minimise or maximise the natural light in these rooms?

To protect furniture from excess light or create cosy, dim spaces, choose Roman or pleated Blinds which
have no open spaces for light to come through. To let light stream into your space, opt for Blinds with space
between each slat.

4. How Much Privacy Do You Need?

Like light, privacy is one of the main deciding factors when choosing Blinds. For public spaces, such as
your kitchen and living room, standard Blinds will likely provide enough privacy.

For bedrooms and other intimate spaces, opt for heavier Blinds with fewer gaps in coverage. For example,
wood blinds tend to provide more overall coverage than standard plastic models.

5. Is Heat Transference a High Priority?

Did you know that your Blinds can change how you consume energy at home? If you would like to reduce the
amount of energy you use to regulate your home’s temperature, consider energy-efficient Blinds.

Insulated Blinds come in a variety of styles and colours to best fit your home’s décor.

6. What Decorating Priorities Do You Have?

When you envision your ideal room, what adjectives do you apply to the windows? To make your windows look
wide and bright, opt for wide, horizontal slats in light colours. These Blinds create the illusion of more
space and broader window frames.

Alternately, choose Vertical Blinds or Horizontal Blinds with narrow slats to balance the shape of your
windows. For example, choose this Blind type if your windows are significantly wider than they are tall.

Keep the characteristics listed above in mind as you search for Blinds. Understanding the benefits of
specific Blind types can expedite the shopping process and ensure that you have the best Blinds as soon as
possible.

Still feel unsure about your Blinds options? Reach out to an experienced window stylist at Blind
Inspiration for personalised recommendations. We can also provide you with more information on individual
blind types if you’d like to know more.

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