A Step-by-Step Guide to Buying Blinds

They say the eyes are the windows to your soul, what does that make the windows in your house? You could argue that those are the windows into the soul of your home – hence it is essential that they are well cared for and adorned with beautiful things.

Here’s what you need to know before you go out looking for the perfect blinds.

Measurements

When going out to home decorating stores, or stores that are geared towards blinds it is important to take with you a strong, steel measuring tape, as you will need accurate measurements to order the correct size for your windows.

blindsNow, the hard part

What exactly is it that you want from your blinds? How much light or privacy do you want and/ or need. Are you the kind of person that likes a lot of light all day long, or do you prefer a little bit of light at a specific time in the day? It’s important to take your own preferences into consideration.

How much are you budgeting for this instalment into your home? Are you doing a single window or outfitting your entire house? You might decide to budget more for the windows nearer to the street, or perhaps for windows in certain rooms where there’s a lot of activity.

How would you describe your decorating style? Would the new instalment fit in or stick out? Also, do you have children? This will affect your decision as you will need blinds that require streamlined cordless blinds.

Wood or Insulating?

Wood comes in light and dark hues and polished or painted finishes- although keep in mind wood is not the best choice for kitchens or baths, where moisture could do damage. Insulating blinds help conserve energy and filter or block light- so they work hard.

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