Window blinds are a timeless favourite for any home; not only are they practical and easy to operate, but they also require little maintenance and suit a wide variety of spaces. When it comes to choosing a suitable blind, there are several considerations. Check out our handy tips to help you pick the perfect blind for your home.

Light or Dark?

This is the main reason and function of having window furnishings, so start with asking yourself how much light is required in each room. For example, in living areas, you might want to use Venetian blinds with adjustable slats so you can angle in sunlight depending on the time of day. For a bedroom, you might need a blind with block-out fabric to ensure a good night’s rest. Bathrooms will need more privacy than other rooms. However, light filtering materials may also work depending on the size and height of the window.

Style and Furniture

Blinds are extremely versatile, which makes them perfect for any style or theme of your home. You can choose from wide or thin slats, vertical or horizontal, or continuous roller to match the atmosphere of the space. Roller blinds are popular with kitchen windows and sliding doors as they provide a neat and contemporary appearance while being practical and functional. Consider also the placement of your furniture in relation to the windows’ location to create a clean, flowing and seamless look.

Material

Modern blinds now come with a wide range of materials, from traditional aluminium, to timber and PVC, and to all types of fabric, you can design unique spaces throughout your whole home. For example, fabric blinds create a warm and relaxing atmosphere perfect for bedrooms, and living areas would do well with a timber shutter blind for a sophisticated, inviting look. Areas exposed to heat and moisture, such as bathrooms and kitchens, would require treated fabrics with backing or opt for PVC blinds that are especially suited to withstand moisture.

Curtain Trend is your local curtain and blind specialist on the Gold Coast. We can provide custom made blinds, including:

Our range of high-quality materials can be used with the blinds to suit your needs, including a large selection of fabrics and Ecowood – guaranteed not to warp, split or fade, perfect for your kitchen and bathroom areas.

Come along to our Gold Coast showroom to meet our team and discuss your needs. We can also provide you with a quote if you bring in your window measurements. We are a family-owned and operated company with over 25 years of experience serving the local community. Get in touch today.