Choosing the Right Blinds for Your Home
Today’s homeowner has a wide range of window blinds to choose from to suit their style as well as their functional requirements. Modern blinds let you control the natural light coming into a room, provide insulation and privacy, enhance the décor and add the perfect finishing touch to any window. Some of the most popular blinds available include Roman, vertical, roller, blackout and wooden venetian, and while this vast selection is great it does leave one problem – choosing which type of blind best suits your needs!
Roman blinds are an elegant solution to window dressing. They provide a thick, full effect similar to curtains when closed, but layer up evenly into neat pleats when opened. They operate smoothly, using a variety of mechanisms from a simple pull cord to the more complex sidewinder controls used for larger window dressings.
Available in a wide range of fabrics, colours and designs, from bright colours and patterns perfect for a child’s room, to rich colours and luxurious fabrics.
- Easy to operate
- Suit large and small windows
- Classic and stylish design
- Provide warmth and privacy
As the name suggests, the slats of these blinds stand vertically. Unlike other types of blinds, vertical blinds are drawn to the side which means they are the ideal solution for doors and internal spaces, such as offices, as well as windows.
Usually they are more affordable, especially for larger spaces and can be tailored to fit any size window because of their simple operation and function. Chain, cord and wand controllers are available in plastic or metal.
- Less likely to collect dust
- Perfect for large windows and commercial settings
- Versatile and easy to operate
- Available in durable aluminium, as well as fabric
Roller blinds are made from a choice of fabrics, rolled around a tube with a side chain to unroll and lower the blind. The simple design makes them the perfect solution for a huge range of applications, from commercial settings, to a kitchen or even a child’s bedroom and they can be easily made to measure for the perfect fit.
- Easy to use
- Easy to control light and privacy
- Huge choice, including waterproof blinds for bathrooms
- Affordable and versatile
Most styles of blind can be customised into blackout blinds. When closed they ‘blackout’ a room for people sensitive to outside light which is perfect for children and shift workers who may need to sleep during the day – as well as those who don’t like to be woken by the sunshine too early in summer!
Blackout fabric is used to make these blinds, and is available in almost any material including fabric, metal or plastic, so you can still have an attractive, decorative finish to suit your décor.
- Available in a wide range of styles
- Provide complete blackout for people sensitive to light
- Versatile and suitable for a range of applications
Wooden blinds, or venetian blinds, are created from horizontal slats and add a timeless feel to a room. They are made with real wood to create a natural finish that complements any décor or setting, and provide a long lasting and robust solution. Other options available include natural finishes, painted finishes, high gloss finishes and different colour choices.
The most common reason for choosing wooden venetian blinds is that the slats can be tilted to provide privacy whilst also allowing light into the space.
- Timeless finish
- Sturdy and durable
- Easy to operate and clean
- Increased privacy and light control
At Kingston Blinds we provide a wide variety of blinds tailored to suit your exact requirements and whether you know exactly what you want, or need a little help deciding, our friendly team will be happy to help you find the perfect solution for your home. Call them today on 01482 407 319 or fill in our handy contact form.