Choosing DIY blinds for your home
If you've ever started the search for online blinds, curtains, shutters or awnings, you'll know it's not quite as easy as it seems. Unlike a simple throw cushion or set of plates, there's a lot more to consider than just the style of the product. With window treatments, you've got to consider things like privacy, light control and everything else in between!
The window (or windows) that you decide to cover are top of the list when it comes to consideration factors, as different windows need a different approach. Sliding doors work best with coverings that can be easily pushed aside (like curtains or vertical blinds), whereas usually shaped windows work best with shutters or curtains, as they can be custom cut.
Next on the list is style. The style of window covering that you choose has the ability to completely change the look and feel of the room. For example, blinds and shutters are quite modern compared to a set of curtains, which have more of a traditional look. To find out more about blinds versus curtains, check out this blog.
We all want to protect ourselves and our families from prying eyes, so it should come as no surprise that privacy is one the key motivating factors for buying new blinds. For maximum privacy, opt for block-out fabrics and blinds that will cover your entire window, like roller blinds, vertical blinds, or Venetian blinds.
When it comes to controlling the light in your home, some window treatments offer more control than others. If you want to avoid daytime glare, you can't go wrong with vertical blinds, sheer curtains and roller blinds, as each of these styles allow you to easily adjust the levels of light throughout the day.
If your neighbours tend to get a little rowdy, your windows face a busy street or you're simply a light sleeper, the right fabric may be able to provide you with some relief! Block-out fabrics are a great choice, as they help to muffle disruptive sounds from the outside world. Here are some of the best noise reducing blinds for your windows.
The climate can be pretty extreme here in the land of Oz, so it's worth keeping in mind that the right fabric and style of blinds can make a difference to the temperature in your home. All window treatments provide some insulation, as the coverings slow the passing of hot and cold air through the glass window, but some are particularly effective. Here are some of the best blinds for keeping heat out of your home.
Before you buy
The trickiest thing about buying DIY blinds online, is that you usually don't get the chance to see the product before you buy. That is, unless you shop with Half Price Blinds online! When you shop with us, you can order up to six fabric samples and get them delivered to your door completely free of charge. This way, you can see the colours and fabrics in real-life and make an informed decision before placing an online blinds order.
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