A really quick and
effective way to transform the look of a room is to change the window treatment
or dressing. You could change the colour and fabric of your curtains, of
course, but they’d still be, well, curtains.
If you’re looking to make a much bigger change then you could take the plunge,
visit Make My Blinds and order your ideal window coverings.
Here’s five reasons to do just that
You can control how much light comes in
You’ll have a lot
more control over the light with blinds than you do with curtains as you can
close the slats tightly to make it dark and then open them just a tiny bit to
let a little light in. With curtains you can do this, but the light tends to
come in in just one stream, leaving the outer areas of the room dark. With
blinds, the light is more uniform, as it comes in over the whole area of the
There’s lots of styles and colours
Of course, there’s
lots of different curtain fabrics as well, but with blinds you can have metal
ones for your bathroom, softer Roman blinds for the living room, blackout
blinds for a baby’s bedroom, mini blinds, vertical blinds and cordless blinds,
which are much safer for children. You can have simple roller blinds with one plain
side and one patterned side, or vertical blinds for taller windows or the sides
of a conservatory.
There’s more choice of materials
You can use a number
of different materials around the home to complement the décor or the function
of the room – metal or plastic blinds in bathrooms and kitchens, for example.
If you’re going for a natural look in one room, you can install wooden or bamboo
blinds; if you have a new baby you can use blackout blinds to help you all get
a good night’s sleep. You can also have some very eye-catching and vibrant
fabrics to bring colour and fun into a space. It’s entirely up to you.
Blinds give you more privacy
Curtains can give you
privacy too, of course, but only if they’re shut, which darkens the room during
the day and can create a very oppressive feeling. Some blinds let you lower the
slats so that light still comes in, but there’s no way anyone can see in from
the outside. This means you still get natural light and you can have some privacy.
They’re easy to look after
Contrary to popular
opinion, blinds are actually very easy to look after and clean, more so than
curtains, which need to be taken down and washed every so often. You can clean
your blinds without having to take them down from the window and take them to a
them to a dry cleaner.
All most blinds need
is a quick vacuum with a brush attachment followed by a wipe-down with a damp
cloth. Most blinds, especially ones made from metal or plastic, are also very
long-lasting, so you don’t need to replace them until you actually want to.