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Different Types of Blinds and Where to Use Them

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Blinds are a very popular way to control the light in your home.  They are versatile, easy to put up and use and come in a multitude of colors, so they blend in well with your existing color scheme. 

Choosing the Right Blinds

There are so many different types of blinds to choose from, it can be a challenge to know what blinds to use on which windows. Westral.com can give you some great ideas on the types of blinds on offer and their colour schemes.  Here is a description of the different types of blinds you can buy and suggestions about where to use them.

Roman Blinds

Roman blinds are a very traditional style and look great in modern as well as contemporary homes. Roman blinds fold into themselves and create a layered effect when they are opening or closing.  They are very popular to use with blackout fabric and can look wonderful in the bedroom.  You can buy these in a variety of different colors and they can be used to blend in with your existing colour scheme or to create a vibrant funky contrast using a brightly coloured blind.

Roller Blinds

These are traditional blinds.  They are a simple sheet of fabric that rolls up and down inside a metal tube.  When blackout fabric is used, it can be used to block out the window entirely in a room where you need a lot of privacy.  These blinds look lovely in the bathroom, for example, where you do not need natural light, but you do want to stop people from seeing in.

Venetian Blinds

These blinds are made up of horizontal slats.  You can slant the slats upwards or downwards to block the light entirely or keep them horizontal if you want additional sunlight.  They can also be rolled up to the top of the window for maximum light.  It often depends on the time of day and the location of the sun as to how you slant the slate.  They look good in a kitchen or lounge where it is important to be able to control the light.

Venetian blinds and various colors

 

Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds are strips of fabric that sit vertically against the window.  They are like Venetian blinds, but the slats are vertical rather than horizontal.  You can control the light by slanting the slats to either open or close or bunch the blind at one end of the window to provide maximum light when they are not in use. They look great on larger windows such as on the patio doors or in a conservatory. They are available in different colors although they tend to be plain rather than patterned.

Night and Day Blinds

These are a new concept that is gaining in popularity.  They are made by alternating opaque and transparent fabrics and they are looped.  This makes it easy to adjust the amount of light that shows through them. They look fantastic in a living space or bedroom.

Hopefully, this has given you some great ideas about what blind will look best in which room and how to add the perfect finishing touches to your home.

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