How to Choose the Perfect Blinds for Inidividual Rooms in Your Home

Window blinds can dramatically transform your home and bring it to life. Blinds are affordable and stylish, making them ideal for different interior decor budgets. However, like other window treatments, blinds come in various styles, colours and tones. They also have functional variations. Therefore, the blinds that would work best in your living room may not be suitable for your bathroom. Read on for a few factors to consider when choosing blinds for the different rooms in your home.

Preferred light and heat levels

One advantage blinds have over other window treatments is their ability to control light and heat. Depending on the design, you can adjust the slats or roll down the blinds to limit the amount of light and heat entering a room. Some blinds have materials that can completely block out heat and sunlight. 

When installing blinds in your nursery, choose a material that can completely block out light during the day. This will create a dark and cosy room for your baby to take daytime naps in. If you have a home office, invest in blinds that control light and prevent glare during working hours. Consider each space's needs and solar orientation when selecting the best material and features for your blinds. 

Moisture levels

Moisture is a crucial element when choosing blind materials for various indoor spaces. For example, rooms such as bathrooms and kitchens tend to be humid most of the time. These spaces require blinds that can withstand moisture without suffering from rot or moisture damage. In this case, wooden blinds are out of the question. 

Natural fabric blinds are also not the best choice for humid areas, as they can attract mould. Choose materials that can resist humid environments and moisture damage. These include aluminium, plastic and synthetic products. If you want wood-like blinds, go for faux wood, which looks like natural wood but doesn't get damaged when exposed to moisture.

Safety and accessibility

Are there any safety risks you need to consider when choosing blinds for your home? For example, if you have children, avoid using corded blinds in rooms where they will have access. The cords can become tangled around the neck and cause strangulation. Instead, purchase cordless or automated blinds. These are operated using a remote device or wall switch.

Similarly, you need to consider the motor capabilities of the users of the window treatments. Elderly loved ones or family members with motor limitations may be unable to reach or pull the cords to open and close manual blinds in the rooms they frequently occupy. Therefore, opt for automated blinds to improve the accessibility of window treatments. 

As you pick the ideal blind design, colour and tone, take note of the above factors that determine the functionality of the blinds in your home. Consult a professional for further assistance.

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Tips For Creating A Nursery That's Both Practical And Stylish

When I had my first child, I was so excited at the prospect of becoming a mum that I went overboard decorating the nursery. It gave me something to focus on as I awaited the arrival of my daughter, and the finished room was stylish with clean lines, custom-made wall art and designer linens. However, when it came to using the nursery, I realised I had put style before practicality, and I hadn't thought about where I would store nappies or how I would reach clean bodysuits when my baby was sick and being cradled in my arms. So, I started this blog to share what I learned from my own mistakes, and I write posts detailing how to create a nursery that's functional without compromising on style. I hope you find my blog useful and enjoyable.


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