Have you ever wondered why some people seem to have a perfect home in look? This is because they have spent a long time thinking about all the tiny details. What you see is the end result, but what they see is every tiny thing they have meticulously chosen to create that result.
Blinds are perfect to help a room appear warm and cozy. Choose the wrong ones, however, and they can dull any other thing of beauty in your home. This is why you need to think of so many different things – all the tiny little details.
Choosing Your Blinds
Things to think about:
- Color – there has to be a harmony with your furniture and décor and your blinds.
- Window size and shape – naturally, your blind has to fit. But there are also other things to think about. For instance, larger windows are better suited to vertical blinds, bay windows are more suited for Roman blinds.
- Fabric – the fabric is firstly important because it stops harmful UV rays from destroying your furniture. You have to choose the right thickness, the right color and the right overall design.
- Privacy – there are certain rooms that require higher degrees of privacy than others. Your bathroom and bedroom, for instance, have to be protected from prying eyes. As such, you are likely to choose thicker materials.
- Light control – this is another important factor. If you have a baby, or someone in your household works shifts, you will know how important it is to keep the light of the sun out. In cases like that, you will need a blackout fabric.
- Moisture levels – some materials, particularly wood, do not respond well to moisture. Hence, in rooms such as your kitchen or bathroom, you will need a material other than wood.
These are the practical considerations to make when you choose your blinds. However, knowing the practical considerations doesn’t mean you can create that perfect home look that you so desire. Unfortunately, you will need to have a bit of an eye for things. As a rule of thumb, it is all about shades. You need to decide what the dominating color in your home is going to be and then choose accents to that color for main feature pieces, as well as shades of that color for everything else. So, for instance, if you want to create a natural look based on green, you could have light green walls, shiny green ornaments and dark green blinds. Your couch and furniture could be brown leather and wood, for example. If you want your blinds to stand out, you need them in the darkest possible shade compared to the rest of your home. If you want them to accent, you need them in a lighter shade than the rest of your home.
Hopefully, this information will have helped you to get one step further towards having your own dream home. Remember that, if all else fails, you could always ask for the help of an interior designer.