Beautifully crafted and stylish made to measure blinds can create a dramatic and striking effect in your home. Blinds can establish a wonderful sense of light and space when open, and provide the ultimate in privacy when closed. You can cover blinds with lovely, floating curtains as an additional decorative detail. In order to select the perfect blinds for your home there are a number of steps that you should follow. |
Step One - Select Your Blinds
You will need to consider the existing decor of your home and careful select a style of blind that matches your home interior. Would traditional blinds be more suitable or are you creating an exotic theme? Or perhaps a contemporary feel? Rich, dark brown blinds are perfect for creating exotic Moroccan inspired spaces. Clean, pure and stark white blinds can embody the essence of fresh contemporary interior design. Roman blinds may be the perfect compliment for a home with gorgeously traditional period features. Look through magazines and search online to find home decor ideas that inspire you and you feel will suit the style of your home. The following are good blind options:
Roman Blinds - Roman blinds can suit traditional or contemporary spaces and create a lovely soft fabric effect that provides attractive detail and allows the room to be bathed in light.
Venetian Blinds - Venetian Blinds are ideal for areas where you wish to ensure maximum insulation and privacy, such as bathrooms or conservatories. Privacy is complete when closed, light is maximized when opened and venetian blinds allow you to control the room temperature.
Vertical Blinds - Verticlal Blinds offer a beautifully symmetrical solution for your interior and look lovely with additional drapes. Highly flexible, vertical blinds are a wonderful source of privacy when closed and allow you to precisely vary the lighting in your interior space.
Step Two - Measuring the Space
You need to get a metric tape measure, paper and pencils in order to measure the space for your new Blinds. Follow the following rules:
Measure twice for accuracy Measure in three different sections because frames can be uneven. Divide and get the average. Make a note of any cupboards, sockets, skirting and measure these. For multiple blinds hung in a row, allow 1cm between each set of blinds Measure the height and width and then allow 3-4cm on each size. Step Three - Installing Your Made To Measure Blinds
Made to measure blinds should come with a complete set of installation instructions. Basically, you choose the blinds, they are made to measure and then you can install the blinds or hire someone to install the blinds. It is probably better to hire someone to install the blinds because the end result will be cleaner and neater.
Step Four - How to Look After Your Made To Measure Blinds
You will need to clean your blinds frequently to keep them free from dust or dirt. Use a soft, clean cloth or duster and for hard to remove stains use a wet sponge with a gentle cleaning solution. Fabric blinds will need to by dry cleaned on a regular basis.
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