Interior designers always emphasize this point, reminding customers that the right blinds, placed in the proper context, can make a great difference, as long as it is the right one. But how do you buy the right tent? What are the points to consider when preparing to purchase interior blinds for the home? Let’s explore.
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#1. Choose the Colour of Your Blinds Carefully
The first thing to consider when buying curtains is the most immediate one, namely the colour. The choice of the shade of the blinds is directly linked to the colour of the walls or wallpaper in the room, the finish of the furniture, and the brightness of the environment.
As you can easily guess, inserting blinds inside a room without following a harmonious principle of cohesion between these elements could generate a visual short circuit or a punch in the eye to the point of making the stay inside the room more similar.
Also, please pay attention to the size of the room and the points of entry of natural light inside it, because inserting dark blinds in a dark and small place could make it even more suffocating and gloomy.
#2. Which Fabric to Choose?
The choice of colour goes hand in hand with the option of fabric, which affects the final result not only from an aesthetic point of view but also on the size and insulation of the room. A heavy and a light fabric do not have the same yield, do not guarantee the same drape, and do not filter sunlight in the same way.
The most used fabrics for making blinds are velvet, silk, cotton, linen, synthetic silk, and each one has different characteristics, pros, and cons to be carefully evaluated. For example, velvet is a dense, darkening fabric, capable of retaining heat inside the room while accumulating dust more quickly, forcing you to clean more intensely periodically.
#3. Blinds Lining and Interlining
Continuing the discussion related to the role of sharing the blinds in the building’s insulation process, it is essential to emphasize that almost all fabrics can be integrated with the addition of a lining and, inside an insulating material.
This is the so-called interlining, a fabric inserted between the blinds and the lining, which helps retain heat in the room and prevent it from dispersing. There are three types of interlining, the first two made with cotton fabrics and the last is made of synthetic fabric and cheaper by price:
#4. Length of The Blinds
Factors like the length of the blinds, the point where from it is hung, how it is hooked to the rod, the type of fold and drapery you want to obtain, the distance from the floor, from the ceiling, from the windowsill, makes all the difference in the world of blinds.
Before taking the fold of the fabric blinds, therefore, do some tests, so as not to find yourself with the result that does not meet your expectations.
#5. Custom or Standard Blinds?
On the market, online or in physical stores, there are now enormous solutions available in all colours, fabrics, draperies, and decorations.
Suppose you decide to buy a finished product directly from the store’s shelf (physical or virtual). In that case blinds, you will have to consider that the result may differ from that shown in the promotional images because they have not been tailored to your windows and your needs.
Focusing on the ad hoc customized solutions allows you not to have surprises at the end, but you have to take into account that they will cost you a little more, because the craftsman’s labour must be paid as per market rate.