How To Choose The Right Blinds And Shades For Your Property

How to choose the right blinds and shades for your property

When you’re searching for ways to enhance your property, whether you’re building a brand new house or renovating, the right blinds and shades will make any home look stylish and beautiful. Available in a range of colours and styles, your blinds and shades should complement your décor and help you achieve the perfect look.

So, we’ve answered some of the most common questions home builders and renovators often face when hunting for new blinds, shades, awnings and shutters.

Useful tips for choosing the right blinds and shades for your property:

  • Should blinds be lighter or darker than walls?

When considering new blinds or shutters for your home, often choosing between lighter or darker shades can be confusing. Many people wonder if there are rules around matching your blinds with décor. The truth is, blinds can be either lighter or darker than your walls. However, the blinds and walls should be at least one shade lighter, or one shade darker than each other. This ensures that your blinds, shades and décor blend effortlessly together. They should also be a similar tone.

  • Should all blinds be the same colour throughout the house?

As windows are a crucial part of the house, it is not as easy as it seems to choose a blind or awning for your windows. Whether it’s the classic criteria of colour, cost or suitability, there’s a lot to think about and assess. But the good news is, your blinds and shades don’t necessarily need to match through the entire home. If your rooms are painted different colours, are themed or styled differently, or even have feature walls, you can have some fun! Choose different types of blinds to match.

The most important things to consider when buying blinds or shades:

  1. Light and privacy – decide whether you want your room bright and airy or more warm and cosy.
  2. Your budget – are you outfitting just one window or the entire house?
  3. Safety – if you have kids, opt for cordless styles, since accidental strangulation is a top concern.

Have you considered your window height and access options

One of the most important tips is to be aware that each blind is opened and closed differently. So, depending on which space or room you intend to install the blinds in, consider the cords’ accessibility. And although the next one may seem obvious; first time blind and awning buyers often make the same mistake. Buying the wrong size. So, the best advice is to measure the width and drop of your window space to make sure your new blind or awning fits your new space… before you get it home.

Quite often, custom Australian made blinds, awnings and shutters are often the best way to go. This ensures they’ll fit correctly and above all else, you can rest assured knowing they’re made from high quality materials. Our team at Perfect Blinds is more than happy to come out and conduct a free measure and quote. We also happily advise you on the best type of blind or shutter to suit your home. Give us a call on 1300 366 399. Or view our range online.

Perfect Blinds was founded in 1958 by Bernard and Serena Weinstein as a small, local window furnishing and blinds shop in Melbourne’s inner-city suburb of Balaclava. Through their blinds shop, the couple initially manufactured 50mm aluminium Venetian blinds, which were highly fashionable at the time, and supplied them to the local Melbourne community.

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