Hmm I do like the design of roman blinds... seem to be semi curtains and blinds... is the washing part difficult .Choosing the right window treatment is becoming increasingly exciting, if not challenging time! There are greater choices of styles, functionality and colours than ever before. There are indeed many different window blind options available for you to create the living space you want. If you are remodelling or building, or just want to upgrade the office, window blinds can help you with privacy and spying eyes as well as having the flexibility of controlling the amount of light entering a room.
It is important to know the function of your window blinds before buying. For example if you opt for wooden blinds they will be fundamentally different than curtains. Some need to be operated by different wands or cords, which may not be suitable for those who are vulnerable, as they can potentially cause a safety risk.
With all these different styles, colours and material, where do you start? The most common type are Venetian blinds in different materials but there are also other choices such as:
* Mini Blinds are thin, slender horizontal blinds that can be stacked together by pulling a cord.
* Roman Blinds are large fabric covered blinds that fold up or down on top of each other.
* Venetian Blinds are thicker wooden or metal horizontal blinds.
* Roller Blinds are fabric blinds which are ideal for kitchens and bathrooms as they can be rolled up to varying lengths to enable as much light as possible to flood into the room during the day.
* Vertical Blinds are ideal for conservatories and patio doors as they can be stacked back to enable easy access and help reduce heat during the warmer months
Most importantly is functionality. Window blinds actually act as insulators. If you live in a cold climate they are ideal for helping to retain heat. Having blinds will help insulate your home by trapping the cold air between the window and the blind, an effective economic consideration as well as design.
Using blinds covered by fabric will save you on heating in the winter and on air conditioning in the summer by keeping out the heat. It is one of the easy ways to save on your energy bills and can be used proactively by opening the blinds in the day to let sun in and closing them at night to keep the heat in.
Chalk Hardwood Venetian Blind-35mm Slats
Modern design trends at this time focus on light, fresh colours and minimal designs to decorate your windows. Modern blinds are becoming trendy for use in almost all rooms. The most common is still the classic white Venetian window blinds, but as always, the window blinds should match or coordinate with the rest of your room’s furniture and decorating.
Window blinds are also very useful in rooms with humidity such as your bathroom or kitchen. They come in both horizontal and vertical form and many have protective coatings to keep dust from settling easy.
In addition to these types there are now modern blinds that are operated by remote control and that can be set to open or close the blinds at particular times in the day. Very practical in combination with energy saving blinds.
Modern window blinds come in many sizes and shapes, therefore the final choice is really down to what suits your style of room the best, while having good functionality and affordable costs.