Selecting the right blind for your room or home can be a challenge. With so many styles and colours on the market you are spoilt for choice.
We hope this simple guide will assist in pinpointing which blind will be the right blind for you.
Major Blind Types
There are three major blind types used widely in Australia.
Venetian Blinds are by far the most easily recognised. They are constructed with thin slats of timber, plastic, vinyl, or metal and strung together with strings that are controlled by a side mounted chord or rotating stick. Venetian blinds can be raised or lowered and adjusted for privacy, as well as to allow in light and refreshing breezes.
Roman Blinds are a solid sheet of fabric or sometimes plastic on a single rolling mechanism installed at the top of your window. They can only be raised or lowered, using a chord.
Vertical Blinds are also installed from a single track at the top of your window or door. They comprise wide fabric slats that can be adjusted, opened, and closed from side chords.
Aesthetics is not the only consideration to be made here. Other issues to ponder are how much light you wish to block, consistency, ease of use, stack height and mounting design.
Is it necessary to have a completely blacked out room? Perhaps you are looking for a suitable blind for a cinema room, or you are a shift worker.
How much space do you want a blind to take up when completely open? All blinds have what is called a stack height. Roman blinds, for example, have a very large one whereas a venetian blind has a very small one. If you have a particularly nice view for example you would want a blind with a relatively small stack height.
Is it important for your home decor to have consistency? Most people would select blinds that match throughout the house but particularly in select areas. That is, along the front of the home or in a lounge/living area, for example.
Do you possess limited mobility and perhaps need ease of adjustment? There is a range of motorised, remote controlled systems available for those hard to get at places, made especially for the physically impaired.
Blind Concepts are your one stop shop for the cleaning, repair, and restoration of all forms of blinds in the Greater Brisbane, Ipswich, and Logan suburbs.
Using the outstanding and environmentally friendly ultrasonic cleaning method we are able to remove stains, grime, and dirt from all styles of blinds quickly and efficiently.