The style of a home can be defined by a few key elements and the window coverings are certainly one of them.
Getting the look right is just as important on the inside as it is on the outside, so choosing wisely is essential.
But if the thought of shopping for window coverings is completely daunting to you, fear not. We’ve got you covered. From choosing the best functionality, benefits and features that suit a home to getting the style spot on, here’s what you need to consider.
Lock in a budget
The first thing you need to do is know your budget and stick to it. This can be easier than you think. Selecting certain coverings for one part of the home and another for a different part can help.
For example, plantation shutters are a great option, but can become costly if you have large windows on a large house. One way around this is to consider using them on the front of the house only. This will give you maximum street appeal, but minimise the cost. Remember, quality coverings are a worthwhile investment for your home.
While there’s a range of window coverings to choose from, the only ones that will be most beneficial are the ones that suit the functionality of your home. If you have high windows, opt for coverings that can be automated or motorised.
Window coverings, such as Duette Shades allow you to control the light and level of privacy, while blocking the incoming heat in the room. These blinds are available in a range of different styles and are a good option for multiple rooms of the house, including living areas where you want to control lighting and bedrooms which can be completely darkened for a good night’s sleep.
Stick to a style
When choosing a style, one of the key things to consider – apart from how they look – is the functionality and suitability to your home. If you live in an area with a hotter climate, choosing blinds that provide insulation and regulate the temperature in the room should be at the top of your list.
Blind options like Silhouette Shadings are a modern option that allows you to see outside while restricting the view from the outside for optimal privacy. They also allow you to diffuse the incoming light to create a warm inviting glow, whilst protecting your furniture from damage caused from the harsh UV.
Consider the colour
Colours and shades of window coverings are important when it comes to carrying a theme throughout a house. And while there’s a huge range to choose from, you don’t need to get overwhelmed.
It's a good idea to have a sample of your internal and external paint colour on hand to see how colours work together.
Also consider the colour used on the backing of blinds keeping in mind how they will look from the outside.
If you are installing external coverings, such as a folding arm awning, consider selecting the same or similar colour for your exterior blinds as your internal blinds. This will offer a streamlined style taking your colouring from the inside, out.
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