There’s no better time of year to invest in new blinds for your home than right before the holidays, when you can expect a number of visitors to your home. The fact that they carry a certain air of elegance, their ease of operation, and having the ability to manage the amount of light that enters any room, are all appealing factors which make window blinds a good holiday choice. In order to make sure you end up with the right kind of blinds for your particular household, there are a few things you should consider before actually making a purchase.
How the Blinds Will Be Used
Some homeowners are simply looking to add a touch of elegance to their household, and if that is your purpose, you’ll have no trouble finding some classy and attractive blinds for your window treatments. Other people are more interested in functionality, for instance in having the option to enjoy privacy when desired, and controlling the amount of light that enters any given room. Consider what features of blinds you value the most, and that should guide you toward at least a certain class of blinds.
Cost of the Blinds
At the holiday time of year, you are certainly going to be spending a lot more money on Christmas presents and on decorating the home. It could be that your budget is pretty tight at this time of year, and that may also steer you in a certain direction for purchasing blinds. Regardless, it’s a good idea to have a figure in mind before you ever go hunting for blinds, so you don’t overspend on something that really appeals to you.
Privacy and Lighting
If you’re someone who values privacy at certain times of the day, and wishes to control the amount of light in each room, you can certainly do this with some types of blinds. Some blinds will block harmful ultraviolet rays, while others let most of the natural light come through. If you’re really looking to block most of the light and provide privacy for your household, you may want to consider aluminum blinds.
If your household has a number of small children, or if you have one or more pets, it would probably be advisable to consider some of the safer shades and blinds available today. That means choosing cordless blinds, so that youngsters and pets don’t get into the habit of playing with them, or getting them wrapped around their bodies to cause problems. Cordless blinds should prevent most household accidents from happening, because there’s nothing for youngsters or pets to grab onto and play with.
Of course, you’ll need to measure the accurate size of your windows, so that you know exactly what you need in the way of window treatments. The most accurate way to measure is from the top stitching line down to the panel bottom. If you don’t get the right measurements, it’s very possible that you end up purchasing the wrong size blinds, and then you’ll have to take them back for a refund, and start all over again. Then too, you could also opt for customized window treatments, and then you’ll be guaranteed to have the right size no matter what.