How to Choose and Select the Correct Window Blind

A beautifully furnished window enhances the room décor and makes the room more pleasant to live in and when it comes to window enhancement, nothing beats the functional ease, practicality and beauty of a window blind.

A window blind is a semi-permanent fitting and is usually replaced after a few years. It is therefore necessary to carefully choose and select the correct window blind.

Understanding a window blind

A window blind consists of a fixed ‘headrail’ and a generally unfixed ‘bottomrail’. The former is generally fixed at the top of the window. The ‘curtain’ or slats are in the middle. There is a tilt control wand that controls the tilt or angle of the slats. The angle of the slats in turn controls the privacy and light entering the room. There is also a separate lift cord that is used to raise or lower the slats.

Window blind and the room

Before choosing selecting the correct Venetian Blinds, you need to take into account the type or nature of the room because different types of room might require different types of window blinds. A kitchen for instance, requires a blind that apart from other things is heat and moisture resistant. The home owner might also want only the lower part of the window to be covered by a blind and leave the upper part of the window open for ventilation or light. This would call for the installation of a bottoms-up type of window blind wherein the headrail is fitted at the bottom and the bottomrail can be raised and hooked at the top of the window.

Similarly the living room décor might be enhanced by the use of patterned vertical blinds because they add a plush feel to a room. A colonial style home on the other hand would be benefitted by natural wood blinds.

Types of window blinds

No matter what the room or its décor; there are blinds available for its windows that will enhance the décor. There are mini blinds, Aluminium Venetian Blinds, wood blinds, faux wood blinds and fabric vertical blinds.

Before you visit any blinds store or supplier, it is vital to measure all the windows (twice). Rule of the thumb is to write down the name or type of room, number of windows it has and then least the windows along with the measurements. Interior decorators on the other hand, go a step further and draw the shape of the room and mark the location of each door and window along with the measurement. They also indicate the North, location of the road and adjacent homes. These details help us understand the direction of light entering the room and also the type of window blinds that might be suitable for each window.

Finally, talk to the friendly sales managers at the window blinds And Basswood Shutters outlet. Based on information you provide, they can be of immense assistance in helping choose and select the correct window blind.