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Tips for Choosing the Right Blinds for Your Home

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It does not matter whether it is roller, Venetian, or Roman blinds you love; this post has everything you ought to know about choosing the right blinds. Blinds are the perfect option or alternative to replacing curtains. The fact that there are many options to choose from means that you may find it difficult to get the right ones. These are some of the things to consider to ensure you get the right blinds for your windows and doors.

Know Your Fittings

Ideally, you can either fit blinds outside the window or inside the window recess. This is known as exact fitting. Therefore, you should start by looking at what you want. In most cases, you can only do one or a mix. If you are using blinds for bifold doors, you have to note that they take a lot of space.

Made to Fit

blindsThe good thing about recess fitting is that the blind is made to fit the door or window and works with its proportions. You can still use the window sill and wall around it. The problem with this is that light will flare around edges of the blind. Thus, you need to fit the curtains outside the window if you are interested in cutting out the light.

A Clear View

Exact fitting offers the impression of a wider or taller window, either by fitting the blind well or above the window. In some instances, you may need to choose a blind that is wider than the door or window. This will leave the window clear whenever the blind is up. Remember that blinds fitted outside the recess will take up the wall space and even come in the way of your furniture.

Measurements

window blindStart by measuring from top to bottom. You should note that recess fitting takes up a lot of space. Measure the width of recess at the top, middle, and bottom. Write down the smallest measurement to ensure your blind will fit inside the recess. The drop or length of the blind also matter. Also, measure it in three places and use only the smallest measurement.

 

If your bling is hanging out of the door or window, you need to determine how you want it to extend whether right and left or even measure between the points. You can leave some allowance for the window recess on both sides. Also, you need to decide the perfect place for the blind.

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