Every home has windows that need window coverings that will add to both the aesthetic and functional value of every space they occupy. This is not always an easy task to accomplish, but it’s critically important as you decorate your home and look to maintain that look and feel for the long haul. One of the ways in which a lot of homeowners accomplish this goal is by way of custom window blinds. Custom window blinds can bring out a lot in terms of your home’s personality, and the choices for this aspect of your home are nearly limitless.
This also means that for many people, the idea of choosing custom window blinds can quickly become overwhelming. Our team at Budget Blinds has worked with countless customers across the United States with regards to window treatment design tips, and over the course of that time, we’ve come to identify some simple interior design tips for window treatments that could be useful for you. Below you’ll find 5 design tips for your custom window blinds that you may want to consider if you find yourself in need of direction to tackle this project.
Regardless of which way you go with your custom window blinds, the first consideration you should keep in mind is that you’ll need to mount those blinds properly. There are several ways to do so including an inside mount that is flush with the window frame or an outside mount creating a different visual impact. When your blinds are done with an inside mount you are able to keep out more light with a snug fit in the window frame. When working with Budget Blinds, we can help recommend the right mount for the blinds you pick and look and feel you are trying to achieve in the room. Plus, we do the measuring and expert installation so you can sit back and relax.
2. Purpose of the Room
Every room in your house has a purpose. It may sound obvious to say that bedrooms are primarily for sleeping, but this is actually an important idea to remember as you think about custom window blinds. That’s because dark rooms would be served well with darker blinds, and lighter rooms should incorporate blinds that allow more light to pass through them. You don’t want to wake up early every morning because the sun is shining through those custom window blinds, so save yourself the aggravation by remembering the core function of those blinds in your windows for each room.
3. Cleaning Is Unavoidable
Many of you have likely engaged in some form of the “form vs. function” debate in several different home-related contexts. Every situation offers the opportunity for a different answer, and that’s certainly true of custom window blinds. However, one thing everyone can likely agree on is that every set of blinds needs to be cleaned regularly. As such, you should consider what’s going to happen in a particular room before finalizing your choice on blinds material. If you’re going to have blinds in the kitchen, where food can fly and drinks can spill, you probably don’t want to cloth blinds as they can sometimes be difficult to clean. That thought process could change in a home office or a living room, but it’s a consideration that should be part of your overall thinking.
4. Blending is Beautiful
Everyone’s tastes and preferences are different, but there are certain ideas when it comes to custom window blinds that tend to be nearly universal. One of those ideas we’ve noticed with regards to custom window blinds over the years is that homeowners do not always want their windows to be the focal point of the room unless their windows are in a purposeful place in the room or have an extraordinary view. Bay windows and sliders are the exception but for the most part, windows should blend into a room’s overall look. Therefore, when choosing custom window blinds, you may want to keep in mind that they should accentuate the room’s color scheme and design instead of dominate. Few things are more beautiful than subtlety, and that certainly holds true for blinds that perfectly fit a window and a room.
5. Look at Both Sides of the Issue (Or Blinds)
There is quite a bit to think about when it comes to choosing and installing custom window blinds into a home. Unfortunately, not considering all factors can lead to mistakes and regrets. One of the most common mistakes we’ve seen over the years is when people choose custom window blinds, they forget to consider the “other” side of those blinds. How are your blinds going to look from the outside? Curb appeal is an important aspect of any home, so you should make sure to think about that before making your decision.
Let Us Help You With Your Custom Window Blinds
Ultimately, your decision on your custom window blinds is yours and yours alone. That said, please don’t think you’re alone. Your local Budget Blinds design consultant is ready and willing to help you every step of the way. If you’re thinking about adding custom window blinds to your home and the factors above have given you things to think about, that’s great; now is the time for the next step. The more you learn about what’s going to work for you, the better you’re going to feel about your final decision.
The team of professionals at Budget Blinds understands your questions, your hesitations and your concerns, as we’ve heard them all from people facing your same situation. If you want to learn more about how we can help you, feel free to contact us at any time for a free in-home consultation.