Blinds are extremely popular in houses, they look neat, are practical and can be aesthetically pleasing. There are many different types of blinds available, in different colours, styles and sizes. As summer is slowly approaching us, we have put together a buying guide for blinds in the summer including what you need to consider, the styles available and the benefits.
What Do You Want The Blinds For?
This might seem like a silly question, but blinds come with many benefits so what is it that you would like to achieve? Do you want the light to be completely blocked out? Blinds come in different fabrics, so for example you could go for thinner fabrics that will allow a lot of light to come in, especially if you get the ones that can be tilted and turned to give you that desired effect.
Alternatively, if you prefer things dark and cosy then there are also blinds such as black out blinds that will give you that dark and cosy effect every time you pull them down.
Cleaning The Blinds
Housework… The dreaded word, but it still needs to be done! Cleaning your blinds is just as important as hoovering up or doing the washing. If you have opted for fabric blinds then you can run over them with a vacuum cleaner from time to time. However, if you have opted for a slatted blind then a simple feather duster will work wonders.
Different Types of Blinds
As discussed, there are so many different types of blinds available, below we have put together a quick list of types of blinds you could choose with the benefits.
Roman blinds come in both modern and vintage styles, perfect for living rooms, kitchens and bedrooms! They are cord operated and made with a heavier fabric compared to most blinds so they are not a good choice for bathrooms due to the moisture.
Roller blinds come in an array of colours and patterns, ideal for brightening a room or providing a neutral backdrop to your room. Roller blinds are very popular and will work well in any room including bathrooms and children’s bedrooms.
Venetian blinds have horizontal slats, made of either wood, metal or vinyl style. The slats are perfect for either blocking the light completely or letting it pass through, they can also be opened fully or closed. Venetian blinds can be harder to install so we would recommend asking a professional to help you.
What Do YARD Direct Offer?
Here at YARD Direct, we have our very own range of YardLITE blinds. We have the perfect solution for blacking out your room and blocking the incoming sunlight, our YardLITE blackout blinds are available in many colours and really are a beautiful solution. Like we discussed above, roller blinds are very practical and we are lucky to stock our own range of YardLITE colourful roller blinds that are simple and easy to install, the ideal solution for your windows. Another classic choice for homeowners, our YardLITE venetian blinds, allowing you to have full control over how much sunlight comes into your room, these blinds are easy to install, control, clean and maintain.