If you are looking to spruce up your windows with some new blinds then shopping for them online is a great way of getting what you want at a really good price.
It makes sense to go online armed with all the information you need in order to be able to know exactly what you are looking for and be able to order with a fair degree of confidence that what you order will look good and fit perfectly.
Measuring your Windows…
The first task to complete if you are to successfully buy your new blinds online is to make sure you are fully prepared beforehand, and that means knowing the exact measurements you are looking for.
Knowing the right size of blinds that you need for each window will help to narrow down your online purchasing options and allow you to eliminate any styles or fittings that won’t be suitable or simply don’t measure up.
Obviously you will want to order the right blinds first time around and having done your measurements accurately and decided on a style and color, there shouldn’t be any problems.
It is still worthwhile checking what the online supplier’s returns policy is, as these can vary between each retailer and it will help eliminate any awkward or challenging conversations or emails at a later date.
Types of Blinds…
Once you have the basic details sorted, you will know doubt probably be trying to decide which type of blind would be the best choice for your particular window and which style you are looking for.
A mini blind is a type of horizontal blind that is distinguishable by having long and narrow slats, which are kept in their place by a string on the inside of your window. They are quite similar to venetian blinds, but the subtle difference is that they have much narrow slats than their counterparts which are often twice as wide as mini blinds.
If you think that your window would be better suited to wider slats then a venetian blind would be a good choice rather than a mini blind. These blinds allow you to open and close the slats by rotating a rod, which gives you an element of control over the amount of sunlight coming into your room.
What you get with a roman blind is a similar mode of operation to the aforementioned blinds, by being able to lower and raise the blind according to personal preference, but the fundamental difference is the fact that a roman blind is made from one piece of fabric rather than consisting of slats.
It might suit your size of window or just be more aesthetically pleasing to you, but a vertical blind offers you the option of having a blind that runs from top to bottom rather than from left to right over your window.
You may well find during your online search for blinds, that vertical blinds may well be where you are offered the largest choice of different colors, texture and styles.
These type of blinds are generally considered to be the most modern and indeed practical, of blinds that are available. Made from one piece of fabric which is then supplied in a color and style of your choosing, they offer you a great deal of versatility when trying to find the right solution for your windows.
With a bit of basic preparation and by giving thought to what styles and colors you are looking for, shopping online for your new blinds should be a worthwhile endeavor.
GUEST BLOGGER: Kathleen Yuen has a practical eye to her interior design. When not exercising her creativity and love of beautiful spaces, she enjoys blogging about the ins and outs to creating a useful and attractive design in any home.