If you’re considering blinds for your windows at home, you may be surprised by the variety available on the market today. Gone are the times when your only options were those antiquated aluminum blinds with the dreadful tangled cords; the ones that always seemed to collect dust and could never be cleaned. Modern blinds are contemporary and convenient- they can provide the perfect final touch for any attractive home design.
The following is a quick guide to the most popular types of blinds available and a few of the key benefits of each choice.
Using Venetian Blinds to create a relaxing Ambience in your Home
Creating a comfortable and cosy space to relax and unwind in at the end of a long day is essential to making any house a home. Offering an area to kick off your shoes, put up your feet and indulge in some you time will make a great difference to your day to day life, encouraging you to leave the stresses of work at the door.
As you choose the perfect décor, accessories and furnishings, you’ll also want to pay special attention to maximising natural light. It is important in our homes for many reasons; in smaller homes, or dark ones, inviting the outside in makes the home feel more open and light. The mood and ambience of the room will also be brightened and uplifted with the invitation of light.
Being able to enjoy the fresh morning sunlight, afternoon glow and pale evening haze is important, but so is being able to control it. Living in a place like Australia there are times of year when it is paramount that windows can be ‘blocked out’ to protect furnishings as well as keep the sky high temperatures out of the home.
For this there are Venetian Blinds; an excellent option for helping to control the light in a space, whilst maintaining a high level of privacy at all times. These attractive blinds can have the slats positioned at almost any angle, offering you a way to filter out the bright sun, whilst still flooding the home in natural light.
Modern Venetians come in materials such as aluminium, basswood and ecowood – PVC treated to look and feel like wood, whilst withstanding heat, humidity and being easy to clean.
Each material can offer a different look in your home; traditional aluminium blinds, for example, can offer a modern look and feel in any home, whereas wooden blinds boast a contemporary feel with a more sophisticated and classy appeal.
Aluminium blinds offer the best light control. With ultra-light and very thin slats they can be tilted to almost any angle for unrivalled regulation of both privacy and filtration. As the first material used for Venetian Blinds, aluminium blinds are tried and true- they have been around for a long time and their simple design is both timeless and subtle.
Basswood blinds offer a stylish and contemporary finish to any room in your home. This traditional material (that has been chosen as the world’s favourite wood for blinds) will look both sophisticated and natural. The wooden slats frame any view perfectly and you will have full control over how much light you want to allow in your home at any one time. As a natural insulator the basswood will keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
Basswood blinds are suitable for any room (that isn’t in direct sunlight) in the home except bathrooms and kitchens, as they are sensitive to humidity.
Ecowood blinds offer the best of both worlds. The PVC material is treated to look and feel like wood whilst still being resistant to natural elements such as heat, light and humidity. The slats offer the same benefits as wooden and aluminium blinds, but they actually cost less and offer great durability. Ecowood blinds are also very versatile- they can be used in any room, in any home, at any location.
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