Guest post by Nathan Marland
Shopping for window blinds is changing, you no longer need to have someone come out to measure your windows just to give you a quote that makes your eyes water. Going for a made to measure blind that you install yourself will not only save you money, but it’s also not as difficult as you might think. We’re here to go through the best value options for covering your windows, without sacrificing on style and practicality. You can see all of these binds and even order free samples over at makemyblinds.co.uk.
Faux wooden blinds
Faux wooden blinds are exactly what the name suggests. These blinds are made from PVC, they not only look incredibly similar to their real wood counterparts but are also a more affordable option. Another advantage of faux wood blinds is that they are water resistant, so can be used in any room of the house, bathroom and living room alike.
Faux wooden blinds are incredibly popular, a big reason for this is their versatility, they look great in a modern interior as well as a more rustic, old school home. Quick tip, go for a faux wood blind with decorative tapes if you love the look of shutters, these blinds will offer a great alternative without having to shell out all that cash.
Roller blinds are a staple when it comes to window coverings, and for good reason too. Whether you’re after simple block colours or vibrant pinks and detailed patterns, roller blinds have the largest range of colours and styles available. If you’re after a simple, functional blind that you can get at a really affordable price, then a roller blind might be the perfect option for you.
Another advantage of roller blinds is their choice of fabric types, if you’re after a blind to block out 100% of the light and offer you a better night’s sleep, then you can opt for a blackout fabric to stop any light peaking through. You can even opt for a voile fabric which offers privacy while letting the light in, if your home is feeling a bit dark and dingy.
If you’re trying to cover a particularly large window on a budget then vertical blinds are a superb choice, these blinds can be made up to 400cm wide so regardless of your window size, you can cover the whole thing with a single set of blinds.
Vertical blinds use vanes instead of slats like venetian blinds, vanes allow for superb light control as they can be tilted to allow light in, even when the blinds are closed.
Aluminium venetian blinds
Aluminium venetian blinds are an alternative to the faux wood venetian blinds we spoke about previously. These blinds are made up of thin aluminium slats, usually around 25mm wide that offer great light control and can be easily kept clean due to their material.
One thing worth noting is as the aluminium slats are thin, they won’t provide total blackout, and some light will find its way around the edges of the blinds and the slats themselves. This means they’re not the best option for a bedroom, but are still a great affordable option for almost any other room.
Take your time to find the perfect option
In order to make sure you find the perfect blind for your budget, make sure you take the time to order free samples, so you can see the colours and styles in person. By choosing a good quality made to measure blind, you know you’ll have a window covering that will last you for years to come, which is a hugely important factor when it comes to affordability.