Interior Décor Tips: How To Choose Custom Blinds For Large Windows

29 December 2016
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Finding the right window treatments requires several considerations, but if your home has large windows, there is much planning and research that should be done. A large window, especially in the living room, can be the focal point of the room, and choosing the wrong blinds can affect the general appearance of the entire space. However, with the right blinds whose design and color flows with the rest of the décor, you can significantly improve the curb appeal of the room. Here are some of the key considerations that you should have in mind when choosing custom blinds for your large windows.

Light vs. privacy One advantage of large windows is their ability to allow in a lot of natural light in a room. It is essential to determine how much light control you want when selecting blinds. For example, you can go for vertical blinds if you have large windows that double up as sliding doors as well. These can offer a decent amount of privacy while allowing natural light into the room during the day. If you want blinds that provide a reasonable amount of light during the day while blocking the view into your home, you can opt for sheer blinds. At night they offer a decent level of privacy as well. Aluminium and wooden blinds are suitable for high levels of privacy, but you will have to open them during the day if you want adequate natural light in the room.

Style and color Both vertical and horizontal blinds are suitable for accentuating large windows. However, vertical blinds tend to be more stylish, and they are also easy to use. If you opt for horizontal blinds, go for tall and narrow ones. Since they are custom designed, this shouldn't be a problem as the designer can take measurements of your window. When choosing a color for your blinds, assess the overall color scheme used for the room's décor. Pick a color within this palette so that it can complement the rest of the furnishings. However, if your window is the focal point of the room, you can choose a color that stands out and decorate the rest of the room around this color scheme.

Ease of use Opening and closing the blinds on a large window can be hard if you don't have the right blinds. For this reason, it is essential to select ones that are easy to use. Consider going for motorized blinds that are operated electronically or remotely using a device. Not only are they convenient to use, but they can also last longer than traditional blinds as damage during manual operation is eliminated. When designing custom blinds for the home, make sure that you take accurate measurements to avoid having blinds that are smaller or bigger than your window.