How to Choose the Ideal Set of Blinds for Your Home

By 04 March 2021

Blinds have the most fascinating history. Did you know that some of them date back to the time of the Ancient Egyptians? Throughout the years, lots of cultures spun their own take on them. Some of them made with wet cloths, others were crafted with bamboo sticks, until we finally ended up with the iconic Venetian blinds, that were invented by the Persians.

Nowadays, we have the opportunity to shop around for a variety of blinds that suit our preferences. Some of these include bamboo, vinyl, aluminum, Venetian, as well as Ireland’s finest wooden blinds. Let’s take a closer look at some of the most exquisite materials that are used to make blinds. 

What do you have to keep in mind when shopping for blinds?

Although every home is different, we can all agree that different spaces within the house need different blinds. Of course, this all depends on your preference. You may just want a standard set of blinds that will do the job, or else you want to add that extra special touch by adding different sets to every area of your home.

When shopping around for blinds you must ask yourself a couple of questions. First off, you need to decide on the material that you like, the type of blinds, where you’re going to set them up and your budget.

Luckily, you have a number of options with the wide range of Glasgow-based blind companies. Some solid names include the likes of The Blinds Factory, Casa Blinds Glasgow, Apollo Blinds Glasgow Shawlands, Logo Printed Blinds, and City Blinds and Shutters.

Types of Blinds

If you’re still not sure where to start, that’s why we’re here to give you a hand. Look at our case study here. Throughout the years, more and more companies have manufactured and produced various types of blinds. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular ones on the market.

Venetian Blinds

A classic. These blinds laid the foundations for all the materials we can enjoy nowadays. Their design is intricate and particularly precise, and more importantly timeless. Depending on your preferences, Venetian blinds are made from a variety of materials, some of which include wood, bamboo, and aluminium. Bottom line, they’re great for any home.

Wooden Blinds

Want to add an extra touch to your Venetian Blinds? Then why not opt for some wooden blinds Glasgow? Since they are also made from slats, you can enjoy the perfect combination of wood that blends perfectly with the timeless venetian design. Especially if you live in the countryside, these wooden blinds Glasgow add more character to your home, by bringing out all the natural colours and textures. 

Roman Blinds

If you still want to bring out the design of your windows whilst you enjoy some garden views, we recommend this option. Roman blinds truly serve their purpose to bring out all the intricate designs of a room. With the choice of fabric, you can pull it up or lower it down as easy as 1, 2, 3! 

Blackout Blinds

Are you a light sleeper who doesn’t want to be disturbed with the doses of sunlight when you first wake up? No problem, we’ve got something for you too. Let’s face it, not everybody enjoys being woken up by the sun at the earliest hours of the morning. More so, some people might just prefer to enjoy some privacy.

Additionally, if you’re a creative person, these blinds might come in handy to block out the light completely when working on photography and videography projects. In short, Blackout blinds are a game changer.

Vertical Blinds

Although vertical blinds are more commonly found in schools and offices, they’re still a great option for your home. Alongside adding style to your room and enjoying a peak or two of the surrounding views, the best thing about these blinds is that you can also enjoy full control of your privacy.

Electric Blinds

Do you have one of those designer homes where everything is controlled by a remote? Or are you simply looking to blend the traditional elements of your home with modern technology?

If that’s the case, then it’s high time to vamp up your home with some electric blinds. You are spoiled for choices, as they also come in a variety of colours and materials.

 Best of all, they are extremely user-friendly, as you don’t need additional wires or anything that will be in the way. They normally come with a remote, an app or smart home, and are fully rechargeable. If you’re looking for convenience, we highly recommend this one.

Day-Night Blinds

A relatively new concept that allows to enjoy full control of the light levels during the day, as well as enjoy some privacy during the night. This is a great option to all those who want to enjoy the best of both worlds.