When decorating your home, the idea of buying one thing and fitting it all over the home is very old and outdated now.
You can’t fit one thing in every room or even in every corner of a single room. The same is the case about window blinds.
Shopping for living room blinds can be confusing and difficult deciding which style you really want.
Deciding which living room blinds we wanted in our townhouse was not an easy task. We had to do a lot of research and measuring and finally, we were able to choose window blinds we loved.
You may have to choose the different types of window blinds for different rooms and even different for different windows of the same room.
Most of the rooms have a single-window so you can select any single type and that can fit on all the windows, but then it comes to the living room, the situation changes.
Window Slat Sizes
The width of the slats should be your first decision – how wide do you want them?
Generally, blind slats come in three standard sizes, ½ inch, 1 inch, and 2 inches. ½ blind slats are the most popular and will give your living room a contemporary feel and look.
If you love that old-fashioned or old-world look you should generally choose the 2-inch slats, which are reminiscent of older-style Venetian blinds.
Living Rooms Are Unique
Selecting window blinds for your living is a bit tricky task. You must choose carefully because it’s a place where you and your family spend most of the time together.
It’s a good idea to have everyone involved in the decision process happy with your selections. Here is some point that must be kept in mind while buying window blinds for the living room.
Color – The Most Important Concept
When you visit the market to buy window blinds, you see that there is a good variety of colors available in wood blinds.
Now, this wide variety can put you in confusion. To stay out of the confusion, think about the main item in your living room with which you want to match these window blinds?
Is it the sofa or just the main theme that you followed in the whole living room? By answering this question, things will not be complicated anymore.
If you want a long-term, classic blind that will not become dated, choose a neutral color closest to the color of the window trim.
You can never go wrong with that approach. This approach is the safest and will not offend potential buyers which is smart thinking ahead!
Wood blinds — even faux wood ones — are another popular option and have a more organic feel to them then aluminum blinds have.
Window position is the second most important factor while buying the window blinds for your room. Window position defines the purpose of window blinds.
The window might be in a position that you get a very bright sun flare and sometimes bright enough that you can’t even see what’s on your TV Screen. If that’s the case, you will need the window blinds which can stop the sunlight.
If the window is opening on the roadside, then the main purpose can be the privacy factor. You don’t want passing by people to peek through the window.
In that case, you must buy things which can cover windows completely with no gaps between, so that no one can peek into your living room. So depending upon the window position, the purpose of window blinds can vary.
Get a clear idea about the main purpose and then it will be easier for you to decide what type of window blinds you need.
The style is tough the least important factor while buying the window blinds for your living room but still a tricky one.
The style of window blinds normally depends upon the window as mentioned earlier position and purpose factor.
The purpose is to stop light from entering the room then you may choose some thicker blinds like wooden window blinds.
If the purpose is to control the light, then wooden Venetian blinds may fulfill your needs.
These are good even when you want the privacy factor. Vertical blinds are good if you want to cover bigger widows than vertical aluminum Venetian blinds are suitable for you.
The bottom line is: Don’t be penny wise and pound foolish when you are purchasing your living room blinds.
They are designed to last for years so you’ll want to be sure you are going to love your decisions.
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