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Blinds And Curtains

Updated on August 23, 2010

Blinds and curtains make the home and one needs to pick and choose the right ones to add function and appearance to their dwelling. Curtains and blinds as well as adding character to your home can really compliment it's surroundings if you choose the right one's. Ikea blinds and curtains have a wide selection of blinds and curtains to choose from but as with many top brands out there. At the end of the day the final decision is up to you as to weather you want to pay top dollar or take time to scout around for a discount. Certain types of blinds and curtains are made to let in as much or as less light into your home. This is by the  different types of fabric and materials they are made from. Which also means they can control the amount of heat that is allowed to enter the house. I must say the modern day blinds and curtains are a far cry from the old fashion curtains and blinds our grandparents use to have.

Color Your Blinds and Curtains

When deciding on what color to use one needs to take in a number of factors such as the surrounding area and furniture color walls, curtains etc.. Say if you had wooden furniture than you may want to compliment it with a lite shade of tan colored blinds or curtains to enhance the look of your furniture. Or you may need to consider the surrounding wall area and which color curtains or blinds will suite or match the color of the existing wall. What ever color you use be sure it go well with the environment around it to give  that extra touch and elegance.

Discount Blinds and Curtains

I always say that it's best to let your fingers do the walking and find a local blinds and curtain stores in your area. Just by looking through your local directory, it doesn't take much to flip through the pages and write down a few second hand stores and check them out one by one. You may even get some sound advice from the store owner on want is best for the particular job you are doing. They should be more than willing to help you out. As I said write down a list, start ringing each store and write down the price and also ask about the condition of the blinds and curtains you want, it's good to have options the more the merrier.


Roller And Vertical Blinds

Roller blinds or vertical blinds and curtains are one of the easiest and most practical ways to conceal a window and are easy to set up, the best thing about roller blinds is that they are able to completely cover the light that enters the room of any house. they can also be rolled out of the way when not in use quite easily without much effort and can be fitted in no time at all. There are also a wide range of colors and designs one can choose from when choosing roller or vertical blinds, although there are some areas of the house that suite these type of blinds and other areas the are better used for curtains ,once again use your own desertion to decide on the best option. These blinds are a cheap option if you are on a budget and can last any where from 1 to 2 years if maintained properly.

Choosing The Right Material

Obviously if you choose to have light shaded blinds you will keep out most of the heat this can be good for the dining area or lounge where you may have appliances going that let off a little heat and can make the room hot and muggy. However if you have a room in the house that may need heat, you can choose a darker shade of blinds to attract the heat and warm up the room or if you need to cool down the room then simply choose a lighter shade to repel the heat that enters.

Curtains can also be used in the same principal, a lighter color to repel the heat or darker to attract the heat. You will need to ask the manufacturer of the best materials to use for this purpose as opposed to blinds curtains can wear out quicker when exposed to the elements so choosing the right materials is important. As well as the practical use for blinds and curtains for temperature control you need to also consider the surrounding area of the home. With the internet, it is now possible to purchase curtains and blinds online with little or no effort and you will also have many online stores to choose from with varying designs colors and prices. Anything you purchase for your home needs to suite and embrace the rest of your home in style and color as well as practicality.


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      Dean 

      8 years ago

      Great information next time i will consider all of the above.

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