Australian consumers are a savvy bunch. So when purchasing blinds, here are some things to consider to make sure you maximise your investment.

1. Think about your style

Every room has a theme or style with your personal touch. Blinds should fit in with that style and integrate nicely with the decor of your room.

2. Pick a suitable material

Blinds come in a range of different materials which can vary in suitability depending on your space. For areas exposed to high heat you may want to consider aluminium shutters, or roman blinds, roller blinds or panel glides made from fabric, with a white or reflective backing. Wet zones (such as bathrooms and kitchens) are environments where you should look at roller blinds, vertical blinds, fauxwood venetians (not timber) which all resist moisture well.

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3. Consider your window

The function of your window should be a factor in which coverings you choose. Different blinds have different ways of opening and closing so depending on what furniture you have around it and how you want to access the window, you may be influenced by certain types.

4. Light and privacy

How much privacy and how much light control do you want your blinds to provide? For a bedroom, blockout blinds made of fabric are a smart choice. Timber shutters of venetian blinds are also good at fully blocking out light and “prying eyes” of neighbours.  Living rooms are one of the features of the house, and a place where most entertaining is done. So you may look to choose more elegant blinds. Roman blinds and roller shades are good options here.

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5. Safety of your loved ones

If you have kids and pets, choosing window coverings that don’t have dangling cords or rails that could be hazardous needs to be taken into consideration. However technological advancements in the industry means safety blinds have become safer and easier to operate.

6. Cleaning

Unfortunately, all blinds attract dust. But luckily they only need occassional cleaning. Some sensitive fabrics are better suited to professional cleaning techniques so if you don’t want to worry about hiring a pro to clean them, choose a blind that is easily cleaned by yourself.

For more information, call Royal Crest on 03 8786 8540