Prior to choosing blinds and shutters, it is important to do some research. In this article, we explore different mistakes to avoid during this process, including colour, design and insulation.
Although it may appear straightforward, buying blinds and shutters for incorrect measurements is a mistake that many make. Before purchasing any blinds or shutters, take care to make sure that your measurements are correct.
Measure Each Window Separately
Although two windows may seem similar, even a few centimetres of difference can change the type of blinds or shutters you purchase. Avoid the mistake of assuming that every window is the same and take care to measure each window separately – even if it may be time consuming.
Quality over Low Cost
Many homeowners make the mistake of choosing cheap materials because of their cost, even though it is more worthwhile in the long-term to choose blinds and shutters of a higher quality material.
Instead of choosing a low quality and cheap option, invest in something more useful long-term. Good window furnishings should last over eight years – especially those made with high quality products such as aluminium.
Function over Style
Avoid purchasing something badly matched to your needs. First comes function, and then comes style. Consider what the window furnishing will achieve. Do you need blackout blinds? Is insulation important to you?
After determining what function the blinds or shutters will achieve, then consider what styles will fit that function.
Another common mistake people make is to do with decoration, particularly colour coordination. Colour coordination and good decoration does not have to involve making everything in your rooms the same colour. Instead, consider the room as a whole.
As a rule of thumb, think about the other elements in the room prior to choosing your window furnishings.
Light Walls or Light Furniture
If most elements in your room are light – beige, nude and white colours – consider choosing window dressings of less neutral colours to add colour to the room. This doesn’t necessarily mean purchasing black curtains. Instead, consider light brown, pastels and reds as options.
Colourful Walls or Colourful Furniture
Too much colour in a room can be overwhelming. If you already have a lot of colour in your home, consider neutral colours for your window coverings.
Not Taking Your Time
Blinds and shutters can add a lot to your home, and a common mistake that many people make is rushing through it, when they should be taking their time and considering their needs and style.
Interested in Blinds and Shutters?
Guardian Screens & Shutters are specialist suppliers of top-quality shutters, screens and security doors in Brisbane. We understand that choosing the right blinds and shutters for your home takes time. If you have any questions about this article, call us on (07) 3808 1308, or contact us online and our experts will help you achieve the look that you are looking for.