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3 tips for choosing your blinds

Gone are the days of boring blinds. These convenient window coverings are making a proud comeback in homes the world over thanks to a new generation of stylish and functional models.

Today’s blinds are energy efficient, UV resistant and available with a plethora of useful features like remote controls and programmable settings. Faced with so many options, you may find it difficult to choose the right set of blinds for your needs. Here are a few key points to consider.


1. Window and room

First, consider the type of window that your blinds will be installed on. What size is it? Is it easy to reach? Will you be opening and closing it frequently? For instance, the right window treatment for a bedroom skylight will be different than for a sliding patio door. The same goes for the room itself: the ideal blinds for a bathroom are resistant to moisture and mould, while fully opaque shades are perfect for a home theatre.


2. Type and material

What are you looking for: blinds or shades? Pleated or honeycomb? Roman or roller? Horizontal or vertical? As you can see, there’s no shortage of possibilities. A wide range of materials, including wood, PVC, vinyl, aluminum and fabric, are also available to choose from. Look into the pros and cons of each before settling on your favourite.

Need something versatile? Consider a lightweight model that features alternating panels of sheer and opaque fabric. This clever cross between venetian blinds and roller shades will allow you to easily adjust the amount of light to let in while adding an elegant touch to your bedroom or living room.


3. Style

Function is one thing, but form is important too! Your blinds should match the rest of the room’s style. Minimalist models with clean, straight lines work well with a contemporary or Scandinavian-inspired design. Softer materials complement classic decor styles, and vertical blinds pair perfectly with rustic and traditional interiors.

Flordeco offers a wide selection of window treatment options. Come take a look at our blinds, panels and decorative textiles from top brands such as Altex, Carsan, and Hunter Douglas. Our in-store advisors will be happy to help you choose the right model for your budget, lifestyle and design preferences. Visit your nearest location today!

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