Friday, July 26, 2013

Beautify The Interior Of Your Home With Fabric Blinds

Window covering is essential to enhance the privacy of your home as well as it's interior aesthetics. Just imagine when your windows do not have any covering and you will surely realize that your privacy will be compromised. If your window is near the street, your activities inside the house will be unguarded from prying eyes. In contrast, applying a window tint wont let your room cherish the gift of sunlight. In order to have flexibility, you certainly need a smart window dressing installation so that your room can bask in sunlight or be closed to the outside world according to your needs and mood at the moment.

Roman Blinds
Roman Blinds
The first thing that may come to your mind are curtains, which has traditionally been used as window covering but there are a lot of alternatives in window treatment available in the market nowadays. At present, window blinds are being manufactured using materials like wood, plastic, metal or fabric. You can now opt for designs that can be operated manually or by remote control. Motorized blinds can be controlled from your personal computer or from a wall switch too.

If you want to have the advantages of roller blinds but still achieve a curtain like effect, fabric blinds will be prefect for you. The Festoon or Austrian Blinds are upright panels that are permanently arranged even when they are completely hanging down. These fabric blinds are best suited in small rooms so that they will not appear cramped. Most roller blinds supplier can make customized fabric blinds to meet your particular needs so try to ask them. Festoon blinds fall in a sequence of what looks like soft scallops and the width would depend on the number of scallops that are present.

The Roman fabric blinds look more like roller blinds especially when they are made to hang down. When they are pulled up, they will appear in a sequence of straight folds. The trick here is to connect the wooden batten to the fabric. These blinds will create several eyelet rows where one can connect the cords. The wooden battens should fixed at each eyelet gap in order to avoid the fabric blinds from slumping in the middle. These Roman blinds are ideal for modern homes because they have that clean personalized look. These types of roller blinds are made from woven fabrics and look more attractive when it is installed in contrasting borders. These fabric blinds allow for that traditional look but lets you enjoy its modern features.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Decorate Your Homes With Venetian Blinds

Venetian BlindsCurtains are a beautiful for your home's interiors but they are expensive and needs a lot of work when it comes to maintenance and cleaning. A solution for this is to use blinds which are easy to clean and maintain. Venetian blinds originated from Persian, reached Europe through France in the 1800's, and became popular in the U.S. in the 20th century. It is now a common fixture in many homes. The vertical blinds are made of hard plastic and come in plain solid colors. The horizontal blinds are usually made out of metal, bamboo or wood. If you are looking for more rustic shading for a hobby shed or holiday home, you might want to consider wooden horizontal Venetian blinds that also add to the security of your homes. Another thing you will have to decide on is if you are installing an inside mount or outside mount Venetian blinds. 

In case you do not know what I am talking about, the inside mount is installed within the window frame but does at least need three inches in recess to accommodate the pulley for the blind. An outside mount blind is installed outside the window frame. It is a convenient solution to cover several smaller windows with one blind. The biggest upside to this type of window draping is not only it’s minimalist style but its cleaning and maintenance. Venetian blinds can just be wiped down with a dust cloth or for an even more convenient sweep, you can always use a special Venetian blinds comb cleaner available at any mall. Window dresser experts do say that horizontal Venetians blind last longer and are sturdier than the vertical ones.

Venetian BlindsAnother thing that has recently added more fun to horizontal blinds is the newer editions with graphic patterns and alternative design. They have been produced and sold by interior designers and window decorators. So if you are looking to update your house or room, you might want consider how to integrate a funkier window blind. Venetian blinds can provide a more natural interior for your homes and let you control the amount of light inside your room. In this way, you can create the right ambiance for any occasion. With summer fast approaching, it is time to think about installing Venetian blinds in your home or office. You can be sure that you will find your home more cozy when you use Venetian blinds as your window treatment.