Thursday, March 27, 2014
Most people find curtains a bit boring and conservative and believe that they are a thing of the past. Today, interior designers and architects recommend DIY blinds to accentuate your home's warmth. They could be installed in combination with decorative curtains . This makes the possibilities to become endless because there are many types of blinds available in the market.
For those who want a tropical motif and the more refreshing look, bamboo blinds will be the best choice. However, there are also many roller blinds that are designed in such a way that you will get the any look that you want. Available in a variety of colors and designs, roller blinds can be cheaper too.
Homeowners who want their homes to look ecologically friendly, the best blinds to purchase are the so called solar blinds because they provide protection against the sun’s ultraviolet rays. These kinds of blinds can give your home a subtle look too. They are usually made from lightweight polyester fabric with holds tiny air pockets and used for blocking both the heat and the cold. The overall effect is in your room to have a neat and clean feel. For the child oriented home, the thick plain white roller blinds can give your home an elegant touch and they are hard to destroy so you can be sure that they are always in one piece.
It is, however, very fulfilling to add charm to your homes by installing the DIY blinds yourself. If you want to add to the simplicity of the Venetian blinds, a sophisticated rod and valance should be used instead of a light curtain pinned at the sides. Whatever you do, just try to be creative. By choosing the right DIY blinds for your windows and doors, you can surely achieve the perfect style that will fit to your specific theme. In selecting the right DIY blind for your home, you should open your creative mind and have some fun. And you can be sure your family and friends will appreciate your home better.
Posted by Fiona Thomson at 4:53 PM
Thursday, March 13, 2014
In many homes, windows are made from single or double panes of glass. If you have a triple-paned glass, then you have the most efficient type of window that provides enough barrier between the outside and the inside environment of your house. Most people are still using curtains but using sunblock blinds is actually the most efficient. This is because sunblock blinds add an extra layer of insulation that increases the energy efficiency of the window or door covered. These blinds will save you energy especially if they are mounted as close to the window as it is possible. This will not allow hot air to escape around the blinds and circulating into your room.
You see, sunblock blinds has proven to be very cost-effective and as such, it has become the most practical alternatives to conventional curtains. An added feature is that they can give your room that minimalist look. If you do not want your room to feel stuffy, you should refrain from using curtains for your windows. Also, sunblock blinds are very effective if you want to keep your room as dark as possible during the long summer days. Using layers of curtain fabrics can not shut out the light like sunblock blinds do. Home decor stores offer a wide variety for sunblock bind designs that can fit any taste. If you are one of those who like the classic white and blackout rollers, you will not have the problem of finding one that fits your home. There are also a lot of choices of sunblock blinds in interesting graphic prints to liven up your room without letting too much sun inside. These type of blinds are great to use as accent for your windows too. So get ready for the summer and discover the wonders of the sunblock blinds.
Posted by Fiona Thomson at 5:47 PM