If you are thinking about setting up some sort of window coverings, like blinds and curtains, you might find that the options are overwhelming. There are so many different types of blinds available, even before curtains enter the equation, that keeping track of the best option for your needs can be difficult. Do you want vertical blinds? Venetian blinds? Roller blinds? Plantation shutters? To make a decision, you will need to understand the types of blinds available on the market. Let us look at some of the most popular options for blinds and how you might want to approach online blinds shopping.
Types of Blinds and Shutters
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There are many different types of shutters and blinds available, and all of them have their advantages and disadvantages. Some are easier to install if you choose to go the DIY route, while others are more durable or fit certain aesthetics better.
One of the most popular styles of blinds available is roller blinds, otherwise known as Holland blinds. These are made up of a large sheet of sturdy fabric and a roller mechanism, allowing you to roll them up and down. Because of the fabric design, these blinds are available in an enormous range of different styles, patterns, and colors, making them an ideal fit for almost any room style. As a bonus, they are also extremely easy to install on your own.
On the other end of the spectrum is the attractive, premium panel shutter design. This is a heavy-duty wooden shutter design (although PVC panel shutters are also available), great for indoor and outdoor use. Because of these blinds’ sturdier design, they are a bit harder to install but still relatively straightforward even for DIY amateurs.
Panel glide blinds typically fall under the ‘vertical blinds’ category and are made up of long vertical strips of fabric, running the full height of your window. They are a lot like curtains made from strips and are ideal for larger windows like French windows or glass doors.
Venetian blinds are what you might think of first when you think of blinds: with their horizontal slats that can be opened and closed as well as raised and lowered. They might be considered a bit old fashioned, but Venetian blinds are incredibly practical, and we think they are a timeless classic that will never go out of style.
Curtains and Blinds
Curtains have a certain classic and luxury style to them, but they tend to be heavy and inconvenient to hang and weathering poorly in bright sunlight, damp conditions, or environments with a lot of insects. That being said, if you want something colorful and refined, then traditional curtains are always available and can even be made at home for the ultimate customization and DIY experience.
If time is an issue, you can always hire a professional to install your blinds for you. But this is hardly necessary, as most online DIY blinds stores have very easy to install on your products for sale. You can save a fair amount of money by going the DIY shutters and blinds route, and you don’t need to worry if you are not experienced in DIY. In general, this is an option that is easily accessible to even DIY amateurs and does not usually require any special equipment beyond the sorts of standard home tools that most people already have.
Ordering DIY Blinds Online
Buying DIY blinds online is very easy. All you will need to place an order is the dimensions of the window you are looking to cover, and you will be able to order blinds the perfect size at a reasonable price! Just make sure you measure accurately before placing an order. Cutting blinds to fit can be a nuisance, and sturdier options such as shutters are likely to be specifically sized and not adjustable.
Installing Your Blinds
When you order DIY blinds, your order should come with full instructions on installing the blinds, which should be followed carefully. There is nothing particularly complicated to worry about, though, so all you need to do is make sure you have access to straightforward tools like a drill and a set of screwdrivers!
There are so many different types of DIY custom blinds available that you should be able to find the perfect size, style, and design to fit your home perfectly. Even the more advanced options are easy to install without any specialist knowledge or obscure equipment, so you can rest easy, secure in the knowledge that you can get your cheap blinds installed at home in next to no time!
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