The perfect way to block out the sun or obtain some privacy from the neighbors is to install blinds on your windows. However, if your blinds are not in good shape, they can detract from the décor and the appeal of your home. So, how do you know when it’s a good time to replace your blinds?
If you have pets, the chances are likely that your blinds are not in the best shape. Cats often try to force themselves through them to look outside and dogs try to poke their noses through. Even if the slats on the blinds are not broken, they can be scratched or bent. Once this happens, dirt and dust can get trapped inside the scratches and they will look dingy.
Staining or Discoloration
Blinds can also become stained from just about anything. How often has a child spilled a drink and you realize it’s splashed out much further than you initially thought? If you smoke in your home, the nicotine will build up on the blinds and cause them to look dirty. Since they come into a lot of contact with sunlight, they might become faded or discolor over time. Regardless of how your blinds get stained or discolored, they can really detract from the décor of your room.
If you have recently remodeled or changed the décor in your home, you definitely need to change the blinds. After a remodel, your blinds are the one thing that will look old and, if you have changed the décor, you may need to go with another color to match it. In either of these situations, new blinds are in order.
When shopping for blinds, there are many things to consider, but the style is often the most important. Roman blinds are often the most popular as they draw up to even panels and are great for almost any décor. Another popular blind style is the venetian blind. These have horizontal slats that are supported on the sides and the top. Other types to consider include vertical Louvre blinds, roller blinds, and pleated.
No matter which style you choose for your home, you can be sure they can be found in a material and color that will add to your décor. While someone with vinyl replacement windows may have no trouble finding the right size for their blinds, if you have a custom built window, you may have to have your blinds custom made as the majority of blinds come in standard sizes only. However, the right window treatment company will be able to help you to come up with a design that is perfect for your home.