How to buy window blinds and shutters

Today, with so many styles of blinds and curtains to choose from, finding the right one for your needs is not always a closed and fast case. Here, we collect our best advice to help you see your way through the process.

Whether you are looking for privacy, style or both, it can be difficult to choose window treatments. Should you go to a specialized blind store, your local home center or shop online? The degree of formality must go, or how pure? And how come your neighbors still look smart doing it?

On the cover of Australia window, we saw the need for better, cheaper window treatments that are more security conscious - and then we decided to implement a wide range of colors, fabrics, and styles. We are proud to present our exclusive collection of Australia Custom Window Blinds and Shutters available from authorized online retailers.

This is what you should keep in mind before you buy to avoid being blinded.

Light and privacy

How you are and what do you need? Decide if you want your ample and well-lit or more "buttoned" and comfortable. Is the goal of blocking the light for a comfortable sleep in the room or hanging a transparent fabric in your kitchen that allows the sun to shine on the farm sink? Do the windows cover near the front door or the sunny side of the house? All these factors influence the styles and fabrics that you decide.

Your budget

Treat yourself to a single window or the whole house? You may consider spending more on some windows and reducing the other. Window treatments are evaluated by size and expect that the larger treatments cost more. Special sizes and fabrics, patterns and features also increase the cost.

How much time and effort are you willing to spend cleaning

Value blinds can be cleaned at home, but they are magnets for dust and require frequent attention. Tones in fabrics with textures and fabrics better mask the floor and are better maintained by the vacuum cleaner or professional cleaning.

Your style of decoration

Is it formal or informal, comfortable or elegant? Strong colors can be fun or dramatic. The subtle nuances are perfect for a room decorated in neutral and earthy colors. Do you prefer wired or wireless models and more sophisticated wireless models?


Do you have young children in your home and a need for blinds and curtains wireless aerodynamic?

The blinds are the best

If you want blades that can be adjusted to make the sunshine (or not) tilt. They look great, clean and personalized and lots of privacy. In general, price blinds go in this order: vinyl, aluminum, imitation wood (or textured vinyl) and wood. This is what you know about certain types.

Wooden blinds

They come in light and dark shades and polished or painted finishes - our GH line is Peruvian walnut-rich white villa - and they are perfect for offices and dens. They are not the best choice for kitchens or bathrooms, where moisture could damage (choose polymer or faux wood instead), or for bedrooms or living rooms where you want a softer, more romantic effect.

When choosing blinds, keep in mind:

Wider horizontal pallets

Create the illusion of larger windows and more space in smaller apartments and rooms. Slats in the GH line range from 1 inch to 2 3/8 inches.

Vertical blinds

Work for windows that are wider than tall. They are an ideal choice for large windows with panoramic views or through sliding glass doors.

Upside down:

You do not need to put half-blind shutters to let the light in, as it does with nuances - the length of the window can still be covered by a finished appearance, even when the slats are open. Convenient for bathrooms and bedrooms as it allows you to lower the blinds for privacy, but the adjustments needed to light.


Stores usually require more of a commitment to keep clean because the blades attract dust and dirt.

Tones are the answer

If you are looking for versatility and style. They provide more ways to create different appearances and states that use the texture, pattern, and weight of the fabric. Our Australian range of window protection includes everything from transparent horizontal screens to save energy and opaque blinds and the more traditional version up or down for more lighting options. Some figures:

Woven wood

(Like bamboo) offers complete and natural coverage. It works well in the garden room and breakfast where you will often need to filter the sun to read the newspaper or watch your iPod.

Weaving tight like twill or micro suede offer optimum privacy as they are opaque. These work well in bedrooms and bathrooms and do not forget the guest room.

Roman paintings

They have soft, broad folds that fold when they are bred by a rope. They are beautiful to the dining room, living room and living room. A ball where the fabric is gathered in undulating-make a statement of style with the puffs is contacted dresses for formal living rooms or living rooms.

Honeycomb blinds:

Also known as cell or cells, they are designed with horizontal rows of air pockets (like tight rows and arranged in a honeycomb) working to keep warm in winter and outdoors during the summer. These energy-saving bulbs are a favorite for the whole house.

Electric shut down:

With a screen room dimming, to block up to 100 percent of the light (which cost more than the conventional styles) are ideal for bedrooms, home theaters, and the media.


They are made of pure armor that offers protection against harmful UV rays but does not completely block the view. They are a good choice for solariums, children's rooms, dining rooms and sun offices.

Upside down:

Tones are a versatile way to easily upgrade to any environment and can give a warmer, softer appearance than blinds.


To keep it cool and clean, you will need to wash the vinyl hand curtains. Fabric curtains (especially if light colored) should be cleaned with a hand tool and regularly cleaned and shipped for professional cleaning.

How to measure

 Knowing the window sizes you want to cover will help you choose wiser. "You have to measure exactly where you want the shade or shade to be," Forte says. So if you shop within the frame stop, you owe your tape measure.

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Nov 21, 2016