Many of you have been updating your windows this summer with a huge array of blinds in many colours, fabrics and patterns. Our retail statistics show that roller blinds, vertical blinds and venetian blinds have been the most popular choices over the past few months.
So what makes these three types of blinds such a hit?
Roller blinds are a popular choice for all rooms of your house, including bathrooms and kitchens where moisture can be an issue with other types of blinds. Roller blinds are durable and easy to maintain. A variety of materials can be used to create roller blinds and as already mentioned, they are great in rooms with high amounts of moisture in the air. Roller blinds are also ideal for creating black-out blinds for bedrooms or creating a stylish focal point for your room.
Vertical blinds offer your home added privacy and light control, with the flexible rotation of the vertical slats. Similar to roller blinds, vertical blinds are available in a variety of colours to suit your room interiors, and come in a selection of plain, patterned or textured materials. Vertical blinds can be fitted to arched or curved rails, making them ideal for bay windows.
Maintaining verticals blinds is quite straightforward. Simply vacuuming the slats can keep them looking fresh, and if a more intensive clean is needed, the vertical slats can be unclipped and washed down with a damp cloth or soaked in a bath for those more stubborn stains – then simply re-hang them to allow them to dry.
Venetian blinds are extremely practical and are available in a vast range of coordinating slats and components. Similar to vertical blinds, the rotation of the horizontal slats allows you to control the light levels. This flexibility is great for creating privacy in your room. Venetians are available in PVC, plastic and a selection of woods, all of which are easy to maintain.
Wood venetians are an extremely popular choice amongst those buying venetian blinds. The Goldcrest Family’s wooden venetians are crafted from sustainable Bass wood and are available in natural wood tones, distressed shade and painted finishes. Wooden venetians are elegant and sleek looking, giving you a similar look to interior wooden shutters.