How to Buy Window Blinds

With the extremely wide selection of window blinds on the market today, it can seem pretty tough to choose the right one for your needs. It isn’t something that you should do quickly. It takes careful thinking and planning to do right. Because this process is a bit more difficult than you may expect, we wanted to help guide you on your journey to finding the perfect blinds for your home. 

Research the Various Types and Styles of Blinds

First, you have to educate yourself. Do some research on what types and styles of blinds are out there. Luckily this step is made easy by the numerous online resources for window coverings and interior decorating. 

We have a detailed explanation of all the types of blinds out there on our website. You’ll be able to learn all that you need to know about all the different types of blinds. Here’s a list of what you’ll find: 

  • Wood Blinds
  • Faux Wood Blinds
  • Aluminum Blinds
  • Vertical and Panel Blinds

By doing research and finding out what’s available, you’ll know your options and be better suited to choose the right one. 

Choose the One That Best Works In Your Home

Sometimes the type or design of blinds you really like isn’t right for your home. A lot of people like wood blinds or faux wood blinds, but depending on the style of house you have and your interior decoration, they may not be the right choice. 

Think about when your home was built, the size of the rooms and the placement of the windows. Also, think about the type of light your rooms get. All of these factors play a role. 

Measure Your Windows Properly

Last, but certainly not least, once you have a set of blinds you believe are perfect for your home, you need to make sure you measure your windows correctly. While it is good to know the measurements of the windows inside the frame, what you really need to do is measure exactly where you want the blind or shade to be. 

Some blinds mount differently than others. This will play a role when properly measuring. Even if you feel confident in your measuring capabilities, it’s always good to call and talk with someone so you know for sure you have the proper measurements. 

Not sure which blinds are right for your home or still feeling a little unsure of picking them out or measuring yourself? We can help! Contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our window treatment specialists.