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Choosing the right window coverings

So you need to cover up a window? But what do you go for – there are curtains, blinds (our favourite) and then within that Roller blinds, wooden blinds, venetian blinds and on and on it goes. So when it comes to choosing your window coverings there are several things you need to look at before making your decision. Windows are often one element of the room that is overlooked and then it’s a compromise when working out what to put over them. By keeping these points in mind you are going to improve and complete the overall look of your home and rooms. Try to think of them early on in the design process to give your room a coherent look.

Here at Make My Blinds, we have a huge range of blinds to choose from, and with our customer support team on hand to help answer your questions we are here to help you. Before you start, take a note of the following questions and see what will work for you.

What room are they going into? 

Choosing your window coverings is heavily influenced by the room and its surroundings. For example in a bathroom you are best off with a moisture resistant Roller blind, over a Wooden Venetian. Likewise in a bedroom you need Blackout blinds over a thinner dimout fabric. With each of our products we have a ‘great for’ section. This is to help advise on what rooms they can and can’t go into. For example if you need a blind for a window right next to your shower – don’t go for a Roman blind as it will just get damp. You’ll need to opt for a waterproof fabric, so something like a roller blind or a vertical blind. With Make My Blinds you can quickly filter your selection by room to show the ideal blinds for you.

What colour should you choose?

If you are matching in your blinds with your surroundings then you need to consider how you will match it in. Do you want the blind to be a statement in a room, is it to blend into the background or is this blind purely functional? Whatever you are looking for then view our entire range of colours to see what is right for you. After a patterned blind? We have a huge range of striped, floral and geometric pattern roller blinds to cater to even the most specific orders. Same goes for the real wood venetian blinds -if you have a particular shade you need to match in with then please request the samples of what looks close online and then compare in your room the next day. With such a large range on offer you can be sure to find just the right colour for your room – with our offer of free samples you can choose as many as you need until you find the right one for your room.

“With 1000’s of blinds avaiable we can help find the perfect one”

What style is best for your room?

Think about the style that you want from your window covering, are you looking for some sophisticated Wooden Venetians, practical Vertical blinds, or something like a Blackout Roller blind to help you sleep better at night? Each blind is suitable in their own way for a slightly different room – that’s not to say that a blackout blind won’t work in your kitchen, but for us they are best used in a bedroom. But hey, it all comes down to personal preference – and that’s the beauty of choice. With Make My Blinds you can browse from 1000’s of blinds on our site to see what works best for you.

Privacy when you need it most.

If you have a room that needs a balance of privacy and light, then we have some options for you. If you have a room that looks out onto a pavement and you want to prevent people looking in – whilst at the same time letting the light in, then you’ll need to check out our venetian blinds or vertical blinds. With both of these you can control the amount of light that enters your room by angling the slats, which at the same time increases your level of privacy.

with our huge range of fabrics there is something for everyone

Free samples for everyone

We touched on it earlier, and it’s something we love to shout about – and that is our free sample service. All you need to do to is browse our site, add the samples to your basket and checkout. We then post these out by 1st class post to be with you the very next day. With Make My Blinds we are on a mission to make ordering blinds online simple, and free samples is just one step towards helping you get the perfect blinds in your home.  


So with all these things to consider, lets have a look at the options below. These are just a selection of some of our most popular blinds – and some to get you thinking a bit more about your options.