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    What blinds are best for your living room?


    With home decor, there is no ‘one fits all’ solution when choosing blinds for your living room. Everyone is different and everyone likes their own style, so where do you start when choosing blinds for your living room?

    For us it’s important that you choose the right style, so we have put together a list of things to consider when choosing your new living room blind. This is by no means the be all and end all of things to consider, especially as what one person likes – the other may hate. In a living room there are many different thing you need to consider and take into account. So let’s have a look at what we think are some of the most important things to consider when decorating, and then choosing blinds for your living room:

    “Every living room is unique, lets keep it that way”

    Colour: With so many blinds and colours to choose from, it’s important to consider what you want to match your blind to – is that your sofa or should the blind be a statement in the room? If you have neutral toned walls why not take advantage of showing off your window by choosing a bright and bold colour. With a huge range of colours and patterns available, you’ll be spoilt for choice with us at Make My Blinds. We also love to send out free samples so you can see the colour and fabric in your home before you buy. This is especially useful if you have a particular colour you need to match in.

    Window Position: Do you need to cover your window to prevent glare from the sun, or do you need some privacy in your home? You may only need to draw your blinds at night? All of these reflect on the best type of blind for your home. Keep this in mind as choosing the wrong fabric won’t solve your problem. For example is you are trying to stop glare on your TV, then opt for a thicker material or blackout blind to prevent this. Or you could use a wooden venetian blind, and twist the slats closed when the sun gets in the way. If you have a window that looks out onto a pavement or path that means people can look in, you’ll be best off with a venetian blind or a vertical blind. Both types give you the flexibility to let the light in, but also keep your privacy at the same time. These can be a blessing if you look out onto a busy road but still need the natural light entering your room. 

    Style: Are you looking for something quick to do the job and cover the window, something to help you control the light, or be a bold feature in your room? If you are looking for a feature then we can recommend our Wooden Venetian blinds. These high quality and sophisticated blinds are all the rage at the moment and give a plantation shutter look when ordered in white. They are also a great blind for giving you privacy and control over the light entering your room. By simply angling the slats up or down, you can let the light in, but stop people looking in. If you are looking to control the light, then either our Vertical blinds or Aluminium Venetian blinds are best. The Vertical blinds can be turned with just a pull of a cord, again letting light in, but stopping people looking in. Everything from blackout, patterned roller blinds – to dimout, solid colour fabrics.

    couple planning to decorate their room

    “Home is not a place, it’s a feeling”

    If you have a room that is facing onto a footpath or street and need some privacy but also need the light then have a look at our Voile blinds. These are a replacement for traditional net curtains and, in our opinion, are ten times smarter. These come in a range of subtle colours and styles, and are perfect for placing in a window opening onto a road or street. Just remember that when it’s nighttime the properties are reversed, so if it’s dark outside and light inside people will be able to see in. We recommend having a second blind for that.

    For those of you who look out onto a pavement, but still need the light – have a look at our wooden venetian, Faux wood or aluminium Venetian blinds.

    And what if you are just looking for a statement in your room? Something bright, bold and full of colour? We have our roller blinds for that. The 3 below are some of our brightest living room roller blinds, but don’t worry if they are not for you. With a huge range, you’ll find the one that’s right for you.

    We know that each living room is as individual as you are and it is a reflection of the people who use that room. With our range and advice we are sure that you will be able to find the right blind for your room. If you see some fabrics you like but need to make sure that the colour is the right tone then please just order a free sample – we get these out to you the next working day so you can choose the best fabric for your room. If you have any questions about any of our blind please just start a web chat, send us an email or even easier is to pick up the phone and give us a call on 0800 368 8441.

    Remember, the Make My Blinds difference is that all blinds are made to measure, come with a 4 year warranty and can save you up to 50% off high street prices. The savings come from measuring and installing yourself, which is incredibly easy with our ‘How to’ Guides – both on how to measure and how to install.