Having windows in your house is a necessity, covering those windows – whenever you need to – is also a necessity. And for that purpose, window blinds, shades, and curtains are the most obvious choices. Curtain have always existed in some form and shades are a lot similar to them; however, blinds, on the other hand, are a comparatively new item, which means people need to know more about blinds and shopping for blinds.

In this piece, we discuss a few things you should know and assess before you head out to buy some window blinds or order online.

Style and Interior Design

Lots of people prefer to hire interior designers and decorators for their houses, and more often than not window covering are a part of the whole deal. However, if you are buying the window blinds yourself, then you don’t want to upset the interior design and decoration of any room with your choice of window blinds. Instead, you should carefully consider what kind of window blinds would go well with the color scheme, flooring and the furniture in the room. This way, your window blinds will be adding to the beauty of your house instead of compromising on it.


The room plays a big part in what kind of blinds you should buy. Usually, people prefer to have curtains in their bedrooms, but if you find the right kind of window blinds, you can install them in the bedroom too. Living rooms and lounges are more suitable for window blinds traditionally as there is more traffic in those areas and so sunlight is more welcome. Similarly, if you are installing window blinds in children’s rooms, cordless blinds might be more appropriate since cords can be dangerous and this will keep the children safe from tangling into cords or playing with them.

Window Placement

If a window is facing a wall or another building, and no sunlight passes through there, then there is not much reason to get fancy new blinds for that window. On the other hand, windows that face the sunlight or are at least not blocked by a building or a wall are the ones where you should install the proper blinds.

Binds Types

Many kinds of blinds are now available in the market. You choosing any one of them can depend on a number of factors such as material, color, technology i.e. cordless or automatic blinds, and brand. It is better to prepare yourself beforehand by conducting some research on the internet about all such available choices so that when it is time to make a decision, you make the most informed one.

Cleaning Routine

You should also know that even though blinds don’t need to be washed as opposed to curtains or perhaps some shades, you do need to regularly clean them. If you don’t, then they can accumulate germs and be harmful to the people living in the house. Therefore, you should make this a part of the usual cleaning routine so such a situation never occurs.

For more information regarding blinds or to get some yourself, please visit our website www.newlookblinds.co.uk.