If you’re looking for a new shading solution for your home this year, it’s quite likely that you will end up looking for a custom-made set of made-to-measure blinds.
Made-to-measure window blinds often end up being the best option for most homeowners, as they are custom-made to perfectly fit whatever window they’ll be shading.
Opting for made-to-measure blinds also provides you have a wide choice of materials, fabrics, and styles of blinds that can be used to ensure that your new shades will suit whatever space they’ll be used in and provide added utility.
To help provide you with all the information you need before purchasing your new shading solution, some expert insight has been provided for this article by DotcomBlinds, a UK based made to measure blinds retailer – So after reading this article you should be well equipped to find and purchase your ideal set of custom shades.
Understand What Features You’ll Require
Before you dive into the deep end and buy a blind, you should understand what features and qualities you will require of your new blinds, to make sure that your new shades are well suited for whatever space they’ll be shading.
For example: In bedrooms or home cinemas, where you will want your new shades to create darkness, you will want to look for shades with blackout fabrics; in bathrooms, where the blind will often be exposed to steam and water, you will want to look for shades made from moisture resistant fabric; or for older windows that are prone to draughts, a thermal shade may be a better choice to provide additional insulation.
Know What Size Shades You Will Need
The next thing you should know when you’re looking for made-to-measure window blinds is what size your blind will need to be. So, you should get your trusty measuring tape and measure to find out how big your new blinds will need to be.
If your blinds will be going into the recess space around your windows, all you need to do is measure the size of the recess from side-to-side and top-to-bottom to get your width and drop measurements.
If your blinds will be going directly onto the wall over the window, you’ll want to measure the size of the window space and then add around 100mm to your width measurement and 140mm to your drop measurement to allow the shade to overlap the window.
Find What Sort Of Blind You’ll Want
After deciding what qualities you’ll want your blinds to have and knowing what size it will need to be made to, you can now work out what type of blind you’ll want for your home. The size and features required will narrow down your options, giving you a few varieties to choose from.
Once you know what sort of blinds will be suitable for your needs, you can decide what variety will be best for you and your home, based on your style, budget and the availability of the shades.
Ensure You Look At Fabric Samples
After selecting the variety of blinds you’ll be using in your home, you should order some fabric samples from that range of blinds, so that you can see how the different available colours, patterns, and fabrics will look in your home, allowing you to find the fabric that best suits your décor.
All that is left to do, is make a choice of what fabric you’d like to be used on your new made-to-measure blinds and place an order with your retailer of choice to have your new made-to-measure blinds manufactured and delivered directly to your doorstep!