Which Blind Should I Have in My Windows?

Standard Window Blinds

Most windows are to a standard rectangular or square shape. If you are choosing a blind for your window, you need to consider whether you want the blind to sit within or outside the window recess. Fit within the recess for a neat finish, careful to ensure that once your blind is fitted, it doesn’t interfere with the opening mechanism of the window.

If the top of your window recess is not perfectly level, you may want to have your blind fitted outside of the recess instead. However, this option doesn’t give you quite the same made-to-measure finish. Our made to measure experts can tell you which fitting is most suitable for your particular window during your in-home appointment.

Another option is to go for PerfectFit blinds. These fit snugly between the glazing and beading of uPVC windows to become an integral part of your window, and it doesn’t interfere with the opening mechanism and there are no cords to operate the blind. Our Roller, Pleated and metal Venetian blinds are available in PerfectFit frames.

Bay Window Blinds

If you live in a period property, you may be lucky enough to have an angled or rectangular bay window. These add real character to a home, but can be difficult to find dressings for. With a bay window, you need to choose a dressing that will sit neatly all the way around the window.

However if your window is overlooked, you may want a more permanent window covering, in which case you should consider Wood Venetians or Verticals that give you privacy from the street. Blinds look most effective when fitted to individual windows within the bay.

Skylight and Velux Blinds

For Skylights, choose Velux, Fakro or Kelite Blackout Rollers in White (by far the most popular) to match the ceiling, or in selected colours. A motorised operating mechanism on Velux to make it easy to control your blinds, especially if your skylight is hard to reach.

Patio Door Blinds and French Window Blinds

Large doors and windows require specialist window dressings too. The location of your doors and your lifestyle are key factors when choosing the best dressings for these types of windows. For example, if your patio doors are in your kitchen or dining area, you may want an option that is easy to clean and helps you to control the sun’s glare. Vertical blinds are a good choice here as they are extremely practical and come in a range of specialist finishes, including blackout, anti-glare and moisture-resistant fabrics. If your room is overlooked, privacy will also be an issue, and if you use your doors frequently, ease of access will be an important consideration too.

French doors in a bedroom may be aesthetic rather than functional, and so demand a suitably stylish dressing, such as full-length Curtains or Verticals.

Most types of blinds fit most types of windows so there is normally a great solution.

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