Things to Consider When Choosing Blinds

Kim Ray

BY Kim Ray

Published: 31 January 2021 Updated: 29 May 2024

Think of windows as the eyes of your home. They’re an important part of a house and how you decide to dress them can make a significant impact on your overall décor. Beautiful and functional window coverings can increase the value of your home and even help you save on heating and cooling costs, so it’s important to choose the right ones for you.

Here are a few ideas to think about when considering new window coverings:

1. Function

Window coverings aren’t just for good looks! What would you like your window covering to be able to do?

Do you want to block out light in a bedroom? Maybe you just want to reduce the glare of the afternoon sun entering your home- but, of course, you’d also like to maintain your beautiful views too! Function is one of the most important things to think about when considering a window covering.

The range of options is huge with a solution for every situation. From fabric choices to style of operation to automation options that can transform your environment are all possible with Victory.

Dining room with brown wicker dining chairs and timber table complimented by a white sheer roller blind

2. Design

Bold patterns, subtle prints or just a simple single-tone window covering can help put your own unique stamp on your décor. For the more daring, a floral, stripy or decorative option can bring new life and personality to a room. 

Then of course there is the challenge of co-ordinating the overall look with the colour textures and tones of furniture, lighting and floor coverings. At Victory we understand both ends of the spectrum and can help advise you on the overall look and feel you want to achieve.

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3. Colour

Looking to create an impact, or just simply want your window coverings to blend into the background? Colour is an important thing to consider as it can have a huge effect on the mood and look of a room. 

Bold, vibrant-coloured window coverings can add personality and is a great way to make your décor really pop. Coordinate the cushions, rug or lamps with a splash of colour, or choose from an array of classic neutrals that will blend in beautifully and stand the test of time.

Grey and white toned bedroom with bright orange throw blanket and a dark grey roman blind

4. Control

Do you have a window in a hard-to-reach place? Perhaps you have young children or animals to consider. What if you leave your awning out while you are at work and a storm hits?

There are now so many ways you can control your window coverings; the good ol’ traditional cords, cranks and control wands do the job in most cases, but you may not have considered automated window coverings that can be controlled by remotes, wall mounts, weather sensors and now even your smartphone from anywhere in the world. 

Or maybe you want the best of both worlds? Whatever the scenario may be, we’ll have a window covering solution for you.

Woman with remote control operating motorised roman blinds

Now that we’ve got you thinking, let us come to you for a free in-home measure and quote. We can guide you through our huge range of indoor and outdoor blinds and help you create the perfect look for your home and budget.

So, what are you waiting for? You know the jingle. Give us a call on 13 13 99 for inspiration, advice on quality and custom-made window coverings.

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