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Wonderful Windows: A Crystal Clear Window Blog

Welcome to my window blog. My name is Christy, and this is one of a series of blogs I am making about homes and home repairs. I was inspired to write about these topics after remodelling our home and replacing a lot of elements like the windows. I am going to write about everything from choosing the right windows for your climate to keeping your glass squeaky clean. I hope that you like reading these blogs -- if they inspire or help you, share them with your friends on Facebook, Twitter or whatever social media you like! Thanks again for reading and enjoy!


Wonderful Windows: A Crystal Clear Window Blog

How to Choose the Right Indoor Blinds for Your Bedroom

by Carla Johnson

In a modern home, the average bedroom is much more than just a place for sleeping. For instance, 45% of Australian teens between the ages of 12 and 13 have a TV in their bedroom. And because of that, your bedroom blinds should be both functional and aesthetic.

But with several types of indoor blind to choose from, how do you decide what works best for you and your bedroom? The best way to choose indoor blinds for your bedroom is to ask yourself the following questions.

Will You Need to Block Sunlight During the Day?

If you are someone that takes naps during the day, then you'll probably need blinds that block natural light from entering your bedroom. Roller blinds are a good option if you need total darkness for daytime naps. But you can even go one step further by opting for blackout blinds, which are like roller blinds, with additions to the top, bottom and sides for even more light blockage.

But these options aren't very practical if you'd like the ability to adjust the brightness of your room throughout the day. Yes, you can raise and lower them. But vertical blinds are a much better option when you want a uniform spread of natural light.

Are You Concerned About Your Privacy?

If your bedroom is on the ground floor or there are other buildings close by, privacy will be high on your list of priorities. But with curtains or roller blinds, you are limited in how you can control both light and privacy. Either you can go up, down, or sideways, which will always leave a gap for prying eyes to see through.

For privacy as well as light control, Venetian blinds, which have horizontally opening louvres, or vertical blinds, are two of the best options available to you. Both of these options afford you privacy and the ability to allow natural light into your bedroom.

Will Your Pets Interfere With Your Blinds?

You also have to consider your pets. For example, do you own cats that like to sit on your bedroom windowsill? Or do you dogs often put their paws up on the windowsill to look outside? Then vertical blinds won't do. Nor will blinds with dangling strings as these can be dangerous to your pets.

Pull-down roller blinds are best if your pets enjoy gazing out of your bedroom window since they lack the dangerous cords of other indoor blind solutions.

For more information and tips for getting indoor blinds, reach out to a window company.