6 Mistakes to Avoid When Selecting Blinds, Shades, or Shutters
Choosing window treatments for your home or apartment can lead to many questions regarding quality, craftsmanship, functionality, style, and price. At Window Blinds Direct, we want to make sure you are prepared to ask the right questions when selecting blinds, shades, or shutters for your windows. With a wide variety of options on the market, it’s understandable to be overwhelmed when it comes to making the right decision for your home and lifestyle, all the while keeping within budget! Read below to discover some of our most helpful tips when it comes to shopping for your window treatments and what common mistakes you can avoid. After all, better safe than stuck with disappointing window treatments.
Choosing the Wrong Option for Your Windows
Are your windows large or small? Does the area get a lot of natural light or not so much? Is it a bedroom, kitchen, or bathroom? These are all some of the factors you have to consider when selecting appropriate window treatments. For example, vertical blinds may work well for large windows, but not so much for small ones. You may have to use horizontal blinds if your windows are on the smaller side. Another example is if your room gets a lot of light and you like total darkness, you will want to stick to a blackout option and possibly forgo blinds that may leak out a lot of light during the day and night. Essentially, keep your room, location, and window size in mind when choosing window treatments, as these are all factors that determine your overall comfort level.
Not Considering Measurements
When choosing window treatments for your home, a measuring tape should be your best friend! Don’t go in blindly by forgetting to measure your windows and assuming all are the same in size. If you are unsure, you can call Window Blinds Direct, and a representative will assist you in measuring your windows properly. Keep in mind that this simple (and often overlooked) step can save you time, money, and stress in the long run.
Skimping on Quality
Don’t make the crucial mistake of assuming that cheaper is better. While everyone loves a great bargain, sometimes you should be skeptical about the product that offers such a low rate. Window treatments are an integral part of your home and décor and should be treated as such. Go for the highest quality product that your budget allows, as this will help ensure your window treatments are durable and long-lasting. Cheap blinds and shutters often succumb to the elements and have to be replaced more frequently, whereas high-quality products tend to last for years with less maintenance.
Not Installing them Properly
Installing your window treatments correctly is just as important as selecting the right product. Poor installation will undermine even the highest quality blinds or shutters. Here at Window Blinds Direct, our experts assess your window treatments to ensure they are the perfect fit, and take extra care to install them for a seamless finish and stylish look. We are experts in the industry and can easily avoid common problems and mistakes that occur during the installation process to save you effort, time, and money.
Clashing with Your Existing Home Décor
When you go in-store to select your window treatments, it may be helpful to have pictures of your home with you so that you can reference them alongside the different materials, colours, and patterns of the products. This is especially true if you are choosing curtains or draperies that can either add a stylistic element to your home or clash with existing décor (depending on what you choose). You can always resort to a more minimalistic and neutral style of shades or blinds if you are unsure or prefer not to have your window treatments stand out from the rest of your decor. Ultimately, it’s best to have an idea of what goes well in your home (or the look you’re going for) before you decide on the style of your window treatments.
Not Considering Practicality
As stylish and beautiful as you will inevitably want your window treatments to be, you should always keep practicality and function in mind when choosing blinds, shades, or shutters for your home. No matter how beautiful and lovely they are, they will be pointless if you are unable to use them for their intended purpose or if they are straight out inconvenient or ill-fitting. Keep functionality as one of your top requirements. Ensure the window treatment you choose works well with the type of window you have (whether it is a sliding door, basement window, bathroom window, etc.).
Hopefully, this guide has given you some important pointers to think about before you head out shopping for the best blinds or shades. For more information on custom window treatments and installation, please call Window Blinds Direct at 647-360-7026 or contact us here. Our team of experts would be happy to help answer any questions you may have to ensure you choose the right product for your lifestyle, budget, and needs. We believe in quality customer service and high-quality window treatments in an array of options for every budget. Call us today for a free in-home estimate!