While both window treatments have their benefits, there are a few key differences between shutters and blinds. While blinds are typically fixed inside or above the window recess, shutters are fixed directly to the window frame. In most cases, blinds open vertically and are controlled by cord pulls; however, horizontal opening or motorised options are available. Blinds also offer more light control, as they can be opened as much or as little as you need.
There are many different factors to consider when choosing what kind of blinds you'd like to have in your home.
If your windows are in a smaller room, you may want to consider blinds that are installed inside the recess of the window, while larger rooms will look better with blinds that sit outside the window.
You should also take into account the function of the room and how your blinds will contribute to that.
If you'd like to know more about choosing from different blind types, we've put together a handy guide which you can read here
Before you measure your windows to determine what size blinds you will need, first consider how you want them to hang. You can measure then take a number of measurements and note them down.
If you're not sure, we provide a free measure and quote service. We'll send someone out for an obligation free measure and let you know what kind of price you're looking at for your custom blinds.
One of the biggest benefits of having blinds in your home is that they are very simple to clean. All you need to do is wipe them with a wet cloth to remove dust and dirt. If they need a deep clean, you can remove them to wash them properly, then allow them to dry and easily return them to the window.
If you wish, you can install your blinds yourself by mounting the brackets on your window frame. You can then put the blinds in place and secure the sash cord.
However, we recommend getting your blinds professionally installed to ensure that the job is done correctly to the highest standard. To make it even easier for you, we offer a 100% in-house installation service so you can trust that the job will be done efficiently and correctly.
The options for our blind control mechanisms all comply with child safety standards. In addition, our installation team is constantly ongoing training on the latest installation techniques and child safety laws.
However, if you are concerned about a young family, it may be best to choose another option, such as shutters, which have no cords at all.