Take a look at your windows and try to imagine that you are a visitor, stepping into your home for the first time. How do your window dressings look? Many people only replace their blinds or curtains when they are changing the decor in a room, but tired or broken window dressings can have a negative influence on the feel of your home, and replacing these can make a big difference.
Here at Direct Blinds, we stock a wide range of blinds and window dressings that offer a cost effective way to give your home a facelift. We can help you to choose the styles that will suit your lifestyle best, and we can advise you on the warning signs that show it’s time to replace your blinds. Read on for our top tips!
Window Dressing Warnings!
Blinds are a great option for your windows, giving great flexibility so that you can adjust the light and privacy within a room to suit you. They are hardwearing and strong, but, of course, they will not last forever. The following signs could indicate that it’s time to update your blinds:
1. Broken mechanisms. If your blinds are no longer opening, closing or tilting as they should, you will not feel the benefits of them. If you notice that your blinds are no longer shutting out light effectively, or that they look uneven or have loose slats, the tilt mechanism may be broken. If your blinds are not operating correctly, replacing them is usually more cost effective than repairing them.
2. Cord problems. The cords on your blinds must be intact and in good condition in order to function properly, and if they have started to fray, they will no longer give you the performance you need. Remember that cords with a loop in them can be extremely dangerous to small children and animals, and it is vital to avoid these or use cord safety devices to ensure that they are safe.
3. Damaged slats. Some blinds are more susceptible to light or heat damage than others, but if you notice that the slats in your blinds are warped or bent, it is certainly time to replace them. Some styles, such as real wood blinds, can sustain damage quite quickly if they are placed in humid areas such as the kitchen or bathroom, so you may find that faux wood styles are a better option in these rooms.
4. Discoloured blinds. Your blinds are designed to block the sunlight, but this means that they will be susceptible to sun damage and fading. After a while, this will become obvious and will probably make your whole room look tired, so it’s a good idea to replace your blinds at this stage.
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At Direct Blinds, we love to show our clients how much difference the right blinds can make to their homes. Whether you are looking for roman blinds, Venetian blinds or Plantation Shutters, we will help you to find the very best options for you and your lifestyle.
Pop into your local store to talk to our experienced staff, contact us online or call 021 435 4959 today.