The Blinds Review.

The definitive guide to all things blinds & shades.

The Blinds Review cuts through the hassle of all the confusing data amongst the sea of window blinds websites. It's your one stop shop for expert reviews, relevant seasonal style guides and image galleries to help you make a decision...quick!

Selecting Blinds That Will Compliment a Variety of Styles


Choosing new blinds can be something of an investment.  High quality shades and blinds should be able to last for many years, which means, they should also be versatile and able to go with a variety of styles.  Choosing the best styles and colors will ensure you don't need to buy new blinds each time you redecorate.

Decorating a room for the first time means making plenty of decisions about everything, from carpet colors, styles to furniture, wall art, throw pillows, and a million other little touches that transform a room into a living space!  While some touches may change as you redecorate down the road, other aspects of the room will probably remains the same for many years.  The carpet and wall color or wallpaper, are the most obvious but many people overlook their windows and don't carefully consider their blinds or shades.  This can result in needing to buy new shades, blinds and other window treatments, each time you want to decorate a room. 

Take Your Time and Save Your Money

The biggest reason why you need to choose your blinds or shades carefully is that it will let you spend a bit more which can save you money over time.  By simply choosing window shades or blinds which can be a part of different styles you'll be able to invest in a higher quality product which means being able to choose window treatments designed to save you money by proving more insulation, reducing exposure to sunlight and even adding more security to your home with privacy blinds or other shades and blinds with security features.  This will mean your blinds save you money and protect your home while still enhancing any room in your home. 

Choosing Wisely

Part of being able to choose the best shades or blinds for your home is having an idea of what you want and knowing your own tastes.  The room you have decorated with art deco flair now may, in a few years, get a makeover when you decide you prefer a more 1960s retro feel instead.  Although these styles are dramatically different, it's totally possible to have window shades or blinds which can be a part of both styles. 

The color of your shades or blinds is their most obvious aspect and so should be chosen carefully.  It's perfectly fine to get shades in loud, vibrant colors that make a real statement, but be sure you'll want to be making that statement for a long time to come.  Although these bright and colorful options can go with a number of different looks, understand they would not go well with a more muted, soothing or calming decoration style.  Neutral colors are the most versatile but many people feel they don't add enough to the overall style of the room.  Consider muted shades of your favorite vibrant colors.  However, if you know you'll always want your living room to provide an active, creative environment regardless of the style of decoration then choosing brighter colors is fine. 

Blinds and shades are available in a range of textures which can be a wonderful enhancement to a room.  This is especially true for blinds.  They can appear remarkably different when closed.  Window shades often use texture in the shades themselves to diffuse light.  These are things to consider when choosing your shades and blinds as they, too, can be an integral part of how a room looks when completely decorated.  For a room with generally sunny windows this can mean the difference between being able to block the sunlight out when you want or having a room which will always a soft light to it, even with the shades or blinds drawn down completely. 

Considering just these simple aspects of shades will ensure that your investment in high quality window coverings will last much longer.  Taking some time to pick out the right style and color will mean your blinds can be a part of your home décor even when you want to change things up.