Choosing to use blinds as a window treatment for your home, in any or all of the rooms that you live in, is a common choice, yet leaves so many different options available. There is no reason that you have to have the same kind of window treatments on every window in your home, yet many people still choose to go with a certain “theme” in their window treatments, with variations that will complement the décor and function of the different spaces in their home. You probably would not want the same window treatments in your bathroom as you would in your formal dining room, but if you are particularly partial to blinds, then you can use many different variations and still use blinds everywhere you desire.
Things that you might want to be thinking about in terms of using blinds throughout your home is the various materials that you are going to be able to select from. Perhaps you would choose a softer, fabric blind for your more formal area, or one that is embossed with a brocade pattern, while you may choose a vinyl mini blind with a nice valance in your bathroom. The benefits of using vinyl mini blinds in a bath area are many, including the fact that they tend to be very moisture resistant and very easy to clean when they become dusty. Moisture is not a friend to fabric blinds, and after a period of time you may find that you end up with mildew spots on the fabric blinds in a bathroom area, particularly if the window is not opened frequently or if the blinds are not raised and lowered often enough. Moisture can easily accumulate in the folds, creating an issue that is not only difficult to clean, but unsightly as well, and damaging to the fabric of the blinds, resulting in the need to replace them—perhaps sooner than you had originally planned.
Using blinds can help you to enhance other aspects of your décor. Are your windows particularly attractive, with beautiful woodwork? If this is the case you may want to select blinds that are simple, yet attractive, and allow the natural beauty of the wood to be the first thing that is noticed. If your windows are older or perhaps very plain, then you may want to opt for blinds that are a bit more decorative and that help to give some character to the room that you are decorating.
There is certainly not one “perfect” choice for selecting window treatments, and if you are choosing to use blinds then you may have many more options than you even expected to have. Explore the options, and take your time making your choices, so that you can make your home as beautiful as you have always dreamed, with the perfect window treatments.