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I hate net curtains, I have a pet peeve for them. They seem to block out ALL of the light and hold onto smells from the weary past. Not for me. So, when I moved into my house 3 years ago they were the first thing to go. What other options did I have? I could opt for new curtains but privacy is a big matter to me (I was burgled a few years ago) and now I’m extremely self conscious about having ‘too much’ on display or in visible eye line. I wouldn’t want my curtains shut all day, I love the light. Enter Blinds.
Blinds seemed to be a great option for me, not those roller ones but either venetian or shutter blinds. I thought both of these options were really beautiful and would have happily taken up either but needed to do a little research. Here’s my guide on which would be more suited to your home?
So which is preferable for your home?
If you have some of those GORGEOUS large, airy windows like in the Victorian build houses then Shutter Blinds are for you. You can cover all, or the lower half of your windows and let in or block out as much or as little light as you like. Best of all, these are safety proof for children as no cords dangling around. You can pick up some affordable shutter blinds from Direct Blinds and you get free delivery if you spend over £145.
A personal favourite of mine, these are spot on if you have bay windows with a shallower depth. They’re available in a variety of colours and you can opt for your own personal style (tape or no tape) to get the look you desire. Only one small downside is the difficulty cleaning and you do have to think about where those cords are hanging. You can pick up some Venetians off eBay for relatively good costs but you’ll have to do the measuring. It’s worth reaching out to your local supplier to ensure full privacy.
Normally seen in your average place of work. They’re also super useful for patio doors or long frames as they’re affordable and easy to fit. They’re available in a variety of colours and are pretty easy to keep clean with a lint roller. You can pick up Vertical Blinds from your local Dunelm, grab your tape measure and go!
Which type do you prefer? Or are you more a curtains type?