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Blinds for Odd Shaped Windows

Odd shaped windows needn’t bar you from owning and enjoying designer blinds. On the contrary, custom fit blinds could be just the thing to make your uniquely glazed home shine. Here, we’ll be looking at the best blinds options for windows that aren’t your typical rectangles or squares. Terminology The below terms are often used to describe specific alternative window shapes: Arch Circular Round Eyebrow Geometric Octagon Sunburst Triangular  Conservatory blinds Though typically rectangular, conservatory windows often span an entire wall. For such a wide area vertical blinds not only look good, they can be specified to fit the entire set…

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How to Fix your Broken Roller Blind

Roller blinds are an attractive and effective choice of blinds and this makes them a very popular option. They’re reliable, too, which means they rarely need adjustments or replacement parts, but like all mechanical items, they can occasionally need some fettling. Here’s a quick run-down of the more common roller blind issues. What you will need: There’s no specialist tools required to fix roller blinds and you should be able to find the following items around the house: Pliers Screwdriver Spirit level Straight edge Tape measure Check the mounting brackets The mounting brackets attach your blinds to your window frame and…

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7 Benefits Of Electric Blinds & Why You Should Get Them In 2019

Electric blinds are known to add a premium feel to the home, and the practicalities and scope for relaxation are unparalleled. But what other benefits of electric blinds ownership have you overlooked? Let’s find out.   #1 Accessibility If you are shopping for a loved one with mobility issues in mind, motorised blinds represent the most comfortable way to bring instant light or shade to a room. The handy remotes are ergonomically designed, too, so they are easy to grip and simple to operate.   #2 Cover High Windows Conservatories and skylights are beloved by homeowners who enjoy a light and…

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Attic Window blinds

Choosing the perfect blinds for any room in the home can be an exciting challenge, and that is especially true when it comes to kitting out those beautiful roof windows in the loft. A loft conversion is a great way to open up a fresh new space, but it isn’t truly complete until you’ve found the perfect blinds to really set the tone and atmosphere. This month, we’re taking a look at which blinds are best suited for roof windows so you can take control of the influx of natural light while creating a comfortable, stylish setting for your loft room….

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How to Dress a Window with Blinds or Curtains

Making sure you get your window dressings right is an important factor in making sure that the proper tone and atmosphere is set. Not getting the right dressing for the size, shape or style of window will mean you aren’t getting the most out of your window dressings and the room itself. The team here at Humberside Sunblinds thought it would be handy to put together this guide to help you make the right choice when it comes to dressing your windows with either blinds or curtains. Traditional windows For the most common, rectangular shaped windows, there is plenty of choice….

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5 Super Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know About Blinds!

You probably adjust and admire your blinds numerous times every day, but how often have you wondered what led to blinds becoming the treatment of choice for your windows? Probably not that often. We take our blinds for granted now, but they have a deep and fascinating history that you probably aren’t aware of. Here at Humberside Sunblinds, we’ve collected some interesting facts about blinds that you likely didn’t know before, so the next time you’re casting an eye over the dressings around the living room window you just might have a newfound appreciation for them. When in Rome Window blinds…

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Common Mistakes You’re Making With Your Blinds + How To Avoid Them

With such a huge range to choose from, selecting the right blinds for your home can be a difficult decision. Blinds are often a great investment to add to the style of your house, and a feature that you will want to keep for a long time, so ensuring that you choose the right blinds for your requirements is essential. To avoid ending up with the wrong blinds for you, check out the biggest mistakes people make with their blinds below so you know what to avoid when shopping. Size The chances of a ready-made blind perfectly fitting the dimensions of…

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Maintaining Blinds – How To Care For Your Blinds?

Your blinds can make a big difference to the look and feel of your home, so keeping them in great condition is important. It’s easy for dirt and dust to accumulate over time on your blinds, but with a few tips, cleaning them has never been easier. Check out our top tips to keeping your blinds clean and looking great year round, below. Vertical blinds Vertical blinds often need no more than a vacuum cleaner to get them back up to standard. With the blinds closed and slats facing the same way, running your hoover attachment from the top to the…

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5 Trends for Window Coverings in 2016

Window coverings can make a huge impact on your home, contributing significantly to the level of light and privacy you allow into each room, as well as adding to the atmosphere you want each room to emulate. It’s important, therefore, to carefully consider what type and style of window covering you want for your home. Here at Humberside Sunblinds, our experts have looked at some of the biggest trends set for window coverings in 2016, and listed them below for some inspirational ideas. 1. Roller blinds Roller blinds will be all the rage for bathrooms this year, providing a soft, romantic…

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Do Blinds Keep Heat In? Stay Warm This Winter With Blinds

With the winter months upon us, keeping your house warm and cosy is a top priority. Whilst the heating and extra layers will help, heat can still easily escape from your home, leaving rooms open to draughts and chills, and a costly heating bill. One of the best ways of reducing the heat lost from your home without spending a lot of money is to invest in some quality blinds for your windows. Do blinds keep heat in? Blinds are shown to dramatically reduce the amount of heat lost through windows, providing thermal insulation to keep the warmth in, and a…

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