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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. Typically, just about all kinds of window dressings can be appropriate for these windows, but you will have to decide whether you want your chosen blinds or curtains to sit on the inside or outside of the window recess.

A made-to-measure blind within the recess will provide a neat, attractive finish. Roller blinds or Roman blinds will be the blinds of choice – they will fit the window perfectly and their design and colour choices make a great statement and can really establish a theme that you can enhance throughout the rest of the room.

Bay and bow windows

If you’re lucky enough to own a property that has a bay or bow window, you should definitely put in the extra effort to dress it correctly; the amount of character a perfectly dressed bay window will bring to your home is worth the attention.

The problem with bay and bow windows is the curve. You need to have a curved track or pole first of all for curtains sitting inside the recess. If you’d prefer to have curtains on a pole outside the recess, floor length curtains on a can be extremely effective.

Blinds can also create an interesting effect, and will be a much neater option when compared to floor length curtains. Venetian, roller and Roman blinds are best when fitted to individual windows within the bay, or you can install vertical blinds on a curved track for a very stylish window dressing.

Uniquely shaped windows

For windows with different shapes like round, arched and skylights, decent window dressings can be tricky to find. You should always choose made to measure window dressings for windows with a unique shape. Our range of perfect fit blinds will fit windows of all shapes and sizes, and come with a selection of attractive designs to choose from.

Skylights can be dressed with Venetian, pleated or roller blinds to give them the neatest and most contemporary finish. You will also likely want to invest in electronically operated blinds for skylights, this will make them much easier to use and also establishes a heavily modern and sleek atmosphere.

French windows and patio doors

For larger doors and windows, it’s vital to take into account where they are in the home and how the rooms they are in are used. Venetian blinds are easy to clean, open and close, so they are a good choice for french windows or patio doors in your kitchen, conservatory or dining area.

Vertical blinds can also be a good choice due to their practicality, and they are a very good choice if you want to maintain privacy without diminishing your ability to see outside whenever you want.

Humberside Sunblinds provide high quality made-to-measure curtains and blinds in a variety of styles, colours and designs. We are focused on offering the best possible services to all of our customers, including free home visits and window measuring performed by our experienced and friendly team. To discuss all our window treatment products and services, dont hesitate to get in touch today.

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