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A Guide to Choosing Blinds for Every Room in Your Home

11th September 2023

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If you want to freshen up your interior, your mind may immediately jump to the big changes that you can make, from repainting walls and replacing carpets to rearranging furniture. However, one simple way to make a big impact is to choose new blinds for your home. Whilst this may seem like a minor modification, it can have a transformative impact on your interior.

But how do you select the right blinds? Luckily, the experts at James Martin Blind are here to help with our comprehensive guide to choosing blinds for every room in your home.

Blinds for conservatories

Many conservatories are fitted with polycarbonate roofs, which offer little in the way of thermal insulation and make your space uncomfortably hot in the summer and too cold in the winter. Duette blinds are the perfect solution to this, and their unique honeycomb design traps air into insulating pockets to enhance the energy efficiency of your space.
Here at James Martin Blinds, we also supply conservatory blinds that are uniquely designed for this specific room. They offer precise control over sunlight, glare and heat, helping to make your conservatory a relaxing space to spend time in.

Blinds for kitchens and bathrooms

Kitchens and bathrooms both suit similar styles of blinds, with low-maintenance options being preferred. Cooking naturally produces large amounts of grease and vapours, so it’s essential to opt for blinds that are not only visually pleasing but that are also easy to clean. Venetian blinds or plantation shutters are both great, low-maintenance solutions that can stand up to the demands of a kitchen environment. Similarly, there is often a huge amount of condensation present in bathrooms, so these moisture-resistant and easy-to-use blinds are the best to avoid warping.

Blinds for bedrooms

Are bright street lights outside thwarting your attempts to sleep? Perhaps you work night shifts and struggle to sleep during the day? If so, blackout blinds are the ideal solution.

Made from entirely opaque material, these blinds block out all unwanted sunlight to allow for the best sleep possible, regardless of whether it’s day or night outside. However, light control isn’t the only benefit; blackout blinds also boost energy efficiency and help to keep your bedroom cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

Blinds for a home office

If you’re looking for ways to make your home office a little cosier, there are plenty of blinds that can help. Twist vision blinds feature two alternating layers of fabric that slide over each other, allowing you to precisely control the level of light filtration. These blinds also help to regulate the amount of glare, a feature that is particularly useful if you’re frequently working on a computer.

Blinds for a living room

If you’d like to transform your lounge, curtains can serve as a great complement to your existing soft furnishings and contribute towards a cosy atmosphere, specifically in the cold winter months when heat needs to be preserved. With a huge range of colours, patterns and materials available, you’re sure to find an option that seamlessly suits your interior decor. Roman blinds are another great solution, combining the softness of curtains with the functionality of blinds. They fold up neatly when raised and create a stylish appearance when lowered.

Blinds for an attic

Many modern attics are fitted with Velux skylights, which provide some much-needed natural light to this darker space. You may struggle to find blinds that are suited to these often awkwardly sized windows, so skylight blinds are specifically designed to fit these unique dimensions. They are an ideal solution to address both the lighting and privacy needs of your space, as well as to help control temperature.

If you’d like advice on choosing the right blinds for your home, the team at James Martin Blinds can help. Since 2004, we’ve been supplying homes across Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex — including Colchester and Chelmsford — with an extensive selection of high-quality blinds, simply contact us today for more information.

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