We are all well acquainted with the use of blinds as window dressings, and most of us have our own opinion on whether we think it is a good solution or not. Sure, they are convenient and offer a range of benefits, such as easy maintenance and great light and privacy control. Yet, many of us also think about these window dressings as a corporate solution, which conjures up images of cold and sterile environments. Additionally, old school blinds often had a habit of quickly looking worn, breaking or generally looking tacky. If this matches your view of these window dressers, it is time to look at new more innovative and stylish blinds that are available on the market today.
To introduce you to the world of modern blinds, we take a closer look at four of the most innovative products on the market today:
1. Honeycomb Blinds
Honeycomb blinds offer a modern, stylish solution with improved quality and longevity. These nifty window dressers provide unparalleled insulation properties. The cellular fabric forms air pockets that reduce heat transmission, resulting in the blind keeping your room cooler in summer and warmer in winter. You can have these made to measure to your exact specifications providing improved acoustics and the privacy you need.
2. Printer Roller Blinds
Printer roller blinds not only offer an attractive, practical and cost-effective window dressing solution for all types of windows, but they also come in a range of colours and patterns so you can choose a design that matches your style and suits your home best. They can be made using a range of fabrics, including translucent fabrics, sunscreen fabrics and block-out fabrics.
3. Motorised Blinds
Some windows are not optimally positioned for manually controlling blinds. Also, some parents and pet owners are hesitant to install window dressings with loose hanging toggles and cords. In both these instances, motorised solutions enable you to take complete control of all of your window coverings from virtually any room in your home or office with either a handheld remote control or a wall-switch, allowing you to raise or lower your blinds in just a click of a button.
If you want a classic, yet sleek look that adds value to your home, shutters are the way to go. They come in a stunning variety of colours and wooden stains, as well as non-wood and security options. Since they are easy to clean and care for, they provide your home with minimum maintenance and maximum satisfaction. These shutters are custom-made to fit your windows and are available in an array of shapes and styles to match just about any home.
Designer Blinds is a division of Top Carpets and Floors – South Africa’s largest flooring retailer. With more than 130 stores and showrooms located around the country, you can rely on us for the best window dressing solutions at the best prices.