You bought a new house and there is nothing more exciting, but let’s be honest, there is a lot of stress too. One of the first things you have to take care of are the windows – they need dressing! But blinds cost a fortune, you say.
They will take ages to be installed and how can I make a decision on fabric and style this quickly anyway? Sounds familiar? Well, take a look at some of the common misconceptions around designer blinds and, hopefully, you will change your mind:
- Custom blinds are expensive: Custom-sizing and custom-cutting all our window treatments may cost a little more, but are essential for a pleasing end result. There are ways to lower costs, so always ask for professional advice and guidance, and be clear about what your expectations are from the start.
- The blinds must match the colour of the room: Only if you never intend changing the colour of the room. If it is perhaps a more classic look you want, neutral colours are best and should be matched as closely as possible to the window trim. But, with the variety of colours to choose from, why not explore a bit? Take advice from someone in the know and you are bound to be surprised at the result. There is no need to be conventional and safe when it comes to custom blinds. Be absolutely sure, however, you have made the right choice for the ambience you wish to create and the function you want the designer blinds to fulfil.
- It takes too much time to choose: If you believe that you will be running yourself ragged from store to store to find the perfect blinds, think again. We are professionals who will assist you every step of the way, and even visit you at home to discuss your needs and offer advice. You can peruse a range of samples and match them against your furniture and walls to ensure you ultimately love the choice you make. A good place to start blind shopping is online – we bet you will be astounded. And, you’ll have some ideas and questions by the time you sit down with one of our consultants to make your choice.
- Blinds are a pain to clean: Well, most cleaning is a pain, isn’t it? As you make your choices of which blinds to dress with which window, with a professional at your side, you can quickly ascertain the maintenance involved. Some blinds will accumulate more dirt than others and this could be purely based on the location of the blind and the functionality of that particular room. Regardless, all blinds are easily cleaned. Most window treatments today are highly durable and resistant to even the most intensive cleaning. You should be able to use most cleaning products without the risk of damage, discolouration or fading. Aluminium blinds are also moisture resistant and have a dust-resistant finish which makes them an absolute breeze to clean.
If you wish to have a look at a wide range of top-quality blinds to choose from, be sure to visit your nearest Designer Blinds branch or selected Top Carpets & Floors stores.