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Your Dream Home – Complete the Look with Custom Blinds

Let’s face it, no home looks or feels complete without some form of window dressing. Not only does it add to the aesthetic, but it also provides shade on sunny days and privacy at night. And, because there are so many different options to choose from – curtains, blinds, shutters, drapes, and more – you have full control over the look, the amount of light you want to let in, and the level of privacy you require. However, in spite of all these options, custom blinds simply prove to be the best choice for so many reasons.

Blinds vs Curtains

For years, curtains have been the most popular choice of window dressing for homes. However, custom blinds offer a number of advantages over curtains:

  • Blinds are much easier to maintain than curtains. They are easier to keep clean, as you can simply wipe them with a wet cloth, whereas curtains need to be taken down and washed. In addition, they are easier to repair – you can replace a panel when necessary, as opposed to replacing an entire curtain at a ridiculous cost.
  • They are also much better for controlling the amount of light you let into a room. By simply adjusting the angle, you can easily make the room brighter or darker.
  • It is easier to match custom blinds to the rest of your interior design, and unlike curtains, they are less likely to look outdated after a season or two.

Types

There are numerous types of custom blinds to choose from, depending on your style, the type of window, and your budget. Some of the most popular examples include vertical, Venetian, and panel blinds.

Materials

Whether it is durability, style, or sustainability that is most important to you, there is a perfect material to suit your needs when choosing your ideal custom blinds. The available materials include:

  • Aluminium
  • Faux wood
  • Wood
  • Bamboo
  • Vinyl
  • Fabric

Because of the variety of available materials, there is also an endless amount of style and colour options you can choose from.

With so much to choose from, where do you start? Well, the best option will be to get in touch with the leaders in DIY window décor – Finishing Touches. As manufacturers and distributors of quality window dressings, our products can be found in over five million South African homes. And, your house could be next!

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