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Which blind is best for my window?

Which blind is best for my window?

Amy Kilvington

By Amy Kilvington

Content Writer at Blinds Direct
Tue 8 Sep 2020
Last updated Tue 21 Jun 2022

Are you on the hunt for new blinds, but you’re not sure which style is best for your window? At Blinds Direct, we have a vast range of different window blinds and curtains that will bring functionality and style to your space, from wooden blinds, aluminium blinds and shutters, to Roman blinds, roller blinds and voiles. Find out more about the best blind for your window today.

image of living room with sofa next to large window and fireplace

Large windows

If you are wanting to dress large windows, there are a few window treatments that will work best. First, a classic vertical blind, which is the perfect choice for big expanses of glass, French doors and sliding doors. Vertical blinds offer a greater amount of privacy, owed to their high degree of rotation which blocks views from all angles. While most customers opt for a natural coloured vertical blind, such as white, cream or grey, we also stock a number of patterned and coloured designs to brighten up your space and make more of a statement.

Alternatively, wooden blinds are a great solution for large windows in the living room or dining room, providing warmth, privacy and excellent light control. Nothing beats the natural beauty of real wood, and with our large collection, you can select the perfect stain and finish for your room.

Curtains are another great choice for large windows, especially when layered with other window dressings. The perfect pair of curtains will frame your window and the view outside, coordinating with the rest of your decor and bringing warmth and sophistication to the space. Our curtains will also be lined with your choice of blackout or thermal lining, boosting their functionality and helping to keep your home more cosy and warm. A lot of heat can be lost through large windows, so it’s important that you consider the energy efficiency of your window blinds or curtains.

Bay windows

Bay windows can be a little trickier to dress, due to their unusual shape. A safe choice is a pair of curtains, which will frame the windows while offering a high level of light control and privacy.

If you’d prefer a window blind, Roman blinds are another option, enhancing the charm of your bay windows. Go for a bold pattern to make a serious impact, or opt for something soft and subtle if you prefer the understated look. You could also layer these blinds with curtains, creating a more personalised look. No matter which blinds you choose for your bay windows, it’s important that you measure for them correctly using our bay window measuring guide. The aim is for your blind to cover all the glass of your windows, ensuring there are no gaps.

Sash windows

Roller blinds or double rollers are an excellent choice for your sash windows. These window blinds provide complete coverage, ease of use and easy maintenance, making them perfect for busy family homes. The bonus of double roller blinds is the additional voile layer, which means you have more flexibility with light control and privacy.

For a more elegant and traditional look that complements your sash window, consider shutters. Our shutters are available in three styles: full height, cafe and tier on tier. The style you choose should depend on how your windows open and also their location. For instance, cafe shutters might work best in your bathroom, where privacy is required up to a certain level.

Because your sash windows slide to open, it’s important that your window blinds don’t impede on the motion or accessibility.

Casement windows

Shutters are another good choice for casement windows, however we think Roman blinds always work well, especially in bedrooms. We have a fantastic range of colours, patterns and textures, so you can select the perfect Roman blind to tie in with your decor.

Wooden blinds and roller blinds also work well, and for a casement window in a child’s bedroom or play room, be sure to consider our range of children’s blinds. When installing window blinds for your casement window, it’s vital that they don’t block the opening mechanism.

Roof windows

It goes without saying that the best blinds for your roof windows are roof blinds. Our roof window blinds, which are compatible with all leading manufacturers including Velux, Farro, RoofLITE and Dakstra, are available in a range of options to provide you with the light control and privacy you desire. Our roof window blinds are also available in a range of neutral and sophisticated and brighter, funkier colours.

Discover the perfect window blind for your window, no matter its shape or size, with Blinds Direct. Be sure to take a look at our full range of products, and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team – we’re always happy to help.

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