New blinds can dress up your home and can also help you save energy, increase privacy, and control indoor lighting. When buying new blinds, it is important to consider the type of blinds you want and then to measure the window accurately, so they fit properly.
Before you get out the tape measure, decide whether you want the blinds to be mounted inside the window frame or outside.
Inside mounted blinds hang inside the frame of the window, creating sharp, clean lines around the frame, accentuating its shape and size. When considering an inside mounted blind, think about the location and shape of the window and how or whether it has trim around it that you want to expose or conceal.
Inside mounted blinds come with mounting brackets and headrails of different size. If you are installing your blinds inside the window frame, you need to consider how deep the frame is at the top, measured back from the wall to the top of the window, get blinds with a headrail that fits in this dimension, or the headrail will project out beyond the wall.
To measure for inside mounted blinds:
Outside mounted blinds make the window look bigger and can hide damaged or unattractive trim and molding. Outside mounted blinds create more privacy inside and also allow you more control over light levels.
Outside mounted blinds overlap the wall on each side of the window. Add 3 to 6 inches (7.6 to 15.2 cm) to the width of the window to account for this overlap.
If you live in the High Desert area, you can also contact Express Blinds & More in Victorville and let us measure and install your blinds for you.
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When it comes to choosing window treatments for your High Desert home, picking a color and fabric is only the first step of the process. After you decide on shutters or drapes for your home, you will want to create the right look with these window treatments. Continue reading “Drapery Styling Tips 101” »
Perhaps your next major project is redecorating your master bedroom, or maybe your living room could use a fresh update. Most people begin the process of redecorating their home by choosing new paint colors and perhaps changing their flooring, but it is important to remember that it’s the details that pull the room together in the end.
High Desert homeowners will find that choosing the right drapes for a particular room will provide them with exactly the right look while also giving them the privacy and comfort that they need within that particular space. These tips from Blinds Express & More will help anyone in Hesperia choose the right drapes for their home.
How Can I Choose the Right Drapes for My House?
You should take time to consider your own personal tastes and preferences. You will want to choose drapes that suit your style as well as the interior decor of that particular room. For instance, if you have a practical style within your home, neutral drapery will fit well within the room that you are redesigning. Perhaps you have an open-air room that looks out to the sea, then you might want to consider a window treatment that has been created from a lighter fabric.
Remember that your drapes will also serve a particular function and role within the room. Perhaps your bedroom faces west, and the setting sun keeps it nice and warm in your room every night. The right set of drapes can actually help to keep the room cool as well as make it comfortable for you to sleep. Choose drapery created from a heavy fabric that will block out the light from the sun, preventing the room from overheating and becoming stuffy in the late afternoon hours.
Know which colors and patterns will provide a room with the ambiance that you want. For instance, a dark color such as burgundy will give the room a romantic and intimate feel while a light color such as pale lavender will make the room appear larger. Your drapes do not have to blend in with the room either, instead, you can allow them to make a fashion statement. Choose a bold pattern in bright colors in order to make your window treatments the accent of the room.
The window treatment options that you consider should not only suit your style and the feel of the room, but the drapery that you are thinking about also should fit within your budget. At Blinds Express & More, we provide our customers with a variety of options — all of which are gorgeous and of high quality — allowing all clients to find drapes that fit within their price point.
If you want to finish the look of your newly redecorated home with drapes, be sure to contact a representative with our company today. We look forward to helping you select the right fabric and style for your home, allowing you to maximize your comfort and style without breaking the bank.
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