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Two Misconceptions About Blinds

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Here are two common misconceptions about blinds.

Blackout roller blinds are always preferable to non-blackout ones

It's a common misconception that blackout roller blinds are always superior to non-blackout ones. In reality, whilst blackout blinds are very useful in certain rooms where you may need total darkness during some periods of the day or night, they are not always the best option for every single window in a property.

For example, there may be times when you want some privacy in your living room or kitchen during the day, but you don't want to block out all of the natural light that comes into that room's windows.

In this situation, you should consider buying a non-blackout roller blind with an intricate pattern. That way, when you pull it down, the blind will prevent people from seeing anything other than the shadows of people and objects inside the room. In addition, the intricate pattern will obscure their view even further. However, you'll still get to enjoy a bit of natural light passing through this blind due to its lack of blackout lining.

Blinds always look better inside the window recess

The other misconception is that blinds of any kind always look best inside a window recess. However, this is not always true. Whilst putting this item inside the recess might be a good option in a small, cluttered room, it's not always the right option.

For example, if you've decided to purchase a beautiful Roman blind with an interesting print, and you'd like it to be a focal point in the room, then it would be better to put it outside the recess so it will be more noticeable. Similarly, if a room is very large and empty-looking, with only a few pieces of furniture, then putting this window dressing outside the recess will help to fill the space a bit more and lessen its sparse look.

Opting for this position could also be a sensible decision if you want the entire window pane to be exposed when the blind is pulled up. That way, you can fully see the view from it or let lots of light in. The results of this option differ from if you were to put a roller or Roman blind inside the recess. That's because it would partially cover the upper section of the windowpane, even when it is completely rolled up. 

To learn more about blinds, contact a supplier.