Interior Design Ideas

Three Ways Custom-Made Roller Blinds Can Change Your Home

Some of the reasons to choose roller blinds instead of curtains, shutters or other window dressings are obvious: they might fit better with your other aesthetic choices or be more affordable in your budget. They're also often the most versatile option available, though, and there are a few hidden benefits you might not have considered. So if you're in need of a new set of window dressings for your home, read on—roller blinds could be exactly the solution you're looking for.

#1: Helping you to control the temperature in your home

Well-fitted roller blinds are probably the single cheapest and most effective way to keep warm air inside in the winter and outside in the summer. They help with insulation, especially when they're installed within a wall-recessed frame—and they do a great job of blocking draughts even if your windows are single-glazed. If keeping the heat out during hot summer sunshine is a major priority for you, look for 'heat-reflective' blinds with a foil-like coating on the window side; you'll be amazed how much of a difference they can make if you keep them down during the warmest hours of the day.

#2: Providing light when you want it and darkness when you don't

Blackout curtains exist, but they have their problems: curtains tend to billow and flap in the lightest of breezes, and it can be tricky to fit them precisely to an awkward window size. There's also a pesky gap in the middle that tends to let dawn sunshine stream into your bedroom! If you struggle to stay asleep after sunrise, blackout roller blinds are the most effective solution—and when you do want to flood your home with daylight, the roller mechanism gets them completely out of the way quickly and easily.

#3: Becoming part of your ultimate 'smart home' network

Smart blinds are increasingly popular, and not just amongst people who want to have all the latest gadgets. If you have mobility issues, high windows you can't reach without a stool or simply don't want to disturb the cat asleep on your lap, they'll let you open and close your window dressings straight from your phone—or even with voice activation, if you link them up to a smart hub or a virtual assistant like Alexa or Siri.

It's not as expensive as you might think to have custom roller blinds made to size, no matter how non-standard your window frames are—so drop into your local DIY or home decor store today, and have a look at some of your best options.

For more information about roller blinds, contact a local business.