How Do You Choose The Very Best Roller Blinds For Your Home?

By Subodh / January 15, 2014

There are so many different roller blinds to choose from, so how do you pick the set that’s right for you?

1.  Consider your budget

Roller blinds don’t have to cost you a fortune, but some are pricier than others.  So, before you start looking at a million different choices, narrow your search down by price range.  You may discover that roller blinds made out of certain materials — like bamboo or special blackout fabric — are just too much for your budget.

Luckily, you can get cheap roller blinds online that don’t LOOK cheap.  That’s because there is a near-endless array of colors, fabrics, and designs to choose from.  So, no matter how tight your budget is, you’ll be able to find a wide selection that looks great AND saves you money.

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2.  Decide between motorized and manual

Some of today’s roller blinds are more like fun gadgets than window coverings!  If yours come with a motor, you’ll be able to raise and lower your roller blinds with the touch of a button.  (As fun as it is, this is a feature that can actually come in really handy for giant windows or windows that are hard to get to.)

As you can probably guess, though, motorized roller blinds are going to cost you more than the kind that you have to tug up and down yourself.  So, you’ll have to ask yourself if having a gadget is worth it.

3.  Pick the perfect color

Your roller blinds are an important accessory, no matter which room you put them in.  Pick the wrong color, and you could end up with a décor that clashes with itself!

You also need to consider how long you’re planning on keeping your roller blinds before you pick out a color.  For example, you may love that trendy orange hue now, but once the trend-setters have moved onto a different color, are you going to be just as happy with it?  Just like any other window treatment, roller blinds are an investment that’s supposed to last for years and years.  So, make sure the color you select will work for the long haul.

4.  Pick the perfect material

The material you choose will be just as important to your roller blinds’ success as the color!  That’s because the material will say a lot about your room.  For example, bamboo roller blinds give the feeling of elegant wood, so they’re a great way to dress up a room.  Or, if you’re trying to make your living room feel light and airy, don’t select a thick, heavy material because it will drag down the entire room!

5.  Decide if you want to use them alone, or in conjunction with another window treatment

Make no mistake, roller blinds are designed to do everything that a good window treatment should — like give you complete privacy and block out the sun.  However, they’re also versatile enough that you can use them with other window treatments for a truly one-of-a-kind look!

For example, if you’ve designed your bedroom to be a relaxing oasis, hang some soft curtains to “frame” your roller blinds.  That way, you’ll be able to make the window look a lot softer, which can be more soothing.

Or, if you’re trying to make the giant window in your dining room the focal point, hang some dramatic drapes around your roller blinds.  By combining the right colors and patterns, you can wind up with a window that really makes a statement!