Blinds for your condo

by Melissa Langley

There are a lot of window treatments available and making a choice is already a hard decision.

Now that you have chosen to install window blinds in your condo, you might be surprised to know that you will still make a decision on which type of blinds will be best suited for each room.

Remember, whatever window treatments you choose, you need to consider two things: functionality and artistic quality. This rule applies even to window blinds. And because the different rooms in your condo have different needs, there are specific window blinds that will be best suited for them. Here is a quick guide on how to choose window blinds for your condo.

Blinds for the living room

The living room is perhaps the easiest room when choosing window treatments. There are limited considerations in terms of being wet or getting stained, etc. You can play with whatever type of blinds you want for your living room. Just remember to consider if it will complement your furniture.

Blinds for the bedroom

Window blinds with relaxing colours and soft fabrics are usually the best ones to be used in the bedroom. This is especially true for cluttered and overly decorated bedrooms. Blinds that can keep out the light for some lie-ins are a plus. For the bedroom, roman and roller blinds are usually appropriate. These window treatments have a wide blackout range that is perfect for blocking out sunlight when you want extra hours of sleep.

Blinds for the bathroom

Choosing window treatments for the bathroom is a bit tricky. You need to factor in humidity and condensation, because these can affect the quality of your blinds over the long run. Roller and venetian blinds that are water resistant is a great option for the bathroom. You should avoid fabrics and real wood, as they can collect mildew in a heavily damp environment.

Blinds for the kitchen

Like the considerations we had in choosing blinds for the bathroom, we also have considerations in the kitchen. Changes in room temperature as we cook can affect the quality of the window treatments. You will then need to consider blinds that have a wide range of blackouts if you have a sun exposed  home. Never ever use heavy fabrics as they easily absorb cooking smells and moisture. In addition, choose something that is easy to wipe clean as your blinds may get splashed by kitchen materials every now and then.

The most recommended blinds for kitchens are those that combine the practical nature of Venetian blinds with the look of wood Venetian blinds. It is not really wood so you will not have to think of the dangers of the wood warping in humid conditions.