7 TERRIBLE WINDOW BLIND DECORATION MISTAKES YOU DON'T WANT TO MAKE
New window treatments can be a wonderful way to give your home a fresh look or to brighten up a room. Buying or attaching window blind decoration does not have to be difficult at all, in principle anyone can get started with it.
Still, there are some terrible window dressing mistakes you can make. This may be because you simply forgot something, or because you did not read well enough beforehand. We list the 7 worst window blind decoration mistakes you can make. Make sure you don’t have to make these mistakes so that buying and installing window treatments becomes a pleasant experience.
1. DO NOT INCLUDE TURNTABLE WINDOWS
Many new-build homes today have tilt and turn windows. It is important that you take this into account when you are looking for window blind decoration. Many people think that all types of window decoration fits every window, but this is not the case, especially when it comes to tilt and turn windows.
For example, avoid hanging roller blinds or blinds, these lose all their effectiveness when they are attached to a turn-tilt window and get in the way. Window decorations with a relatively large headrail – such as wooden horizontal blinds – are also unsuitable, as they can block a turn-tilt window, preventing it from opening.
Instead, opt for window blind decoration that is attached to the window using clamp brackets. This decoration moves with the window and thus retains its effectiveness.
2. FORGET TENSIONING WIRES
Choosing the wrong kind of blinds isn’t the only mistake you can make when it comes to tilt and turn windows. You also must make sure that you get tension wires at home. What are tension wires? These are wires that run along your blind and attach to the bottom of your window frame. This prevents your window blind decoration from flapping when you open and turn window.
Different types of window blind decoration are equipped with tension wires. For example, view our Roller blinds basics collection, or the pleated plus and premium curtains. These curtains can be perfectly attached to a turn-tilt window. You can also opt for aluminum blinds, in that case use so-called magnetic holders to attach the window decoration to the bottom.
3. HANGING WINDOW BLIND DECORATION IN THE FRAME WHILE YOUR WINDOW OPENS IN
Do you have windows that open inwards? Then pay attention to where you hang your window blind decoration. Do not hang it in the frame, if you do this, your windows can no longer open because they are blocked by the headrail or window blind decoration.
Instead, it’s best to hang the shutter trim on the “wall or ceiling. That way, you can roll the shutter trim all the way up and open the window inward without any issues.
4. BUY WOODEN BLINDS FOR YOUR BATHROOM
Are you looking for window blind decoration for your bathroom? Then pay extra attention, a bathroom requires special attention when it comes to window decoration. For example, it is not recommended to buy wooden blinds for your bathroom.
Due to the moisture in the bathroom, there is a good chance that the wood will work, so that it can no longer be operated properly, or can even break. Instead, opt for aluminum blinds. This metal hardly suffers from the moisture and is therefore ideally suited for a bathroom.
However, wooden blinds can be very beautiful in a bathroom. Fortunately, there is a solution for this. Our PVC blinds are also available in a wood look. This gives you the best of both worlds: the atmosphere of wood and the moisture resistance of plastic.
5. HANG TRANSPARENT CURTAINS IN YOUR BATHROOM
The bathroom is probably the last room you want people to see in. Therefore, pay close attention to the fabric you use for your window blind decoration. Transparent roller blinds are not exactly good for your privacy and translucent curtains are sometimes more transparent than you would like. Do you want to be sure of your privacy? Then opt for blackout blindsor blinds.
6. GETTING SLEEPLESS NIGHTS DUE TO THE WRONG FABRIC WINDOW BLIND DECORATION
The right window blind decoration can play a crucial role in a good night’s sleep, especially when you are bothered by light from outside. Therefore, avoid choosing duo roller blinds and other window decorations where light gaps can occur. Instead, opt for blackout roller blinds, pleated curtains, or roman blinds.
7. DON'T KNOW WHAT WINDOW BLIND DECORATION WILL FIT ON YOUR SKYLIGHT
Do you have a skylight you want to cover? Then don’t panic, you can also find window blind decorations for this. In fact, if you have a Velux window, it is very easy to find the right window decoration. Simply look for a code on the inside of the window and we will find the right window covering for it.
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Our products are high quality and low price, you can click on our product link to choose the curtain decoration you want. If you want to know more? Visit our website or contact us and we will be happy to provide you with the perfect window blind decoration.