Motorised window blinds: do’s and don’ts
Having motorised window blinds means that you’re able to go about your day without even having to remember to open your window coverings. It also means less cleaning for you and absolutely no worries of a possible choking hazard being in plain sight. Most conveniently, it means absolute luxury.
If you’re the proud and lucky owner of motorised window blinds, it’s important to know that there are certain do’s and don’ts that need to be taken into consideration in order to ensure that you’re able to maintain their quality and overall look without having to replace them sooner than expected.
Thus, it’s always a good idea to keep the following motorised window blind do’s and don’ts in mind:
1. Use On Walls With Many Windows.
In order to create symmetry and a unified look, it’s always advisable to add motorised window blinds, perhaps even Roman shades, to walls with many windows. Knowing full well that normal curtains simply won’t do, you need to find a window covering that’s easy to maintain and operate whilst adding sufficient privacy to your home.
2. Hire A Professional.
If you’re in the process of installing motorised blinds, it’s best to stop in your tracks and hire a professional window blind company to guide you in the right direction – from choosing which fabrics to use as well as measuring your windows correctly for a perfect fit.
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3. Pick The Correct Material.
It may seem like an easy choice, but it’s important to take you’re your needs into consideration, depending on the room. If you’re interested in allowing more sunlight to filter through, choosing honeycomb shades may be a better option. However, perhaps you’re searching for more of an earthy feel? Choosing bamboo may be your number one choice then. Remember, it’s all about choosing the right material in order to ensure a pleasant experience.
1. Mix Window Coverings.
If you’re going to choose Roman shades, it’s important that you complete the look throughout. It’s never advisable, for aesthetic purposes, to add various window covering styles to one room. Not only will the lighting be off for each window covering, but it’ll also look silly.
2. Motorise Heavy Blinds.
If you’re choosing a cordless window blind that lifts or lowers by moving the bottom rail, choosing to motorise a heavy window blind simply won’t do – especially if you’re not as strong as you used to be. Remember, cordless window blinds are there to make life easier, not more of a hassle.
3. Hang Behind Obstructions.
The last thing you want to do is damage your motorised window blinds by having them get ‘tangled’ on objects. Thus, it’s important to install motorised window blinds away from any couches or obstructions or simply pull your couch away from the window. Small adjustments can make a big difference.
As convenient and luxurious as cordless blinds may seem, it’s also important to keep the above-mentioned do’s and don’ts in mind in order to ensure smooth sailing whilst opening or closing your window coverings.
It’s also highly recommended to install motorised or cordless blinds if you have small children or animals occupying your home – instantly eliminating a possible choking hazard and offering peace of mind.
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