Choosing The Right Blinds For Your Space

Buying blinds is one of those really annoying, but necessary, adult purchase that usually comes in at least one part of the house when you buy a new home. For us, that was our conservatory; when we moved in it had the most basic, office type blinds, half of which had fallen down and broken, with the other half stained.

After a couple months of having nothing up after I pulled them all down in frustration one day, eventually we dropped £800 on some new ones. I still weep when I think of all the cute decor bits, cushions, even small bits of furniture I could have got with that money, but really, they do make a massive difference to the room. We went for something neutral with a bit of texture, that can fit in to lots of decor schemes and wasn’t too dark in the room.

Essentially though, it is slightly nerve-wracking spending that much money on blinds when you don’t know really how they’ll turn out until they’re ordered and all installed. That’s why today I’m sharing a brilliant new Design Space tool from Style Studio. It’s an online tool in which you can pick different rooms, choose the interior style of each room (modern, traditional, contemporary, etc), and then choose between 7 styles of blinds, all with different colours and patterns.

I’ve been considering getting a blind for the little window in our kitchen, so using the tool I chose the “contemporary” kitchen design which had the most similar colours of my kitchen. I think a roller blind works really well in this space, and I loved the bold but neutral toned of this design.

I planned out a little conservatory set-up too, using the traditional conservatory style that we have at home. Whilst you can’t really tell from the pictures, these blinds had a lovely light toned, neutral pattern on that really lifted the room. These sorts of vertical blinds aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, but being in a conservatory they’re perfect for if you need to block some of the sun out; definitely necessary for me when I’m sat at my desk near my south facing garden!

It’s a really thorough tool, there’s so many designs to choose from and with lots of options like children’s or loft bedrooms. It only takes a matter of minutes, and is extremely easy to use. You can also request free samples and find your local stockist easily on the site. Would you consider using something like this before buying blinds for your home?

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Catherine McCourt

Catherine McCourt is the editor of Hey, Mama, a parenting, interiors and business blog designed to help you create a beautiful home on a budget and a kick-ass career whilst you’re at it.

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