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With blinds there are so many different colours, textures, styles and finishes to choose from; which means that your perfect blind is definitely available. But how do you find it? To help we have created blinds buying guides on each type of window blind. These specific guides are designed to guide you through some simple choices and important considerations.

Alternatively, if you are not committed to a particular blind type then here are some more general guides that will help you make an informed decision. These include measuring advice for different window types, as well as style and design ideas to help get the right look for your home. To read these useful guides, take a look a some of the informative topics below:

Roller Blinds Buying Guide

 

If you have specific questions about roller blinds, and whether they are right for you, then this guide is for you. It gives guidance on the things to consider when you choosing a roller blind, such as measuring and fitting advice. Maintenance advice and cleaning tips are also available...

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Roman Blinds Buying Guide

If you're considering roman blinds, then this guide is for you. It provides useful information on how to measure and fit a roman blinds, as well as cleaning and maintenance advice for roman blind fabric...

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Venetian Blinds Buying Guide

Venetian blinds are a great choice, as they allow you to carefully control the amount of light entering a room. So if you're considering installing venetian blinds in your home, then take a look at some of the useful guides below...

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Vertical Blinds Buying Guide

Should you be considering vertical blinds for your home, then we have compiled a list of useful help topics to help you make your choice. These cover measuring and fitting advice, as well as tips for cleaning, maintaining your blind, and even advice on how to replace slats...

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How to measure windows for blinds: Roller, roman, vertical and venetian

To measure for any type of blind you firstly need to have the correct tool - a good quality metal tape measure to ensure that the sizes are completely accurate. If you attempt to use an alternative it will not give you the correct sizes. Measurements can be done in either centimetres or inches...

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How do I decide whether to have curtains or a blind at my windows?

Whether it’s bedroom, bathroom, living, room or dining area, your windows usually play a vital, eye-catching, as well as practical role, in the overall interior design scheme of your room - if not sometimes even the centrepiece! – so, getting it right is important. So what do you go for.....

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Roman, Roller, Vertical or Venetian- What style of blind should I go for?

Buying window blinds is a lot of fun but once you start researching products, you’ll realise that Blinds Hut features many options. How do different blinds compare to each other? Which ones are right for you? Let’s find out. Roman window blinds have a...

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How to repair venetian and roller blinds mechanisms

Blinds endure a lot of daily use, from being opened and closed twice a day, to being adjusted throughout the day as the sun moves across the sky. Add to that pet damage, damage caused by children and just general misuse or overuse then it is no wonder that a window blind may occasionally need...

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I’m on a budget, can ready made blinds be customized for my window?

If you think ready made blinds will be more affordable then it might be worth opting for a standard blind, and then making adjustments to make it fit within your window frame.

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How to know when it’s time to replace your blinds

Under normal circumstances, good quality window blinds should last for many years providing you take proper care of them, and providing that any mechanical features are also properly maintained. Still, even though there might not be anything...

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Fabric, venetian or wooden blinds: Which one is right for me?

When it comes to making the right choice of blind for your window the main thing to consider is what room it is for? This can impact the decision as variant styles of blinds can work best in specific rooms. The information below is aimed to help in your...

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Should I go for ready-made or made to measure blinds?

So now you’ve made two decisions already towards your selection of window dressing. You know that you want to go for a blind and you know what type of blind you want; but do you buy it ready-made or order it made to measure?

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The benefits of blinds

We’re passionate about blinds at Blinds Hut, so if you’re normally a curtains person and you need a little convincing that blinds are right for you, then here are some of the key benefits of blinds outlined for you. We offer an extensive range of blind styles and colours at...

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I want blinds for my bathroom: What should I consider?

When it comes to decorating your home, it can often be the case that a bathroom gets overlooked. This is because it is hard to accesorise and expensive to fully redesign. Yet choosing the right window blind is..

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How to fit a blind to a skylight

Firstly you need to establish the brand of your skylight window, the first supplier that comes to mind is Velux. But there are other suppliers on the market. It tells you the manufacturer on the inside of the opening on an identification plate. The blind has to be in the...

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How to use curtains with blinds to block out light

The most important products to consider are blinds and curtains that are blackout for maximum protection from light. You are giving yourself additional coverage by doing this. There are many benefits to having blackout. It acts as a shield against light whether it be...

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How do I keep my blinds protected from damage caused by dogs and cats?

The expression goes "prevention is better that cure", meaning it's easier to take preventative measures to stop a problem, than it is to wait for it occur and try to solve it later. This perfectly sums up our approach to blind damage caused by cats and dogs...

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I want a modern and minimalistic look, what kind of blinds would achieve this?

Anyone going for a modern and minimalistic home should ditch the curtains or drapes. While they do create a cosy atmosphere, there’s rarely anything innovative or streamlined about them. Window blinds do a much better job when it comes to creating a...

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A guide to choosing the right blinds for winter

As the weather turns cooler you can turn up your heating but this won't stop warm air escaping through your windows. Double glazing will help prevent heat loss, however, you will also need to add further insulating layers on your windows via...

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How coloured window blinds can help to aid sleep

The quality of your sleep depends on many factors. To enjoy better sleep that lasts longer, you should definitely put some thought in the bedroom interior design. The colours of blinds and other accessories can be used to create a peaceful environment that will...

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How to create the illusion of height and width with striped window blinds

Window blinds are a wonderful alternative to curtains, and contrary to what many people believe, blinds actually aren’t very expensive at all. In fact, you can find really awesome looking blinds that cost way less than your average set of curtains. Generally speaking, blinds are also a lot easier to keep clean.

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I want to install blinds in my office space: which type should I choose?

Choice and variety when it comes to the selection of window treatments are both great. With so many styles, materials and colours, however, it becomes nearly impossible to choose the right blinds for your office. Whether you own a start-up or you have a...

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5 blinds that will help maximise natural lighting in your home

Letting as much natural light as possible in a room is beneficial in many ways. As natural light is free it makes sense to use it as often as you can rather than wasting electricity and therefore money using artificial light. Natural light is good for your health, it lifts your mood and...

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5 white window blinds that you’ll want in your home

When it comes to blinds, most of us imagine the standard product but did you know there are numerous varieties to choose among? The materials, the size of the slats and the patterns can help you make your interior design unique. White blinds are perfect for just about every...

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5 window blinds influenced by New York city living

You many not actually live in New York City, but there's nothing stopping you from adopting the chic and stylish decorating scheme that give you the look. From city skylines and film stars to recreating New York lofts or penthouse living, when you get the décor, furniture and...

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6 beautiful ways to use blue window blinds

A lot can be accomplished with blinds, whether you’re looking for aesthetics or functionality. Blue blinds in particular are beautiful and they can help you create a sense of serenity in your home. Without further ado, here are six beautiful interior design suggestions that involve...

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Add a touch of sophistication to your bedroom with patterned blinds

Patterned walls are a fabulous way to add drama to a bedroom, however, this isn't always possible, for example some landlords do not allow their tenants to wallpaper or paint walls or you may be on a tight budget. Whatever the reason you can still add drama to the room using...

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A guide to the latest window blind colour trends

Are you trying to make your home trendy and beautiful? If so, you’ll have to look for the right window treatment. Colours and trends change every single year. While a few options maintain their timeless appeal, others have risen to prominence recently, such as...

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How to accessorise with grey window blinds

A perfect blend of black and white, grey is a chameleon with the ability to adapt to virtually any room, setting and mood. It offers sophistication and elegance and yet can also be bold and exciting. In colour psychology grey is the colour of peace and balance, as it is calming and...

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How to add colour to your kitchen with window blinds

A splash of colour in the kitchen can brighten up the interior and create a focal point. Instead of going down the traditional road and opting for colourful cabinets or accessories, you can make the kitchen visually intriguing by selecting the right window blinds...

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How to bring nature indoors by using floral window blinds

 

One of this year's biggest interior design trends is 'Bringing the Outside In' and what could capture this trend better than floral window blinds. With the abundance of flowers nature provides there are floral blinds to suit virtually every type of décor and style of home. From...

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How to create a safari theme in a child’s bedroom

Encourage the explorer in your child by giving their bedroom a safari theme. Gender neutral, a safari theme is perfect for toddlers and young children. Adding educational elements will help them on their voyage of discovery and learning, from recognising...

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How to create a vintage cottage feel with window blinds

The Vintage cottage decorating motif is a timeless classic that, like fine wine, matures and grows with you. The style is determined with soft pastels of creams, pink, green and blue hues, with an inclusion of floral prints and natural wood, usually pine...

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How to give your bedroom a French inspired makeover by using window blinds

Chic Parisian apartments and opulent old-style Versailles to rural Provençal, there is a French style of interior that will give you a bedroom that is full of romantic charm, peace and tranquillity. To get the look it may be wise to adopt some classical French decorating tips for...

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How to modernise your home using geometric blinds

Geometrics are one of this year's hottest interior design trends and there's no reason why you can't embrace the modern designs, when done correctly it's a fabulous way to modernise your home and give it a polished look. Geometrics have the natural ability to be...

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How to re-vamp your office using window blinds

No matter if you are looking to revamp a huge office full of people, or whether you are thinking about revamping your own home office, there are several ways you can go about it. For most people, a fresh coat of paint would be the first thing that springs to mind, and it is...

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Pretty in pink: a guide to pink window blinds

Add a feminine and romantic feel to a room by using pink window blinds. With a wide choice of pink hues available it is easy to select a shade to compliment your colour scheme without making a room too pink. Pink is typically a gentle colour, especially those without too much...

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Seaside styling: How to add a nautical theme to your bathroom using window blinds

From fun seaside, to beach and coastal, nautical themes are a great idea for bathroom décor. Using colours inspired by nature, such as blue seas, sky, white clouds, crests of waves and warm yellow sand, you can give your bathroom a nautical decor to suit a variety of...

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What to consider when looking for blackout blinds

If you are sensitive to sunlight or if you have a street light outside of your window, then a blackout blind can be a great option to create darkness within your room. But what type of blinds have a blackout option? And which is the best for your situation. Well, lets go through some of the available options below...

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How to choose a blind on a tight budget

Buying a window blind can be a daunting task, as on the face of it the cost of the blind, and then potential installation costs can look very expensive. However unlike curtains, blinds have many moving parts and offer a number of advantages over curtains that can't be undervalued...

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How to order a window blind online at Blinds Hut

Ordering blinds, especially made to measure blinds, can be a little bit daunting. That is because you have to make careful measurements before making a purchase, and if you mistake inches for centimetres, or make a similar mistake then you can end up with blinds that are too...

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I have toddlers and I’m concerned about the health and safety issues with the cords on blinds, what can I do?

In the UK within the last 5-10 years legislation has really improved to ensure the latest blinds are much safer in regard to protecting young children and toddlers. There are now strict guidelines to ensure any loose cords and chains are secured and inaccessible to children, as well as a number of..

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Tools and equipment for installing window blinds

Before you start to install a window blind it is a good idea to prepare all the tools you will need in advance. This prevents the need for multiple trips to the tool shed at the bottom of the garden. Some of these items will be included with the blind you have bought, however some...

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