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The Ultimate Guide to Choose The Right Blind by Tidmarsh
The Ultimate Guide to Choose The Right Blind by Tidmarsh

Whether you’re looking for more privacy, a decorative statement, or simply a way to add more shade to the room, choosing the right blind can be an overwhelming task. That’s where we come in. Tidmarsh offer a huge range of different types of blinds and window coverings, and we know it can be difficult to make a decision on which blind to buy. When you’re ready, our specialists can talk through your individual requirements to ensure that we build and deliver you the perfect blinds for your needs.

Each type of blind looks different, provides a slightly different function, brings a different style, and functions in different way. As the blind experts, in our blog today we’ll be looking at some of the different types of blind available and suitable applications for each type, to help you decide which design might be right for you. Remember, all our blinds are bespoke made for your individual requirements, and we’re always here to talk you through your needs so you get the best from your product.

There is so much choice when it comes to your blinds and window coverings; styles, motorisation, colours, materials, textures. When you’re choosing the right blind, there are some initial questions you’ll need to take into consideration.

What do you need your blinds for?

Perhaps the most important question to ask yourself when looking to buy a blind for your windows or doors is what you need the window dressing for. Different styles, materials and functionalities are available and all suitable for varying needs and wants for your home, so it’s important to make sure that the blind you buy is the one that’s right for you.

  • Are you looking to block out light? We offer a range of blind materials that can filter the light that’s coming into your room, in order to protect furnishings from bright, direct sunshine. We also offer blackout blinds, and various blackout materials, which provide total darkness in a room, and are ideal for ensuring a bedroom has optimum sleeping conditions.
  • Are you looking for privacy? We offer a range of different blind styles that allow for varying degrees of privacy, and can be altered throughout the day and night to ensure maximum light, with maximum privacy. Whether you’d like to make a street facing room more private, or blockout the outside completely for a multimedia room or home theatre, Tidmarsh have the blind for you.
  • Are you looking for a motorised blind or a traditional system? We offer a range of blind and curtain systems that offer different mechanisms suitable for different applications. If you’re looking for electric blinds that can be operated at the touch of a button, by an app on your phone, or even voice controlled through Alexa or Google Home, Tidmarsh have the blinds for you. If you’re looking for a more traditional approach, with cord, pull up or pull down operations, we are absolutely the traditional blind experts, with nearly 200 years of experience.

Where are you putting your blinds?

Another important question to ask yourself when looking to buy blinds for your windows is where the blinds are going. Different styles, materials and functionalities are particularly suitable for specific areas of your home, so it’s important to make sure that the blind you buy is the one that’s right for the space.

  • Is the window hard to reach or unaccessible? Motorised and electric blinds are especially suited to hard to reach windows and doors, as they can be operated from anywhere in your home – or even further afield with a blind controlled app system. They can also be automated or programmed to open or close at certain times or by the light of the sun.
  • Are you dressing just one window or your whole home? Tidmarsh offers full home automation systems, so that every window covering in your house, as well as your heating, sounds and lighting systems, can be synchronised, offering you total convenience and absolute control.
  • What’s your decorating style in the room or home? Perhaps you have a theme that you’d like to stick to, and so a fabric that blends in is a suitable choice, or perhaps you’d like to go the other extreme and choose a colour or fabric that stands out and draws attention. For example, our Disney and Marvel character blinds are a great choice for a child’s room, while our sleek and stylish Lutron blind systems are a fantastic choice for a modern lounge.
  • Which room is the blind going in? Ultimately, depending on which room you’re placing the blind in, certain functional systems, materials and colours will be more suitable for use. A cordless blind is a safer choice for a child’s bedroom, while full, luxurious and stunning roman blinds are a great choice for a comfortable and cosy living room.

What added benefits are you looking for from your blinds?

All blinds bring with them different advantages and benefits, but depending on what you’re looking to get out of your blinds, different styles and functions will be more suitable.

  • Are you looking for added insulation for your home? Whether you use blinds externally or internally, they can actually save up to 25% of your home’s energy loss through windows. Different styles of blinds and curtains offer different levels of insulation, and it’s worth considering this when looking to make an investment in your home window coverings.
  • What safety considerations do you have? If your home has young children or pets, it’s important to eliminate potentially dangerous cords and pulls. Tidmarsh are experts in child blind safety and we’re more than happy to advise on safe window products that will help give you peace of mind. Motorised and automated blinds offer an added safety advantage. When away from home, the home automation systems that Tidmarsh offer can allow your blinds to open and close at set or random times, giving outside viewers the illusion that someone is home.

What’s your budget?

Whether you’re looking at changing the blinds or window coverings in your entire home, or just improving one window dressing, your home furnishing budget will vary. Tidmarsh are the bespoke blind experts, making custom blinds in range of systems, mechanisms and materials, which means we can tailor your blinds to your budget. Many of our motorised blind systems are available to be retrofit, which means that if you’re not ready to automate your entire home now, we can install a motor or electric system to one of your already existing blinds. Give us a call today to talk through your blind needs and budget, and we can advise on the best choice for your home.

Choosing the Right Blind

We hope you’ve enjoyed the first instalment in our ultimate guide to choosing the right blind in 2019. As you can see, when you’re buying a blind, there’s a lot to think about. Luckily, with Tidmarsh you’re in the right hands. We’ll be back soon with the next series of our advice, and in the meantime our expert team can talk you through these points, answer any questions you have, and recommend you the right product that will give you the solution to your needs. When you’re ready, our specialists can talk through your individual requirements to ensure that we build and deliver you the perfect blinds for your needs – make sure you get in touch for a free, bespoke quote.