Choosing beautiful blinds for your windows is a big part of interior design. We’d say the decision is just as important as choosing a new sofa or flooring!
To us at A1 Blinds, blinds are a ‘functional accessory’ that should be thought of as a key feature in the home. That’s why we have over ten different styles within our range for you to choose from!
But, choosing beautiful blinds for windows in your home is more than just selecting your favourite style. Along comes many other options, such as fabrics, accessories, and how they operate. This is the beauty of choosing made to measure blinds.
Beautiful blinds for windows will also need to fit perfectly – another reason to choose made to measure! At A1 Blinds, we’ll make your blinds (in-house) to fit your windows exactly. They are made just for you and your windows, meaning there will be no unsightly gaps to ruin the look.
In this blog, we’ll run through some of our most popular blinds, their benefits and
Well, while both styles are similar in certain ways, they do come with their differences. So, there are still some factors you might want to consider when choosing Roman or roller blinds for your home.
The key differences between the two are the mechanisms, how they look, and how they work. The clue is in the name; roller blinds roll up, whereas Roman blinds fold up. Both are made of a single piece of fabric; however, the fabric sits differently on each when open. Both styles are operated by chains used to pull them up. This can be done by motorisation too.
What Are Roman Blinds?
Roman blinds are a traditional choice - they have been around f
Made-to-measure blinds come with a long list of benefits. They are superior to their off-the-shelf alternatives for many, many reasons. But first, let us explain exactly what they are!
Made-to-measure window coverings are made to fit your window and your window only. Using your measurements, and the fabric and lining that you’ve chosen, we go off and make your blinds, exactly as you’ve asked. No two made-to-measure blinds are the same. And that’s their beauty.
The alternative option is off-the-shelf blinds. These are the ready-made option. You’ll find them packaged up on the shelves, in set colours and sizes. Whilst they’re a quick solution to window coverings, off-the-shelf blinds are unlikely to fit your windows and meet your requirements as they should.
Stay with us whilst we take a closer look at the benefits of made-measure-blinds to help you make the best decision possible…
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Are you searching for modern window blinds? Finding the perfect blinds can be lots of fun – especially if you’re looking to experiment with colours and patterns!
But no matter if it’s a plain or a neutral look you’d like to create, blinds are the final touches that will make all the difference to your home. Believe it or not, blinds play a crucial role in tying an entire décor together!
So, if you’re not sure where to start, here’s a handy guide to help you to decide on the perfect modern window blinds for your home…
Choosing A Style of Modern Window Blinds
Your first decision is likely to be what style of blind you’d like.
The ‘right’ modern window blinds for you will largely depend on what you need your blinds to do. Consider if they need to be black-out for example. Or whether you want to be able to control the light coming in. This will help you to determine which style is the best for you. Here are our top picks of modern window blinds to hel
Choosing the right blinds for offices is key! Blinds can play a big part in productivity levels, believe it or not. So, whether you’re revamping your home office, or your commercial space needs some TLC, you’ll want to make sure that you’re making the right decision.
Did you know we produce domestic AND commercial blinds for offices? Well yes, we do! We have over 30 years of experience in manufacturing and installing all styles of commercial blinds for offices! We cover many industries including retail, hospitality, education, healthcare, and offices. As well as blinds for the home too.
All our dedicated commercial team have undergone extensive health and safety training including working at height, flame retardancy requirements, and asbestos awareness. So, you can trust us to advise on the best blinds for offices, no matter what your needs are.
Choosing The Best Blinds for Offices
Privacy is something we all want and expect in our homes. But if your home is closely facing another, or you live on a busy road, this can be difficult to achieve. So, whilst beautiful large windows are a desirable asset to have, finding the perfect blinds for privacy is essential.
Blinds provide the perfect window dressing solution for privacy, and with so many styles on the market these days, it’s easy to find the perfect set! But since you’re here you’re probably wondering, ‘What are the best blinds for privacy?’. Let us tell you…
A1’s Blinds for Privacy in Your Home...
All blind styles will provide you with a degree of privacy and at A1 we have 13 styles to choose from! This includes vertical, Venetian, pleated, panel, allusion blinds and many more! However, if total privacy is what you desire, A1’s top picks are roller, Roman, or pleated blinds. Here’s
Choosing the best blinds for living rooms can be tricky. There are so many options with different functionalities! Plus, it’s probably where you spend most of your time, so you’ll want to make sure you make the right decision.
Rollers, Romans, Verticals, Venetians, Vision, Panel, Pleated, Velux, Perfect-Fit, Shutters, and Allusion are all suitable blinds for living rooms. But to find the best blinds for your living room, you’ll need to consider what you want the blinds for! This is because all styles and fabric choices offer different benefits.
What to Consider When Choosing Blinds for Living Rooms
1) Blinds for Living Rooms with Light and Privacy Control
Is your living room facing the main road, another house, or a busy park? Do you often catch passers-by peering in? If the answer to any of the above is yes, privacy control should be a key consideration.
If it is privacy control you require, we recommend three different blind styles: Visio
So, you’re here because you’re wondering what Vision Blinds are? Let us start by saying Vision Blinds are also known as Day & Night blinds – in case there’s any confusion!
Compared to your more traditional blinds such as Romans, Rollers and Verticals, Vision Blinds are the ‘new kids on the block’ having joined the market much, much later. Which could be why you might not have heard of them!
Today, Vision blinds are growing increasingly popular as people continue to seek out more stand-out features for their homes. Vison blinds offer a contemporary, modern, and stylish window dressing to suit any space. Although they’re suitable for all property types, these blinds work particularly well in modern properties.
So, what exactly are Vision Blinds?
Think Roller blinds. Then think Venetian blinds. Now think of the advantages of both styles, combined. Vision Blinds strike the perfect balance between the a
At A1 Blinds we have a variety of conservatory window blinds that are ideal for conservatories and orangeries alike. A conservatory can be home to a whole host of issues caused by the weather outside, so it’s important to have the correct window dressings to counteract them!
With over 30 years of experience in manufacturing window blinds, we’re well placed to advise you on the best solutions. Our range of conservatory window blinds is designed for purpose - tailor-made to make your conservatory as comfortable and stylish as possible.
Blinds are a great way to regulate the temperature in window-heavy spaces. Does your conservatory become too warm in the summer and too cold in the winter? A set of made-to-measure conservatory window blinds from A1 is the solution. You can filter the sun rays during the summertime and in the winter, trap in the heat. Enabling year-round usage of your conservatory.
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