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How to Buy Window Blinds

Functionality is just as important as aesthetics when buying blinds. Follow this advice before making a hasty decision and regretting your purchase.


  • Step 1: Shop Shop around on the internet and in retail stores and look at many different styles of window blinds.
  • Step 2: Pick a style that fits your decor Pick a style that fits your decor. Mini, vertical, Venetian, and Roman are just a few.
  • Step 3: Consider the functionality Consider the functionality of the blinds. Blackout, light filtering, and glare control blinds are a few options. Blinds are also installed for privacy and can help control the temperature in a room.
  • Step 4: Think about cleaning Think about how you will clean the blinds. Most hard surfaces will clean with a little effort, soap and water. Fabric materials can only be vacuumed.
  • TIP: Cloth blinds are not recommended for people with allergies. They trap dust mites and usually can not be thoroughly washed.
  • Step 5: Select an operation Select blinds that operate with ease. Some blinds not only roll up from the bottom but also down from the top. Test the blind's operations before purchasing.
  • TIP: Consider blinds that operate with a remote if they will be installed in a location that is out of reach.
  • Step 6: Decide who will install the blinds Decide who will install the blinds. Select a store that offers measuring and installation services.
  • Step 7: Stick within your budget Select the blinds that stay within your budget. Blinds are available in a wide variety of price ranges. Contact a designer or department store if you have a larger budget. They will tailor the blinds to fit each window. Home improvement stores will carry less expensive options in standard sizes. Once you have made your final decision, sit back and admire the view.
  • FACT: The WCAA -- the Window Covering Association of America -- is headquartered in California. It was established in 1987 to work for the betterment of the interior fashions industry.

You Will Need

  • Internet access
  • Retail stores
  • Functionality
  • Ease of operation
  • Installer
  • Budget
  • Designer or department store
  • Home improvement store
  • Remote control (optional)

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