Liverpool Blinds on a budget: dress up your room without breaking the bank…
Let’s face it: the odds of a television crew showing up at your door with a fist full of cash and an entire gang of home decorators is slim to none. You’ll probably win the lottery first; in which case you could just hire your own decorators (and film crew, if that’s your fancy).
Fortunately, money need not stop you from giving your rooms the attention to detail they deserve.
And what better way to dress up that drab living space than with some new window blinds?
(And if you if you can get your hands on Liverpool blinds, then you’re in for a treat, since we’ll be looking at some specific vendors in your area!)
Never really given much thought to your window blinds before?
Here’s a short list of (just about) everything you need to know when shopping for blinds on a budget…
First off, we have the classic venetian blinds.
Also known as mini blinds, these champions of the economic stylist certainly won’t break the budget.
Typically make of vinyl or other plastics, they won’t be as pricey as other materials such as wood, metal, or sweeping fabric treatments.
One plus for mini blinds would definitely have to be the sheer number of colors you have at your fingertips – able to fit just about any décor.
While they won’t draw much attention (a good thing if you have already placed emphasis on other element within the room) they won’t win you any high fashion awards either.
They do, however, offer a great degree of control over how much light gets into your room – in case you’re picky about those little details – and can be found at just about any hardware store.
For a bit of a classy look, you might consider wooden blinds (either faux or the real deal).
These are very good at blocking harsh solar rays, in addition to bringing a more traditional look and feel to any room.
…If you have existing wood furniture, you can stain these blinds to match – you clever sophisticate, you!
As with their mini blind cousin, wooden blinds of the faux (plastic) variety come in many shapes and colors.
A possible downside of such a wooden window treatment, however, is that they may appear rather bulky when drawn up, and can be a bit heavy in some cases (especially when made of thick vinyl) due to their heftier design.
Yet another fancy window dressing that won’t break the bank is the fabric/reed shade.
While not technically a window blind, these treatments are growing rapidly in popularity.
When coupled with natural materials throughout the rest of the room and/or rich, earthy tones, a fabric or reed blind can really unify the atmosphere of a space.
It should be noted that while coming in many different styles and materials, these do not usually block one hundred percent of the light.
A fabric blind will also function in almost the exact same way as your typical blinds – so no manual required.
All told, this type of window accent will let in warm light, and certainly emphasize that “I’m-in-tune-with-nature” side of your personality to all your friends.
Finally, for the economic and green-minded shopper, we find a wonderful fusion of energy efficiency and practicality in the form of (we’ve saved the best for last!) honeycomb blinds.
Usually not much heavier on the wallet than a fabric or wooden blind, this window dressing is a super energy saver – blocking light and insulating air due to it’s honeycomb shaped composition.
The air pockets created by this design trap warm air in during the winter, and keep hot sunlight out in the summer months.
You should also know that, unlike the wooden treatment, this type of blind folds up quite tidily when you want a full view of the outside world.
The initial cost might be slightly higher than that of the miserly mini blind, but you’ll quickly reap the saving when you get back your heating/electricity bill.
Whatever your budget ultimately dictates, here are a few shops in the Liverpool area that are sure to provide you with everything you need.
For the especially money-conscious decorator, you might hop over to Crystal Blinds located at 4 Kirkstone Rd North Liverpool, L21 7NS (Phone: 01744 22215).
If you think that you want to really go for the gusto with your new Liverpool blinds, feel free to check out the oh-so-stylish Perfect Blinds, which can be found at Stafford House, 52 Stafford St. Liverpool, L3 8LX (Freephone: 0845 521 1901).
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