How You Can Use Beautiful Blinds Throughout Your Home

How You Can Use Beautiful Blinds Throughout Your Home

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When we talk to our customers about blinds they’re often surprised by how versatile they can be.  If you’re considering using blinds in your home you might be thinking of one or two rooms. However they can be a great addition almost anywhere. You don’t have to use them on their own either, as they work well with curtains too.  Here are just a few of our suggestions for the ways you can use beautiful blinds throughout your home.

Kitchens and bathrooms

These are often the first rooms people think of when they’re considering buying blinds.  They’re the spaces that are most likely to have lots of moisture in the air. You can choose a blind with a beautiful design that brings colour to the room, but which is also damp resistant and easy to clean.  It’s decorative but also highly practical. Blinds are also the perfect choice for a small bathroom as they can save space.

On a practical level, blinds can be safer in certain places.  If you have a curtain near your gas hob there’s a risk that it could billow and catch fire.  Using a blind eliminates the risk as well as giving you more space as it’s tucked away from your work surfaces.


Most people we speak to are surprised when we suggest using blinds in the bedroom.  They think that even the best blinds must let in light around the edges. Blackout blinds were designed to allow you to sleep in peace even when it’s sunny outside.  If you buy blinds off the shelf they’ll be cut to a standard width which might still let some light in at the sides.  We offer a made to measure service so that you get the perfect fit for your windows. This type of blind is also ideal for a child’s room – all of our blinds have child safe fittings.

If you still want the look and feel of curtains in your room, you can.  Blinds and curtains are perfect partners.  Using a blind also allows you a greater choice of fabric for your curtains as you could choose something slightly thinner if it suits your overall scheme.

Conservatories and living rooms

You might think of a living room as being simply a place to relax, but it often ends up being more than that.  It becomes a playroom for the kids, a place to fold laundry and you might even have a desk in the corner.  We know that the same often applies to the conservatory too.  Of course, you might have planned your conservatory or living area as a multi-functional space.

Using blinds can help you to create the right feel in different areas of the room.  For example, you might want to create a cosy space around your sofa or armchair so you can snuggle up with a book or in front of the TV.  Flowing curtains or blinds in a soft, warm colour can help to create that. You could even use the two in combination.  For more functional areas, for example around your desk, blinds can create a contrast between this space and one that’s designed for relaxation.  They’re also great for the kids’ play area as they’re tucked safely away.

If you’d like to find out more about how you can use beautiful blinds throughout your home, get in touch.

Philip O'Brien
Philip O'Brien
Philip O'Brien is a partner in Forth Blinds with decades of experience in blinds. There is no shape, size or style of window he hasn't tackled over the years! Forth Blinds supply to schools, hospitals, offices, shops, care homes, government departments, student accommodation, historic buildings, houses, flats and conservatories.