Panel blinds consist of flat fabric panels that slide across the window instead of rolling up. You should consider the functional purpose of your blinds when choosing the fabric, for example, will they act as a screen, block out light completely, provide privacy or filter the amount of light that enters the room.
If you choose the wrong type of material, you might be left with a blind that doesn’t offer the function or look you need. Below are some tips to help you choose the right fabric for your panel blinds.
The climate where you live is vital to consider when choosing your blind fabric. If you live somewhere really hot, you’ll most likely want to maintain a level of comfort by keeping your home cool as well as keep energy costs low. The right fabric will help you control the temperature in your home.
If your bedroom is exposed to bright morning sun you’ll probably want block out material for those mornings when you’ll want to sleep in. You can control the light exposure and temperatures in your room with high-quality fabric.
The function of the blind and what the room is used for will determine the type of fabric you choose. Dark, block-out materials absorb heat and reduce glare while lighter fabrics absorb less heat and reflect more light. If your goal is increased privacy, a closed or tighter fabric weave is a good choice whereas open weave fabrics filter light but allow you to still enjoy your beautiful surroundings.
One of the most important aspects to consider when choosing a blind fabric is your personal style. After all, it is your home and you’ll have to live with your decision.
For more information about panel blind installations or a free quote, speak to the team at Curtain Master today.