Five Blind Trends for 2023
The New Year is the perfect time to refresh the appearance of your home and a simple, low-cost way to revitalise your interior is via new blinds. This small aesthetic change can add a much needed pop of style and colour to your property. With this in mind, the team at Gemini Blinds has composed this list of the top new blind trends for the coming year.
Do you have nosy neighbours or a room that looks right out onto the street? Allusion blinds are the perfect solution to this. Although they may look like typical vertical blinds, they are made of a unique voile fabric that filters light whilst still allowing an outside view. This breathable barrier works particularly well on larger windows, such as patio doors, and maintains privacy without sacrificing natural light or your view.
With the current energy crisis escalating, many homeowners are looking for easy ways to maintain warmth without turning the heating on. Blackout blinds can be an ideal fix; not only do they block light to ensure a flawless night’s sleep, but they also trap heat to boost the thermal insulation of your home. Furthermore, they can be used to regulate temperature during the warmer months, blocking sunlight to cool down your interiors on a hot day.
Plantation shutters have surged in popularity over recent years and is it any wonder? They are timeless, elegant and complement numerous interior styles. The slats can be adjusted by hand, avoiding the need for cords and making them a safe choice for family homes. The louvres can also be altered to your whims, allowing light filtration to be totally under your control. Plantation shutters are a statement piece that provide privacy, durability and a multitude of other benefits that often increase property value.
Automation is becoming more prevalent in all areas of the home and your window blinds are no exception. Offering operation at the simple touch of a button, automated blinds allow easy use for those with mobility issues. Electric blinds operate without the need for cords or chains, making them the perfect solution for households with pets and children present. They are an ideal choice for those harder-to-reach windows – such as skylights – as they eliminate hassle and improve accessibility. They can be paired with your smartphone for ultimate convenience so you don’t need to keep track of an extra remote.
Bi-fold doors have grown exponentially in popularity over the last few years, so it’s only natural that bi-folding door shutters will follow suit. Bi-fold doors are unique and comprise multiple hinged panes of glass which slide back into a compact storage area, thus opening up the whole room. Bi-fold shutters have been specifically designed to suit this style of door and use a specialist track system designed for wider windows. This maximises the functionality of the bi-fold door, whilst allowing privacy and control over the level of light.
Gemini Blinds are one of the leading interior design companies for the North West and cover a wide range of locations across the region – including Chester, Manchester and Liverpool. We provide a range of high quality blinds, shutters and curtains to ensure your home enters the new year looking stylish and fashionable.
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