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How to Choose Door Blinds and Door Coverings

Posted on 17th April 2014 by Gemini Blinds

The advantages to choosing blinds as your window dressing option have long been proven, from achieving a classic finish to your décor to more practical reasons, such as Venetian blinds providing more control over light filtration and privacy.

Those same benefits can easily be transferred to blinds used as door coverings – especially in the case of patio doors or those with large panes of glass incorporated into their design, as these serve a very similar purpose to the windows in your home.

So what should you be looking out for when selecting door blinds? Here are a few tips to point you in the right direction…

 

Style

As with window blinds, door blinds are available in a number of different styles and designs, and knowing which are available to you is the best place to start.

Wooden or bamboo blinds are a popular choice for aesthetic reasons, complementing most décors with a bold, organic feel, and allow for effective light control when in the slatted Venetian style. Wooden pinoleum blinds are also popular on smaller doors, maintaining airiness while providing draught protection in the colder months.

Aluminium Venetian blinds are often found over front doors, providing a durable option that also allows you to see who is at the door through the slats, while vertical blinds are suitable for larger French windows or sliding patio doors, as they open and close in the same direction.

Practicalities

One of the biggest concerns for those selecting door blinds is that the door will still be fully operational if the blind is lowered. With this in mind, made to measure blinds that fit inside the recess of the glass parts of the door are best, with the top rail attached to the door itself instead of the frame to allow unobstructed opening and closing. It’s also important to take any handles into consideration when measuring for door blinds,

Similarly, opting for blinds that can be tied or otherwise attached to the bottom of the door, or are in some way weighted, is also important. This is to ensure that they don’t flap around when the door is in use, potentially causing damage – not to mention being extremely annoying.

Colour

As well as matching your existing décor, the colour of your blind should also represent the mood you are most trying to conjure within that particular room. Evidence has shown that different shades promote different feelings, with blues and greens said to have more calming and relaxing properties than reds or yellows, which denote activity and energy.

Gemini Blinds

Here at Gemini Blinds, we stock a wide range of blinds and canopies at highly competitive rates across the North West. With years of experience in the industry, our expert team are on hand to provide advice and assistance as to the most appropriate blinds for your doors, before carrying out a free measuring service to ensure a perfect fit that doesn’t affect the operation of your door.

For more information, or to request a free quote, get in touch with Gemini Blinds today.

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