Installing motorised blinds Canberra style means carrying on with the day’s activities without having to slave away manually rolling up and down each of your window coverings every morning and then again every night. With the flick of a button you reduce the cleaning of your window blinds and live in absolute luxury!
If you are one of the lucky motorised window blind owners, there are some do’s and don’ts that you should be aware of. These considerations will ensure you do not overlook your children’s safety and keep them away from any dangling cords too.
Therefore, when choosing motorised blinds in Canberra, here are the do’s and don’ts:
1. Install on walls with several windows.
For you to achieve a line of symmetry, it is advisable to install motorised window blinds (and Roman shades) on walls with more than one window. Since it’s obvious that there are some functionalities that may not be achieved by normal curtains, such blinds offer convenient covering, sufficient covering and are easy to maintain and operate.
2. Seek professional services
If you are considering a do-it-yourself option, you better stop in your tracks and seek professional services from trained personnel. Their guidance will set you on the right track, from finding the suitable fabric type to obtaining accurate measurements for an perfect fit.
3. Choose the right material
This may seem like an easy task, but your needs and those of the room where the motorised window blinds will be installed need to be taken into consideration. For generous amounts of light, honeycomb shades would be a perfect choice. Maybe you’re in the mood for an earthly feel? Bamboo may be a better option. Remember, choosing the ideal material guarantees a long-term pleasant experience.
1. Mix window coverings
If you choose to go with Roman shades, you’ll need to embrace the look fully. Aesthetics rule of thumb dictates that one should not select more than one covering style to a given room. Not only will each window lighting be different, but the look itself won’t be appealing.
2. Motorise heavy blinds
Going for a motorised window blind would be a bad idea if your window blinds operate by moving the bottom rail up and down. Motorising such blinds would need your former strong self and cordless blinds should make your life easier, not harder.
3. Hang next to/behind obstructions
This would be the last thing you should do, as it is a direct ticket to permanent damage of your window blinds. The tangling that comes with the obstruction cannot be taken lightly and did you know that at least 2 kids are injured in window blind related incidents every day? Small adjustments play a big role, like keeping a good distance between the couch and your windows or not placing your couch near to the window blinds.
Cordless blinds may seem luxurious and convenient, but you’ll need to have these do’s and don’ts in mind when installing and operating them. This will guarantee a smooth sail during the operation of your home’s window coverings.
Motorised or cordless blinds significantly reduce the risk of choking and offer peace of mind especially if you have animals or children in your home.
At the end of the day, your goal is to choose the best look for your home. Feel free to book for a free consultation with us today.