Sitting Areas by Windows: Balancing Comfort and Airiness

Two Situations That You Can Resolve by Installing New Blinds

If you're updating a home, one aspect to consider is the window coverings. You could replace the current models with new blinds. Consider the following two specific situations where this can be helpful.

Added Convenience

Window coverings require continual adjustment. For example, you should close them during the summer as direct sunlight strikes a window to keep your home cooler. And you probably close them every night. This can be inconvenient if you have a large house with many windows or if the windows are behind a sofa and are hard to reach. Additionally, someone in your household may have arthritic hands that they want to protect.

Automated blinds will help with these issues. They can be powered by electricity, solar power, or batteries, some of which are rechargeable. Plus, motorised models offer different ways to control the blinds. For example, you could use a hand-held remote device or a control panel on the wall that requires you to press a button. Other possibilities include voice control, which will save you from having to use your hands at all. You could also operate them wirelessly from a phone app. Many blind styles can be automated, such as roller blinds, vertical blinds and some Venetian models.

Create a Spacious Feel

You may have another issue that, on first impression, doesn't appear particularly relevant to window coverings. For example, do rooms in your house have a cramped feel, and you're wondering how you can make them appear more spacious? One detail that may make the situation worse is the current window coverings. Fussy options such as curtains protrude into the room with multiple folds that take up space. Or, your window coverings may have loud or busy patterns that can give a crowded feel.

New blinds can help with this situation, as you can opt for streamlined designs that will help evoke spaciousness. Choose white or neutrally coloured Venetian or vertical blinds. Roller blinds are a great choice in compact spaces as they have clean lines and minimal visual detail. Soft neutral colours such as cream, beige or pale grey will blend into the background, especially if they seamlessly match the wall hue. Windows are a relatively prominent feature, and dressing them minimally with blinds will help to give an entire room a more open feel. Avoid patterns and bold colours. Blinds will help more than curtains by fitting more neatly against the window and not having any excessive fabric.

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Sitting Areas by Windows: Balancing Comfort and Airiness

Hi, my name is Fern, and I love small sitting areas by windows. I love window seats, small writing desks that overlook great views, quiet lamp-lit corners near windows overlooking water and almost any other window arrangement you can imagine. However, when decorating by windows, you have to be careful. You need to balance coziness and the airiness of the window. You also have to look for windows that are weathertight so you can enjoy being near them in all seasons. If you want to read about windows and how to create sitting areas around them, please explore my blog. I hope it entertains, informs and inspires you.

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