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Factors to Consider When Choosing Blinds for Your Home or Office

The use of blinds for window coverings has grown in popularity over the years because of their aesthetic appeal, wide range available, easy maintenance, and durability. Choosing the right covering for your windows, however, is important to ensure that you can reap all the benefits mentioned. A few considerations are briefly shared below to help you get started.

Main Purpose

Are you hoping to get optimal light control in the room through the use of the adjustable blind settings? Is privacy an important consideration? Do you want to be able to prevent any light from coming into the room if you for instance, have a television or cinema type room? If light control and privacy are two of the main factors then you may benefit from the top-down blinds allowing for optimal light and privacy control. With the mentioned kind you can also select to completely retract them in order for full light to enter the room when privacy is not an issue.

If the blinds are to divide two window-adjacent spaces the vertical blinds are often the best choice. In this regard you will have vertical opening and closing with the blinds running in straight instead of horizontal beams such as with horizontal or top-down blinds.

If aesthetic appeal is a major concern, you can go with Roman or stack blinds. When completely rolled down no light comes in except if you choose a partially transparent type. When retracted, it allows maximum light to stream in, but you may have to compromise on privacy.


Though in the perfect world, nobody has do consider pricing, in reality, budget plays a key factor in any of our buying decisions. With such in mind, you’ll want to consider your complete budget for the entire project and then for each room before you set out on a shopping spree.

Energy Efficiency

Cell shading provides maximum insulation while the aluminium horizontal blinds are less energy efficient and you may have to compromise on heat-loss. Vertical blinds have a similar disadvantage, but make up for it through the ease of use and neatness. Complete blocking of rays is possible with the Roman, aluminium and wooden horizontal blinds, whereas the bamboo blinds allow for some light to penetrate.


If you don’t fancy the idea of having to manually retract the blinds, you can select the motorised type. This works well in office and ultra-modern home as well as medical clinic settings.

Where to Shop?

Fortunately you’re already at the right place. Achtung Blinds has an extensive range, which includes, but isn’t limited to:

  • Horizontal bamboo
  • Motorised
  • Vertical
  • Horizontal aluminium or wood
  • Roman
  • Panel

Various materials can be used and you can thus get the look and feel you’re going for as well as the functionality desired within your budget range. When it comes to window coverings, we’re experts and will gladly assist you in selecting the most appropriate and stunning coverings within your budget range. View our selection and contact us for a quote and immediate friendly and professional assistance.

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