have traditionally been the window covering of choice for
the bedroom, particularly those curtains which are capable
of simply blocking out as much light as possible. The availability
of high quality, low cost and low risk decorating materials,
coupled with a generally better understanding of DIY and decorating
among all sections of the population in recent years have
helped to contribute to relatively frequent changes in the
decoration of UK homes. The bedroom is one of the main areas
where these changes are focused along with the kitchen, and
of course the living room.
Since bedrooms are one of the most
private spaces in the home they often reflect a great deal
more of the real character and personal taste of the occupant
of the home. The window area is often particularly prominent
and important in bedrooms, and long thick curtains have
traditionally been used. In more recent times however e.g.
with the advent of blackout blinds, many different types
of blind have been used in bedrooms, often in combination
with curtains. Roller blinds, roman blinds and horizontal
blinds have all proved popular as part of bedroom furnishings.
All are available in a wide variety of colours to suit the
bedroom design theme, and all can be custom made or even
purchased in standard sizes from DIY stores.
blinds are ideal to have in the bedroom. PVC backed
vertical blind slats for example can be extremely effective
at blocking out light when the slats are in the fully closed
position. The wide range of colours, patterns and textures
available mean that vertical
blinds can blend in beautifully with the design theme
of any bedroom. They can be made to be virtually any size
and can fit inside or outside the window recess. The clean
straight vertical lines of vertical
blinds look very tidy in a bedroom and can make the
room feel bigger by making the ceiling seem higher.
The interior decoration of bedrooms
is often changed, and since the blind slats from vertical
blinds can easily be removed and replaced (or cleaned),
there’s no need to buy a complete new blind every
time there’s a change in colours / patterns etc. In
some cases replacement
blind slats can be purchased for less than £1.