Best blinds to put in your conservatory
Are you looking to add both space and value to your house without embarking on extensive extensions? Do you have a hard time imagining anything better than chilling out with the sun shining down and a good book in your hand? If yes, then you can bet you’d benefit from a conservatory.
These modest additions add an impressive 5% home value, as well as providing valuable space. Of course, as with any project, the ultimate satisfaction you get from this space comes down to design, and windows play a huge part in that.
This is hardly surprising considering that conservatories are typically window-based structures. What you might not have considered are the blinds you’ll need to guarantee you enjoy those windows at any time of day, with a level of privacy that suits.
Fear not, because we’re going to consider the blinds on offer, and how you can decide between them.
Choosing the right blinds every time
Blind choice can make or break your conservatory, so ask yourself a few key questions before making any decisions here. The checklist needn’t be too long or complicated, but a few key things to consider include -
- What style of conservatory would you like? (Victorian, P shape, lean-to, Georgian conservatory?)
- How much would you like to spend?
- What is your intended use for the space?
- What is your general design focus/colour scheme?
Don’t be blind to your options
Understanding your options is key to getting conservatory blinds right. With your answers to the above in mind, consider popular choices including:
Easy horizontal opening and closing on even large windows makes vertical blinds a tempting option. Control capabilities are another significant benefit here, with vertical options opening or closing as much as you wish for tailored privacy. Do note, though, that this option isn’t always possible or even practical with roof windows, etc.
The control chords attached to roller blinds can be a fantastic way to control light, as well as providing privacy according to your needs. That said, larger conservatory windows require multiple roller blinds to ensure pull chains are work, meaning you may end up spending a little extra.
Discreet pleated offerings are tempting for those looking to tuck blinds out of sight when not in use. Pleated options are so useful for this, in fact, that many are now designed specifically for conservatories. That means you should be able to achieve this finish at relatively affordable prices.
For those looking to incorporate blinds into roof windows, the headrails and rods of Roman blinds could be ideal. While weight may be a concern for larger windows, Roman blinds could see you shutting out the grey days or dark nights as and when you feel the need.
There may not be one ‘best conservatory blind’, but there are some fantastic choices for near enough every conservatory need you could think of. Research should, therefore, lead you to the ideal option for your unique usage!