Many people like to have curtains in their bedroom because it affords them a great deal of privacy when they need it as well as shutting out most of the sunlight that would otherwise come streaming in. If you opt for something like Venetian blinds instead, then you can be disturbed because they won't block all of the sun's rays — some will inevitably get past in the morning even when you have their slats set in the vertical position. As an alternative to both, you might like to consider the merits of roller blinds instead. These window treatments are widely used in kitchens and overglazed doorways, too, but you don't see them in bedrooms so often which is a shame. What are the advantages of fitting roller blinds in bedrooms?
A Practical Choice
To begin with, roller blinds are incredibly practical wherever you use them. Whether your bedroom has a large or a small window, you will be able to find a product that is of the right size. What's more, even if you have a window that is of non-standard dimensions, it will be possible to trim a blind of this type to the correct size within a few minutes. Another practical thing about them is that they have an incredibly simple operating mechanism. Some blinds look good but are much more complex than drawing curtains — a problem that roller blinds don't have.
Great Colour Choices
With roller blinds, you can obtain great looking products that are available in just the right tones to match your bedroom's chosen colour scheme. Indeed, some manufacturers will be able to produce them for you in exactly the same tone as your bedroom's walls if you supply them with a sample. Patterns look good on dropped down blinds but for best results, many people opt for a simple, single plain colour.
Superb Light Control
With curtains, you have to draw them across to filter the amount of light coming in. However, with roller blinds, you move them vertically. This means being able to open up the full expanse of the glazing when you want more light. Equally, you can shut it all out with modern blackout roller blinds, helping you to sleep. Unlike curtains, fine-tuning the amount of light you want is child's play with a blind of this type because it is easier to do this when working vertically rather than horizontally. Remember that most light comes into a room from the top of a window, so if you are getting too much glare in your bedroom, this is a great way to proceed.