Is This The End Of The Road For Your Blinds?
Window blinds are a stylish and practical way to control the amount of light that enters your home. However, over time, your blinds can become worn out and start to show signs of damage or wear and tear. So, how do you know when it's time to replace your blinds? Read on as our team of experts highlight some signs to look out for:
The Blind’s Colour is Fading
Blinds get a lot of direct sunlight on them, especially in South facing windows, while the job of a blind is to block out light, over time this exposure to the Sun can cause the colour to fade from the fabric. This is particularly true for blinds made from natural materials like wood or bamboo, which can get sun-bleached quicker than modern fabrics like PVC. If your blinds have lost their lustre and look dull or discoloured, it might be time to replace them.
There are Frays and Tears in the Fabric
If the fabric on your window blind is starting to fray, or has tears in it, then you should look to replace it as soon as possible. Tears and frays don’t only hurt how aesthetically pleasing the blind is, but it can also reduce the functionality of the blind if it is a blackout or thermal blind, and can cause the mechanism to jam up, if frayed fabric gets caught.
Your Needs for the Room Have Changed
If you have changed the function of one of the rooms in your house, like converting a spare bedroom into a home office, or turning a study into a media room then you should probably update the blinds. Different blinds have different features and purposes, so while a thick blackout cassette blind worked well when your spare room was a guest bedroom, you’ll want something that allows more light in, now that it is your home office.
It’s Mechanism Becoming Jammed
All window blinds rely on a mechanism to operate; whether it’s a simple chain operation for a roller blind; or the complex pull, tilt and lower mechanism you’d see on a venetian blind. Over time, as the blind experiences everyday wear and tear, you may notice that the mechanisms are becoming jammed or difficult to operate, this is a clear sign that your blinds are on their last legs, leaving you with the options of fixing the stiff mechanism or replacing the blinds, with a set of blinds from DotcomBlinds, made with high end mechanisms less prone to jamming.
Stains on the Blind Fabric
Accidents happen, especially in busy family households with children running riot! While the stain from a rouge piece of spaghetti bolognaise, or some artwork left scrawled on the fabric by a ‘creative’ child aren’t the end of the world and won’t effect the functionality of the blind, it will impact how the blind looks. If you’re happy having a little stain on your blinds, good for you, but if seeing that stain every day drives you up the wall, it may be time to get a new blind with wipe clean fabric, so it doesn’t happen again.
The Blind No Longer Fits With Your Decor
Like all things, your taste in décor and the look of your home will gradually change over the years as you make small adjustments. But, if you don’t update your window blinds, you may find that one day you walk into a beautifully decorated room with a set of blinds hanging that really do not go with the look of the room. So, if your blinds are looking out of place after a redecoration session, you may want to swap them out for a new blind that meshes with your new décor.
When it comes to replacing your window blinds, we know just how important it is that you choose a quality product that will stand the test of time and shade your windows for years to come. Which is why, here at DotcomBlinds.com we offer a wide range of blinds in various styles and materials, so you can find a quality blind that won’t let you down and be a perfect fit for your home.