The Perfect Blinds for Smaller Homes

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There are many reasons why people opt for smaller properties. For singles and couples without children, extra room to move isn’t always necessary. Smaller homes are also a great option for older people who are looking to downsize from a property that’s now too big for their lifestyle.

But just because you are living in a smaller home, it doesn’t mean you can’t have big ideas when it comes to the interior design  If you have a smaller property, what kind of blinds are a better fit for the space on offer and aesthetics you’re aiming for? In this post, we’re running through the different options available for your cosy nest.

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Jim’s Flyscreens and Blinds has a wide range of wall coverings and treatments to choose from that are fantastic for spaces that aren’t backed by a lot of room to experiment with. Choose from:

  • Awnings: A perfect option for smaller properties because they are located outside of the home and will not take up any space inside. They are available in a wide variety of sizes and shapes and custom options are available which make awnings a perfect all-rounder. They are also extremely effective at protecting your home from the elements and will keep your interior dry even if you forget to close the windows.
  • Panel blinds: These simple panels slide behind each other for compact storage when you are not using them which is ideal for a smaller property, but their benefits extend beyond that. These options can also be used to create temporary partitions and walls inside your place without the need to install bulky walls so you can have private spaces and nooks.
  • Roller blinds: The perfect all-rounder that can be cut to any shape, will fit flush in any window recess, is available in a range of colours and patterns and can be manually operated or motorised.
  • Hampton-style roman blinds: Features the same benefits as roller blinds but offers extra style without any bulk which makes them ideal for smaller properties.

The primary thing to consider when you are choosing window coverings for your apartment, unit, townhouse or smaller property is how you want them to function. If you are looking for privacy and protection front the elements than exterior awnings are a great choice. They are non-intrusive and will block out light, prying eyes and elements like sleet and hail.

If you want to completely block out the light then roller blinds can be tailored for any nook or window recess in any property which gives you the flexibility to shut out the light in any room – or every room. You can also have different coloured blinds in different spaces to suit your interior. Hampton-style roman blinds are also a great option for this purpose and they are also highly decorative. And finally, panel blinds can be used for a variety of purposes to help you get the most out of your space in your home.