Where Should I Put Blinds?

We most commonly see blinds in windows. In this post we'll show you three unusual ideas to help you include blinds in your home. Our proposals may surprise you.
Where Should I Put Blinds?

Last update: 06 November, 2018

It’s normal for us to think that blinds are only for windows. We use them as a simple and effective way to save space while also getting the privacy that curtains can give.

With this being said, their great functionality and comfort make them a versatile element to use in our home. The fact that you can roll some blinds allows us to use them in different areas. Whether you want to cover something up or to filter delicate light blinds are great.

In today’s post, we’ll tell you where you should consider using blinds in your home. Use your imagination to get the most out of blinds!

Curtains or blinds? Your decision can affect the whole look of your room.

Blinds for dormers

The first option we’re presenting to you is the idea of putting blinds in your attic. If you have an attic in your house, you may have noticed a window on the roof of your house. It’s most likely at a slight incline. Normally, these are small windows that can let a significant amount of light through. Therefore, it’s important for us to consider using some kind of curtain or blind in this situation.

There are people who choose not to put anything to block the light and let it pass directly into their home. Other people, prefer to put opaque stickers on the window so that they can keep their privacy and also filter the light. Our proposal is to put up a slightly transparent blind. This type of blind allows you to open or close it. This means you can regulate how much light passes through the window. 

Different options

Blinds in attics are composed of two elements. First, there’s a drawer around the tube and two aluminum pieces on the sides. Because of these elements, you can adapt the blind to any type of window. It won’t matter how wide or long your attic windows are.

the latest in curtains with blinds

For taller attics, you can use motorized blinds. You can operate these with a remote control, which is especially useful if you have to adjust them on your own. The downside of these is that they’re much more expensive. You’re paying for comfort and ease of use.

Of course, don’t forget that if your loft is always well lit, one blind won’t do the job for you. You have to think about the different areas that light comes from in the room. Play with the light in your area so you can get the most out of the natural light.

blinds in an attic

Shelves with blinds

If you’re someone who struggles to keep your home organized, this is a great option for you. Often, we use large shelves to keep everything neat and in its proper place. But it doesn’t always go that way. At the end of the day or week, we have a disaster on our hands. Books sprawled across one end, documents spilled out across another. Frames without photos. What we thought was going to be an organizational solution turns into an even bigger problem.

For a case like this, we can use roller blinds on our shelves. They hide a bit of that disorder while also bringing warmth to the environment. We recommend using blinds that aren’t very dark in color and have a little transparency. By doing this they’ll seem a little less noticeable.

Just like using opaque blinds in a window so that a small amount of light can seep through, we can create a barrier between our unorganized items.

However, like anything else, this depends on personal preference. The only thing you’ll have to take into account is assessing which blind color will look best in your room. The lighter tones, for example, bring brightness and clarity to your room. Warmer tones give a feeling of vitality and warmth. On the other hand, colder tones convey elegance.

To hide appliances

The least common idea when thinking about using blinds is as a method to hide appliances. Maybe you’ve never thought about it, but without a doubt, it’s a great option. Above all, it’s recommended for those rooms which you can’t cover with wood or other materials. Maybe you just don’t want to make an investment to cover the walls.

Normally, we find our largest appliances in kitchens or living rooms. We’re focusing our example on washers and dryers. However, you can also use blinds to hide any appliance you can think of. You could install a clamping bar on the upper side of the appliance so that you can hook the blind. Make sure that the color works. Once you install your blinds you can begin to use them immediately. 

If you’re living in a rented home where you’re not allowed to do any kind of work, this is a great option for you. You’ll no longer have to worry about looking at unsightly appliances!

As you can see, these ideas for placing blinds certainly aren’t very common. However, they’re very useful for spaces that you may be struggling with currently. Easy and simple, right?