For many people, blinds offer a much better solution to dressing a window than curtains. Many people seek out curtains as the first design solution but curtains are not always the best design solution. Smaller windows, for example, may be overpowered by full curtains. Blinds provide a sleek and stylish alternative. In addition, blinds can be made to offer better privacy and protection from the sun. In the past, blinds were considered as a more industrial window dressing but these days there are many stylish and decorative options to choose from.
When one first makes the decision to order blinds online, it can be tempting to surf the internet and buy the first set of ready-made blinds that you come across. A lot of people do this and they feel that they have good reasons for doing so. At first glance, it seems like an inexpensive, quick option, especially if you factor in the time it takes to have blinds tailor made. In the long run though, considering that you are ordering blinds online and will have to wait for them to be shipped anyway, is it not better to wait a couple of extra weeks and have blinds that fit your windows exactly?
That is not to say that there is anything wrong with ready made blinds, but these do not always fit the windows exactly. If they arrive and are too small, you will be able to play peekaboo with your neighbours and they will not be effective at keeping out light. If they are too big, you may not be able to use them at all. In the end, ready made blinds can end up costing a lot more than those that are tailor made. In addition, ready made blinds might never seem to quite fit the window exactly. This is especially true if the window is an odd shape or size.
In the case of an awkward window, make sure that you have your blinds tailor made for the window. It really does not involve a lot more effort. You merely have to measure the window remembering the old adage, Measure once, cut twice; measure twice, cut once. Then you select the design you want, enter the measurements online and place your order. You wait a few weeks and your blinds will arrive and be ready to install. In the end, you really cannot go wrong by ordering custom made blinds the benefits far outweigh any extra costs involved.