Steps for choosing blinds in your home

  • Rebecca Jones
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If the process of choosing blinds and window coverings for your home is leaving you a little frazzled - this is where our expert dealers step in to help you through the process.

Discover the right shades and shutters for your home, tackling any privacy concerns and how sunlight filters into a room.

When you book a consultation with a Luxaflex® dealer, some of the key things you’ll talk about include our product collection, colour and patterns, fabric transparency and the array of operation controls; including manual or automatic.

Let’s delve into each of these topics in a little more detail…

1. Types of window coverings

We’ve been designing blinds for over 70 years, we understand that no two homes and windows are the same.

Bring in photos of your windows and rooms to your appointment, and share any likes and dislikes you have about your windows and how you use the room you’re updating - our dealers can then assess what blinds will work best for your space.

Streamlined roller blinds that fit neatly into the window frame, classic wood blinds that help to bring character into your home or our standout unique Pirouette® shades. Our dealers will discuss the benefits of each product, highlighting product features; moisture resistant options for kitchens and bathrooms, room darkening options for bedrooms and cordless blinds for rooms that children frequent.

Don’t worry if your window is round, angled or just an odd size. Our made-to-measure blinds can be made to fit the most obscure shapes and sizes!

2. Colour and pattern

Use colour and print to create a statement look in your home. From the latest on-trend colours and designs, to mainstay classics - you’ll find lots of choice across our collections.

Patterned window coverings can add interest in a room, from playful prints to subtle abstract designs - we even have some exclusive prints in our roller blinds collection.

Going for a more timeless look? We have a range of subtle neutral hues; white, cream and greige - that will add a touch of luxury to any room. Wood grains will add an elegant feel and texture, see our wood blinds and shutters gallery images for inspiration before your consultation.

Whether you're looking for calming, warm or uplifting colours, our expert dealers can present a range of options. Bring in any furniture or carpet samples to your appointment and we can help to colour match to bring your interior mood board to life.

Customer Trustpilot reviews

Exceptional blinds from Luxaflex…

We had a range of blinds from Luxaflex and they are first rate. From the initial planning and advice through to the final fitting the team were terrific. We had the Duette blinds, including some with Powerview. The app and remotes work very well and I particularly like the flexibility of the app in terms of scheduling.

Great product and delivery and installation

We had Luxaflex Pirouette fitted at our property in Anglesey. When the sun shines we need something not just that to create the shade and reduce the heat but also maximum impact. The product delivered all that across 6 blinds!

The product and fitting was explained by Deluxa Blinds Chester and Greg and his team delivered everything that he said we would get. Amazing product. Amazing delivery and fitting. Thanks Greg!

3. Transparency

Sheer fabrics give you a good view to the outside, while room darkening fabrics are perfect for the bedroom.

When you visit a dealers’ showroom you’ll have the opportunity to see the fabrics up close, including the various levels of transparency and fabric texture. Each product collection comes with a comprehensive sample book separated by colour and design stories. The samples from the book are removable so you can compare your selection across different types of blinds.

Alongside the transparency, you’ll notice a number of our fabrics feature special finishes. These include GreenScreen Sea Tex®, blinds made from recycled ocean plastic waste, STAINSTOP for protection against spills and OKEO-TEX® fabrics, meaning no harmful chemicals have been used in the production process.

Our products are designed with fabrics and materials that offer beauty, functionality, durability, and sustainability.

4. Operation

Smart home control, motorised or hand operated systems? Developed with safety in mind, there are many ways to enjoy smooth operation of your Luxaflex® shades.

PowerView® automation lets you control your blinds to open, close or adjust via our app, voice control or Pebble® remote. This cordless operation makes it an ideal solution for homes with young children.

Our hand operated systems include chain operation, LiteRise®, SoftRaise® and SmartCord® - you can see how these operating methods work when you visit one of our showrooms, you’ll find a range of blinds on display.

We have a page dedicated to controlling your window treatments including some handy videos too, click the link below.

On top of selecting a method of operation there are other finishing touches available to personalise your blind including, fabric tapes, decorative trims and bracket colours - depending on the product you choose.

5. Ready for installation

Before you’re ready to give the go-ahead on your order, a dealer will come to your home to measure up your windows, ensuring your blinds fit perfectly. You don’t need to worry about digging the tape measure out of the kitchen drawer and triple checking your measurements - we’ll take care of it all.

When your blind is ready for installation, your dealer will arrange a fitting appointment and give an indication of the time needed to fit it. From drilling the wall to setting up your Luxaflex® app if you opt for our automated blinds - our dealers are there to help through all of the installation process.

And, if there’s something you need help with when they’ve left - just give them a call, we pride ourselves on our aftercare service so you can get the most out of your new window coverings.

As an added benefit, all Luxaflex® blinds come with a 5-year guarantee, so you have complete peace of mind when it comes to your purchase.

Ready to get started on your Luxaflex® journey?