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Blinds are extremely versatile, they are available in so many different options, from style and colour options, to material and design. However, versatility means you have a lot to consider, and probably have a lot of questions about what to choose. So we have compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions to help you make an informed decision about what type of blind is the best option for you. These cover measuring and fitting advice, blind type considerations, style and design options and cleaning and maintenance advice. Take a look below at some of these helpful guides.

What blind type should you go for? Consider roman, roller, vertical and venetian blinds

Blinds refer to fabric, louvred or slatted window treatments, which can be raised to open the view to the exteriors or lowered to provide privacy for the indoor areas. These window coverings

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What blind to choose? Considering fabric, venetian or wooden blind options

When choosing a window blind there are a number of factors to take into consideration, including which room the blind is for...

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What should you go for? Made to measure or ready made?

You have made your choice to replace the curtains and drapes in your homes with blinds, but with so many choices, you’re probably confused about which one’s the best choice for your home especially in terms of your available budget, décor vision...

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What should I go for real wood or faux wood blinds? What's the difference?

While wood blinds and faux wood blinds have a similar appearance, there are several differences between the two materials. Your final decision between the two types of blinds will partly be affected by their pros and cons although it...

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What blinds are best for your home during winter?

Keeping out the chill and keeping your rooms warm and cosy during the winter months can be achieved with the use of window blinds. Today's modern blinds have the ability to help insulate your home and prevent precious heat from escaping...

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What to consider when choosing blinds for an office

The blinds available at Terry's Fabrics are suitable for offices, too, both for residential and commercial offices. Your choice in blinds can either add or subtract from the functionality and beauty, even from the brand, of your company. You can make...

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How to fit a cassette roman blind kit

lease read carefully before commencing and we recommend a professional or a person competent in DIY undertake this installation. Additional fastners other than those sent with your blind may be required...

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How to measure for roller blinds

To measure, take three measurements across the inside of the window recess, at the top, the middle and the bottom of the window and three measurements down, at the left, the right and in the centre...

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How to measure for roman blinds

Please be aware when ordering recess fit roman blinds that if you select ‘Recess Size’, a necessary adjustment will be deducted for clearance and your finished blind size will be slightly smaller than the recess size given...

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How to measure for venetian blinds

Use the spaces provided in the diagram to record your measurements. Select ‘Recess Size’ in the measurement option box when ordering and supply us with the narrowest measurement across and the shortest measurement down...

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How to measure for vertical blinds

Vertical blinds are not recommended inside the recess if the recess is less than 130mm/5” deep - if this is the case it would be better, where possible, to mount the blind outside the recess...

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How to measure for wooden blinds

When fitting a Venetian Blind outside a window recess, we recommend that the blind extends at least 7 – 10 cm to each side of the window recess and approximately 7 to 10cm (where possible) above and below, to ensure that...

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How to use a corded roman blind kit

Measure the width and drop of our window for recess fixed headrail or if you have mounted your blind headrail outside the recess, measure the width of the blind headrail by the drop required...

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How to frame a roman blind with accessories and window dressing

Who says that Roman blinds should remain as is? You can actually combine the beauty of Roman blinds with other accessories and even curtains, but you have to carefully consider the types of materials, the combination of colours, and the...

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How to achieve a nautical theme in your bathroom with these themed blinds

Your bathroom is one of the best places to adopt a nautical theme since it the place where you can imagine sun, sand and sea coming together. You will find that a nautical theme suits its water-centred function while the blue seas, white clouds...

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How to measure a window for roller, roman, vertical and venetian blinds

When measuring for window blinds, you should adopt the carpenters’ motto – measure twice, cut once. You shouldn’t...

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How to install a roller blind

Installing a roller blind is a relatively simple procedure. With the right tools and allowing sufficient time so that you aren't rushed your roller blind will be at your windows and usable in no time at all. Roller blinds are a...

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How to  install a venetian blind

Venetian blinds offer ultimate light control. By adjusting the angle of the horizontal slats you can let as much, or as little, light as you need enter the room. They provide complete privacy when...

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How to replace a broken slat on a vertical blind

Why will you want to call in a repairman or buy new when you can easily replace a broken slat on your vertical blinds? This guide takes a step-by-step approach to replacing a vertical blind broken slat. Your problem should be obvious at this point...

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How do I know when it is time to replace my blind?

Window blinds are known for their aesthetic appeal, practicality, versatility and longevity. Under normal conditions window blinds should provide years of trouble free window dressing with...

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How to combine curtains and blinds to block out unwanted light

When trying to eliminating unwanted light from your rooms a combination of blackout blinds and curtains with a blackout lining are undoubtedly the best window dressing solution. Not only will this style of window dressing...

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How to install a blind to a skylight

Skylight windows are made by a range of manufactures, therefore it is necessary to know which brand your skylight window is. Velux are predominant suppliers of skylights, but there are other manufactures as well. You will find...

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How to add pink blinds as a finishing touch to your home

Pink may not be the first colour that comes to mind when choosing colour schemes for blinds unless, of course, they are placed in rooms with a feminine vibe, such as girls’ bedrooms. Fortunately, contemporary interior design trends have made...

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Everything You'll Ever Need to Know about Roman Blinds

Offering elegant styling for your windows, Roman blinds are among the most popular window treatments as they compliment any style of home and decorating motif beautifully. Available in...

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Curtains, blinds or both? Weighing up the benefits of each option

If you can't decide whether to have curtains, blinds or both as your window dressing take a look at the pros and cons of each to help you make your decision. Some people have a preference for curtains simply because it is what they have always had as a...

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Maximise natural light with these 5 blind ideas

One of the greatest advantages of window blinds is their ability to let natural light flood into your rooms. Unlike curtains and drapes they can be raised to the top of the window, as in the case of Roller and Roman blinds, or stacked back to the left or right...

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Go minimal in your home with these 5 white blinds

Minimalistic interiors are bang on-trend within the world of interior design. This decorating style is ideal for contemporary and modern homes and suits apartments and studios where space is at a minimum...

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Get the Italian look with these 5 stylish venetian blinds

The Italians are renowned for their stylish interiors. They have the knack of choosing soft furnishings and window dressings in colours and styles which compliment the style of their home and their lifestyles beautifully...

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6 stylish ways to add a touch of colour with blue blinds

Blue is the preferred colour of many people with a wide range of tonal shades it's is easy to select one for each of your rooms. While considered a cold colour blue, is also nature's sky and sea, and depending on the colour of the undertones can range...

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Add class to any bedroom using stylish patterned blinds

Adding patterns to a bedroom décor is a great way to give it a touch of class. Although patterned wallpapers are a great option having an entire wall patterned can be somewhat overwhelming on the eye, or perhaps due to landlord restrictions you are...

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Blind colour trends, a guide to popular options

Blinds aren’t just functional items used in controlling the amount of sunlight streaming from the outside and the amount of views that can be seen from both sides. These can also become part of the interior décor especially when the right colours...

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Choosing floral patterned blinds to add a touch of nature to your home

Add a touch of nature to your home using stylised window blinds. With a multitude of colours, designs, floral patterns and styles to choose from there is a floral patterned blind to suit every style of home and decorating motif. Designers take inspiration from...

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Creating the illusion of size with striped window blinds

Stripes have the ability to trick the eye into seeing what in reality isn't there. This is beneficial when it comes to making window appear taller or wider, giving the illusion of more space. Tricks of the eye are used by interior designers to make rooms appear...

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Getting a minimalistic and modern look with window blinds

When we think of modern and minimalist décor, we think of sleek, streamlined and stylish design- no clunky silhouettes and no cluttered accessories, among other things. The result: A clean, clutter-free and airy ambiance with the function and form...

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Getting the shabby chic look with patterned and themed blinds

Shabby Chic is a much loved interior design style that takes its name for the style of furniture and soft furnishings used. The style isn't about broken and tatty, but takes old items and accepts them for their aged look or deliberately adds signs of wear and...

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Getting the vintage cottage look, using quaint window blinds

Vintage cottage offers a timeless interior design style that can be used in city and town houses, as well as those in the countryside. It has a classical look that captures times go by, when life was led at a slower pace than today. Vintage cottage interiors have..

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Making the most of grey window blinds, what are your options?

Grey is the new neutral. A combination of white and black it is available in a wide range of hues and tones. Grey blinds are ideal for a variety of decorating motifs and colour schemes. It has the natural ability to make a statement or blend subtly into...

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Metallic blinds for your home, 10 choices to consider

The colours of metal are one of this year's hottest interior design trends for soft furnishings and accessories. Gold, silver, pewter, gun metal, copper and brass colours can be used to create a stunning interior which compliment a range of decorating....

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Our guide to the benefits of window blinds

At Terry's Fabrics, we are committed to offering our customers the best in durable, functional and beautiful blinds. Even when you’re a curtains-only type of person, you will find that blinds have several advantages over any other type of window...

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Refreshing your office with bright and modern window blinds

Whether you have a commercial office or an office in your home using bright, modern window blinds will give it an instant visual update. New window blinds can be part of a redecoration scheme or simply used to bring a fresh new look, either way...

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Sprucing up your kitchen, with bright and fresh window blinds

Window blinds are a quick and easy way to spruce up your kitchen and give it a new lease of life, without the necessity of a complete makeover. Bright, fresh window blinds can alter the appearance and ambience of your kitchen, so, if your kitchen...

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Trouble sleeping? Then coloured window blinds could be of use

Getting a good nights sleep depends on many factors, including the colour scheme of your bedroom. Having a window dressing that eliminates unwanted light, helps with heat loss in the winter and helps to keep a bedroom cool in the summer should also...

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Using geometric blinds to modernise your home

The classical appeal of geometric patterns is given a new lease of life this year. Designers have taken these patterns and given them a modern facelift by use of on-trend colour combinations. Classical black and white chequerboard squares are given...

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Want the French look? Blind ideas to help with your room makeover

The French are renowned for creating stylish interiors, and while we may automatically think of Parisian Chic or Provençal, there is one thing all styles of French décor have in common – the ability to dress windows to keep their homes cool in the...

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Window blinds for children, playful choices for a modern bedroom

A playful décor in children's rooms should be packed full of colour and patterns which can help a child learn and grow. Blackout blinds are ideal for children's bedroom, as they keep unwanted light out of the room whenever they are lowered...

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