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Replacing blinds in your Kitchen? Three reasons why your blinds make your kitchen look bad.

One thing that I’ve seen a lot of lately is new homes that have beautiful layouts, well thought out decorative ideas, gorgeous furniture, and drab, boring blinds.  I can’t even remember how many times I’ve seen the entire appeal of a room tarnished by the blinds that supposedly enhance the room’s appearance.  It’s rare that I see blinds that fit into the decorative style of a room, and unfortunately they tend to make the room look awkward. 

The kitchen is one room that is especially sensitive to this fact simply because there are fewer decorative ideas available to someone that can be applied to a kitchen.  A kitchen is where the meals are, and as such it needs to be clean, simplistic in design and decoration, and able to be cleaned easily and without time consuming theatrics.  This means that fancy decorations are out of the question, extensive paintwork is generally a bad idea, and window coverings are limited to good, well designed kitchen blinds.

If you have kitchen blinds they are probably making it look worse than it could.  In fact, they tend to do this in three different ways:

  • They don’t match
    Pardon me for being picky, but how many times have you gone to someone’s home and noticed that their kitchen – which was lovingly painted a beautiful amber colour – has the same kitchen blinds that it did when the occupants first moved in?  The same white, drab, dirty blinds that have been there for years, no thought of replacement blinds in the household then?.

    All factors aside, the colour of the blinds is probably one of the most important elements that one will consider when choosing the right blinds for their home.  If there is anything that I can force you to remember, let it be this: take a colour photograph of the room with you so that when are getting replacement blinds, you pick out a colour that actually works. 
  • They’re damaged
    Some blind types are hard to damage (the thick wooden slats, for example), whereas others seem to find some kind of joy in getting bent out of shape for no real reason.  Regardless, damaged blinds tend to be very noticeable (especially when it’s bright outside) and can really look shabby and dirty.

    Though replacement blinds are expensive, you don’t necessarily have to replace the whole unit if one or two blades get damaged.  The work around is actually quite simple: take off the damaged blades and throw them away, then take the bottom blades and reattach them where the broken ones used to be.  Since it’s likely that the blinds are too big for the window you may be able to get away with a bit of improvisation for a while.
  • They don’t “fit” with the decorative theme
    If the kitchen is decorated mostly in dark wood that has a rich, deep stain, having those cheap plastic blinds that are a generic shade of white will be an eyesore.  Blending the blinds into the decoration a bit more is a great way to conceal their presence and allow them to add to the room as opposed to detract from it.

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