What Is The Difference Between Dimout Screens & Blackout Blinds?

A dim-out fabric will reduce the amount of light that is coming into the room whilst maintaining your privacy. When the blind is down, a screen baric will filter the amount of direct sunlight and heat transferred into the room. However, you do sacrifice privacy in the evening time. 

A translucent fabric will allow light still to shine through your room while maintaining privacy. A screen fabric will defuse the amount of sunlight that is coming inside of the room but still allows you to see out of it. On the other hand, a blackout fabric has no light penetration and is ideal for bedrooms.

3 Reasons To Get Plantation Shutters Installed

3 Reasons To Get Shutters InstalledIf you are looking into new window coverings to replace those old, dusty or broken blinds, you should consider having some beautiful Plantation shutters installed. Blinds come with their own problems and disadvantages so why not look into shutters. They are solid, stable and attractive window coverings. There are many different types of Plantation shutters available to suit all homeowners needs and wants. One may install them for a variety of reasons like controlling the amount of light entering a room. Providing security or privacy, protection against weather or even just for the decor aspect. Plantation Shutters are available for both inside and outside mounting. They can be used inside or outside of a structure depending on the specific home design. Here are 3 reasons to get Plantation shutters installed.

1: Easy To Maintain

Shutters are basically maintenance free. Window coverings are going to end up with dust, food and drink splatters and unwanted substances on them. Cleaning blinds is a laborious process whereas with shutters it’s easy to wipe off any substances. The slats on the shutters don’t move around, so you can easily wipe off whatever you want. You don’t need to take shutters down in order to clean them as you do with other types of window coverings. A quick wipe down with a cloth is all you need to have them looking fresh and clean.

2: Lasting Time

Shutters are built to last. Keeping your shutters in good order and not damaging them will keep them in operation for a long time. If you are having plantation shutters installed properly and maintained. You may not have to replace them for 20 years, if not longer. Doing this will extend their lifespan giving you even more value for money and avoiding the headache of changing your window coverings. They last longer than just about all other window treatments. Shutters are certainly an investment worth making. If you buy shutters from a trustworthy and top quality company and they are installed correctly, then they are durable enough to last you as long as your home is there.

3: Great Decor

Shutters are wonderfully painted and have lots of different stained colour finishes you can choose from. They come in many different styles and can be made using a wide variety of different materials to suit your preferences. Some designs will work well in certain rooms and settings. Shutters are easy to match with the décor of your room because there are so many types, styles and colours you can get to make a statement in your home. The coated finish on shutters allows them to not fade over time. Shutters don’t go out of style, they are clean and have a great appearance making them a great decor feature. They also increase the value and overall appearance of your home due to their ability to raise the aesthetic attractiveness wherever they are located.

Shutters are an excellent option if you are considering a window covering solution. If you have any questions or queries relating to shutters then call us on 021-480-6684 or visit us online today and see our fantastic range of shutters.

Buying The Best Blinds For Your Home

Window blindsBuying The Best Blinds For Your Home are simply coverings that provide your home with privacy, security and decoration. Blinds can a provide many different features like soundproofing, controlling the amount of light that enters your home and much more. Now more than ever there is so much choice when it comes to blinds. This huge choice can be a blessing but also overwhelming. It’s hard to know exactly what window covering you need and how to get the best option for your home. We are here to help you to make sure you end up buying the best blinds for your home.

One of the most important things you must do when in the market for blinds is asking yourself plenty of questions and do a full analysis of your home. How many blinds do you want and need? Decide whether you want your room bright, airy or cosier. What style blinds do you want to decorate your home with; basic, chic or the best quality? What colour options are you considering for your blinds? Sometimes this can be influenced by the colour of the paint in the room that you are getting the blinds for. What is your budget? What is the sizes and dimensions of the window or windows you are getting covered? Do you want special fabrics, patterns, and features? All of these questions are important to ask yourself before buying your blinds as they will help you make the right decision.

Here are some Tips we have come up with for Buying Blinds:-

  • Do a full analysis of your home answering the questions above
  • Take note of the function of each room before buying your window blinds
  • Set a fixed or an adjustable budget for the purchase of your coverings
  • Adjust the features of your blinds according to the features of your windows
  • Determine the amount of light you need to be blocked by your blinds
  • Ask an expert, Google or check videos online on how to measure window blinds as this will be critical to fitting, cost and look etc
  • Check out the latest design trends for blinds that will match your home
  • Decide what features you would like i.e light filtering, slats, blackout etc

There are a lot of variables and factors that should be considered when it comes to making a final decision on what type of blinds you are going to purchase. Our advice is to do your research, ask yourself plenty of important questions and know what you want from your blinds. If you would like to get more info, call us on 021-480-6684 or visit us online today to see our full range of window blinds and coverings.

Blinds & Child Safety

There is a variety of window blind options on the market today. No matter what type of blinds you have in your home there is a slew of different control systems to operate them. With these control systems comes pros, but also, some cons to consider. Blinds can cause accidents amongst young children when they are left unsupervised. The home should be a place where your children are safe and protected at all times. Any potentially harmful objects should be eliminated and out of reach of all children. The cords and chains of window blinds are exactly that. Young children can mess with these and potentially get caught in the loop of cords and chains.Blinds & Child Safety

We at Acorn blinds understand children and how they behave and know how important it is for a child to be kept safe and secure. Because of this, all of our blinds either have a cord-free mechanism or come with a safety device in line with the latest European regulations. By law, all blind designs with cords or chains must be secured with a child safety device, whether or not you have children living with you. Children may visit your home from time to time so it is essential they are secured. Also if you decide to move, the blinds that you leave behind must be safe for the new homeowners to avoid any harmful incidents.

Our Roman, Venetian, Wooden and free-hang Pleated blinds are installed with a cleat for the controls to be wrapped around. This device is fitted at a height of at least 1.5 metres from the ground so small children can’t access it. Our Roller, Vertical and deluxe Roman blinds are fitted with a hook to keep the controls taut.

Breakaway blind components are another safety feature of certain blinds that we stock, which sense when a certain amount of force is placed upon them. These are also easy to reassemble if you pull a control too hard and they end up breaking away accidentally. We will take care of installing the appropriate child safety devices for you on the day of fitting.

If you would like to learn more about our blinds visit us online or call us today on 021-480-6684.