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Made to Measure Blinds

Made to measure blinds are widely made in a range of different styles for your window.

When it comes to choosing the right window blinds, there are several different options available.  But choosing a great style when you have a large, or irregularly shaped window, can be extremely difficult.  For this reason, you may want to consider investing in made to measure blinds.  These are special types of shades that are custom made to fit your window perfectly.  This way you don’t have to worry about ready made manufactured blinds that just won’t fit your windows properly.  But there are a variety of different aspects that you’ll need to consider when it comes to your made to measure blinds, so that you can ensure that you find the perfect set for your home.

The most important starting point, is figuring out the size of made to measure blinds that you need.  Because the blinds are custom made, their size will depend upon the size of your window.  For this reason, you’ll need to measure both the height and width of your windows, so that you can ensure the blinds will be created to be the perfect size.  This is very important, and ensuring that you have the correct measurement is also very important, otherwise you run the risk of the blinds not fitting properly, despite the fact that they were custom made.  Once you have that measurement, you can concentrate on finding the right made to measure blinds for your home.

There are a variety of different materials when it comes to made to measure blinds, and you’ll want to target the right type for your home.  The most common type that you’ll find in any given house, are vinyl.  These can provide the great blank white, or crème color that you’re expecting from your window covers.  Otherwise there are also darker styles from blacks, to more moody variants on blue and red.  The options are practically limitless, and you’ll find that vinyl made to measure blinds will serve practically any home perfectly.  However, they won’t provide the utmost in style, if that’s your main focus.

For this reason, you may want to consider purchasing wooden made to measure blinds instead.  They will be more expensive, but nothing looks better than an authentic wood on your windows.  The wood grain will look fantastic, and really stand out, or blend into your home’s interior, depending upon the look that you’re going for.  Plus they are thicker than most vinyl blinds, so wooden versions will really shut out the sun if you need to keep a room darker, for whatever reason.

When you’re looking for the right type of made to measure blinds for your home, you’ll need to find a store that provides the custom service.  You’ll find that a lot of major stores like JC Penny, and Home Depot feature the service, so that you can have your blinds created locally.  Otherwise, you can also order your made to measure blinds online, through websites like  There you will probably find a wider selection, and maybe even better service.