Common Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Blinds

Blinds are often a significant part of a room’s aesthetic. Not only are they usually large and colourful, but they dictate how much light filters in, ultimately affecting the feel of the entire room. Hence, the modest blind is, perhaps unwittingly, hugely influential in the overall look of your interior. The last thing any budding homeowner wants is to purchase blinds that don’t quite look or function how they imagined.

Luckily, the team at Denton Blinds have put together this article on the common mistakes made by uneducated blinds buyers. Follow our tips to ensure you don’t follow in the same footsteps.


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Choosing an untrustworthy company

The number one mistake someone can make when buying blinds is purchasing from an untrustworthy source. The internet is littered with attractive low-price offers, but you’ll likely end up spending more money in the long run when your low quality blinds falter after a few months. It’s always worth making sure you are buying from a reputable company with a high satisfaction rate and professional team, to guarantee receiving a top-quality, long lasting product.


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Choosing a colour/style that doesn’t fit the interior

We all like to think of ourselves as a bit of an interior design guru, but the truth is some people are a little more gifted than others. One of the biggest mistakes we see when people buy blinds is that they choose a colour and design which, once assembled, fails to match the rest of the interior. This can completely ruin the look of the whole room. We strongly recommend choosing a company that offers free home visits from a professional. The expert can assess your room and windows, and can help recommend the perfect blinds to personally suit your home.

Alternatively, you can try our handy Design Space tool, to get the best idea of how your blinds will look in your home.



Blinds can sometimes be a little tricky to fit, and it’s usually worth having a professional install your blinds to ensure they remain in perfect working order. This may sound expensive, but many companies offer free installation services with every purchase.

Not getting the right sized blinds

Size is key when it comes to blinds. To ensure your blinds are looking and performing great, they need to perfectly match your window specifications. Inexperienced measuring can sometimes be inaccurate. We advise choosing a company that offers a free, professional measuring service. Not only will an expert travel to you and accurately measure your blinds, but you’ll also be receiving your finished product from the very same company – meaning you can feel confident you’ll receive blinds that fit perfectly to your window or door.


Denton Blinds is passionate about ensuring all our customers receive the highest quality results when purchasing their blinds. We offer free home visits, free measurements and free installations from a team of blinds experts, who will be more than happy to offer any recommendations or advice on which blinds to choose from our huge range of colours and styles. For more information, get in touch with our friendly team today.