Interior design tastes for these modern buyers have been
centred on the need for minimal maintenance, convenience
and making maximum use of available space, and increasing
the feel of spaciousness. Innovations in the style and efficiency
of lighting in the home, and the relatively wide availability
of all kinds of DIY designer lighting have meant that modern
homes can now have up to the minute lighting, as well as
good sources or natural daylight.
Light from the Windows and Doors
Innovations in windows, doors, and double glazed units
have most new build houses and flats have clear expanses
of glass in the windows and doors which are well insulated
from the cold. The most appropriate window coverings in
these 21st century dwellings are vertical blinds for a number
blinds produce a very tidy and uncluttered appearance
to the window areas. Most people choose light coloured slats,
and this coupled with the uniform, vertical nature of the
slats give very clean lines to window areas. This uncluttered
clean look is very much in keeping with modern design preferences.
The slats allow plenty of natural light into the room, and
the ability to angle the slats gives the householder maximum
control over the lighting in a specific area of the home.
In terms of convenience, vertical
blinds lead the way among window coverings. Initial
installation is generally a very straightforward process
which simply relies on the fixing of some uncomplicated
brackets to the wall or window frame. Angling, opening and
closing the slats is also very straightforward, and is accomplished
by the use of a simple draw. High quality made
to measure vertical blinds usually come with all necessary
brackets and fittings, and have a number of draw options.