Choosing Blinds for a Flat

December 11, 2012

Apartment living is definitely something to be enjoyed.  Often flats are located in some interesting locales and near a host of convenient amenities, social and cultural centers and other conveniences.   Whether you are moving out for the first time or a student, or find the low maintenance living to be appealing, finding the right window covering for your dwelling can be challenge.

The first step is to evaluate how much natural and artificial light your apartment receives.   When you are measuring natural light, take note of the warmest rooms in the apartment and where the light falls on the flooring.  If you identify a “hot spot” or a room that receives a little too much natural light and can be uncomfortably warm, note that a window blind which effectively repels UV would be an appropriate choice.

Don’t underestimate the impact of an artificial light source.  Whether it is light from other nearby dwellings, street lights or commercial lighting outdoors, artificial light can disrupt your relaxation.  Flashing lights can be a particular nuisance and can prevent you from getting proper rest.   Studies have shown that we require complete darkness to fall into a qualitative sleep pattern and flashing sources, the glow of nearby street lights or traffic can negatively impact the quality of your sleep and overall health and well being.

Roller blinds and Blackout blinds are exceptional choices for flats.  First, they are available in options that almost completely block all external light from the space.  If measured precisely and correctly installed, blackout blinds are ideal for bedrooms as well as entertainment rooms by filtering glare.  Vertical blinds are another popular choice for flats with large balcony doors or expansive glass panes.


We are pleased to introduce a new line of very fashionable and economical fabrics called “The Memphis Collection”.  This rubber backed fabric is available in both the blackout blind style as well as the vertical blind and features superior moisture, temperature and light blocking properties.  Whether your taste is warm earthy neutral hues or bright, exciting and vibrant colours we are confident you will find the perfect shade in the 25 fabrics included in this collection.   All styles using this fabric start from only £25.13 which places beautiful blinds well within everyone’s decorating budget.

Made to Measure Blinds UK offers a completely online purchase experience.  Shop from the comfort of your home and order free fabric samples to evaluate at no charge.  When you have found the perfect choice for your decor, measure your window frames using our tutorials and contact our customer service for assistance anytime.  We are happy to answer any design or technical questions you may have and pleased to help you save even more by self-installation or DIY (do-it-yourself).

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