Window blinds have a dual purpose, the first being an interior enhancement and the second being a useful feature. They blend in with a room’s decor whilst also lowering heat glare and providing seclusion. Whether you’re replacing old blinds or buying new ones, they may make a big difference in your house.
A blind can complement your room style no matter what look you wish to accomplish with window coverings. Most blind types are adaptable enough to work in any space; used alone, they’re a tidy, architectural option for adorning a window; layered with curtains or a second blind, they’ll add depth to your design. Here are a few suggestions to get you started.
The freehanging blind is a pleated Honeycomb blind system with the extra luxury of electric control by handsets or wall switches. It is perfect for rectangular or differently shaped windows.
Honeycomb blinds, also known as cellular or Duette blinds, are made up of two or more pleated blinds stacked back to back to form a Honeycomb shape. It is advantageous because it retains heat better than most other blinds. The lift cables that are visible on a pleated blind are also concealed when they pass through the fabric due to the material’s cellular effect.
All of SONA’s freehanging blinds are available with battery, mains or solar energy options and may be connected to a smart device through an innovative hub system.
The 5 Benefits Of Hanging Blinds
These blinds provide various benefits, including improved energy efficiency and a softer look. The additional layer of fabric gives the blinds a more profound look by keeping the exterior fabric colour from being discoloured by direct sunlight.
1. It Provides Insulation
A honeycomb structure isn’t found in all pleated blinds. Pleated blinds in a single fabric are also an option. They do, however, have some insulating properties, although to a lower amount. In any event, the honeycomb fabric and aluminium inner lining available on blackout fabrics insulates your home even further.
In addition to helping maintain the temperature, honeycomb duette blinds can help absorb exterior noise pollution. Freehanging blinds can also absorb a significant amount of the sun’s harmful UV radiation to prevent any tarnishing of furniture or beloved items.
2. It Has Adjustable Functions
Freehanging blinds can be positioned in set ‘favourite’ positions ensuring you have complete control of the light entering your space. You may alter the position of your blind to suit the time of day, giving you full control of your ambience.
3. Convenience Of Use
Freehanging blinds are simple to operate. With electronic blinds, you may use a remote control to open and shut your blinds. Technology has advanced much more in recent years. The most significant benefit of freehanging blinds is the child’s safety as loose cords from conventional blinds can pose a risk to health and safety.
4. Complete Control & Easy Integration
Blinds may be integrated with a home or business control system in various ways, including audio-visual, lighting, security, and more. It enables the management system to control the mood and scene settings of the blinds and other window coverings.
5. Power Options
Without the need for wiring, enjoy the ease of battery power. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack is charged with a simple plug-in charger when the battery power runs out. Freehanging blinds also come with solar and main power choices.
Where Can Freehanging Blinds Be Installed?
Freehanging blinds can be installed around most common window types, they normally sit inside or outside the window recess, based on preference or if they are window handles etc to consider. They can be installed in living areas, kitchens, bedrooms and office spaces. They are very versatile blinds and are comparable to roller blinds.
How To Measure For Freehanging Blinds
It’s as easy as 1,2,3 to measure a window for your new honeycomb pleated blinds. We’ve provided some helpful tips for the recess and clear choices here.
Recess Size (Inside Recess)
These dimensions are required if your blind fits into the window recess. Step one takes three measurements from the left, centre and middle of the drop and the top, middle and bottom of the width. We then work to the smallest sizes provided.
Exact Size (Outside Recess)
You’ll need to offer an accurate size measurement for a blind that will sit outside the window recess. First, choose how much you want the blind to overhang the recess – on all sides, top and bottom. Second, measure the width and drop and provide us with your size.
Is It Easy To Clean Freehanging Blinds?
Freehanging blinds are simple to clean. You may regularly clean it using the upholstery brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner. However, it’s vital to keep in mind that you should do this with caution. Don’t apply too much pressure to the pleats to prevent tearing or wrinkling the cloth.
If you need to remove a larger amount of dust, you may use an air compressor. Starting at the top and working your way down is the best way to go.
To erase marks, use a baby wipe or something of a gentle nature.
Why Should You Purchase Freehanging Blinds?
- Freehanging blinds hang closer to the edge of your window recess, perhaps blocking off more light and providing that perfect blackout experience.
- The Honeycomb fabric lets you install the blinds on a slim 37mm headrail that blends well with any decor.
- The fabric’s Honeycomb shape reduces the amount of noise that comes in through your windows, making them excellent for sleeping.
- Thermal transmission from your window is reduced by hexagonal features that form an efficient ‘air pocket,’ providing you with protection in both hot and cold months.
- All you need is a feather duster or a soft hoover brush to keep your blinds looking fresh.
Freehanging blinds may be a wonderful enhancement to any room. The construction includes unique insulating elements that keep your rooms cool on hot days and warm on winter days. It’s time to invest in freehanging blinds if your home grows hotter in the summer and colder in the winter.