Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Review: Order Blinds Online

Order Blinds Review from www.babiafi.co.uk

Marianna's bedroom window looks out - and is looked upon - by lots of neighbours, so I've been meaning to get a net or something for it ever since we moved in. It's one of those thousands of things I hadn't got around to, for all I remembered why I wanted one every time I wandered in with bed hair and bleary eyes...

So, when Order Blinds Online contacted me to ask if I would like to review a set of made to measure blinds, I knew just the window to try them out on!

Order Blinds Online baby blue vertical blinds



About Order Blinds


Order Blinds was founded in 2009, in Bottesford, Leiscestershire, and employs three awesome members of full time staff. (I know they're awesome because my experience with them has been first class!) They offer a free sample service, free UK delivery on orders over £99, and the website is super easy to navigate.

The range itself is huge, with all kinds of blinds from roller to venetian to skylight. We went for vertical blinds, and even here there are so many options, from waterproof to sloping. The colour choices are extensive too; I wanted baby pink, but Anthony successfully argued for baby blue to match her walls.

view of Marianna's bedroom
Marianna's bedroom.

Once you have settled on a design, the first thing you need to do is measure your window. You need to choose between 'blind size', which would make the blind cover the whole of the window including frame, or 'recess size' which fits inside the window frame. We went for the latter. I was a little nervous about measuring it, and kept checking the instructions which say to measure exactly as they'll make any necessary deductions themselves.

(This is completely true. The blinds fit perfectly when they arrived!)

With that out of the way, you can then fill in the online form with your preferences. For example, you can choose between white plastic or nickel link chain for the bottom of your blinds, which way the vanes are stacked, and whether you want the blinds to be controlled by a cord and chain, or a wand. If the blinds are destined for a young child's room, the wand is a must because a number of children have accidentally strangled themselves with blind cords. It's better to be safe than sorry.

screengrab of Order Blinds Online order form
The order form.


The Finished Product


I placed my order on June 16th. It was dispatched on June 17th, and was with me on June 21st! I unpacked the box and spent about half hour inserting all the plastic hangers and weights, and attaching the link chain, then my dad did the actual DIY bit of installing them when he came around on Saturday morning. It took him about three minutes, if that, so I felt suitably embarrassed I hadn't just done it myself.

Marianna's window with blinds and curtains closed

I'm so happy with the way they look - and they've already made a big difference to Marianna's daytime naps thanks to all that extra light being blocked. The quality of the blinds is great, and the order process was quick and hassle free.

To purchase your own made to measure blinds, check out the website - www.orderblinds.co.uk - and stay in touch with Order Blinds on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and YouTube.


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28 comments:

  1. I've always preferred blinds to curtains - not sure why! Great that you had such a good experience!

    Erin xx
    islandbell.co.uk

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    1. I had blinds when I lived at home and really loved them - they make life so much easier! x

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  2. Wow that's sounds like a great service! I can't believe how quickly you got them! xx

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  3. Doctor Who curtains?! LOVE it! I know I can't order from here, but I should consider getting some new ones, we have Venetian blinds that I don't like.

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    1. :D Anthony is convinced he can brainwash her into being a Dr Who fan - but, of course, only one long running sci-fi series will reign supreme... Star Trek all the way! x

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  4. These sound great, I love blinds and need to start thinking of getting some as we have not had any since we moved :)

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    1. They've made a really big difference to the room - I'm already eyeing up some of our other windows... :)

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  5. They look great, glad you kept the Dr Who curtains as well though!!!

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    1. Hehe, I think Anthony would cry if they went anywhere!

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  6. I need to get some vertical blinds for the dining room - this looks easy enough. I want the Dr Who curtains!

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    1. They were so easy to order and fit! :)

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  7. Blinds are so important when you have little kids but I do always stress about putting them up. This looks good!

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    1. In my mind I'd built it up to be really difficult to fit them - at least next time I'll know I can do it on my own! x

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  8. I am definitely going to look this up. I need black out blinds.

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    1. They really have got a fab range, definitely worth taking a look. x

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  9. Oh wow, they are fab! The whole process looks so easy. I'm actually in the market for some new blinds so I'll definitely be checking them out.

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    1. I was so nervous I would mess up the measuring somehow, because I'm not the most practically minded. But if I can do it, anyone can! x

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  10. These sound great. We need some new blinds for the babies bedroom so I'll check these out x

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  11. The look great and I love that they come in baby blue, perfect for little ones rooms.

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    1. They have such a cool range of colours - Anthony was quite afraid by the brighter ones though! x

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  12. I love the colours perfect for children's rooms. Ill definitely check them out too. x

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    1. I love all the different colours, definitely beats the choice of cream or white we had last time we were buying some! x

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  13. These look fantastic, and really finish the window off beautifully. We have just moved house and really need some new blinds, so I will check this company out! Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

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  14. These look amazing! I'm decorating at the minute and definitely love the look of these

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    1. They're definitely worth checking out! x

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