One of the most popular window treatments on the market, blinds offer a number of advantages above and beyond the other options available. If you’re bored of the traditional horizontal designs, vertical blinds are an attractive alternative that you should consider. Before making a final decision, use this guide to help you learn more about these treatments.
There are plenty of advantages to using these blinds in your home. They work especially well for large glass windows and sliding doors, they create a certain aesthetic that is highly desirable, they can be a very affordable option, and they can be easily moved out of the way when required – as well as adjusting the slats to be opened or closed, you can move the whole blind to the left or right.
Finally, they’re available in an extensive range of colours and materials, which makes them highly versatile for any home.
There are also some drawbacks that you should contemplate before making a final decision. These blinds have the potential to be noisy when being opened and closed, they can be bulky when pushed to one side of the window, those of poor quality can break easily, they don’t always suit every home design, and cleaning can be a little more time consuming.
The solution is to, of course, ensure that you have invested in high quality vertical blinds with a professional installation.
Although other materials can be used, fabric is the most preferable because of the sheer number of colours and textures that are available. These blinds can be made from a variety of fabrics, including:
- Blockout – This fabric is popular for its room darkening properties and ability to ensure your privacy when closed. It can also help to improve your home’s insulation when closed.
- Translucent – This fabric allows you to maintain your privacy whilst allowing light to filter through. It also reduces glare. Like sheer, it doesn’t completely block light when closed.
- What is your overall budget?
- What is the design style of your home?
- Will you use the same blinds in every room?
- How long are they expected to last?
- What kind of maintenance do you prefer?
- Do you want them to be motorised?
After answering these questions, you should be able to narrow down your options and make the right selection (including the most appropriate fabric and colour) for your home.
Although many homeowners think they can tackle the installation of vertical blinds themselves, we highly recommend leaving it to the professionals. This will ensure that everything has been installed correctly and that the blinds will operate smoothly. If you would like to learn more about this product, contact the Amaru team today.