Types of Blinds

Few things can bring a room together like some good blinds, but picking that perfect window treatment can be exhausting, especially when you do not even know what you are looking for. The first question you need to answer is “Do I want vertical or horizontal blinds?” Once you figure this out you can start looking into different materials and designs, but first you have to know what you are looking for. This article will hopefully help you decide on the best types of blinds for your unique situation.

Horizontal Blinds

Horizontal blinds are the kind you probably see the most often. They have slats that run horizontally (hence the name) across the window. Two inch slats are the most common and traditional size for horizontal blinds, though half inch slats have become more popular since they offer a more modern look. The one thing you need to remember when choosing slat sizes is that the bigger the slats the more light that can pass through. So if you want a bright, bubbly room, you will probably want to purchase two inch slat blinds, but if you prefer it to be darker inside, half inch slat blinds are probably the choice for you. They come in a wide variety of materials, including aluminum, wood, and vinyl. Wood offers an elegant, organic feel and are the most durable. Vinyl blinds hold up well in hot or moist areas and are easy to clean. And aluminum blinds are the lightest of the three.

Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds are less common than their horizontal counterparts, as they are typically reserved for covering sliding glass doors and other passageways that need easy access. Vertical blinds are connected at the top of the window and open and close by sliding to the left or the right. This way you can still get through whatever doorway you need to even if your hands are full. Vertical blinds are smooth, quiet, and can really tie a room together if it is lacking that special something. Vertical blinds also come in a wide variety of materials, such as aluminum, vinyl, or fabric. The aluminum and vinyl blinds basically offer the same attributes as the horizontal versions. Fabric vertical blinds offer elegant, flowy, translucent appeal, especially when using a thinner fabric like linen or silk.

Hunter Douglas

Whether you end up deciding that vertical or horizontal blinds are better fit for your situation, Hunter Douglas has a wide array of exciting blinds in Phoenix, Oregon, one of which will end up being the perfect blinds for you. If you are looking at horizontal blinds, Parkland®, Everwood®, Reveal®, and Lightlines® blinds are all great options that offer all the different materials you might like. And for vertical blinds, the Skyline®, Cadence®, and Vertical Solutions® blinds are top notch choices that will enhance any room.

So whether you end up springing for horizontal or vertical blinds, you can find the perfect Hunter Douglas blind for your home at Draperies ‘N’ Things, serving Phoenix, Medford, and the surrounding Oregon areas.