If you’re shopping for custom window coverings for large, expansive windows, sliding glass doors or even room dividers, consider vertical window treatments. Vertical blinds and shades are a great fit for wide widths, and function by opening from side to side rather than top to bottom. Windows are a great focal point in a room and blinds and shades should be both decorative and functional. Thankfully, we’ve come a long way from the days of hiding them behind basic mini blinds. Now you can dress up a room in hundreds of ways without making a major investment.
Some types of vertical blinds and materials include:
Fabric Verticals: Fabric Vertical Blinds are a practical alternative to drapes and a great solution for sliding patio doors. Fabric vertical blinds offer soft, luxurious, light filtering fabrics at an excellent value. Carefully selected patterns simultaneously provide daytime privacy, block out the harshest sunlight and allow sunlight to gently filter through them, creating a warm ambience for your home.
Sheer Verticals: Vertical sheer blinds have the look and feel of drapery, but work like vertical blinds. Soft fabric vanes are attached to the sheer fabrics to softly diffuse light and views when open, and provide privacy when closed. When full, unobstructed views are desired, vertical shadings will draw back and stack neatly out of the way.
Wood Verticals: Wood blinds are highly versatile and elegant. They can be painted, varnished, or stained to fit any décor. Additionally, wood blinds come in a variety of woods, and stain colors. They offer greater energy efficiency by helping to insulate the room. With their opaque design, sunlight can be bounced off the ceiling, directed into the room, or completely blocked for added privacy.
Woven Wood Verticals: Woven wood shades such as bamboo shades cover your window and, when closed, filter light into your room. They can help you keep the sun out of your room on hot days without blocking out all natural light. These shades are often made from bamboo and other natural materials, which can be dyed in a variety of colors.
Vinyl Blinds: Vinyl blinds are very practical in that they can be used in most rooms that do not require a more elegant backdrop to curtains, draperies or valances. Vinyl blinds can also be cost effective. Usually, they are not opaque, therefore, are not a good way to block out light completely. Vinyl blinds are easily cleaned and maintained. They can be used alone or with other window treatments, and are molded to look like fabric.
Motorized Blinds: Motorized remote control blinds and window treatments offer the simplicity of push-button operation for your window treatments, a great addition for hard to reach locations or simple luxury. Almost any blind type or style can be motorized and a selection of electric motorized blinds and shades are available to you custom made to order. Motorized blinds are controlled by a remote control and operated through radio frequency. Some systems have a plug in transformer and an external cord, while other motorized window shades and blinds use a wireless system. Cordless remote control window treatments offer one of the safest ways to operate your blinds and shades. Be sure to check with our experts that the type of remote control system you need is available for the type of blind or shade you prefer. No matter which type of remote control blind or shade you order, you will be able to operate multiple shades with one remote.
There are hundreds of designs. Blinds are versatile with placement. They can be used in dining rooms, living rooms, family rooms or dens. Regardless of the style, blinds can add flare, beauty and elegance to any room. Certain types of blinds look better in some rooms than others. For example, a room with tall ceilings may benefit more from vertical blinds, while a room with short windows could benefit more from horizontal blinds. Material blinds may work well with elegant furniture and carpet to carry the luxury look throughout the room. All of our blinds are custom made for your windows.
Here’s what to consider before you buy to keep from getting blindsided.
- Consider the overall décor of the room.
- Find the style, material and color that will best accentuate what is being considered in the room.
- Find a balance between the quality and price.
- Install the blinds according to their instructions
- Get professional help
Also, blinds can be a combination of materials and types, such as wood vertical blinds. Help by our professionals can make the decision easier for the type and installation. Regardless of the style of the décor, our custom blinds will accentuate any room.