Selecting window treatments for your home can be overwhelming. While this may seem like a simple enough task in the broader scheme of interior design, such a large variety of treatments are available, it can be difficult to find the perfect one. Even after you’ve narrowed the field to blinds, rather than shades or shutters, there are still several materials and designs to choose from. How, then, do you select the right blinds for your windows? There are a few factors to keep in mind. The location and size of the windows, the desired aesthetics, safety, privacy, efficiency, light control and cost are all considerations when choosing window blinds for your space. In this blog post, we examine four types of blinds, and their various merits, so that you can decide for yourself which works for you.
Wood blinds offer, perhaps, the most classic look. They bring a timeless and elegant appeal to any décor. While classic wood blinds are also extremely versatile, they usually come in a variety of paint colors and stains that can be customized to suit any style.
Faux Wood Blinds
Faux wood blinds offer two main benefits: cost-effectiveness and durability. These blinds mimic the look of classic wood blinds at a lower cost. Faux wood blinds are the perfect choice for any space that may experience excess moisture or heat as they will not warp or fade. Faux wood is economical, easy to clean, and long lasting.
Sleek aluminum blinds are an excellent choice for both residential and commercial spaces. Like faux wood blinds, aluminum blinds are durable and easy to clean; however, these blinds are even lower in price and typically the most economical option. They provide excellent light and privacy control and come in a variety of colors. Furthermore, aluminum blinds can be made to accommodate unusually shaped windows.
Vertical and Panel Blinds
Vertical or panel blinds are great choices for patio doors, sliding glass doors, and generally any large window. These blinds offer maximum light and privacy control. Vertical blinds come in fabric, vinyl, and sheer options and can slide to one side or tilt open and closed. Panel blinds are a sleek, more modern alternative to vertical blinds. These large fabric panels slide back and forth on a track and come in a variety of widths and materials. Either type of blinds would make the perfect choice for a wall of picture windows.
A+ Blinds can help you with the process of choosing the perfect window covering for your space. During your free consultation, our experts bring samples of blinds to your home or office, so that you can see the treatments in the space. We can give you guidance and take the guesswork out of the process so that you feel confident in your choice. Consult A+ Blinds to find the perfect window treatment.