Window blinds add privacy to your home, making it simple to allow light in or close up your home for privacy. Blinds can also help lower energy bills and complement the overall look of your home. With the right blinds, you can add a fashionable, and functional, piece to your home. These are the basic types you should know about when shopping for blinds.
Vertical blinds hang vertically and open horizontally. They can be closed completely, opened slightly to allow some light to filter in or opened completely. These blinds provide excellent light control, and can come in energy efficient materials that help lower heating and cooling costs. They are easy to clean with a simple wipe down, and the wide slats make cleaning simpler than with horizontal blind styles. These are the blinds of choice for exceptionally wide windows and sliding glass doors.
Wood is a traditional style for blinds. They look elegant, match your décor no mater what changes you make and pair well with curtains. They provide a classic look to your home. Wood blinds contain louvers that can be rotated to control the amount of light in the area. Wood comes in a wide range of stains and paint colors to match any décor. The main drawback is that they can warp, so they can’t be used in rooms that have high moisture levels, like your kitchen or bathroom.
Faux blinds are blinds made to look like a natural material, like bamboo or some other wood, but are actually made out of man-made products. These provide the same look as the natural look, without the risk of warping. This is the blind to choose for your bathroom or kitchen. Like wood blinds, faux blinds have louvers that allow additional control over the amount of light in the space.
If you are wondering what type of blinds are best for your home depending on your requirements and budget, Arjay’s Window Fashions is ready to help. Let us show you how the right blinds paired with the right curtains can make an attractive and functional addition to your home. Schedule your complimentary consultation with one of our design specialists today.