Horizontal and Vertical Blinds for Your Home

Blinds not only allow you to filter light into your home and make your rooms more private, but they also create a comfortable and calm atmosphere.
Horizontal and Vertical Blinds for Your Home

Last update: 18 December, 2020

Horizontal and vertical blinds are a great way to let light into your home. Read this post to discover more about the features and the most stand-out blind designs, as well as how you can use them to decorate your home.

You can use blinds to create eye-catching color combinations, enhance the appearance of your rooms and create truly stunning designs. When using blinds, your main objective should be to create a harmonious design that will make your spaces stand out.

However, it’s important to consider that the rest of your decorations should also be well coordinated and balanced. With this in mind, it’s worth thinking carefully about how you’ll use your blinds, and which blinds best suit your taste.

What are the benefits of blinds?

Vertical shutter blinds.

Blinds are becoming increasingly popular because they not only help to make rooms feel more private, but they also allow natural light into your spaces. You can buy blinds that are made-to-measure, in different fabrics and textures, and in one or multiple colors. Different types of blinds also allow you to let more or less light into your space, depending on your preference.

Blinds give you the opportunity to create a calm, relaxed atmosphere in your home, which in turn will help you concentrate when working or focusing on a specific task. It’s therefore important to think about how your blinds will make your internal spaces look.

Your interior decoration should be based on your personal tastes and what makes you comfortable and happy at home.

5 features of horizontal and vertical blinds

Colorful blinds.

It’s worth considering the different features of horizontal and vertical blinds before choosing the blinds for you. That way, you’ll know which are best suited to your needs. Here are 5 key features to consider:

  1. The first features to highlight is their ability to effectively cover any window or opening in your home. They help to create intimate spaces by shutting out the outside, however you can easily pull them back when you want.
  2. Blinds also allow you to regulate how much light you let into your rooms. In other words, you can pull your blinds back completely to create a more open space. Or, you can simply turn the blinds using a bar or rod to let more light in.
  3. If you install blinds all in one color, this will change the appearance of your interior. In other words, your rooms will appear “tinted” the same color as your blinds, which in turn could make them feel calm, warm, soft, dark, etc.
  4. Horizontal blinds can make a room feel more stable by filling it with light from top to bottom. The same can be said for vertical blinds, but horizontal, slanted blinds distribute the light more effectively, which is why they’re commonly used in offices.
  5. Vertical blinds fill a room with light from wall to wall and let a lot of natural light in too, and so they’re ideal for the summer.

Where can you hang horizontal and vertical blinds?

An image representing horizontal and vertical shutter blinds.

Where you hang your blinds will depend on your personal taste and how you want your spaces to look and feel. The living room is the best place to hang vertical blinds. This is mainly because living rooms are more likely to have doors leading out onto a garden or bigger windows. When you want to open your blinds, you can simply pull them to one side of your door or window.

On the other hand, horizontal blinds work great in bathrooms, kitchens, home offices and bedrooms. Blinds can fill a whole room with light and help you make more use out of your space, so they work well on smaller windows. They also direct light at an angle, rather than at you.

Comfort must be the central focus of any interior decoration.

Where can you buy blinds?

As blinds are becoming more and more popular, they’re now available in many stores. The next time you’re downtown, why not ask about blinds in one of your local stores. That way, you can get more advice and try them yourself before you buy.

However, you also have the option of buying blinds online. Some specialist curtain and blind retailers offer several different models and can explain everything you need to know about them. They can also give you bespoke customer service and deliver straight to your door.


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