If you are considering new window treatments for your home, then blinds constitute one of the most versatile kinds of window treatment you could choose. In terms of interior design, they are incredibly adaptable and will fit in with just about any interior décor style you have planned. The big decision is not whether to fit blinds but which type will suit your room the best. Read on to find more about vertical, Venetian and roller blinds and what makes them distinctive.
To begin with, roller blinds are one of the most adaptable window treatments of all. You can obtain them in a wide variety of fabrics and colours. What's more, many roller blind manufacturers will produce products with printed designs on them. You could even have one specially made from a photograph you have taken. Even better is the fact that they get out of the way when you don't want them on view because they can roll up on themselves. Therefore, they allow the whole expanse of your window to be exposed, thereby maximising the amount of light that can come in. Conversely, when they are dropped, good roller blinds shut out all of the sunlight outside.
Vertical blinds are often seen as the best value for money but the fact of the matter is that they are no cheaper than roller blinds. Nevertheless, they are a cost-effective option which is often preferred for glazed doorways as well as windows. One of the drawbacks associated with vertical blinds is that they do not always cut out 100 per cent of the light. This is because, even when their slats are placed in the shut position, they are never perfectly parallel with one another. Even worse — in some people's eyes, at least — they look a little cheap and flimsy and are only fit for an office environment.
Lastly, Venetian blinds have been around for centuries, and many people like the classic look of their design. You can obtain them in a wide range of different materials including wood, UPVC and aluminium, to name but three. Venetian blinds offer a great deal of light control because you can raise and lower them as well as alter the pitch of their slats. However, these blinds always allow some light to flow in because they have holes in their slats, which are necessary for the design to work. Furthermore, they can be easily damaged if they are not handled with care, so they are not always suited to all households.