Best Types of Blinds for a Home
Whether you live in a studio apartment, a townhouse, or a place in the country, the type of blinds you choose are sure to have an impact on the look and functionality of your home.
Because there are many types of blinds to choose from, the possibilities are virtually unlimited. At Armand’s, we can help you find the perfect window fixtures for your home. We offer customizable color, weight, size, and style options to fit the specific needs of your living space and lifestyle.
When deciding on the type of blind that’s best for you, consider both its purpose, and the room in question. For instance, a room that is used often and receives a lot of natural light may be best served by a simple and well-made blind. Consider a natural material like wood, with customizable light control. For a garage window, on the other hand, where functionality is more necessary than appearance, a more utilitarian window blind may be just the ticket.
What are My Options?
To better explore your options when it comes to finding the best types of blinds for your home, let’s first learn a little more about the composition of window blinds.
Horizontal vs Vertical
Blinds are generally constructed of slats of hard material. This is either synthetic, such as plastic, or natural, such as wood. The direction of the slats varies by style. They can be horizontal or vertical.
Horizontal slats generally allow for more precise light control. Although, vertical slats are usually best for privacy and coverage. Vertical blinds are best used on sliding windows and doors. They’re easy to clean because the vertical construction discourages dust from gathering. Also, because they open and close to the side, they’re quick and easy to operate.
Horizontal blinds are more varied in terms of the options they come in. Persian blinds are the most common variety. In this design, horizontal slats are attached to a string which can be rotated via a control stick. They can also be pulled up completely to uncover the entire window.
Venetian blinds are another type of horizontal blind. These types of blinds are often made of wood, and may sometimes have a slightly different level of light control customization, depending on the specific brand and style you choose.
Types of Blinds for Your Home
Whatever types of blinds you’re looking for, Armand’s Drapery, Shutters & Upholstery is here to help you select, source, and install the blinds that are right for you. Give us a call at (925) 283-8717 for a free estimate.