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5 Types of Window Blinds to Create Ambience in Your Home

Window blinds are a great way to create some ambience in your home. Not only do they shield your home from the sun, they also add style to your living space. Depending on the look you’re trying to create, there are various designs to choose from. Below are common window blinds to consider.

Horizontal Window Blinds

These classic blinds go well with almost any decor.They are a standard for window treatments because they easily can be used for privacy and lighting adjustment within the room, and come in a wide range of materials, colours and patterns—so you can customize as you please.

One of the perks of these blinds is that they’re easy to clean. Cleaning can be done simply by lowering the blinds and then dusting them off. There are also cordless horizontal blind options available ideal for families with young children or pets.

Roller Window Blinds

Roller shades are a popular choice because of their minimal, streamlined look. They can be used on their own or can be paired with other drapery to add privacy to sheer or loosely weaved curtains. Roller blinds can be used to cover narrow windows, which other blinds have a hard time fitting. These blinds are  best suited for bedrooms, washrooms, or any room where privacy or light is a concern.

Roller blinds come in different fabrics. If you’re looking to block out the light, you might want to go with vinyl. Installation is simple and involves mounding the roll inside the window frame. There are child-friendly options without cords as well; these are spring loaded or operate with a motorized system. When looking for child-friendly roller blinds, don’t hesitate to ask for the wholesale shade manufacturer and contact them directly. They’ll be able to help you find exactly what you’re looking for. 

Motorized Window Blinds

Motorized window blinds are the way of the future. Nearly any style mentioned here, among others, can be motorized. The remote control blinds takes away the hassle of dealing with cords and the blinds. These blinds can also hook up to timers to automatically control when to open and close. These systems have the advantages of convenience and efficiency. If anyone is interested in learning more about motorized systems for their home, they should speak with their local window shade manufacturer.

Vertical Window Blinds

Vertical blinds often consist of slats that are about 3.5 inches thick. They are able to rotate in order to adjust for privacy and light control for windows or sliding doors. They can also be opened completely by being reeled out of the way. They come in a variety of colours, patterns, and materials, including vinyl, aluminum, imitation wood, and fabric.

Vertical blinds are best suited for large windows and sliding glass doors because of their length. Width isn’t a concern either: as long as you know what the measurements for the window are, you can easily make them work. They are especially a great option for bedrooms with big windows.

Cellular Window Blinds

Cellular blinds, also known as honeycomb shades, are named after the shape of the slats. They come in a range of options that make them versatile for a number of different functions, but they are most often used in living rooms and bedrooms. Homeowners have the option of selecting sheer fabrics for rooms that need light or light-blocking fabrics for sleeping environments.

Another selling point for cellular blinds is the fact that they are insulated. This helps to combat drafts, which in turn helps reduce the use of energy.. There are also cordless options available in this style for households concerned with pet and child safety. 

Love Is Blind

There are many options to choose from when deciding on the style of your home. Anyone of them can compliment the space you’re working with, so make sure you find one that you love. After all, your home should reflect your personal style.

Emma Brito is a content writer based in Toronto. Thanks to her long-held an interest in design and technology she is currently working to complete a Master’s of Design.

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