Simplicity Makes the Best Window Covering for Your Home


Most homes will use blinds in at a least one room, such as the kitchen or bathroom where regular curtains aren’t really appropriate. There are several types of blinds, yet all with one purpose: to block out the light and provide privacy. They have the same principle, but blinds do differ in their design and usage. Here is a quick guide to some of the different types.

  • Venetian

Typically, Venetians had been more popular in offices or commercial buildings, because of their functionality. But for the same reason more and more people are installing them into their homes. They are very appealing and can be made from different materials, so that now they can be fitted to any room in the home and still fit in. In the bedroom wood Venetians in Newcastle upon Tyne are popping up all over the place. They allow a lot of light in, and look very welcoming.

  • Vertical

Vertical Blinds operate like Venetians except that their slats run vertically. The slats are wider too and one advantage of having the blinds run vertically is that sunlight can be filtered through efficiently without the view of what’s outside. They also are very easy to clean and maintain.

  • Roller

These are commonly used as outdoor blinds because they are simple and effective, yet take up more space when not in use. They are also easy to maintain and are very durable, making them perfect for outside use. They come in a variety of materials.

  • Roman

These have really started to gain in popularity over the recent years because people see their use as a 2-in-1. They still have an operating mechanism as blinds do, but also offer a more classic fabric design such as curtains do. They are elegant and also very practical

  • Shadow

This is the most recent addition to the family of blind designs. They are an innovative new window covering that is comprised of two layers of translucent and opaque horizontal striped fabric that can be twisted in such a way that creates either a striped open and closed effect, or a fully closed effect. They are a very neat design and becoming very popular in homes in the northeast of England.

There are many styles of blinds to choose from. Whilst they used to be considered more the domain of offices or commercial buildings, more people are choosing to install blinds in their homes as window coverings. One of the most popular styles are Venetians, in particular wooden blinds because of their aesthetic value. Vertical blinds are still the most popular type of blinds in offices, however many homes are also beginning to adopt them. Roller blinds are typically used outside because they are very durable, whilst roman blinds are increasingly popular in all rooms around the home. The newest addition to the family is shadow blinds, which optimize a clever combination to create different effects. When choosing blinds for your home think about what will look best and provide the best function and design.

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