What are the different types of blinds?
Blinds are a very important furnishing for your home. Not only do they control the amount of light entering the house, they also give privacy to the various rooms. But most importantly, blinds are a fashion item that help decorate the interior and can complete the space.
Here are some of the most popular types of blinds and when you should consider them.
Venetian blinds are perhaps the most widely used type of blinds. They are durable, affordable and look good in almost any room. They feature horizontal slats which attach with string and the slats are generally timber but can also be aluminium or faux wood. They are easy to clean and very popular.
Panel blinds are a great choice on very large windows and also patio doors. They have multiple sections which move along a track, so you can open and close them.
Roman blinds are a made out of fabric and are considered a very traditional style of window covering. When roman blinds are raised, they fold into themselves, creating a large stack of fabric at the top, once the blind is pulled right up. The ease of use makes them very popular although if you’re windows are small, once they are raised they can block a decent portion of the view.
Plantation shutters are perfect if you like a wood feel which allows quick privacy when needed but also filters enough light to make the ambience nice. They are really good for any room in the house.
Roller blinds are one of the most affordable options for your windows and are generally made from synthetic or natural fabric. They feature an external system that allows you to see the mounting hardware and mechanisms of the shade, so you want to make sure these look nice. Clean and simplistic, this is a covering that looks good in every room.
Honeycomb shades are great at keeping sunlight out of the room, but also add insulation to the windows which can moderate the temperature inside. This is good to reduce heating and cooling bills. The common material for these blinds are paper or cloth.
Whatever style you choose, do your research and make sure it works in the space.