Ordinary, plain windows can be easily turned into a work of art if one chooses the right kind of blinds for it. They are divided into about 5 categories based on the material making them as well as the design they bear.
- There is a wide assortment of choices under this category in relation to color, size, texture and finish. It is renowned for its strength, a feature that makes it highly durable and thus worth its value.
It has high energy conservation capabilities because it reflects heat and light and therefore keeps the room cool even in summer.
Wood - Wooden blinds are most popularly made of solid oak and although a bit pricier than most other materials, their appeal is simply remarkable. They give a home owner the opportunity to match both color and wood type to the interior décor of the house and to furniture. They are very effective at blocking out light and durable. Their use gives the room an impressive rustic appeal. There are options of genuine wood and faux wood, which is usually made up of a combination of materials.
Vinyl - This material is highly renowned for durability and ease of maintenance. It is rather easy to install and provides a wide range of options in terms of design and color. Their patterns and texture also vary and they can be chosen according to the general feel of the room. Most faux wood options are actually made of Vinyl or a blend of Vinyl and another material. It is best for use in high risk areas such as bathrooms, children’s rooms and the kitchen.
- These are also referred to as cellular blinds and they owe their name to the feature of having individual cells glued together. Their most outstanding aspect is that they are highly energy-efficient because the cells create pockets of air that help maintain the temperature of the particular room.
This makes it a great insulator and adds to it the advantage of completely blocking off light when that is necessary. It gives the room a contemporary homey look.
Vertical - These are most commonly used for rooms with French doors and windows, as they seem to blend perfectly. Their main advantage is that they do not accumulate dust and thus call for less frequent maintenance cycles. They can also be used for very wide window openings without fear of damage.
Horizontal - These types of blinds are easily adjustable both to control the amount of sunlight into a room and to allow for privacy. They are very easy to clean as they provide a stable surface to work on without swaying back and forth. Their ease of operation and the fact that they can leave the window opening completely free of obstacles makes them a very popular choice.