When choosing vertical blinds it isn’t just the aesthetics of the product that you need to take into consideration, but also its functionality. If you prefer a window dressing option with additional features, you might find that energy-saving, solar-control, blackout and flame-retardant features are better options for you.
Vertical blinds have many beneficial features to them; vertical blinds typically come in handy in rooms, which contain sliding glass doors. In other cases, this style of blinds can be chosen according to the mood in which the room is capturing.
The neatly layered layout of vertical blinds can sometimes be seen as boring and plain, but under the right circumstances, this blind style can transform a window into an elegant addition of the room.
Not only do these blinds vary in design, they also vary in sunlight exposure. Buyers can now select the method in which they want their vertical blinds to open depending on the level of privacy they want in a particular room. Blinds can either be pulled back to expose a sliding glass door, twisted open to allow sunlight to enter a room, or do both. Along with those options, there are remote-controlled blinds that react to the level of sunlight outside. There are even vertical blinds that can be opened with the push of a button. These blinds come with effortless exposure and easy maintenance.
Because the blinds fall vertically, they will not collect as much dust and other microscopic particles as drapes and horizontal blinds. When a clean is imperative, the vertical design of the blinds produce unyielding results. When they do become damaged beyond maintenance, they are easier to repair than horizontal blinds because they are hung individually. Instead of replacing the entire component as a whole, each individual strip can be removed and repaired with ease. Vertical style blinds are a good choice for all the reasons above, but if small things are bothersome, they can very much become a nuisance.
The individual design of the blinds hanging like shingles may seem fancy at first, but for someone who is easily agitated, a breeze from an open window or door can cause the blinds to clatter together and send an abrupt noise throughout the room.
Along with the vertical design of the blinds creating unwanted noise, it can also cause irritation due to exposure. Because the blinds hang straight down from the window seal instead of fitting into it, it can leave space between the blind and window causing unwanted light to penetrate the opening in a dark room. Along with penetrating light, privacy can be violated with penetrating eyes. In such cases where the cons of vertical blinds can be too much to bear, most people prefer to go with a horizontal style blind.
Before purchasing this particular style of blinds, one must look at the pros and cons in doing so as well as the environment the blinds will be installed in.
In the Office
Whether it’s for a study in your home or the office of your business, vertical blinds can help to increase privacy levels and reduce glare. With a simple close of the blind, you can prevent any unwanted sunlight from hitting computer screens and causing a disruption to the work of either yourself or your colleagues.
In the Bedroom
Vertical blinds offer a practical window dressing solution to any bedroom and can be used to enhance a minimalist bedroom or to simply add a touch of color. On the other hand, if you struggle to keep your bedroom darkened you might find that you benefit from installing a blackout blind.
In the Conservatory
Vertical blinds can be purchased made to measure, making them a great addition to conservatories. They can help reduce light levels in the summer months and help regulate temperature levels in the winter months.
Like many decisions, there are both positive and negative aspects to be considered. In addition, like many decisions, the choice that best fits the situation should be made.