Blinds are an amazing, versatile window treatment, but there are so many different styles out there, it can be hard to find the right one for your home. First, you need to decide if your home needs vertical or horizontal blinds. Now, you may be wondering why it matters, but we are here to help you work through this process and find exactly what you need. First off, what is the real difference between the two?
Vertical Blinds are made from long vertical slats that are connected to a track at the top of the window or door. You can choose from tons of colors, styles, and materials, including fabric and vinyl. You even get to customize the operating system for your blinds, so you get the one that works best for you.
Horizontal Blinds feature horizontal slats, hence the name. Not only can you open or close them completely, you can also rotate the slats to adjust the amount of light and privacy in your home. These blinds come with the option of wood, metal, or alternative wood. You can also choose from a variety of operating systems, including a cord and pulley system, retractable cords, or a motorized system.
Once you are clear on the difference between these two products, you must decide which is best for you home.
First, the size of the window is one of the most important things to consider. Vertical blinds are best for wide windows, as well as sliding doors. When it comes to glass doors, having vertical blinds makes it much more convenient to open the door. You don’t have to open them all the way just to walk through. Taller and narrower windows are better for horizontal blinds because they are sturdier and easier to open and close.
Next, you should consider what direction your window is facing. For north and south facing windows, horizontal blinds are better, because of how the sun will hit them. Vertical blinds are best for windows that face east and west. By considering this factor when choosing between horizontal and vertical blinds, you will influence the angle that light filters into your home.
You should also take into consideration how much privacy you need in the room where you are installing your new blinds. If they are going into a bathroom or bedroom, you will likely consider privacy to be very important. Horizontal blinds tend to be much better for privacy, unlike vertical blinds. Vertical blinds can be easily bumped open, which would allow for peering eyes to see into your home. Horizontal blinds don’t do this.
If you still aren’t completely sure which blinds are best for your home, give us a call or stop by our Haddon Heights showroom. For sixty-five years, Albert’s South Jersey Wallpaper has provided high quality window and wall coverings to Haddon Heights and the surrounding area, including Sewell and Mullica Hill, New Jersey. We are family owned and operated, so you can expect to get personal, professional service from our incredible team of experts.