Window blinds are a great way to add a feature and some colour to your room without costing a fortune.
Usually fitted within the window recess window blinds create the additional space and add clean lines.
Window blinds are available in big varieties of types, colours, materials and designs:
sheer blinds and more.
Window blinds varieties include:
Slatted blinds are made with slats. They can be adjusted by rotating from an open to a closed position and allowing slats to overlap. Slatted blinds materials include: fabric, wood, plastic, metal.
Horizontal Slatted Blinds
Horizontal slatted blinds use a thin woven "ladder" system to suspend the slats and enable slats to be closed via a rotating drum. Horizontal slatted blinds use a lift cord to pull up the slats and stack them tightly to the top of the window.
Vertical Slatted Blinds
Vertical blind slats can be stacked together to one side or to be separated in the center and stacked on each end. Vertical slatted blinds generally require less muscle strength, and are faster to operate.
Cellular blinds are a softer alternative to wood blinds. Cellular blinds are made with individual cells glued together. They are very energy efficient because of the pockets of air that the cells create. Cellular blinds are made of light filtering or room darkening fabrics.
Choosing window blinds type always think about the functionality.
It may be worth spending a little more money if your blinds are going to be constantly raised or lowered.
Cheap window blinds may be good for the pocket, but many of the blinds operating mechanisms are not good quality.
Slatted blinds are the best if you want privacy. You can tilt the slats to keep prying eyes out but still allow light in. Roller blinds or roman blinds may be ideal if you have a window that the sun comes in through the top at certain times of the day. The blinds can just be lowered a little when needed.
Window blinds are usually easy to install. There are companies which can fit them for you for additional cost. Quality window blinds usually come with fitting instructions. You can always call the company from which you purchased the blinds for advice.