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Horizontal vs. Vertical Blinds

A bare window can make an otherwise beautiful room look empty and unfinished and let in more light then you may want, but when trying to pick the right blinds for a room, there are enough options to make even the most informed person’s head spin. One of the big questions you are going to have to ask yourself is “Do I want vertical or horizontal blinds?” Let’s take a deeper dive into both types of blinds so that you can feel confident in whatever type you choose.

Horizontal Blinds

Horizontal blinds are the most common type used in most homes and businesses. They are typically designed for taller, narrower windows and most commonly feature traditional two-inch slats, though half-inch slats have become increasingly more popular because they often give the room a more contemporary feel. The one inch slat variation is a compromise between smaller and larger blinds if you are looking for something that falls more in the middle. Just remember: the smaller the slat, the less light that can pass through. So if you want your room to stay nice and bright even with your blinds down, you are going to want to purchase blinds with larger slats. Horizontal blinds are rolled up from the bottom by a cord-and-pulley system. They are typically made of either wood, faux wood, or aluminum, with each material fitting in better with different interior designs.

Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds are most common on sliding glass doors because they allow easier passage through the doorway. Attached at the top of the window and moved sideways to open or close, vertical blinds are typically made up of one of four materials: fabric, vinyl, wood, or aluminum. They typically feature three and a half inch slats, though it is important to remember that – just like with horizontal blinds – the larger the slats the more sunlight they can let through. Fabric blinds typically let the most light in, especially when they are made of particularly fine materials like silk or light linen. Wood blinds block out the most light, and they are also the most durable material used in vertical blinds.

Hunter Douglas offers a wide variety of both horizontal and vertical blinds for whatever windows need treatment. Their Skyline® Gliding Window Panels offer a sleek, contemporary look when it comes to vertical blinds, while the Somner® Custom Vertical Blinds offer the most options when it comes to textures, colors, and materials. Cadence® Soft Vertical Blinds are more elegant and translucent, and Vertical Solutions® Vertical Blinds offer a wide assortment at reasonable prices.

When it comes to horizontal blinds, Hunter Douglas also has a wide array of exciting options. There are five different Parkland® wooden horizontal blinds – Scenic™, Classics™, Textures, Weathered, and Ash – each offering their own charms and benefits. Between Everwood®, Reveal®, Macro, and many more, Hunter Douglas offers whatever you need when it comes to horizontal blinds.

Whether you are leaning more towards horizontal or vertical blinds, Hunter Douglas offers the best blinds you can get in Jupiter, Florida, and the best place to get these blinds is at Custom Window Décor of Jupiter.