Leaving your windows with no furnishings can diminish curb appeal and compromise your privacy. It can also allow undesired levels of sunlight into the home, affecting comfort in indoor spaces. Vertical blinds can increase privacy and boost your home's curb appeal. The market features an extensive range of vertical blinds in different fabrics, textures, designs and colours. Therefore, consider these guiding factors when choosing the best vertical blinds for your home.
Blackout vs. light-filtering fabric
Vertical blinds come in two primary types of fabric: blackout and light-filtering. Blackout vertical blinds have a heavy fabric that blocks sunlight from penetrating the room. They are ideal for achieving light control in various indoor spaces, such as bedrooms, baby nurseries, living rooms and home offices.
Light-filtering vertical blinds allow sunlight into the home without compromising your privacy. They are suitable for living spaces and small rooms that require natural light to appear bigger and brighter. Both blackout and light-filtering blinds have controls that allow you to rotate the blades to control the amount of light coming into the room.
Vertical blinds have weights that stabilise individual slats and give the blinds a contemporary look. There are two popular weight options: chained and chainless. Chained weights are ideal for windy and high-traffic areas because they prevent the vertical blinds from swaying. However, the chains or clips can be accidentally broken by chairs, pets and kids.
With chainless weights, the weight is stitched into the bottom pocket of each slat to eliminate the need for chains. This design gives the blinds a clean look and makes them more appealing than blinds with chained weights. Chainless weights also increase the lifespan of the blinds, as they are less susceptible to accidental damage.
Height of vertical blinds
Unlike horizontal blinds, vertical blinds can run from the floor to the top of the window. Full-length vertical blinds are great for rooms with small windows. They make the room appear bigger and brighter than it is. Full-length blinds are also ideal for large windows and glass doors. Therefore, you don't have to invest in small blinds that only cover the length and width of the windows.
Fabric colour and design
Vertical blinds come in various colours and designs, ranging from solid hues to patterned and textured designs. You can use your interior colour scheme to choose a hue that blends seamlessly with the interior. Alternatively, opt for contrasting colours to draw attention to the windows and add visual weight to the space. When choosing vertical blinds for a small or poorly lit room, opt for lighter colours, as they can brighten the room and create the illusion of space.
These factors will help you pick the best vertical blinds for each room in your home. For professional input, contact an interior design consultant.