Benefits of Vertical Blinds for Home Windows

If you're looking for window coverings for your home, why not consider vertical blinds? Here are several benefits.

Flatters Vast Windows and Glass Doors

Vertical blinds consist of a horizontal rail, along which many vertical strips are attached. This structure especially enhances tall and vast windows and glass doors as it creates a seamless and consistent look of repeating vertical slats. On the other hand, if you install Venetian blinds with horizontal louvres, you'll probably need several blinds to cover a vast expanse. As a result of the joins between each blind, the window coverings won't look as neat and uniform.

Vertical blinds are also more convenient for exiting out of your home through sliding doors. You can open the door and simply move the blinds along the rail so you can exit, so long as they're not connected along the bottom. On the other hand, if you install roller or Venetian blinds, you have to pull them or bow underneath to get outside.

Visually Heightens Ceilings

Because vertical blinds create a pattern of vertical lines, they can make a ceiling look higher. A similar illusion is gained by painting vertical wall stripes. If the ceiling seems taller, the room will appear bigger and more spacious overall. Thus, if you have a compact area, you might consider vertical blinds so it feels roomier.

Easy to Clean

Vertical blinds are easy to clean as the blades can be unclipped or removed from the top rail. If they're made of fabric, you may be able to machine wash them. Alternatively, wipe the blades with a cloth depending on their material. These blinds are effortless to dust also. Because they're not horizontal, they don't capture as much dust as horizontal blades would.

Offers Design Options

Vertical blinds come in a wide range of colours and patterns. You could choose a neutral such as beige or grey. Or else, create a colour block effect with vivid teal or maroon vertical blinds. Some varieties use floaty, sheer fabric that mimics the softness of curtains. However, vertical blinds offer a sleeker aesthetic than curtains, consisting of vertical strips rather than flowing folds.

Provides Light Control

Vertical blinds allow you to control the light by rotating a wand to angle the blades in different directions. You can let flickers of light inside or adjust the slats to allow light to flow more freely. Letting the rays meander inside between the blades gives a beautiful dappled effect in a room. Of course, you can easily pull the vertical blinds to the side to reveal the bare window. These blinds form a neat bundle when open, as they fit against one another and don't protrude into the room.

Contact a local window treatment company to learn more about vertical blinds.