Generally, window blinds come in three different styles, horizontal blinds, vertical blinds, and window shades.
The most popular window shades are roman blinds, cellular shades and roller blinds. These blinds are offered at very reasonable prices and are available in a wide range of colours. patterns or plain fabrics to coordinate with your décor and soft furnishings. Roman blind kits are a great ideal if you want to make your own unique window blinds.
The honeycomb style of the cellular shades looks like natural honeycombs produced by bees when you look them from a side, hence their name! They are becoming an increasingly popular choice because they are energy efficient and are available in a wide ranges of colours and very affordable prices.
Roller blinds are simple and yet most popular style, since they can easily be pulled up or down to the required height with their convenient clutch system. With a vast range of colours, styles and patterns roller blinds are often chosen to compliment swag and tail curtain styles.
Vertical blinds, with their vertical slats hanging downwards from the head-rail at the top can be opened from either side as well as the middle. With choices as to where they are stacked fully open, on either the right or left hand side of the opening of window or door making them the ideal choice for patio doors and conservatories. The material used for the vanes of vertical blinds is usually fabric which helps to keep out unwanted sunlight and reduce heat build up, particularly in conservatories. These blinds are also available in different colours, designs and textures to compliment interior design styles.
The horizontal blinds, also called Venetian blinds, come in a wide range of colours, materials and sizes. The popular styles are metal blinds and wooden blinds which are available in different slat widths. Wooden blinds offer a refined and dignified formal look to windows, making them a popular choice in both traditional and modern styles of homes as the wood colour variations available blend beautifully with the room’s furniture making it extremely striking and very stylish.
PVC horizontal blinds are in great demand due to the versatility and ease functioning. These blinds are made in plastic material and enhance the beauty of the windows with their impressive colours ranges, sophisticated looks and optimum versatility, as they are moisture proof they are the ideal blind for bathroom and kitchens.
Aluminium is used to make metal blinds and the width of the slats is usually 6mm to 8mm gauge. The latest designs are perforated metal blinds which offer an unusual look along with some fantastic lighting effects as the natural light peeps through the perforations.
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