What Are The Different Types Of Window Blind?

When it comes to window coverings, your first thought is most probably curtains. Traditionally, these large swathes of material have been used for a variety of purposes, from blocking out light and retaining heat, to providing privacy. However, in some situations curtains simply aren’t the right way to go with a room. You might not have enough space either side of your window, for example, or you may be looking to achieve a more modern look. That’s where blinds can offer a great alternative.

You might be put off blinds, seeing them as the practical alternative rather than the aesthetically pleasing option. But that’s where you could need to change your outlook on window coverings, as modern blinds offer an array of benefits beyond just being functional. Read on to find out more about the different types of blinds available, and when they’re most beneficial.

Venetian blinds

Venetian blinds feature horizontal slats which can be opened and closed. Or the whole blind can be rolled up to let light in. These are simultaneously stylish and practical, offered in a full spectrum of materials – from plastic to wood and even metal.

Vertical blinds

Vertical blinds are often used in offices, but can also provide a level of elegance when created using innovative materials. They can be closed completely or turned to let in just a little light but retain a high level of privacy. Or you can draw them back completely to let the sunlight flood in.

Roller blinds

These are panels of fabric which are rolled, when lifted, onto a bar mounted at the top of the window. You can find these blinds in an array of shades and colours. Some people use these blinds as blackouts, either alone or behind curtains. A major benefit to these blinds is their ease of cleaning, especially when compared to slatted Venetian or vertical blinds.

Roman blinds

Many people consider Roman blinds as the most beautiful as they form a beautiful soft drape effect when lifted. They can be found in some extremely luxurious fabrics and are ideal for home environments.

Window coverings like blinds can be as practical and beautiful as your room and personality requires. Hannah Barnes Designs can help you achieve the look you’re hoping for and offer advice on the various types available. To book a consultation with Hannah Barnes Designs simply contact the office. We’ll be more than happy to help.