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When it comes to blinds, there are two different main categories: horizontal and vertical. These two types have their own unique uses and looks. So which are right for you?
When To Buy Horizontal Blinds
Horizontal blinds have slats that run lengthwise. The slats are typically no more than a few inches wide. Their smaller stature and stacked look make them perfect for smaller windows. A side-to-side option aesthetically and functionally suits smaller and regular-sized windows really well.
For one, horizontal blinds usually have a cord-and-pulley system, which is perfect for standard windows but too heavy for larger windows. They are easy to clean and maintain and roll up for an unobtrusive look. Horizontal slats also block more light than vertical ones, making them better options for bedrooms.
When To Install Vertical Blinds
Vertical blinds run lengthwise and are best suited for longer, taller windows. These can be bay windows, sliding doors, etc. They work visually to feel long, tall, and open. They also allow more light to filter in as compared to horizontal ones. Instead of pulling up and down, they slide to the side to allow an unobstructed view. These long slats not only create a leaner and cleaner look, but they are easier to operate at such a large scale than if they were using a horizontal cord-and-pulley system.
Choosing The Best Type
When in doubt remember one rule: vertical for tall windows and sliding doors, and horizontal for standard and smaller windows. Vertical blinds give you more light and openness while your horizontal option reduces more light and looks best in smaller spaces. So whether you are looking for treatments for your bedroom windows or you have some glass doors in need of shades, you’ve got options!
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