Choosing Blinds for Your Room
The areas where blinds are applicable include offices, commercial establishments, homes, and outdoor areas. They come in various types and are used for many reasons. In this article, the different types of blinds and their general purpose will be discussed.
They are primarily used as protective tools for blocking sun, rain and other environmental factors from a room or particular area. They safeguard furniture and electronics from moisture and heat. There are two types of blinds; sunscreen which lets in a certain amount of light, and blockout which keeps a room dark regardless of the time of day.
Blinds are handy for concealing a room’s activities where the public can easily get a sneak peak. They also serve as great additions to a room. Choosing the right color and design to complement a room’s d?cor makes the room look and feel welcoming. Individuals sometimes use blinds as the striking part of a room where the windows are very big.
Vendors have a variety of designs to show to their buyers. The types available in shops are; Venetian, roller, vertical, panel, and roman.
Roller blinds are operated upwards by rolling their shades on a cylinder. They are made from polyester and can either be sunscreen or blockout. They come in a wide range of colors and their rolling mechanism makes them last many years without showing signs of degrading.
Roman blinds are mainly made of polyester, linen, and cotton fabrics but can be found with other material. Their soft feel makes them good decorative pieces. They are usually rolled up in a stack when being opened. They come in two varieties; sunscreen and blockout. They are best suited for living environments and can be removed easily from their headrail for cleaning.
Venetian blinds are of three types; aluminum, wood or eco-wood. Aluminum Venetian blinds are also called mini blinds. Their flexibility makes them good choices for kitchens, bathrooms, and offices. Wooden Venetian blinds use basswood, oriental hardwoods or bamboo for their material. They are perfect for large windows, are stylish and good for dressing up interior d?cor. Their material makes them unfavorable for moisture filled areas like bathrooms. Ecowood Venetian blinds can be made from PVC, plastic and on rare occasions wood. They are best for areas with moisture because they do not lose color and they are easily cleaned.
Vertical blinds are just like Venetian blinds, but they run downwards on a window. They are good designs for use on sliding doors and big windows. Panel blinds are like vertical blinds except that they open and close from side to side through a track system. These type of blinds are favorable for separating sections in a room.