Updating, changing, or installing a new window treatment is by far one of the easiest and most effective ways to uplift the appearance of a room’s interior. The right kind of window treatment can offer a number of different functional benefits such as controlling the amount of light filtering in, privacy, temperature control, energy savings etc. However, apart from the window blinds – very rarely do you find window treatments which offer all of the functional benefits along with the decorative element.
Window blinds are window coverings which have slats or vanes hinged together either in the vertical or the horizontal direction. These blinds can be pulled or opened in the upwards direction, or the slats or vanes can be adjusted with the help of either a pulling cord, or wand.
The range of decorative benefits offered by window blinds is mentioned below:
Endless Variety of Styles
Window blinds are quite possibly the most versatile of all window treatment options available in the market. The varieties of styles available for window blinds allow a home owner to choose a window treatment that compliments both their personal preference as well as the interior décor of their abode. The blinds styles range from modern and minimalistic to traditional, all the way to electric, formal, casual, transitional – even Classis American or European.
While most people consider blinds to be confined for window use only, blinds actually offer a much diverse use than that. Blinds can not only be used to conceal messy work areas from the more formal living spaces, they can also be used as room dividers if hinged together.
Blinds are quite flexible in that they can be made suitable for just about every single room within a home. There are specific styles which suit perfectly well in kitchens, bathrooms, children’s rooms, bedrooms and even casual living areas.
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Generally speaking, there are three basic types of window blinds – horizontal, vertical or solid. The horizontal or vertical blinds refer to the directions in which the window slats are placed. The solid window blind is one in which there are whole pieces of solid material used. That’s not all though – there are endless other variations which further allow you to create the look that you prefer for your home.
There are mini blinds, roman blinds, venetian blinds to choose from. Furthermore, there are manually operated blinds, or automated cordless ones which can be operated via a remote control.
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Numerous Material Choices
Apart from the other aesthetic benefits proffered by window blinds, the true decorate power lies in the wide variety of material choices available. If you’ve a majority of wooden interior, it’s best that you opt for wooden or timber blinds. However, if they seem a little beyond your budget, you can even choose faux wooden blinds, or bamboo blinds. They aren’t the only options available though – there are also plastic blinds, metal or aluminium blinds, even fabric blinds available for you to choose from.
Colours, Shades and Patterns
There are no limitations when it comes to the range of colours, shades, hues, patterns and even textures which are available for home owners to choose from for their window blinds. The blinds can either be picked up ready-made, ready to install from your local home store, or they can be custom designed to your colour and texture specifications to perfectly match and compliment your room’s interior design and decors.
The colours, patterns and shades of the window blinds all can help alter the overall look of your window blinds – from edgy to industrial, to classic and elegant – you can really play around with the aesthetics of your living space just by changing your window blinds.