Everyone needs some kind of concealing on their windows, unless they liked to be peered at all the time. There are so many different types of window treatments to choose from, some are more traditional like curtains and some are more modern like blinds. Each has their own pros and cons, and not all of them are appropriate for every room. For instance, it would be unusual to have curtains hanging in your bathroom. These days everyone looks for the convenient way out, and blinds provide just that: convenience. They are easy to clean and adjust for lighting, they fit on the windows easily but there are so many types of blinds, which one should you go for?
All the types of blinds
There are wide arrays of blinds and they can be made from different materials. The most popular ones include Venetian blinds, vertical blinds, double roller blinds, and roman blinds. These are typically made with hard materials like wood, vinyl and plastic. Roller blinds and roman blinds are normally made with fabric, but they can be made with plastic as well. Lets go in to the pros and cons of each:
- Venetian blinds: These are very stylish, and you can control the amount of light you wan tin the room easily, but they are not very easy to install.
- Vertical blinds: They are super easy to clean, and don’t collect a lot of dust, but once you slide the to the side, they don’t look as attractive. They don’t hold that well during windy weathers.
- Roller blinds: They have a lot of patterns to choose from, and they are easy to install as well. However, you can’t adjust the slats for sunlight.
- Roman Blinds: Like roller blinds, you can find a bunch of colours and patters and they are great for insulation. But they are difficult to clean.
The materials you will choose for your blinds have some drawbacks too:
- Wood: Looks very rich, but it is not the cheapest option and aren’t the best for kitchens and bathrooms.
- Aluminium: They don’t look the most stylish, but are cheap and also clean easily.
- Fabric: great for insulation, and you can find a variety of patterns and colours but aren’t appropriate for bathrooms and kitchens.
- Plastic: Towards the cheap side, and it will look good anywhere unless you use cheap quality ones.