When you think of ‘vertical blinds’ more often, you think of drab blinds lining the windows of a boring, soulless office, which was true up until recently. Over the past few years, vertical blinds have lost their reputation as boring office blinds and are now rather popular among interior designers for residential use.
The newfound popularity of vertical blinds stems from the fact they’re very versatile blinds, being able to be used in every room of an average home; the fact it’s easy to use them as a décor piece as they can be made in almost any color under the Sun; and because they’re on the cheap side for blinds, making them very affordable for décor lovers on a budget.
So, with vertical blinds being somewhat en vogue, we thought you could do with a quick refresher on everything you need to know about these marvelous blinds!
What Are Vertical Blinds?
Put simply, vertical blinds are a type of blinds, made up of long but thin vertical slats of fabric, connected along a rail that allows them to move side to side to open or close your blinds. The vertical slats of these blinds are usually attached to a rotating mechanism, allowing them to be twisted to let light in without fully opening the blinds.
As you can see from the picture above, these blinds are fundamentally simple in design and use, which is part of the reason why they’re so popular with modern consumers.
Where Can You Use Vertical Blinds?
Earlier in this article, we mentioned how versatile these blinds are and that holds true when you look at what rooms in a house they can work in. As the slats for Vertical blinds can either be made from a fabric-based material or a PVC-based material, they can be used in any room of your house, providing you use the right material.
For use in rooms like kitchens and bathrooms where there’s often messy and a lot of moisture in the air, you’ll want to use a PVC-based material, to stop stains and water damage. Then in other rooms of the house like your living room, you can use fabric-based material slats as you needn’t worry about water or food stains. You can also find vertical blinds made with blackout materials, which are perfect for bedroom settings as they’ll block out light pollution from the outside world at night!
What Are The Benefits Of Vertical Blinds?
Starting off simple, vertical blinds can do pretty much anything that other blinds can do, obviously, they work well as blinds stopping light entering a room, but because of the rotatable slats of the blind, this also allows you to have a greater level of control of how much light you allow to enter a room, as compared to other blinds like roller blinds that can only allow you to block light or let it through a window.
Another bonus of these blinds is that it’s very easy to upgrade the blinds themselves, when it comes to upgrading vertical blinds, you only need to buy new slats for your blinds rather than a whole new set of blinds. This means that changing the color of your blinds to match interior décor or upgrading old blinds is as simple as just swapping the individual slats’ work.
All in all, vertical blinds are rightly enjoying the spotlight at the moment as interior designers work out new ways to utilize them and their cost remains accessible. While not the most stylish type of blind, they’re definitely the most user-friendly type of blinds on the market, allowing for great usability and easy upkeep of these underrated blinds.