Blinds are decorative and utilitarian accessories. When you are finished planning furniture for the house, the next step will be to think about covering your doors and windows. Especially the French patio doors and windows need planning and research before you can decide on the covering that may be needed for them. You cannot arbitrarily choose a covering for your windows.
Let us first take our bedrooms. What is the size of your bedroom? Is it spacious or a small size modern style bedroom? How high is the ceiling? Do you have low platform beds or regular bed? A window and its covering can affect the visual quality of your bedroom. Have a small size bedroom with big floor to ceiling windows, and you will feel that the room is bigger than it actually is.
When you have big windows open to sky with lot of sunlight streaming in, do you want to make the room dark or keep it well lit? This will help you decide what kind of blinds you want. If your bedroom gets continuously hot son throughout the day, every day of the month and all through the year, then you may need opaque louvers.
There are quite a few varieties of window treatments available. Blinds are basically made of small flat vanes of any material. They are a more contemporary style and minimalistic idea of window curtains and drapes. There are aluminum blinds, vinyl blinds, wood blinds and faux wood blinds. Usually blinds are horizontal vanes strung over with control for lifting up when you need more light.
Today vertical type vanes are also used. Vertical blinds look different and attractive, especially for huge size floor to ceiling type of windows. Patio doors also look very pretty with vertical blinds. A smaller size bedroom can look very elegant with vertical blinds. When drapery can occupy precious space, blinds take up very less area and user friendly too.
Here are some images of blinds for your bedrooms. Some are vertical blinds and some are horizontal blinds. Most of them are translucent vinyl blinds letting in enough light. Some are wood or faux wood blinds which block sunlight and heat effectively. These blind treatments are from Hunter Douglas, illustrious blinds manufacturers. Which is your favorite?
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