Vertical blinds are stylish and elegant — from inside and out — and are highly functional. They offer privacy, shade and insulation and they create the effect of bigger windows. Due to the wide range of materials and finishes available, there is a vertical blind suited to practically any decor style — whether you’re transforming a modern loft apartment into the perfect bachelor pad, or creating a pretty and feminine family home.
Ascertain what sort of finished effect you want to achieve, as this will allow you to select the right style of Roman blinds. Metallic and vinyl blinds will complement a funky, sleek and modern style. Wooden and fabric blinds are better suited to more casual styles such as country cottage.
Take into account what the room you are decorating will be used for and where it is positioned, before purchasing blinds. In a sun room, fabric vertical blinds are useful for creating some shade and helping to prevent the room from getting too hot, while still allowing light to penetrate the room. In a baby’s nursery, however, wooden blinds may be more suitable for daytime naps, as they will block the light. In a loft apartment where privacy is not really an issue, super-sleek metallic blinds create a funky “frame” for the windows.
Add furniture to the room that complements the blinds. If you are keeping your existing furniture and have yet to purchase your vertical blinds, platinum shutter blinds choose blinds that complement the furniture. Wooden blinds will look out of place with modern black furniture, while metallic blinds will look out of place with antiques.
Combine different styles of blinds in a room with different sized windows. If vertical blinds are hanging at a set of French doors, for example; use Venetian or Roman blinds on the smaller windows.
Soften the overall feel of the room by fixing a decorative curtain pole draped with a soft, sheer fabric above the vertical blinds and day and night blinds. This sheer fabric does not have to work as a functional curtain; it simply disguises the hard lines of the window
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