How to Choose the Best Window Blinds
Many people remember the times when window blinds were so neglected that the new house or apartment simply came with standard, beige-colored, uninspired sets of them the way it came with standard electrical outlets. Those days are gone thanks to the great variety of window blinds now on offer. This is both liberating for the homeowner and exasperating because of the many choices. Here are some tips on choosing the right window blinds for your Santa Clarita home.
Width of the Slats
The window blinds that came with the house or apartment all seemed to have the same width, though there are actually three widths that are considered standard. They are 1 inch, 2 inches and 1/2 inch. As of 2017, the 1/2 inch size is the most popular, but the 1 inch size costs less. The 2 inch size reminds people of the old time Venetian blinds, which is a reason why some avoid them. However, they do give a vintage feel. They no longer have to be made of thin aluminum or another bendy metal, but can be made of wood, fabric, or other materials to give them a bit of sophistication. Blinds can also be horizontal or vertical. Vertical blinds are excellent for window walls or sliding glass doors.
Choosing a color for the blinds can be tricky. Colorful blinds can take the focus away from the overall decor of the room, and the homeowner may want to change the decor at some point to a color that might clash with their blinds. Not many homeowners want the look of a room to be determined by the blinds. Some believe that blinds shouldn’t call attention to themselves and may find pepper red or marine blue blinds off-putting. It never hurts to match the color of the blinds with the color of the window frame or surrounding walls. White is always a classic choice and is sure to last through many décor changes while keeping a simple and sophisticated look.
Whatever material or color the blinds are, they should be sturdy. This includes not only the slats, but the cords and the pulley mechanism. Blinds, especially those in families with kids and pets, need to be durable.
For more information about the best blinds for your home, contact our professionals at The Vertical Factory. We are a proud Hunter Douglas retailer and have professional design services to help you choose the best blinds for your Santa Clarita home. Call us today for a free in-home estimate or come into our showroom to view samples in person. We can create custom blinds to fit any window size or shape.
The Vertical Factory
26859 Bouquet Canyon Rd, Suite C
Santa Clarita, CA 91350