Choosing Vertical or Horizontal Blinds

While it may not seem as if there is a lot of difference between them, vertical and horizontal blinds actually are quite different, and choosing the appropriate variety is best for your home or a specific space is necessary because of this. Not sure which variety of Hunter Douglas blinds is best for you? Let the window treatment experts at Quality Window Treatments of Michiana help you choose.

Horizontal Blinds

Horizontal blinds from Hunter Douglas are the quintessential window treatment. They are versatile, available in a wide variety of colors and materials, and are suitable for just about any window. However, they do have a few limitations. For example, they are largely restricted to square or rectangular shaped windows because of their design. Also they are limited to being constructed from harder materials, such as wood and aluminum, which will have an impact both on the look of the treatment and the color range available to you.

Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds obviously look very different from horizontal blinds, but that lends them a number of surprising advantages. For starters, they work beautifully on the large, floor-to-ceiling windows that are so popular in contemporary architecture at the moment. Because the length of the vanes can be adjusted, vertical blinds are much better suited to very long windows than horizontal blinds. Also, because they are able to be easily pushed to the side, vertical blinds are a great choice for dressing sliding glass doors, so if you want to easily access a backyard, patio, or pool, vertical blinds are for you. Similarly, vertical blinds are made of softer materials than horizontal blinds, such as vinyl or fabric, which can lend a softer touch to a room’s décor than horizontal blinds.

As you can see, while both styles of Hunter Douglas blinds are versatile, they do have their particular strong suits. If you have found acquired an idea of which kind of Hunter Douglas blinds are going to be perfect for your home, then please contact Quality Window Treatments. We proudly serve all of greater Michiana, including South Bend, Granger, Elkhart, Mishawaka, Goshen, and the rest of Northern Indiana. We offer a full range of Hunter Douglas window treatments, so contact us today to schedule your free in-home consultation!