When it come to blinds, most minds naturally drift to the thought of dreadfully dusty vinyl mini blinds caught in a permanent diagonal knot – or is that just me? Regardless of your previous associations with the term, the fact is that Liverpool blinds have a lot more to offer than just plain old horizontal plastic slats.
In fact, there is a whole world of vertical blinds out there just waiting to be discovered!
Don’t be scared, though, if this throws you for a loop – you’ve come to the right place.
So here you are, ready to pick out some news blinds for your window, glass door, or port hole. You must first answer this one important question before proceeding:
Horizontal or vertical?
Really, there are a lot of different things to consider before make such a decision, so let’s look at each style, one at a time.
The biggest consideration will most likely be the size of the space that you want to cover.
If it is something larger than your average, run-of-the-mill window, (like a sliding glass door) then vertical blind are often your best bet.
The most obvious bonus is that they effectively cover large areas.
A vertically hanging blind won’t require all the rigging you see on even the simplest plastic mini blinds, since you won’t be pulling the individual parts up and down. When fully covering, for example, french doors, vertical blinds will also provide decent insulation by keeping air from leaking in or out of the room/house.
Additional benefits of vertical style blinds include convenience, along with more traditional feel.
Dust and pet dander won’t accumulate nearly as much to hanging slats, since they don’t present a flat surface to rest upon.
If you elect to get coated or vinyl materials, this would make cleaning even easier.
Vertical blinds will no doubt be especially appealing to someone who already has a similar preexisting traditional décor.
The downside is that they won’t tend to play nice with some more modern stylings.
Also beware the awkward faux pas of placing standard horizontal-lying blinds alongside – it might not look very attractive.
Your second option is – you guessed it – horizontal blinds.
While certainly more common, they are by no means ordinary or hum-drum if chosen with a bit of care.
When considering traditional flat-lying blinds, the hardest part might very well be picking from the vast array of different styles available. Ranging from the omnipresent venetian “mini” blind, to sophisticated folding fabric materials.
Just so you don’t feel too lost, here is a quick run-down of some details you should consider within this large category.
Size is normally not much of an issue, provided your window in question is at least close to average size.
Even if it isn’t, don’t worry.
For one thing, you could head over to a company like Riverside Blinds, located conveniently right at 274 Park Road, Liverpool Merseyside L8 4UE (Tel: 0151 2835600).
A place like this will give you all the custom sizing you could ever want – for all those irregular, rebellious windows out there. Even at larger sizes, a horizontal blind can still be effective, so don’t think of this as a huge limitation.
The many materials available may also seem a bit intimidating at first.
Plastics can of course be the cheapest, lightest weight option. Some wood blinds, however, can actually be lighter than their faux wood brothers, depending on the type of composition. Both of these styles will offer excellent, adjustable sun protection, although less in the way of insulation.
Next we have fabric or reed style blinds…
…Which don’t have to be very pricey, yet can add a nice touch of modern design to almost any room.
Letting in a bit of warm light even when drawn closed (which may or may not be desirable for your needs), these certainly help accent the mood of a room (though, again, won’t offer much in the way of insulating air).
It should also be noted that you can choose a variety of “roll-up” or folding style blinds – monikers simply referring to the different ways in which the material gathers as it is raised.
Whether you choose vertical or horizontal, you shouldn’t easily be disappointed by a lack of variety in window blinds, especially if you live in Liverpool.
With so many options, you might do well to check with a manufacturer like Crystal Blinds by phone at 0151 546 7315 or online at http://www.crystalblindsmerseyside.co.uk/. You should be able to easily find out where to pick up your favorite Liverpool blinds; whichever you end up choosing.
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