In choosing the type of blinds for your use, there are many factors to consider. You are to take into account how great the blinds will complement with your furnishings, and how the construction materials will match with the blinds used in your house or office. It is advisable to have a consistent design style not only for your bedrooms and other areas but also how the style is being viewed from the outside of your property.
Just like in any industry, the window covering industry has some terminology that we need to be familiar with, and in the case of window blinds, there are three types of popular categories and these are the venetian, roller and roman blinds.
Be aware of the three different materials that are used under the venetian blinds and these are the aluminum or mini blinds, wood and eco wood or faux wood or PVC blinds.
Often used in the kitchens, bathrooms and business offices are the aluminum venetian blinds. This type of venetian blinds are usually sold with 25 mm slats, and because of the flexible nature of this kind of material, thus is termed as the mini blinds. To cover a window, aluminum venetian blinds are very inexpensive to use, and there is a variety of colors that will match the interiors of your home and office, aside from the common white and silver colors of the material.
To dress up the interiors of your home and office, you can use the stylish wooden venetian blinds. Sold mostly with 50 mm slats, this kind is your perfect choice for large windows, especially the wood is very lightweight. Areas with moisture in the air like bathrooms are advisable not to be used with this kind of blinds though.
The becoming very popular choice nowadays are the eco wood venetian blinds because of their durability and easy to clean PVC material, plus they do not warp or discolor after long use.
Another window coverings are the roller blinds tye which are made from 100% polyester material and can be opened by rolling the shades up through a cylinder that runs above your window. Roller blinds usually come in two kinds which are the sunscreen and block out types. Because of its affordability, roller blinds have become very popular in the past years.
The roman blinds are another kind of window coverings that give a softer feel in your home with a kind of blind that can very well match your furnishings, and the operation is by using roller sections of the blind that are stacked up. There are different kinds of fabrics that are used in roman blinds like polyester, linen or cotton. This type can easily be removed when cleaning and comes in a range of stylish patterns and designs.