Window Blinds are a great choice if you want to control the amount of light in your room. With a variety of styles, sizes , colors and materials (wood, vinyl, metal & faux wood) it is easy to coordinate with the furnishings of your home.
Tips to help you choose the perfect blinds for your space:
- Horizontal or Vertical: Most windows are fitted with horizontal blinds but there are a few reasons you might select vertical blinds. Patio doors and wide window expanses may do great with vertical blinds to open up your view with stacked off to the side. Vertical blinds can enhance the height of your room, look great in a more modern decor and have the added bonus that you can order new vertical slats if you change your decor.
- Width of the Slats: The standard sizes of blind slats begin at 1/2 inch. You can also get 1", 2:, or 2.5" as standard sizes but other custom sizes are available. You will want to select the size of your slat based on the size of your window and your preferences. The larger the slat, the more light you will allow into the room when open. Ask your designer about the mounting options of the different widths because you may want to consider the look you like best when mounted.
- Color and Style: This will be determined by your personal preferencs and the existing styles in your home. There is quite a large variety for you to choose from! Nuetral colors are great if you like a more classic style, enjoy changing your home design often or you will be selling your home. More bold colors can be used to make a statement in the room.
- Material of the Blind: Do you like the look of wood? You have the option of a hard wood blind or a faux wood that helps with the budget. Many people like vinyl and composite blinds because they are lighter weight and have lots of variety in styles and color. You can even opt for a fabric blind. Your Lyons Blinds designer can help you select the option that works best for you.
Motorized blinds are convenient option because you can open your blinds with just a touch. They can also be set to open and close automatically throughout the day for both security and energy efficiency. Without traditional cords, they are safer for children.
Composite Blinds are made by combining hardwood pulp and PVC or resins to produce a wood look with durability.
Vertical Blinds are good for patio doors and wide windows. Vertical blinds can enhance the height of your room, look great in a more modern decor and have the added bonus that you can order new vertical slats if you change your decor.
Wood Blinds have a timeless beauty and are a popular choice for many people. Faux wood is better for areas that might have moisture (bathrooms, for example). Both come in a variety of finishes.