Product Spotlight: Vertical Blinds
"Good design is combining beauty, function and comfort,” says Susette Kubiak, interior designer. Vertical blinds do just that!
When shopping for new window treatments, Vertical Blinds may not be at the top of your list.
“[They’ve] always gotten a bad rap,” says Jonathan Adler in an interview with Architectural Digest. “They swing back and forth, they clack, they’re plastic. But now there are some great updated versions that are so much more chic.”
Rethinking Vertical Blinds
“Good design is combining beauty, function and comfort,” says Susette Kubiak, interior designer. Vertical blinds do just that!
Wide Window Woes
Some windows are just difficult to cover. Vertical blinds can help. These window treatments are “a natural choice for sliding doors or for rooms with a wide window expanse that’s difficult to cover,” says Kelley Walters, DIY Network. “They are also good solution for hard-to-fit bay windows.” And unlike draperies, vertical blinds still provide exceptional light control and privacy.
“Not only can you move the blinds completely out of the way, but you can also simply tilt the vanes open and close to allow as much light or view as you wish,” says Teri Larsen, interior designer.
“Vertical blinds’ modern look suits contemporary, modern and transitional spaces,” says Walters. “Their vertical structure can add visual height to a room” and provides exceptional light control and privacy. These window treatments also come in two distinct styles:
- Vinyl: At Next Day Blinds, our Vinyl Vertical Blind collection features an assortment of textures and colors that not only provide effortless functionality, but are also easy to keep clean. Simply “wipe them with a damp cloth,” says Michelle McKenna, owner of Earthwise House Cleaning in San Antonio. “That’s the best way to get them the clean.” You can also use a vacuum, Jason Schroeck, owner of Green Clean in Minneapolis. Just be sure to use a fine brush to avoid scratching the blinds.
- Fabric: Our Fabric Vertical Blind collection is complete with rich textures and a variety of colors. These stylish fabric vanes are also lightweight, but feature discrete sewn-in weights to enhance stability and reduce sway.
“More than any other window covering, [vertical blinds] enhance the height of a room—something to keep in mind if ceilings are low in your home,” Leslie Plummer Clagett, This Old House.
Perfect for Pets
“You’re the type of person who can’t imagine living without a dog or cat,” writes Debra Steilen, Traditional Home, but you also don’t want to “compromise your sense of personal style in order to accommodate your four-legged friends. Thankfully, you don’t have to.”
While nosy cats and dogs tend to get stuck in or break the slats on horizontal blinds, there are a few options that are a bit more cat proof, including vertical blinds. These window treatments allow your pets to easily slip in and out without damaging the slats.
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