Picking the right window covering is an essential interior design decision that must be taken carefully. Unlike pieces of decorative items, window coverings can completely change the overall look of a room. Building a new house, remodelling an existing one or adding more vibrancy to an office, window blinds are a great option. They come in so many designs, materials and colours and can be suited to any particular theme you want to give to the room. Depending on the type of look and feel you want for the room, you can choose from roller blinds, wooden or aluminium venetians, and vertical drapes.
All different types of window blinds have their distinct features and particular suitability for each room. Timber venetians give a more natural, traditional and warm look to any room. Although they look very classic in their original wood colour but there are options to have them painted according to the theme of the room. As they are made with natural products, they are more environment-friendly and cost-effective.
If you want to go for venetians, aluminium venetians are yet another attractive choice. Aluminium gives a more luxurious look to the place. They also are available in all sizes, colours and patterns. They are sturdier and are able to conceal light completely. This makes them more energy-efficient and provides good insulation as well as privacy. The slats can be easily adjusted to control the light.
A more stylish and fashionable option is that of roller blinds. They are ideal for blocking heat and yet allowing some light in the room. There are many colours and materials to choose from according to your scheme and decor. They can be easily rolled up when required and are relatively unobtrusive.
Another window blind type is the vertical drape that is most common in offices and is also suitable for certain rooms in a house. They have wider slates than the horizontal venetians. They are more suited to large openings such as doors rather than windows.
How to choose the most suitable window blind can be a bit confusing sometimes when there are so many designs, styles, colours and materials available. Most companies have consultants to help you make the right decision based on the overall decor of the room and of course, your budget. Vertical blinds or horizontal blinds depend on the size of the door or window to be covered. Then there is a consideration for the amount of light you want to allow in the room. Lastly, the style, design and texture is important to complete the overall desired look and decor.