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Do Your Windows Need Vertical or Horizontal Blinds?

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Blinds are some of the most popular window treatments on the market, and for good reason. They’re versatile, easy to use, and come in a variety of styles, colors, and materials to fit any room in your home. However, one simple decision can postpone you purchasing the perfect blinds for your home: should you choose vertical or horizontal blinds for your windows? While at first glance they might seem interchangeable, vertical and horizontal blinds are actually quite different, and have their own specific pros and cons. Not sure which orientation of blinds you need? Let the window treatment experts at Nest Expressions help you determine whether vertical or horizontal blinds would be most suitable for your home’s windows.

Horizontal Blinds

After draperies, it’s hard to think of a more classic window treatment than horizontal blinds. This is because horizontal blinds truly do work almost anywhere. If you have a window with fairly standard proportions, then you can get a set of horizontal blinds for it. Because the slats for horizontal blinds tend to be smaller than those used for vertical blinds, they can be made of heavier materials, such as hardwood and alternative wood. Because of this, if you are looking to strike a more traditional tone on your home’s windows by utilizing the beauty of wood, horizontal blinds are a great choice.

Vertical Blinds

While horizontal blinds are more versatile, vertical blinds are intentionally designed for specific niches that other window treatments can’t fill. As mentioned previously, horizontal blinds tend to be heavier, making them a poor choice for wide windows, as they would be difficult to operate. Both because they are pushed to the side rather than raised and because they tend to be made of more lightweight materials, vertical blinds are ideal for those large, wall-encompassing windows that are so trendy in home design right now. And, because of their lightweight construction, they are also a great choice for children’s rooms where little ones may not be able to operate heavy horizontal blinds. Do you have a sliding glass door that leads out to a backyard or pool? It may seem difficult to find window treatments to work with its unique features, but vertical blinds are actually perfect for sliding glass doors. Simply slide your vertical blinds out of the way, and you’ll have easy access to your door!

Because we offer window treatments from Hunter Douglas, we know that whether you choose vertical or horizontal blinds for your home that you’re going to love them. Whether you know exactly what you’re looking for or you still have questions, contact Nest Expressions or stop by our showroom in Wexford, PA to look at our selection of Hunter Douglas window treatments for yourself. We also proudly serve Pittsburgh, Sewickley, Mars, Seven Fields, Cranberry Township, Gibsonia, Allison Park, and the surrounding areas.

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