Vertical blinds are vertical lengths of fabric that are clipped to a sliding track at the top and operated with a plastic wand or chain. These pieces of fabric (also known as louvres or slats) are joined together by weights to ensure the louvres are evenly weighted across the length of the track, no matter if they’re fully extended across the track or nestled together to let extra light inside.
The louvres are also joined together by a chain at the bottom which works to stabilize the blinds.
While the construction of these blinds seems straightforward, they’re designed to allow ultimate control over privacy and light in any environment. That makes them a great option for any space where control is paramount but where good design is also crucial.
What Type of Windows Best Suit Vertical Blinds?
Larger windows that may not suit horizontal or roller blinds are ideal locations for vertical blinds. Thanks to their construction of louvres weighted together, they can be adjusted for windows of any length. If you’re fitting blinds to a patio window or a long window inside an office, for example, vertical blinds offer a level of light flexibility that other styles simply can’t match.
If you have a challenging window space that is sloped or has a split drop, vertical blinds are also an effective solution. While you might struggle to install horizontal blinds across a pitched space, individual vertical louvres can be tailored to your space, meaning that different blind lengths can be used and the window can be fully covered.
Any space that would benefit from floor to ceiling blinds such as a conservatory or a summerhouse are also prime locations for made to measure vertical blinds.
Benefits of Vertical Blinds:
- Privacy and control are two of the key benefits of choosing vertical blinds for your windows instead of the other popular options on the market.
- Vertical blinds allow you to control the amount of visibility into space without sacrificing light entry
- So, for someone who wanted to ensure that their conservatory received plenty of natural light without having to worry about everyone being able to see inside, vertical blinds are an excellent idea
- The tilt and turn mechanism can be manipulated to allow the slats in the blinds to be opened at varying degrees to suit the users.
Similarly, the amount of light that enters a space through vertical blinds is often superior to the amount of light that makes it through horizontal blinds, especially those in thin spaces. Vertical blinds can therefore be a way of admitting more light through a small window without sacrificing any privacy.
Another important benefit of vertical blinds are that don’t have to be boring – there are plenty of designs to choose from that will fit any color scheme and any style.