Vertical or Horizontal Blinds for Your Home

Choosing between vertical blinds or horizontal blinds is a difficult task. Our design consultant can help you choose the best window fashions for your home and make the choice between vertical blinds and horizontal blinds easy. Here are a few tips to help get you started:

Consider Your Windows First

Large windows and sliding glass doors are best covered with vertical blinds. This gives you the advantage of opening the window treatment vertically from either side or from the middle. Horizontal blinds look nice on wider windows. Some windows including tall narrow windows can accommodate either vertical blinds or horizontal blinds.

Consider Your Room Size

Vertical blinds and horizontal blinds create lines of illusion that interior designers often take advantage of. Vertical blinds naturally draw the eye upward and can help a low ceiling look taller. Horizontal lines instead of vertical will make a smaller room feel less narrow. Think about the architecture of your room when you choose your window treatments, and think about what lines you’ll create with the blinds you choose.

Fabric, Metal, Faux wood, Vinyl or Wood Blinds?

Vertical blinds come in wood, vinyl, metal, and fabric materials. Horizontal blinds come in wood, vinyl or faux wood and aluminum. If you want a softer look at the windows, vertical blinds may be a better option. With Cadence® Soft Vertical Blinds or Skyline® Gliding Window Panels, you can achieve an elegant sophisticated look that will appear softer. You also have the option of choosing custom drapery or a valance to go with horizontal blinds. The idea of layering window treatments allows you to enjoy your windows and control them in a variety of ways. Layered window treatments often become a focal point in the room and provide more style.

Bold, Neutral, Solid or Pattern

Along with choosing the material for your vertical or horizontal blinds, you also need to choose the color you feel will look the best in the room your decorating. With horizontal and vertical blinds, you have an endless array of colors to choose from. You can stain wood blinds to match existing wood or furnishings in your room. You can paint wood blinds just about any color. You can choose a bold solid aluminum blind for a modern look or choose patterned fabric panel blinds to add some drama. Neutral blinds are easy to decorate with and don’t overpower the room or take center stage. It’s important to have a professional design consultant help guide you with your decisions. With years of experience in designing custom blinds, you will be satisfied with the end result, guaranteed.

Quality Vertical Blinds and Horizontal Blinds

Visit Kugler’s Home Fashions today to see our complete line of vertical and horizontal blinds. Our showroom is conveniently located in Silver Spring, MD. You can look over our materials, colors and operating systems to get an idea of which blinds you think will fit your needs the best. We also offer free in-home consultations to help make your decisions easier. Once you choose which horizontal blinds or vertical blinds are right for you, we do all the measuring and installing. Best of all our Hunter Douglas blinds carry one of the best warranties in the industry. Contact us if you have any questions about which window treatment is right for you. We proudly serve all of Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C.