Vertical Blinds and their Ideal Applications

September 7, 2021

Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds and horizontal blinds are ideal for different environments and applications. In this blog entry, the window treatment experts here at Design Your Blind will detail the major differences between horizontal blinds and vertical blinds, and the best applications for vertical blinds.

The Difference Between Horizontal and Vertical Blinds

The main difference between horizontal and vertical blinds is obvious – horizontal blind slats run from right to left, while vertical blinds run up and down. These blind types also have different opening systems. Horizontal blinds lift from the bottom with a cord and pulley – and vertical blinds slide from side to side. Vertical blinds have long slats that are ideal for wide windows and doors, while horizontal blinds are better for narrower and taller windows. The slats of vertical blinds add a sense of height and space, letting in more light, and allow for windows to have full light exposure and unobstructed views.

Best Uses for Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds are ideal for larger windows, bay windows, and sliding doors. Other ideal applications for vertical blinds include French doors, wide windows, strange sized windows, patio doors, and windows / doors positioned in sunrooms. As a general rule, the larger the size of the glass door or window, the wider the slat width should be.

Fabric vertical blinds are ideal for rooms that require a bit of added softness, and have excellent versatility, as they come in a wide variety of colors and weaves. They don’t wrinkle, and operate smoothly with sewn-in weights. Sheer vertical blinds are ideal for allowing tons of natural light into your room. They are available in a wide variety of operation styles like wand tilting, chain control split drawers, and left draws. Contact Design Your Blind today for an excellent range of choices for vertical blind installation.