Choosing Vertical or Horizontal Blinds for Windows

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In this article, Appalachian Blind & Closet Co – with a showroom conveniently located in Boone, North Carolina (NC) – is here to tell you about the benefits of horizontal and vertical blinds, so you can decide which style is best for your home. Contact us today for all of your window treatment needs.  

There are tons of different decisions you have to make when it comes to choosing new window treatments, but one of the most important is the way you need your window treatments to hang. Hunter Douglas blinds are available in both vertical and horizontal orientations, so you can cover any window in your home. Read on to discover if you need vertical or horizontal blinds.

Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds are ideal for living spaces that have sliding doors or windows that are wider than they are tall. This is because vertical slats can easily glide side to side over large windows. Sound like your windows? Perfect. Now comes the fun part! Hunter Douglas vertical blinds are available in a variety of fabrics, woods, alternative woods, aluminum, and vinyl to choose from. Plus, each vertical blind has its own style that comes with unique benefits as seen below.

Skyline® Gliding Window Panels: Modern meets sleek with these vertical blinds. Skyline® provides a dramatic look to any living space and can also be used by itself as a room divider.  

Cadence® Soft Vertical Blinds: Ethereal and stunning, these vertical blinds have curved vanes that imitate drapery, thus creating a translucent look to your living space.

Somner® Custom Vertical Blinds: Calling all stylists! Somner® Vertical Blinds are available in multiple textures, patterns, and over 600 colors for you to choose from.

Vertical Solutions® Vertical Blinds: Stylish and economical, these vertical blinds are excellent if you want your living space to look good without making your wallet cry. Vertical Solutions® are a perfect look for an office or apartment space.

Horizontal Blinds

On the other side of this coin, if you find that your windows are skinnier or taller than wide, horizontal blinds are the way to go. This will allow the horizontal slides to easily be pulled up and down. Much like vertical blinds, Hunter Douglas provides a plethora of design styles for those who need horizontal blinds, including:

Parkland® Wood Blinds: If you seek a classic look, consider Parkland®. These horizontal blinds are made of genuine hardwood and give a warm, sophisticated ambiance to a room.

EverWood® Alternative Wood Blinds: Don’t like the upkeep of real wood but still want the wood look? Consider EverWood®! Made of alternative wood, these blinds give the look of wood without the aging and upkeep.

Modern Precious Metals® Aluminum Blinds: If you want max light control, a sleek design, and multiple finish options, Modern Precious Metals® is perfect for you.


If you have more questions about vertical and horizontal blinds, the different lines Hunter Douglas has to offer, or would like to purchase something you liked, be sure to contact or visit Appalachian Blind & Closet Co today!

Appalachian Blind & Closet Co is located in Boone, North Carolina and proudly serves the surrounding areas of Banner Elk, Blowing Rock, Boone, Linville, Newland and Jefferson, North Carolina, as well as Johnson City, Kingsport, Bristol, and Elizabethtown, Tennessee.