Do Windows Need Vertical or Horizontal Blinds?

Vertical or Horizontal Blinds for Windows in Boone, North Carolina (NC)

When looking for new window treatments, the first thing to consider is which orientation of blinds would best fit your windows. Think of it this way: you wouldn’t want to put a square peg in a round hole, much like you would not want to put a vertical window treatment on a window that opens up and down! To learn more about if you need vertical or horizontal blinds, read on. If you’re having trouble deciding which style is right for you, the experts at Appalachian Blind & Closet Co. can help.

Vertical Blinds

If your home has wide windows or sliding doors, vertical blinds are the way to go. With vertical slats, these blinds move side to side over large windows with ease. With Hunter Douglas custom window treatments, your vertical blinds can be crafted from the finest fabrics, woods, alternative woods, aluminum, or vinyl. You can also choose from an array of styles, listed below, that each provide their own unique benefit.

  • Skyline®: These contemporary vertical blinds provide a sleek look that provides modern drama to your living space. Skyline® vertical blinds can also be used independently as a room divider. 
  • Cadence®: Soft and beautiful, Cadence® Soft Vertical Blinds are crafted with curved vanes imitate elegant drapery folds. These vertical blinds are great for a beautiful, translucent finish to any living space.
  • Somner®: Perfect for your inner stylist, the Somner® Custom Vertical Blinds come in over 600 colors, treatments, and textures. There is no limit when it comes to Somner!
  • Vertical Solutions: Stylish but economical, the Hunter Douglas Vertical Solutions are great for someone who wants to dress up their living space at an affordable price. Vertical Solutions are offered in fabric and vinyl, and come in multiple of color options.

Horizontal Blinds

On the other hand, if your abode has narrow, tall windows, then horizontal blinds are your best bet. Hunter Douglas Horizontal Blinds are made from gorgeous wood, faux wood, and aluminum. They also come in a variety of sizes, colors, and textures to suit your styling needs. Like vertical blinds, the horizontal blinds also come in multiple styles, including: 

  • Parkland®: These horizontal blinds provide the classic look of hardwood that creates a warm feel in any living space. These hardwoods can be stained in a variety of colors to create a truly custom experience. 
  • Everwood®: This alternative wood option gives the timeless look of wood without the aging. These horizontal blinds can also be designed with TruGrain finishes or a variety of other solid colors.
  • Modern Precious Metals®: For max light control and a clean look, consider these horizontal blinds. Available in multiple finishes and textures, including metallic, matte, and pearlescent, your windows are guaranteed to look great.

Choosing the wrong orientation for your blinds can leave you feeling frustrated and prevent you from using your windows as much as you’d like. However, our friendly professionals can walk you through the process, so you know you’re getting the perfect blinds for your home, both in function and style. Whether you want bold colors and crazy patterns or a sleek, edgy look, Hunter Douglas blinds can make your styling wishes come true. See something you like or want to learn more? Contact Appalachian Blind & Closet Co. today! We are located in Boone, North Carolina, and we proudly serve the surrounding area, including Ashe County, Boone, Avery County, and Watauga County.