Your home decor isn’t finished until you’ve taken care of your windows.
Window treatments allow you to customize your living space in a way that matches your style. But finding the right ones can be an overwhelming process.
Allow us to give you some ideas.
Take a look at these five different types of blinds you should use in your home.
1. Roman Blinds
Roman blinds are very traditional blinds. They are most often made of fabrics or other materials like seagrass.
These blinds feature horizontal folds that lay flat against the window when they’re open. When you close roman blinds, those folds stack against themselves, just like traditional blinds.
This is a good option if you’re looking for fabric drapery around your windows but don’t want to install curtains.
2. Roller Blinds
Most roller blinds are made of natural or synthetic fabrics. You can pull the fabric down over the window to block the sun or roll the fabric back up to let in the light.
There are several different styles of roller blinds out there. Some of these styles, usually the cheaper ones, include an external system. This means you’ll be able to see the mounting hardware and mechanical parts.
If you don’t like the look of that, you can find higher quality roller blinds. These hide the mounting and mechanical systems, so they look sleek and modern.
3. Solar Blinds
Solar blinds look similar to roller blinds, but they have a different function. Instead of blocking off the window’s view, solar blinds are made of a fabric that’s thin enough to see through.
This fabric reduces the amount of sunlight that can get through your window. While you can still see outside, the blinds keep the heat out and lower any glare from the sun.
4. Blackout Blinds
These blinds are so thick, the block almost any light from getting into your home. They make good blinds for bedrooms, especially if you have young children who take naps during the day.
If you work from a home office, you may want to hang blackout blinds in that room as well. Their thickness will give you more privacy from the outside world.
Many different styles of blinds come with blackout features. But if you want something fast and cheap, you can just buy blackout fabric and hang it like a curtain as well.
5. Cellular Blinds
The fabric of these blinds is pleated. When you pull the blinds down, the pleats stretch out, and when you open the blinds, the pleats fold back together.
Cellular blinds have two different layers of material. The two layers pleat in opposite direction, making small pockets of air behind each pleat.
This air acts like a layer of insulation around your windows. Cellular blinds help your home stay warm during the cold months and cool during the hot months. It even provides a bit of sound insulation.
The Five Different Types of Blinds Your Home Needs
Picking the right blinds for your home can be a long, complicated process. But these five types of blinds are the best places to start. They can match any style in any home.
Still feel like you need some more window treatment inspiration? Make sure you check out this guide that’ll show you have to make your windows stand out.