Do You Need Vertical Blinds or Horizontal Blinds?

Vertical or Horizontal Blinds

There are quite a few differences between vertical blinds and horizontal blinds. Choosing which will work best in your home may be confusing. At Superior Blinds, our design consultants have years of experience helping homeowners choose the best looking window treatments that operate exactly how they need them to. Our quality horizontal and vertical blinds are designed to operate smoothly and quietly while maintaining their appearance for years to come.  Always child and pet safe, these window treatments operate effortlessly with a beaded cord, retractable cord, wand, and our motorized blinds work with our award winning PowerView® Motorization.  Here are a few things to consider when choosing between vertical blinds or horizontal blinds.

Choosing The Right Product For Your Windows

Often the decision to choose either horizontal blinds or vertical blinds depends on the size of the window or doorway.  Vertical blinds are a standard choice for sliding glass doors because they can be opened partially to allow you to open and close the door.  Vertical blinds also look good on large wide windows and sometimes, tall narrow windows.  The vertical lines naturally draw your eyes upward and give the illusion your walls are taller than they are.  Horizontal blinds are a good choice for shorter or narrower windows.

Choosing The Right Blinds For Your Décor

The blinds you choose need to enhance your décor. Blinds are versatile and look nice in a variety of settings.  Choosing a blind that will look elegant in a formal setting or contemporary in a more modern interior design is key.  Some vertical blinds like our Cadence® soft vertical blinds have slats that are curved giving them a look that mimics soft draperies. You can also add a custom drapery or valance to your hard blinds to soften the look or add elegance.

Choosing The Right Material For Your Blinds

Horizontal blinds come in wood, faux wood, or metal.  Vertical blinds also come in wood, vinyl or faux wood, metal, and also fabric.  Both horizontal and vertical blinds are offered in a multitude of styles, colors, and textures giving you many options for your décor.  Slat sizes are also an option with both types of blinds.  Horizontal blinds are offered in a variety of stain and paint colors. Vertical blinds also come in many of the same stain and paint colors so you can mix and match blind styles in the same room. You can also choose vertical blinds in patterns or geometric lines for a dramatic look at your windows.

Caring For Your Hunter Douglas Blinds

Vertical blinds and horizontal blinds are easy to care for. Often they just need light dusting or cleaning with a damp cloth.  Fabric vanes may stain more easily but often the fabric is treated to be dust and stain resistant.  Some people feel vertical blinds are easier to care for because there are no cords and they only require upward and downward dusting.  Horizontal blinds need to be cleaned on both sides.

Stop by Superior Blinds in Litchfield Park, AZ for a look at our vertical and horizontal blinds, or call for a free in-home consultation.  We proudly serve the greater Phoenix area, including Paradise Valley, Goodyear, Glendale, Litchfield Park, Avondale, Buckeye, Sun City, Sun City West, Sun City Grand, Peoria, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Tempe, Chandler, and Gilbert.