Styles for Vertical & Horizontal Window Blinds

Blinds are a functional yet beautiful style of window treatment. They will accommodate any need you have for your windows, whether that be dimming a room, filtering harsh light, or providing essential privacy for your home. Hunter Douglas has many beautiful styles in blinds that will complement virtually any décor with appropriate colors, materials, and even patterns. There are two common orientations of blinds: horizontal and vertical. While both will work wonderfully in any home, the appropriate window will make all the difference. Discover exactly what your home needs when it comes to selecting blinds.

Vertical Blinds

Blinds in a vertical orientation are designed with larger areas of glass in mind. This means they will be perfect if you have any large windows, perhaps in a living or dining room, or sliding glass doors. Vertical blinds traverse horizontally, allowing for easier operation. There are many different styles of vertical blinds from Hunter Douglas that are designed to operate in a smooth, seamless fashion, so adjusting your window treatments doesn’t have to be a hassle.

These styles do a great job of giving protection to the interior of your home, as well. The larger area of glass means that there is a larger amount of light coming into your home. This is great for brightening your home, however, exposure to UV rays over long periods of time can damage your home’s furniture and floors, fading carpet and precious hardwood. Having the option to shade your home’s interior is a great step in preserving the value of your home and its belongings.

Horizontal Blinds

Horizontal blinds are more the more traditional blinds that you see in most homes. They are ideal for your regular-sized windows like ones you may have in your bathroom or bedroom. When you choose Hunter Douglas custom blinds, there are a variety of lengths ranging from 6 to 126 inches and widths ranging from 7 ¾ to 180 inches. Virtually any window in your home can be beautifully transformed by horizontal blinds. You can additionally customize louver size to fit your light control needs.

There are three different types of materials available with horizontal blinds from Hunter Douglas. Real wood blinds are featured in the Parkland® series, which showcases beautiful craftsmanship in hardwood. The Everwood® collection is Hunter Douglas’ alternative wood blinds that still embody the look and feel of real wood with the functionality of a man-made materials. Lastly, aluminum blinds are a part of the Modern Precious Metals® collection with a great spectrum of matte, metallic, and pearlescent finishes. No matter which horizontal blind you select, the design possibilities are nearly limitless.

At Fresh Twist Window Treatments, we carry a great selection of Hunter Douglas blinds as well as other great window treatment options customizable to your unique needs. If your window treatments could use a fresh twist, schedule a free in-home consultation where our experts can best design your dream window treatments. We proudly serve the western suburbs of Chicago including Hinsdale, Elmhurst, Oak Brook, Glen Ellyn, and Western Springs, Illinois.