A large bay window is great for letting the light in, but on occasion, you might wish to use a blind to increase privacy or keep the light out. Blinds in a wide variety of styles, designs and colors offer you complete control over the level of light let in and also gives an extra degree of protection by shielding the inside of your home from those outside. This is perfect for instance to stop a would-be thief seeing in. Some of the most popular styles of blind designs consist of -
Roller Shades – are a classic and reliable style of blind which comes in a wide-range of gorgeous fabrics and can feature plain or intricate designs. For increased privacy or light blocking properties, the rolling blinds can come with filtered or blackout-backing to limit the amount of light allowed into a home. These blinds are perfect for all rooms of the home. Also, avoid the noticeably cheap blinds in this range as they can often get jammed or stuck when pulling up or down.
Venetian Blinds – the venetian blind (also referred to as horizontal blinds) are a standard type of blind to help with controlling light coming into a room. Modern venetian blinds often come with wide slats in wood or cheaper versions in faux-wood. It is also quite easy to find these blinds in plastic or vinyl and operate via turn switch or pull-string.
Roman Shades – the roman shade is different from the standard window blinds, in that these blinds, with their multiple panels, stack or fold-up when drawn-up via a string or cord. Roman blinds can be quite decorative in style and come in woven fabrics, bamboo styles, and solar materials.
Honeycomb Shades – the honeycomb shades, which are also called cellular blinds, are a great style of blind to let light filter into a room, while at the same time not sacrificing on privacy. A honeycomb shade gives great insulation and ideal to keep cold and heat out. A versatile blind available in roller or remote-controlled models and comes in materials which are very easy to clean.
Vertical Blinds – the vertical blind comes in varying materials and widths, with the most common blinds available in fabrics, plastic, and aluminum. A very common type of blind, so it is quite easy to find these window covers at competitive rates. Due to the nature of these blinds hanging in a vertical direction, they are perfect for the sliding doors or tall windows.