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5 Reasons to Choose Vertical Blinds

Whether you’re replacing the window dressings in your living room, bedroom or home office, you’ll want to make sure you choose the right type of blinds. With so many options out there, it’s easy to have trouble deciding which ones are best for your home.

However, there’s a reason vertical blinds are so popular with homeowners. In fact, there’s more than one! To discover why vertical blinds are a great option in a residential property, take a look at these five reasons to choose vertical blinds now:

1. Lighting Options

Vertical blinds give you total control over how much light enters a room. If your living room is south facing, for example, you might want to block out the glare from the sun in the afternoons. Conversely, west facing bedrooms tend to get a lot of morning light. If this interrupts your sleep or makes lie ins a thing of the past, vertical blinds could be just what you’re looking for.

As the louvres of vertical blinds can be adjusted, you have more options than simply opening or closing your blinds. If you want to maintain your privacy while allowing natural light in, for example, you simply need to adjust the louvres accordingly.

2. Thermal Insulation

Great blinds don’t just control indoor lighting, they help to insulate your property too. When you opt for vertical blinds with specialist thermal backing, you’ll notice even more of a difference. If some rooms get too hot during the summer, you can rely on thermal blinds to keep your home cool and comfortable. Conversely, thermal blinds will help your property to retain heat in the winter, so you might even reduce your heating bill!

3. Safe and Easy to Operate

If you have young children or pets at home, you may be concerned about the safety aspect of blinds. Fortunately, there are numerous ways to ensure your blinds are perfectly safe. Instead of using a standard blind cord with your vertical blinds, you could opt for a single weighted cord or use a looped chain to keep it out of the way.

Vertical blinds often have small chains linking the louvres at the bottom of the blinds, but you can choose an alternative design. Weighted louvres will remain in place and negate the need for chains between each portion of the blind. This ensures that there are no removable pieces which could look like toys to youngsters or pets.

In addition to this, you could incorporate vertical blinds into a smart home system and get rid of manual controls altogether.

4. Versatile and Durable

One of the reasons vertical blinds are so popular is because of how easy they are to install in any room. With so many fabrics, patterns and styles available, it’s easy to find vertical blinds that match your décor and reflect your tastes.

Furthermore, vertical blinds can last for long periods of time with the right care. As they’re typically easy to clean, you’ll find that they require very little maintenance or upkeep. Many people enjoy their vertical blinds for years before changing them, so they’re excellent value for money and a super durable option when it comes to window dressings.

5. Illusion of Extra Space

If you want to make a room feel bigger, vertical blinds are your best friend. The horizontal placement makes walls appear wider, while the length of the louvres ensures that windows appear bigger. Overall, this creates the illusion of extra space and can transform any room.

Most homeowners cite lack of space as their top bugbear, so using your window dressings to make your home feel bigger can be a great way to enhance the property. Regardless of what rooms you’re using them in, vertical blinds can have a major impact on how your home feels.

Installing Vertical Blinds

Although vertical blinds can be relatively easy to install, there’s no reason you should have to do this alone. The walls in most properties move slightly over time, which means measuring for blinds and installing them can be extra tricky. Of course, the installation has a major impact on how your blinds operate and how they look. By using professional installers to fit your vertical blinds, you can ensure they are fitted perfectly.

If you’re worried about the cost of a professional installation, you needn’t be. At Smart Blinds, we offer a free measuring and installation service. With experienced technicians taking the measurements and installing your blinds, you can relax and enjoy your new window dressings.

Creating a Smart Home

Home automation has grown in popularity in recent years and it’s now possible to have a wide range of features and appliances linked to a single automated system. If you want to enhance your smart home even further, why not opt for automated blinds?

Motorised blinds can be installed with their own system or integrated into a wider system that serves the entire property. In addition to this, new vertical blinds can be retrofitted to a third-party system. This means you won’t have to replace an existing automated system, if you have one. Instead, you can simply choose brand new blinds for your home and incorporate them into your pre-installed automated settings.

The latest technology means there are lots of options when it comes to motorised vertical blinds. You can use a dedicated control to open and close your blinds, a smartphone app or even your voice. For total convenience, you can choose vertical blind systems that operate automatically and respond to the changing external environment. Want your blinds to open and close when the sun rises and falls? No problem!

Contact Smart Blinds Now

To find out more about our range of vertical blinds, talk to Smart Blinds now on 01635 866600 or 01189 509449. Alternatively, email us at and we’ll be happy to help.

published on August 29, 2020


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