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Types of Blinds and Drapery Fabrics


Windows are one of the most basic features of an establishment. Decorating it by using blinds and drapery put some life and attractiveness to the windows.

Blinds are a type of window covering attached to the inside interior of the window which functions as a device to hide sunlight. They are designed either with a vertical or horizontal slats. It can be made of aluminum, fabric, wood or synthetic materials. Horizontal blinds are opened and closed from bottom to top while vertical blinds are opened or closed sideways.

They vary in colors and sizes and you can always find something that will fit in your windows or personal preferences. You can purchase mini blinds if your room is not big enough. Mini-blinds are made of vinyl, wood, aluminum or faux wood. Vinyl blinds are ideal for locations prone to humidity such as bathrooms and kitchens.

Horizontal vinyl blinds are unbreakable, can be cleaned easily and resistant to sun bleaching. Vinyl blinds that are lightweight are the cheapest of the blinds but it has fragile slats, which break easily.

Aluminum blinds are affordable, easier to maintain and durable. However aluminum gauge should be considered when purchasing. Larger gauge are better because of its extended durability. The gauges slats can vary from six to nine. Aluminum and vinyl blinds are perfect for rooms with furniture made of wrought irons.

Wood blinds can go perfectly with wooden furniture. This should be given proper care for long life span and good to be installed in areas with controlled and stable humidity however wood blinds can be very expensive.

Faux wood mini blinds are created combining wood and vinyl providing dual advantage of moisture resistance and less costs. These blinds are easier to clean and do not crack or fade.

Drapery is often referred to as curtain used as blinds. Curtains are piece of cloth design to obscure or block sunlight with different styles, colors and fabric types suitable for window treatments according to function, style and formality degree of the room.

You can research for various drapery styles, designs and fabric used in decorating magazines so that you can choose the right drapery for your room. Designs can be modified to enhance more attractiveness.

Drapery fabric types include linen, silk rayon, cotton, polyester and acrylic blends, nylon and acetate. Select the fabric type base on its ability to ruffle, pleat, and drape suiting your window treatments and its probable location.

Make your own design preference and use your creativity for enhancing beauty on your windows.


Source by Low Jeremy

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