If your windows are the standard sizes, it is more logical to purchase blinds that are already ready-made. These blinds are available in different styles, colors, designs and materials. They are less expensive than the made to order ones. When selecting, get the blinds which can make your rooms look more beautiful and classy. Make sure that the color and design blends well with your wall paper, flooring and the other features in your place.
Blinds are categorized as follows:
* Roller Blinds are made of stiffened fabric operated by spring mechanism. Some come in straight ends and other styles. There are styles whose width you can cut to size. There is also the blackout roller blind if you want to block out the daylight from entering your room. If you desire, it can be placed behind curtains. So if you happen to be a light sleeper, you may opt for this type of roller blind which is simple to fit.
* Roman Blinds or fabric shades are commonly made from fabrics of silk, cotton, faux fax leather, faux suede, linen or hemp. They can be raised and lowered by a cord mechanism connected to the slats or rods on the back of the blind. The fabric form into stylish pleated effect when raised. Roman blinds are typed into flat, hobbled, balloon and relaxed roman blinds.
The most common type is the classic flat roman blind whose pleats lie flat when it opens. Its appearance is spic and span and pleasing to the eye. If you want an artistic and elegant look, the hobbled type of roman blind can be for you. Its edges lean outward when they are open.
The relaxed roman blind presents a casual sporty look. Its folds are a bit rounded and the fabrics are made of lightweight materials. Finally, there is the balloon ready-made roman blind. These blinds are also made from lightweight materials like the hobbled. They are called balloon blinds because they look airy.
* Venetian Blinds are the blinds most people are familiar with. They can have horizontal metal, wood or plastic slats of different widths. It is versatile and you can do whatever you like to put it up or pull it down to control the light entering the room. Venetian blinds are further classified into ready-made wooden venetian blinds made from many types of wood. If you want an exotic or tropical look, wooden venetian blinds made from driftwood, bamboo, oak, etc. can be for you particularly if your flooring is also wooden. This blind are higher priced than the others. There is also the lightweight aluminum venetian blinds in different colors and the PVC venetian blinds which are getting to be popular. Last option is the mini venetian blinds which come in narrower slats and casual look.
* Vertical Blinds – these blinds have vertical panels made of metal, wood, vinyl, or fabric. They are very effective in blocking out or letting in enough sunlight. The types of vertical blinds are paper blinds which are permanently pleated. They are stylish and fashionable together with curtains and lower priced. Another type is the cane whole or split bamboo vertical blinds if you want a see through suppressed lighting. They come in roll up or pleated. Cane blinds have an exotic and Mediterranean appeal.
If you want low-priced blinds that are easy to install and maintain, durable, beautiful, stylish, modern and practical, choose from the wide range of options and styles of ready-made blinds itemized above. It is a wise and realistic decision