15 Nov Types of Blinds By First Choice Blinds
“Blinds” generally refers to a hard treatment constructed from slats or vanes, which are adjusted by a manual pull cord, wand or remote control. (Just what we need: another remote control.)
Blinds are wonderfully adjustable; the slats are able to stay tightly closed for privacy and light control, or tilt open to allow just the amount of light you choose.
The 1-inch version is a compromise between the narrowest and the widest blinds; they take less labor to manufacture than the ½-inch slats, and so are slightly less expensive.
People who want an old-fashioned or old-world look generally choose the 2-inch slats, which are reminiscent of older-style Venetian blinds.
Nobody will be able to tell the difference.
The wood blinds shown here, by the way, have a top treatment that conceals the roll and clutch — always a good idea!
I’ll cover shades in an upcoming ideabook.
But because woven woods are made with a hard material, I am going to lump them in with blinds.
You get exactly what you pay for. Inexpensive blinds may seem like a “why not?” choice, but consider whether they are coming from a country that regulates lead content in their products.
Also consider the weight of each slat.
Will it ding and bend if you look at it cross-eyed? I am all for comfortable interiors that embrace scratches and dents, just not in my blinds. Are the cords feeble and easily breakable?
The bottom line is: Don’t be penny wise and pound foolish when purchasing blinds.