Lighten up Your Home Décor Using Window Blinds - Normandeau Window Coverings

Lighten up Your Home Décor Using Window Blinds

Have you ever looked at your windows and wondered why you bought that particular blind? Was it the color or the material that attracted you? Determining the right blinds for your home can be tricky. When purchasing blinds, you either go for ready-made blinds or made-to-measure. Ready-made blinds are manufactured in fixed sizes, so you can cut down to fit any window while made-to-measure are made for a particular window (measured window). These blinds can be further categorized into Venetian blinds, Roller blinds, Roman blinds, Pleated blinds, mini blinds, aluminum blinds, and vertical blinds.

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Venetian blinds


Venetian blinds have horizontal slats stacked one above the other. They are made of metal, wood, or plastic; they are suspended using strips of cord, by which all slats can rotate 180 degrees. When rotating, the slats overlap each other. Because of this overlap, you can control the amount of light entering your house. They are considered an ideal window dressing option for your home. If you have a study or a home office, this is your best choice. Venetian blinds complement almost any office interior. They are available in many different colors and materials, the most popular being:

  1. Wooden Venetian blinds.

Wooden Venetian blinds have slats made from wood. Most people think wooden Venetian blinds are only used in libraries…but they’d be wrong! Wooden Venetian blinds give your home an elegant and exotic look. They are a classic treatment that complements your decorations. All you have to do is look for the right color and you are ready to go. They are also simply constructed which makes them easy to use. Wooden slats range from light pine, to bamboo, to rich ebony.

  1. Faux wooden blinds

If you want an attractive home décor that is less expensive than wood blinds but still efficient and easily maintainable, this is a good choice. They look and feel like wood and are more durable. They do not fade, fray, or warp, making them the best candidate for your bathrooms and kitchen, or your entire home if you live in a humid area.

  1. Aluminum Venetian blinds

Aluminum Venetian blinds have slats made of aluminum. These blinds are lightweight, durable (because of their thickness) and fire-resistant.  They are not affected by moisture, making them a perfect candidate for your bathroom and kitchen. Modern aluminum Venetian blinds are dust-repellent and come in many different colors, hence are very attractive. If you want a contemporary look for your living room décor, this is the best choice.

  1. Vinyl Venetian blinds

Vinyl blinds work very well in bathrooms because they can deal with a steamy atmosphere due to their resistance to cracking and rotting. If you want a long-lasting blind for your home décor and you don’t mind the material, this is the go-to. They are durable and inexpensive.

Roller blinds


Roller blinds are widely used for home offices. They are made of plastic. The best feature of roller blinds is that they prevent morning light from entering your home. They are elegant, simple and highly versatile. If you have a cinema room, you can install roller blinds because they can blackout up to 99% of the light. They are made from two main types of materials; either fabric or PVC.

Mini blinds


If you are looking to spend as little money as possible, then go for mini blinds. They are well-built, functional, provide privacy, and also control light with a simple twist of a cord. They can also be shortened to any length. They also have child safety tassels and include cordless options. They are available in a wide array of colors and materials including aluminum and vinyl. They are suitable for your living room and rental apartments. They are also suitable for narrow windows in bedrooms and kitchens.

Vertical blinds


Vertical blinds are made of long slats that rotate from left to right. The slats are hung vertically parallel to each other. They are wider and come in two types, you can either pull the cord to stack the slats either in one place or on either side of your window or glass door. If you have a large window or a glass door, this is your best choice because they balance between fashion and function. They come in different colors and materials, so make sure to choose a color that matches you home color accent. The material includes vinyl, aluminum, fabric and faux wood. They are also available in room-darkening styles so if you want to darken your room, pick one that is suitable for you. Once you install vertical blinds for your doors, you will be wowed by the appearance – you’ll be a vertical blind fan!

Window blinds are essential in lighting up your home décor. You can also choose to put curtains on top for more privacy. Choosing the right blinds requires patience and research. So don’t hurry.

Contact us for more details and get help for choosing the perfect window treatment for your home decor!