- Vertical Blinds Buying Guide
Vertical Blinds from Dunelm Mill
Vertical blinds are the ideal way to control and filter light into your home. They are often considered to be the modern alternative to curtains, creating a contemporary look whilst also increasing your level of privacy.
- The Perfect Alternative to Curtains
- Where to use your Vertical Blinds
- Benefits of Vertical Blinds
- Vertical Blind Care Instructions
- View our Range of Vertical Blinds
The Perfect Alternative to Curtains
Vertical blinds are the ideal choice for larger windows or patio doors. They open and close in a similar way to curtains but also have the added benefit of being able to tilt the blind slats creating a sense of light and privacy. Vertical blinds are a practical, stylish and space saving substitute to curtains. This style of blind is perfect for rooms that might be overlooked by neighbours as the design of the blinds denote that you get that vital level of privacy whilst the adjustable angle of the slats mean that you can let as much light into your room as you wish. This is a great improvement on the options available with curtains as the nature of the product indicates that you can only ever have your curtains wide open or closed and blocking out all of the daylight.
Where to use Vertical Blinds
Vertical blinds are one of our most versatile products and will generally suit any room and complement the majority of decors. However, there are a couple of rooms where this type of blind is ideal, the main one being the conservatory. This is traditionally a room that is flooded with light and can get unbearably hot in the summer months. This is where the key characteristics of vertical blinds really prove their worth. All of our vertical blinds come with an easy grip beaded chain to control the tilt function of the blind giving you power over how much light streams into your conservatory. The top or face fixtures of our vertical blinds help to maintain cooler temperatures in the summer whilst also banishing cold draughts in the winter.
Vertical blinds are also an ideal option for a TV room as they help to reduce glare and reflections that you often get dancing on your TV screen on sunny days. The filter feature of these blinds make them perfect for blocking out the light to watch your favourite programmes and then opening them up when you want to brighten up your room. Much in the same way, these types of blinds are perfect for an office where having the ability to work on a computer is vital. It is often not until the summer arrives that we realise the impact that light filtering into a room can have on productivity. If you are unable to clearly make out the work on a computer screen then your productivity levels will immediately drop and you risk straining your eyes trying to decipher the words on your screen. Our vertical blinds are available in a range of sizes and two neutral colours.
Vertical blinds are also the perfect option for a kitchen. The blinds can be drawn to one side to create extra light and space in the room or tilted to benefit from the light that filters in. These types of blinds are more suited to the kitchen than other styles of blinds such as roman blinds. The material used with roman blinds can be a fire hazard in a kitchen due to the copious amounts of fabric involved in making this style of blind. Furthermore, the fabric used for roman blinds will often retain any strong smells that are in the air such as smoke or spice. This is not the case with vertical blinds as the thin woven louvers of fabric mean that odours and moisture cannot easily permeate the blind.
Benefits of Vertical Blinds
Vertical blinds are an ideal option if you would like to spruce up your home on a budget. These blinds will blend flawlessly with your existing decor meaning that you won’t have to spend a fortune to modernise the appearance of your room. Our vertical blinds are available in a range of sizes and colours perfect for any room in the home. This style of blind is one of our most flexible, they are suitable for any room in the home, can be as flamboyant or as subtle as you wish and will allow as much or as little light into your room as you desire. Furthermore, vertical blinds are suitable for many different building types, from offices, schools, homes and even out-houses.
Due to their light controlling qualities, vertical blinds can help to protect your furniture and carpets from fading over time. Powerful sunrays often pour into our homes on a lovely summer’s day. We often rejoice on such lovely sunny days; however the sun’s rays can do a lot more damage than merely heating up your room. The sun can actually fade your furniture and decor creating irreversible damage. However, vertical blinds can help to substantially reduce this damage. These blinds can reduce, redirect and even totally block the sun’s harmful rays, meaning your furniture and the decor of your room will stay looking great for longer.
Another main benefit to these types of blinds is the fact that they need little if any cleaning. Due to the vertical nature of the louvers dust will rarely manage to settle on them and will instead, simply float to the floor. This can be beneficial to people with health conditions such as asthma as the dust won’t be hidden in any hard to reach places on the blinds.
Vertical Blind Care Instructions
At Dunelm Mill we are very proud of our vertical blind range. To keep them looking their best for years to come please follow these simple instructions.
- Always ensure that your vertical blinds have been firmly fitted to the wall
- Avoid placing your vertical blind directly above any major heat sources
- Always clean with a fresh duster and wipe clean using a damp cloth
- Always follow the care instructions that are supplied with your vertical blinds