If you’re at your wits ends thinking of how to modify the look of your room at a low cost and then stop worrying and invest in window blinds. It’s not easy to believe how blinds can modify the character of your room and give your room a new dimension.
Blinds have many types – vertical, horizontal, wood or mini. And they come in different sizes and colors. Based on the size of your room and personal preferences you can go for either of these. So if you’re buying for a room not too big you can go for mini blinds.
Mini blinds are made of different materials – vinyl, aluminum, wood, faux wood. Which one you buy will depend on your personal choice. Vinyl blinds are best for high-humidity locations such as bathrooms or kitchens. Horizontal vinyl blinds are easy to clean, unbreakable and resistant to sun bleaching. Lightweight vinyl blinds may be the least expensive but the thin slats are fragile and the mechanism can break.
Aluminum blinds are also a low-cost option, durable and easy to maintain. While buying aluminum blinds the gauge of the aluminum will be considered, with large gauges being much better and more durable. Slats are available in gauges varying from 6 to 9. Aluminum or vinyl blinds will go well with rooms that have wrought iron furniture.
When you have wooden furniture in your room then wood blinds will be a good choice. Wood mini blinds are best suited for stable and humidity-controlled environments. Proper care will make your wood blinds last long. Wood mini blinds come in both wood tones and solid colors. The slats can be painted or exposed oak, maple or cherry to suit your furniture or wall colors. Wood blinds are, however, among the most expensive.
Faux wood mini blinds can be an option if you do not want to invest in the more expensive wood blinds. These wood look-alikes are made from a combination of wood and vinyl and thus have the dual advantage of being less expensive and resisting moisture. These types of blinds are really easy to clean and don’t fade or crack.
An important thing you must consider while buying mini blinds is the slat width. The slat width varies from ½ inch micro to 2-½ inch macro. Slats may be either vertical or horizontal. Your mini blinds may either be simple easy-to-use or remote-controlled.