Vertical vs. Horizontal Blinds

Choosing between vertical and horizontal window blinds depends largely on the needs of you and your home. Both vertical and horizontal blinds have their own features that can provide different benefits to your home.

Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds consist of long, wide slats that move sideways along an overhead track. These blinds are beneficial for large windows or sliding glass doors because they can cover wide spans or allow people to easily pass through. This versatile window treatment can be opened, closed or rotated to change the amount of sunlight or privacy. When fully opened, the larger slats allow large amounts of light in with minimal blockage of the window view. When fully closed, the larger slats overlap to greatly increase privacy. Vertical blinds can be made from wood, vinyl aluminum or fabric. Our vertical blinds are offered in a wide range of quality material that is stain and dust resistant providing years of beauty. Modern innovations make vertical blinds quieter and more efficient.

Horizontal Blinds

Horizontal blinds consist of slats, ranging in size from one inch to three inches that are connected and operated by vertical strings. Due to the type of installation, horizontal blinds work best on more narrow windows. Horizontal blinds are a popular choice for many homes because they can provide varying amounts of light and privacy options. They also provide UV protection, which reduces energy costs. Horizontal blinds can be made out of a variety of materials, including wood, alternative wood, aluminum or vinyl. These blinds can also be operated with different operating systems, such as cord and pulley systems, retractable cords or PowerViewTM Motorization. Horizontal blinds can be customized to match your home’s décor with different colors, slat sizes or decorative tapes.

We offer a wide assortment of horizontal blinds to meet your window covering needs. Choose from wider slats, nesting slats and other options to obtain a better view through and more flexibility with your blinds choice.

If you still cannot decide if vertical or horizontal blinds would be better for you, do not worry! The design consultants at Designer Accents at Home can work with you to determine which design would work best in your home or office. Additionally, our expansive show room, which serves the Greater Cleveland Area, allows you to see, feel and operate the different vertical and horizontal Hunter Douglas blinds before you buy. Visit us today to pick the next vertical or horizontal blinds and create your own style! We proudly serve Greater Cleveland, including the following communities: Gates Mills, Shaker Heights, Beachwood, Lyndhurst, Pepper Pike, Moreland Hills, Solon, Cleveland Heights, University Heights, Orange Village, Fairlawn, Stow, Streetsboro, Aurora, Hudson, Twinsburg and Montrose.