Unique and Unconventional Vertical Blinds Options
Large windows, patio doors and sliding glass doors are a way to add elegance and luxury to any kind of house. It is a way to let a lot of fresh light and air into the house and fill the space with liveliness. At the same time, having such large open spaces could also mean that your privacy is low and facing security issues is unavoidable. And that is why it is very important to dress up those large windows and sliding doors, even though it is a huge hassle. Long vertical blinds have been universally known and commonly accepted window treatment for large windows. However, traditional vertical blinds are often also perceived to ugly and unattractive, or just plain outdated. So here are a few unique and unconventional vertical window blinds options for your home.
Sliding Panel Vertical Shades for Sliding Doors
These are a super unique and elegant way to dress up your super-sized windows without affecting the look and feel of the windows themselves. The panels are made up of fabric, and the width of these panels is quite large, unlike blinds. The panels do a very good job at protecting your interiors from the sunlight and providing privacy when required. Layering these long panels, one over the other, creates this beautiful and sleek cascading effect that makes them look very pretty and increases the aesthetic value of the interiors.
Faux Wood Vertical Blinds for Patio Doors
Does your hardwood flooring need a set of window coverings that complement each other? Or maybe you want to add a touch of warmth to your interiors. Probably neutralize the overflowing feminine look of your home décor. Faux wood vertical blinds for patio doors is one of the simplest and best way to achieve all of the above. Of course, you can always go for real wooden blinds. However, wooden blinds have their issues. They are not very easy to maintain, especially in places with high humidity or heavy rainfalls. With faux wood, however, you can get the superior wooden look and feel without having to deal with the shortcomings of a real wood window blinds.
Aluminum Vertical Window Blinds for Large Windows
Apart from faux wood vertical blinds, aluminum or any other metal-based blinds are also an amazing way to dress up your large windows and the sliding doors. Aluminum vertical blinds are very easy to install and even easier to maintain. They can be cleaned with the swish of cotton cloth. Moreover, faux wood and aluminum blinds are water resistant and humidity resistant which makes them last for longer periods and they do not need much maintenance either. And then there are a wide variety of colors, patterns, and designs that you can choose from so that you can find yourself a window covering that blends in perfectly with the interiors of your home.
Long Vertical Blinds Using Curtain Panels
Draperies and curtains have always been the most commonly known vertical window covering varieties. They are suitable for any kind of household and can blend in with any kind of interiors. With curtain panels, you also have the choice between the fabrics. You can choose from a sheer fabric, light- filtering or room darkening fabric. It is also a good choice to go for layers of fabrics in order to get better light control and privacy at various levels. When you want the room to be filled with a soft glow of sunlight, you can keep the sheer shades shut. The light falling in through the sheers will create a truly magical ambiance within the space. At times, when you need a completely dark room, you can close up the room darkening shades over the sheers. This will block out sunlight completely and provide a completely darkened room. Using curtain panels for those sliding glass doors and patio doors is one of the easiest, cheapest and sleekest way to dress them up.
Solar Shades for Large Windows and Patio Doors
The purpose of large windows and patio doors is to stream in a lot of natural light and air. At the same time, it is also important to safeguard the house against the harshness of the sunlight as well as the harmful UV radiations that it emits. Solar shades are the best way to achieve this sort of protection while maintaining your view. They are made of a vinyl weave that is able to stream in a soft glow of sunlight but at the same time, block out the harmful UV rays. They also reduce the glare and the harshness of the sunlight allowing only a mellow light into the interiors of the house. The weave has openings that allow you to see through and retain your view, and the amount of openness can be customized based on the fabric you choose. These shades can add elegance to the interiors of the house and at the same time provide privacy and protection for the floors and furniture in the said space.
Motorization and Automation of Vertical Blinds
When we start to talk about finding unique and unconventional ways to dress up our windows, it will surely be incomplete without discussing the option of motorization and automation of the shades. Smart shades are pretty much taking over the entire population by surprise and awe with their sleek operation system and their intelligent ways. Through motorization, your shades and blinds can be operated with the press of a button instead of the hassle of pulling cords. Automation, on the other hand, allows us to set timers and schedules so that the blinds act according to the program without our interference. It is also possible to operate these shades and blinds using simple voice commands like “open 50%”, “close 100%” etc. This works when the smart shades and blinds are integrated with a compatible home automation hub and voice assistant. Most smart shades are currently offered in horizontal style only, so you’ll need to divide your sliding door into two horizontal shades if you go for smart motors.
What sounds all robotic and futuristic is actually happening currently and you too can be a part of this technological revolution. Who wouldn’t want to live in a smart home, where things get done on its own with a very little to completely no interference from your side? That is pretty much the most unique and unconventional way to live!