Window Blinds - Materials and Styles One of the options for decorating your window is the use of blinds. However, the main function of window blinds is to limit or block external light. Window blinds serve a useful function in the home because they can be used to block excessive heat during summer and keep in the heat during the cold season. Brisbane blinds are no longer drab and boring, thanks to the evolution of styles and materials over the years. They can now be used to complement the overall decor of the home. There are many different kinds of window blinds, manufactured in various styles and materials. Different Window Blinds Vertical blinds, or track blinds, comprise vertical hanging slats connected together. These blinds are ideal for sliding doors and larger windows. Roller blinds are commonly used for the office room in the house. These blinds are typically made of plastic. Roller blinds make an office room look chic and do not allow morning light to seep into the room. Roman blinds are the same as roller blinds in that they can be adjusted up and down as desired. Roman blinds are perfect for giving a lavish appearance to a bedroom. A Venetian blind with horizontal slats suspended one above the other, is one of the most sought after blinds. A chord or strips of cloth is used to connect the slats. The slats allow light to enter a room as required by rotating them to almost 180 degrees. Venetian blinds are perfect for imparting a stylish, yet effective, window covering. Window Blinds Materials Window blinds are made using a variety of materials, each delivering their distinct advantages. Metal blinds are most likely made of aluminium. Metal blinds are sturdy, rust-resistant and relatively affordable. Plastic blinds, like metal blinds, can withstand damages caused by extreme weather and are also affordable. Plastic blinds are available in various colours to fit the decor of the house. The most common plastic blind is made of vinyl. Wooden blinds are generally more expensive because of the old-world elegance that many homeowners wish to impart to their
homes. However, wooden blinds can be difficult to maintain and can be more vulnerable to extreme temperatures than metal or plastic blinds. Faux wood blinds, or composite wood, are a blend of wood and synthetic resins such as polyvinyl chloride. The combination of wood and plastics give window blinds the elegant look of wood while remaining low maintenance as in metal or plastic blinds. Synthetic blinds, as the name implies, are made of synthetic fabrics and they are typically used in modern automated roller blinds. All types of window blinds have the same function and they are operated in basically the same manner. However, blinds come in various forms and materials. These forms and materials make blinds unique and allow them to impart unique benefits to the home. For more information on the various forms of window blinds and the materials used in them, click here.
Published on Mar 19, 2013
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