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Tips on Choosing Window Blinds for Your Home

by Lindsay Wilcox

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Vertical blinds add light to contemporary living room

Create privacy and block outside light in the evening when you buy window blinds for your home. Whether you want horizontal blinds for your bedroom or vertical blinds to dress up a sliding door on your patio, the following suggestions will help you find blinds and shades that fit your windows and work in every room. Read on for tips on choosing window blinds for your home.

Choosing Window Blinds:

  1. Find blinds for your kitchen. You probably spend a lot of time preparing and serving food in your kitchen, so you'll want kitchen blinds that create a pleasant atmosphere but block harsh light when you need them to. Look for kitchen blinds made of vinyl for an easy-to-clean window solution or find blinds made of faux wood for a warm, inviting room. Make sure you buy blinds that can be wiped or dusted, as items in the kitchen can quickly become dirty.

  2. Make your bedroom a retreat with the right blinds. Keep the outside world out of your bedroom with Venetian blinds, which consist of overlapping, slatted horizontal blinds that can be opened and closed with attached cords. Venetian blinds made of wood can give you a rustic feel, while vinyl or aluminum blinds will give your bedroom a contemporary look. Buy blinds that close tightly so you'll have privacy and a dark room for sleeping at night.

  3. Improve light in your living room. If you do most of your entertaining and relaxing in your living room, you may want to invest in stylish wooden window blinds to create an elegant look, no matter what your decor is. Look for wooden window blinds in dark wood for a sleek, modern feel or find wood blinds in a light finish to create a vintage vibe. Wood blinds can also be spruced up with white paint if you want a minimalist decor palette.

  4. Show off your patio. Vertical blinds are the perfect accent for a tall sliding door that leads to your patio or porch. While white vinyl blinds are the most common and are among the easiest blinds to clean, fabric blinds are also a stylish option for your home.

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