In this article, Viking Blinds – with four convenient locations in St. Louis Park, Maple Grove, Burnsville, and Woodbury, Minnesota (MN) – is here to help in choosing horizontal or vertical blinds, so you can determine which orientation is better for your home. We proudly carry the full line of Hunter Douglas blinds.
When it comes to choosing blinds for your home, the options that you have to choose from can be overwhelming. Although it may seem like a simple decision, there are actually many factors that can contribute to which window treatment would work best in your home. You need to consider what you are looking for in a window treatment, the type of use it will receive, and possibly even your location. However, the first decision that you need to make is whether vertical blinds or horizontal blinds are the best fit for your desired window treatment.
Horizontal blinds come in three different materials, wood, aluminum, and faux wood and have a wide variety of customization options. There are three different collections that each offer a different appearance and composition for horizontal blinds. The Parkland® Wood Blinds are the most traditional approach, made of hardwood that makes any home seem timeless and inviting. Although the Parkland® Blinds are more traditional, the color and slat options give the blinds a versatility that allows them to work in any home window spaces.
The EverWood® Alternative Wood Blinds is a modern twist on the traditional wood blinds. With the appearance of hardwood and the TruGrain finish, this style of horizontal blind gives you optimal protection from damage that can target your window treatments. Finally, the Modern Precious Metals® collection is sleek and modern, although it also can be customized to work with the aesthetic in your home. You can choose the color, texture, and finish of your metal slats to add depth to your spaces. Each of the horizontal blinds work with a variety of Hunter Douglas’ operating systems to give you optimal control over the privacy and light of your spaces.
There are four different styles in the collection of vertical blinds from Hunter Douglas. There is a misconception that vertical blinds are only for large window expanses when in reality, they can work for window areas that vary in size. The Skyline® Gliding Window Panels are sleek and can displayed beautifully whether they are opened or closed. You can choose from a variety of over 600 rich fabrics that will modernize your spaces. The Cadence® Soft Vertical Blinds are not only known for their elegance but also for their sound absorption. The fabric has folds that is similar to drapery, making this style a smooth and sophisticated option.
The Somner® Custom Vertical Blinds glide and operate with ease. This product can be customized according to material and appearance, including color, texture, and pattern, to suit the needs of the consumer. The Vertical Solutions® Vertical Blinds give you all of the customization options at a price that won’t put you over budget. You can create your ideal window treatment by choosing the slat size, color, and material to find a vertical blind that comes at an affordable cost.
Depending on the specific window that you want to treat and the benefits that you want from your window treatment, the first step in choosing a window treatment is whether you are going to go for a custom vertical or horizontal blind. For more information about custom blinds and how they will work in your home, come see us at Viking Blinds. We have showrooms in St. Louis Park, Maple Grove, Burnsville, and Woodbury, MN and serve the greater Twin Cities area.