6 Types of Window Treatments You Should Know

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For years, blinds and shades have become one of the most popular options when it comes time to purchase new window treatments, and for good reason. They are energy-efficient, provide plenty of privacy, and coordinate well with nearly every type of home decor.

If you’re in the market for new blinds or shades, make sure you know which option is best for your home.

Window Blind Options

1. Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds are more traditional — instead of tracking up and down, like horizontal blinds, they draw back and forth, similar to curtains. Often, they hang from a track installed above the window which can then be covered with a valance.

2. Mini Blinds

As their name suggests, mini blinds are window blinds that have slats less than half the width of standard blinds. No matter the size of your window, mini blinds are highly effective at controlling light, they tend to be of average cost (depending on the style you prefer), and they’re easy to clean.

3. Sliding Panel Blinds

As a modern variation of traditional vertical blinds, sliding panel blinds use a few wide, fabric panels that slide across a track to provide window coverage. Sliding panel blinds are ideal for larger windows and patio doors because they provide a lot of coverage with each panel. But if you’d like to let the sunlight in, they also stack neatly behind one another.

4. Roller Shades

Roller Shades are suitable for most types of windows, large and small. Sitting above your window, a roller shade is a single piece of fabric that wraps around an aluminum tube. As one of the most versatile blind types, roller blinds come in a variety of sizes, styles, and fabrics.

5. Exterior Roller Shades

Because of their energy efficiency and unique look, exterior roller shades are becoming much more popular. Perfect for outdoor patios, balconies, and sunrooms, exterior roller shades help you enjoy outdoor spaces all year long. And because they prevent sunlight from hitting your window, they’re known to be one of the most energy-efficient options on the market.

6. Motorized Window Treatments

Motorized treatments are ideal for a number of reasons. At first glance, they provide a level of convenience traditional pull cord blinds simply can’t since they can be programmed to adjust throughout the day. However, they’re also ideal for homes with large windows that sit out of reach. And because they eliminate the threat of a cord, they’re highly suggested for family homes.

At Bloomin' Blinds, our greatest priority is your comfort and satisfaction. That is why we offer a wide variety of motorized blinds, shutters, and shades to meet all your needs. Contact us today to find your nearest location!