When it comes to decorating, you have tons of choices, but few of those choices have as much impact as the blinds you hang in your windows.

It doesn’t matter if you’re searching for cheap blinds or your budget allows for something a bit more expensive, the right blinds can affect the appearance of the interior and exterior of your home. That’s why it’s important to choose blinds wisely.

But, where do you start? Here are four popular blind types that will enhance your home in different ways.

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Wood Blinds

There’s no doubt that wood blinds are the classiest option. They bring unparalleled beauty to any space. They offer a few other benefits that include:

  • Greater light control: No light filters through each individual blind. Instead, light is directed between the slats.
  • Greater privacy: Because no light filters through, wood blinds provide greater privacy without the need for curtains.
  • Easy maintenance: It’s much easier to dust and clean the slats because they won’t bend or break under pressure.

Faux Wood Blinds

Unfortunately, wood blinds can be very expensive. Many homeowners are looking for something just as beautiful, but a little more cost-effective. Faux wood blinds are a great choice.

They offer many of the same benefits as traditional wood blinds, but at a fraction of the price. Plus, no one will they’re faux wood unless they inspect the blinds closely.

Aluminum Blinds

It wasn’t long ago that people shunned aluminum blinds because they looked dated. Well, what was old is new again.

Not only are aluminum blinds a good choice because they’re extremely cost-effective, they can add a retro look to your home. They’re also a great choice if you’re looking for something that’s easy to clean. A simple duster will take care of dust without bending or breaking the blinds, which is likely to be the case if you bought plastic blinds.

Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds aren’t the right choice in every space, but they’re a good choice if you have a very large window to cover, or if you’re looking for a bit more privacy for a sliding glass door.

Although they may seem a bit plain and ugly at first sight, there are actually plenty of ways you can decorate with vertical blinds. You can use two separate panels of vertical blinds to frame a large window. They’re a safer option if you have pets and children too because the cat can’t get stuck between vertical blinds!

There are many more options than just white as well. From understated creams and tans to bright, bold colors that make a statement, there’s a lot more to vertical blinds than what you might think.

Picking blinds for your home is a personal choice, and it’s a choice that should be a lot of fun! Establish a budget for your new blinds, then do a little exploring. If you choose one of these four blind types, you can’t go wrong, no matter what kind of space you’re decorating.

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