Vertical blinds get a bad rap. That’s because they’re very rarely styled properly. Instead, the vertical blinds in most homes and apartments are hung plainly over a sliding patio door.
That’s a bummer! Vertical blinds have so much more to offer than just functionality. They can truly be beautiful too!
Here are a few ways you can jazz up those plain old vertical blinds to make them a true part of your home décor.
Vertical Blinds Aren’t Just for the Sliding Glass Door
There’s no question that vertical blinds are a great way to cover a sliding glass door, but don’t think that’s the only way they are effective. They can look great on other windows too!
Vertical blinds look especially striking on tall, skinny windows. And it doesn’t matter how the window opens either. Blinds that open and close horizontally over a window that opens and closes vertically can add a lot of interest to a room.
Order Blinds in a Different Color
A lot of people just assume that vertical blinds come in white, off white, and cream. They definitely come in these colors, and one of these colors is usually what you’ll find in an apartment, but they can be so much more.
Try grey or tan, if you want something a little different, but you want to keep things neutral. If you want to add a pop of color to your vertical blinds, choose a green or a blue hue. Some families even create a rainbow out of vertical blind slats which is perfect for a child’s room!
Say Goodbye to Plastic-Looking Vinyl
Vinyl really is the best material for vertical blinds, but that doesn’t mean it has to look boring. There are plenty of ways to spice up those blinds!
The look of wood can really warm up a room, so why not order vinyl slats that mimic the look of cherry, maple, or walnut?
It’s not just faux wood grain that can transform your window treatments. Vinyl slats can also be ordered in a variety of textures that include:
- Raw silk textures
- Milano textures
- Diamond textures
That’s not all! You can also order blinds that don’t look or feel like plastic at all when you choose slats that are covered in fabric!
Frame Your Blinds With Fabric
Speaking of fabric, don’t think your vertical blinds have to stand alone. It’s perfectly acceptable, and fashionable, to frame your blinds with fabric.
There are tons of window treatment ideas that work just as well with vertical blinds as traditional blinds. For example, you can hang a simple valance over the top of your blinds. You can even hang curtains! The trick is to hang the curtains high and make sure the fabric rests on either side of the blinds.
There’s no need to feel disappointed when you realize that vertical blinds are your best option. With these tips, you can make them look as fresh, elegant, and stylish as traditional blinds!