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Tips for Decorating with Hunter Douglas blinds

Al’s window tinting in Clearwater Florida can help you choose the best Hunter Douglas blinds for your décor needs. Here are a few tips for choosing the right blinds for your home:

Think about where they will be hung – Which specific windows a blind will be covering is a major factor in choosing the right one. If the window is extra wide or opens from side to side, a vertical blind will work better than a horizontal blind. A window that shares a wall with other windows in other rooms doesn’t technically have to match. They should however complement each other to create visual cohesiveness.

Decide how much privacy and natural light you want – Blinds in general provide a great deal of flexibility when it comes to privacy and light control. But some provide more coverage than others. Vertical blinds made out of a light fabric are not going to give you as much privacy or block out the sunlight as much as vinyl ones. And if you are looking at horizontal blinds, options range from the de-Light™ feature that minimizes the amount of light that comes through the seams and holes on a blind to Reveal® with MagnaView® aluminum blinds, which gives you twice as much view with slats that collapse into pairs when tilted open.

Make sure the blinds can be adjusted – There is no use in buying versatile window treatments like blinds if you aren’t able to adjust them. Motorized blinds are perfect for windows that are too high to reach or stuck behind furniture because they can be operated remotely.

Keep children and pets safe – Most blinds come with cords that are used to open and close them and adjust the slats or vanes. If you worry about your children or pets getting tangled in them, Hunter Douglas has several cordless operating systems available. PermAssure® uses a wand in place of cords to move or swivel the vanes of your vertical blinds. LiteRise® and SimpleLift™ are both cordless systems for horizontal blinds. Both types of blinds also offer motorized operating systems that are cordless as well.

Other window treatments – Horizontal and vertical blinds can both attractively cover a window by themselves, and several lines of them are available with decorative headrails or trim. However, they also pair well with custom draperies or valances. If blinds will be hung with other window treatments, consider hanging them within the window frame to keep them flush with the trim. Also think about whether you want them to stand out and be part of the décor, or if you want them to blend with the walls and windows and leave the spotlight for your drapes or valances.

Al and Maria of Al’s Window Tinting & Custom Window Treatments are proud to serve the greater Tampa Bay area, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and beach cities. With their knowledge and experience, they will help you find the perfect horizontal or vertical blinds for your Florida home. Schedule your in-home consultation today.