With so many different types of blinds out there when you have settled on blinds over other window treatment options, how do you know ones to get? Here is a look at two of the popular picks, Roman blinds, and cellular blinds (also known as honeycomb blinds).
Roman blinds hang down and lay flat against the window where they are hung having no slats, just material. It folds up when you raise them and then unfolds when you lower them. The fact that there are no slats makes them a great option when you want complete privacy and good light blocking when you have them down. You can create whatever mood or look you want with them as they come in a range of colours, materials and styles.
These blinds have their own look and stand out from other types. You can use them as a stand-alone treatment or you can combine them with something like sheer curtains. You can get them custom made if you need them to fit an odd sized window. Some people are even able to make Roman blinds themselves with some basic sewing skills. You can also get something more complex as some come with remote control operation. Since there are no parts that can get twisted up and broken this is great for durability too. Pets and small children can do less damage!
Another option is cellular blinds or honeycomb blinds and these have their own advantages too. They are named after the way they are made. When you look at them from the side you can see a pattern that looks like honeycomb cells. Small cells of material are used and attached to each other to build the whole blind. The main attraction with these blinds is that they are excellent for light control and insulation. Those pockets of air are what offer great insulation. So when it is hot it keeps the sun’s heat out of the room, lowering your air conditioning needs and energy bill. The same for when it is cold, keeping the cold out and your heating in.
There are actually three options of cell style when you start looking. You can get single, double and triple cells and the light control and insulation they offer increases from single up to triple. Some even come with additional options like having room darkening fabric added. Then there are also a variety of options in looks, colours, the size of the pleats and so on. Cellular blinds are popular in any room of the house and as well as looking great bring with them savings on your energy bills throughout the year.
When considering the type of blind to get think about how much light control you need, what privacy level you want and whether additional benefits like insulation or room darkening are important to you. Roman blinds and honeycomb blinds are popular options for good reason.