Mini Blinds, for some of us, evoke images of our first apartment- that drab little place you lived in based on its price tag alone. Mini Blinds don’t have to be a dull choice, though. With so many colors and options they can be an exciting focal point in your home, adding style to the high value standard you expect from traditional window coverings.
Mini Blinds have the best variety of color options from any single window covering style. Whether you want to add durable color to a child’s play room, accent a room with subtle neutral tones, or make a statement with your favorite color, these blinds have you covered. Almost any color you can think of is available in minis, in addition to a few you may not have. How about the sheen of polished bronze, or the mystique of purple? Some manufacturers even create minis with unique textures and finishes to compliment your individual style.
Minis also have a wide variety of options. Need a French door covered and don’t have space for even a 1” slat? Try ½” micro-minis. Micro-minis fit within any modern décor, but in a bigger window they may look a little busy. In that case, try 1-3/8” or 2” slat sizes. Minis are also available with cordless and routless options for your safety and privacy considerations.
Need more reasons to fall back in love with Mini Blinds? Minis are a great antidote to the heat, blocking up to 70% of reflective solar heat. They’re also easy to clean, needing only occasional dusting. For more thorough cleaning, most minis can be simply sprayed off with warm water (though using soap or detergents is discouraged).
So whether you’re a value shopper looking for choices or a fashionista looking to wow, Mini Blinds have many choices for all of your window covering needs.
Window coverings are a very affordable design staple that can have dramatic effects for interior decorators and budding Do-It-Yourself-ers. All visual appeal is based on light, and your windows and window coverings are what control the access of light in your room. They can therefore be very powerful in interior design, but some shoppers feel overwhelmed with the wide range of wood blinds, roller shades, sheer vertical blinds and other window coverings that are available.
Wood blinds are a classic and universally appealing window covering. Made from hardwoods, wood blinds are light and their louvers can be adjusted to let any amount of light in. These are the kind of blinds commonly seen in offices, studies and living rooms. Most people opt for a stained or natural finish in their wood blinds to show off the quality of natural wood. However these blinds can be matched to almost any interior because of their wide range of painted colors and stains.
Along with traditional hardwood blinds, you can also order faux wood blinds, which are less expensive and more weather resistant. Bamboo roman shades are another wood blind variant that use earth-friendly bamboo to give a soft filtered light when rolled down. Bamboo is a much more renewable resource than hardwoods, and can give a more natural, relaxed look to a room.
For those who want more light control out of their blinds, roller shades are a great choice. When rolled down, they present a solid face that effectively blocks sunlight. When you really need to block all light for work, sleep, or privacy reasons, honeycomb cellular shades are a great choice. Cellular shades are made of pleated fabric that forms pockets of air to insulate your windows. This double sided technology also makes the shades great at stopping light. In their original use, cellular shades drastically decrease heat transfer across the window. This leads to a more comfortable interior and reduced energy bills.
Less utilitarian, but more stylish are sheer blinds and shutters. Sheer blinds create a soft, romantic atmosphere in a room because all light is filtered through a silky cloth barrier. Shutters, on the other hand, are the oldest window covering. Some people still use storm shutters to protect from dangerous weather, but recently the plantation shutter has come into vogue. These classy shutters bring an air of old-time elegance to a home.