As any homeowner knows, window treatments can absorb a major portion of any redecorating budget. Not only that, but choosing the right window treatment also has implications for energy costs and comfort. But getting a modern, coordinated look for your windows doesn’t have to be expensive.
Now, you can get the look you’re after by using mini blinds. No matter if you’re going for a décor highlighting bold accent colors, or a more blended, unobtrusive look, aluminum or vinyl mini blinds can offer you the style, color, and look you want for any room in your house.
Lots of Variety
Mini blinds generally come in 1-inch or ½-inch slats (anything wider is usually not considered a “mini blind”). They can be ordered in a horizontal width to fit any standard window or door size, and even with the most inexpensive blinds, the vertical length is easy to adjust so that you don’t have that clunky stack of “extra” slats taking up space at the bottom of your opening.
The major advantage of mini blinds (or wider blinds, for that matter) is that the orientation of the slats can easily be adjusted to either block or admit light, allowing you to change the illumination of the room by simply changing the blinds. And, of course, the blinds can also be completely raised out of the way to fully admit outside light into the room.
Mini blinds are available in almost every color imaginable: a big advantage when you’re trying to make the perfect style statement. Mini blinds can also be used with or without other window treatment components, so they can look very traditional or totally contemporary, depending on how you use them.
A Range of Prices, Too
Most mini blinds are made from either vinyl or aluminum, although bamboo or wooden mini blinds are also available. Vinyl blinds are usually the least expensive, and aluminum mini blinds cost a bit more. But even the less expensive vinyl mini blinds can do a great job of blocking outside heat and light and allowing you to control the ambient illumination of your room. With proper care and cleaning, even vinyl mini blinds can afford you years of enjoyment and dependable use.
Where to Get Them
Just about every home remodeling store carries mini blinds, which usually come with everything you need for installation (except tools). Even the large discounters (Wal-Mart, Target, K-Mart, etc.) carry mini blinds. You can also easily order mini blinds online, either from the retailers mentioned above, or directly from manufacturers like Bali, Levolor, and others.