Custom Horizontal or Vertical Blinds for Windows

Custom Horizontal or Vertical Blinds for Windows in Anaheim, California (CA)

In this article, Don’s Drapery Service - conveniently located in Anaheim, California (CA) - are here to provide you with some expert insight into whether your windows could use custom horizontal or vertical blinds from Hunter Douglas. We also proudly carry the full selection of Hunter Douglas window treatments.

Now that you have decided you want Hunter Douglas custom blinds, it is time to decide if vertical or horizontal blinds are best for your home. Both types of blinds are great, but for different reasons.

-Vertical Blinds are made from long vertical slats that are attached to a track at the top of the window or door and can be moved back and forth along the track to open and close them.

-Horizontal Blinds are made of horizontal slats connected by vertical strings. Hunter Douglas offers the option of wood, faux wood, metal, fabric, or vinyl, the same choices as vertical blinds. There are also several options when it comes to color and operating systems for these blinds as well.

Now, when it comes to your individual needs, we want to make sure that your new window treatments meet all of them.

When deciding between horizontal and vertical blinds, one of the first things to consider is the size of the window you are wanting to outfit. Sliding doors and larger, wider windows tend to be a better fit for vertical blinds. Being able to slide the blinds to the side makes it much easier to walk through a door without having to open them all the way, like you would have to do with horizontal blinds. Taller, narrower windows are better for horizontal blinds. For smaller windows, horizontal blinds tend to be sturdier and easier to open.

Another important consideration is how much privacy you need. If these blinds are for a bedroom or bathroom, you may want to consider horizontal blinds. Vertical blinds don’t offer as much privacy since they are easy to bump into and open, allowing outsiders to see in. If privacy is very important to you, horizontal blinds are definitely the most suitable for your home. 

When purchasing blinds, you also should consider the direction that your windows and doors are facing. Horizontal blinds are often more suited to windows that face North or South, while vertical blinds are best for windows and doors that face East or West. This is because of the way the sun hits the windows. By following this rule, you will have control over the angle at which sunlight comes into your home.

If you still have any confusion over the difference between horizontal blinds and vertical blinds, give us a call here at Don’s Drapery Service. Our incredible team of professionals would love to help you find exactly what you need for your home over the phone or during a consultation in our showroom in Anaheim, California. Our showroom offers a wide variety of Hunter Douglas products and we would love for you to come try out any of our products to see what works for you. Don’s Drapery Service proudly services the entire Southern California Region, including Orange County, Los Angeles County, Riverside County, San Diego County, San Bernadino County, and Ventura County. We are committed to helping you find exactly what you need for your home or office.