Custom Window Blinds: Vertical or Horizontal?

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Custom Window Blinds: Vertical or Horizontal?

When it comes to choosing custom window blinds, you want to make sure you choose the style and functional benefits that fit your home and your lifestyle. What about operation? The system you choose can be one of most important choices, and there’s one more. Orientation. The way your custom window blinds open and close can be both a personal style preference–as well as meeting the needs of your home. Custom window blinds come in both vertical and horizontal orientation. Previously, you may have thought horizontal window blinds were meant for smaller windows, while large windows, or sliding glass doors, were fitted with vertical window blinds. Now? It’s really up to you. Take a look at the custom window blinds we have–along with the style details and benefits–and decide which look is best for your home and style!

Custom Window Blinds: Horizontal

living room horizontal custom window blinds

Blinds have come a long way. No longer used to simply block light, they add heightened styling to your home. You can choose from real wood blinds or faux wood blinds in a wide selection of paints and stains to coordinate your home. Aluminum window blinds are increasingly popular, as the metallic sheen of a range of colors add contemporary appeal–with a specialized ‘bounce back’ feature for homes with children and pets. Most of the custom window blinds are offered with de Light™ which reduces light coming through cord holes. And child safety has improved dramatically, as you can choose cordless operation for your blinds. What about size? Horizontal blinds no longer are meant for only smaller windows. Most blinds can handle widths up to eight feet long and 10 feet high. Our metal blinds can even fit windows that are 12 feet wide. That’s a big window! Let’s talk about what’s new in operation. The SimpleLift operating system features touch of a button control on the bottom rail. The PowerView motorization operating system puts control of your motorized blinds into the palm of your hand with the Pebble remote or by using the PowerView App on your favorite device. With 180º tilt adjustment, your motorized blinds will adjust for light control, privacy and a range of view-through settings.

Custom Window Blinds: Vertical

kitchen vertical custom window blinds

Vertical blinds used to only feature hanging slats that could be opened, closed and adjusted to one side or the other. Now, you can get the traditional look of vertical blinds in a variety of materials, with contemporary influence, in colors and textures to coordinate the look and feel of your home. The operation of your vertical blinds can now adjust from one side to the other, sometimes even stacking in the middle. Our collections of vertical custom window blinds can handle the largest openings for your windows and doors–some widths up to 24’ and heights up to 16’. The safety features of vertical blinds offer you a variety of operating system, with options for cord control, wand systems and motorization. What other details do you need to consider?

Custom Window Blinds That Aren’t Really Blinds

luminette sheers custom window blinds and shades

Sometimes, what you’re really looking for are window treatments that offer your home beauty, a gorgeous view and functional features–easy to access with the latest innovations. Many choices for custom window blinds are not even ‘officially’ blinds, but window shades. If you love vertical options, our Luminette Privacy Sheers bring the beauty and function of sheer shadings into your home with even more levels of control. Our Skyline Gliding Window Panels share the look of classic vertical blinds, with much wider panels for a sleek look, in thin materials for the overall appearance of shades. If it’s horizontal window options appeal to you, we have an amazing selection of shades that offer the colors, fabrics and textures that will add a beautiful backdrop to your home. They have the latest innovations in design features to add to your lifestyle. Levels of light control, energy efficiency, dynamic view-through, privacy…the list goes on and on.

Looking for a Great Variety of Custom Window Blinds?

Metropolitan Window Fashions is a third generation family business that has been serving customers of the Metropolitan area for 83 years.  We live and work in this community and support other small local businesses. Although our children are in school, they have all worked part-time with us, making them the fourth generation to join the company. We’ve served customers from areas such as Manhattan, Green Brook, Scotch Plains, Watchung, Glen Rock, Westwood, Woodcliff Lake, Edison, Chatham, Mahwah, Bridgewater, & many more. Call our NYC & New Jersey custom window treatments experts today and ask about our Roman shades and the other great services we offer!

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