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All Things Blinds

Blind Basics

Blind Basics

  • Blinds: Blinds are a type of window covering typically made of slats or vanes that can be tilted or raised to control the amount of light and privacy in a room.


  • Benefits: Blinds offer versatility, privacy, and precise light control, allowing you to direct the light exactly where you want by adjusting the slats’ direction.


  • Operation: Blinds are operated through various mechanisms such as wands or motorization, with cordless options replacing traditional corded designs due to safety regulations. These mechanisms allow for effortless adjustment of slats to control light and privacy levels in your space.

Who says blinds have to be boring? Not us! Blinds offer a colorful array of options with distinctive distressing and a variety of textures. Whether you're looking for a vibrant splash of color or a subtle, elegant touch, blinds can transform any space with their unique charm and versatility.

Blind Options

  • Venetian (Standard) Blinds: Venetian Blinds: Venetian blinds are one of the most popular types of blinds. They feature horizontal slats that can be tilted to control light and privacy. Venetian blinds are available in a variety of materials, including wood, faux wood, aluminum, and vinyl.


  • Motorized Blinds: Motorized blinds can be operated with the touch of a button or remote control. They offer convenience and ease of use, especially for hard-to-reach windows or for individuals with mobility issues. Motorized blinds are available in various styles.


  • Vertical Blinds: Vertical blinds consist of vertical slats that hang from a track at the top of the window. They are commonly used for large windows and sliding glass doors. Vertical blinds can be tilted to control light and can also be pulled to the side for full access to the window.


  • Aluminum Blinds: Aluminum blinds feature slats made of lightweight aluminum material, which makes them easy to clean and maintain.  once a popular choice for window treatments. In recent years we have seen a decline in popularity for many reasons. However, they can still be found in some places and are occasionally used for their practicality and affordability.


  • Overall: These are just a few examples of the many types of blinds available on the market. Each type offers its own unique features, benefits, and aesthetic appeal, allowing you to find the perfect window treatment for your home or office.

Various blind options including vertical, aluminum, faux wood, wood.

Blinds Colorful Array, and Distressed Options

  • Blind Colors: Blinds come in a vast array of colors, offering endless possibilities for matching any decor scheme or personal preference. Whether you're looking for a subtle neutral shade or a bold pop of color, there's a blind color to suit every style and taste. Additionally, blinds are available in both stained and painted finishes, further expanding the range of options available.


  • Stained Blinds: feature natural wood tones that enhance the beauty of the wood grain, adding warmth and character to any space. These stains can range from light oak and honey maple to rich cherry and dark mahogany, allowing you to achieve a timeless and elegant look.


  • Painted Blinds: offer a more contemporary and customizable option. They come in a wide spectrum of colors, from classic whites and soft neutrals to vibrant hues and bold accent colors. Whether you prefer a sleek and minimalist aesthetic or a playful and colorful vibe, painted blinds allow you to express your personal style and add personality to your space.


  • Distressed Blinds: Distressed  blinds offer a distinctive look, adding character and charm to any space. The combination of various colors with the distressing process results in blinds with a truly unique appearance. Depending on the chosen color, these blinds can perfectly complement a range of interior styles, from vintage-inspired homes to industrial lofts and shabby chic spaces. The distressed look adds character and depth to the blinds, creating an aesthetic that effortlessly enhances the ambiance of any room. Whether you're aiming for a rustic farmhouse feel or a more eclectic vibe, distressed blinds offer versatility and style to suit your home decor preferences.


  • Overall: Whether you choose stained or painted blinds, the color options available ensure that you can create a cohesive and stylish look throughout your home or office. With the ability to customize the color of your blinds, you can achieve the perfect balance of form and function while adding visual interest and personality to any room.

Different textures for blinds including smooth, distressed, and embossed.

Blind Size and Texture Options

Blind Sizes - Blinds come in a variety of sizes to accommodate different window dimensions and preferences.


  • 1.5-inch:  While 1.5-inch slats were once popular, they have largely been replaced by 2-inch slats due to their versatility and modern look.


  • 2.0-inch and 2.5-inch: The most popular sizes for blinds today are 2-inch and 2.5-inch slats. These larger slat sizes offer a contemporary aesthetic and provide optimal light control and privacy. With their wider slats, 2-inch and 2.5-inch blinds are well-suited for medium to large windows and complement a wide range of interior styles. They offer a balance between functionality and design, making them a popular choice for both residential and commercial spaces.

Blind Textures - Blinds come in a variety of textures, each offering a distinct look and feel to complement every styles.


  • Smooth: Smooth textures provide a sleek and contemporary appearance, ideal for modern or minimalist decor themes. These slats have a uniform surface without any visible grain or texture, offering a clean and polished look.


  • Embossed: Embossed textures feature raised patterns or designs on the surface of the slats, adding depth and visual interest to the blinds. These textures can mimic natural materials like wood or fabric, creating a tactile and inviting feel.


  • Brushed: Brushed textures have a slightly roughened surface that resembles brushed metal or wood grain. This texture adds warmth and dimension to the blinds, making them suitable for rustic or industrial-inspired interiors.


  • Overall: the texture of lined slats can significantly impact the overall aesthetic of blinds, allowing homeowners to customize their window treatments to suit their personal style and decor preferences.

Different textures for blinds including smooth, distressed, and embossed.

Blind Operation Options

  • Cordless Lift:

- Eliminates the need for cords, enhancing safety, especially for children and pets.

- Operated by simply lifting or lowering the bottom rail manually.

- Provides a straightforward and easy-to-use option for adjusting the blinds


  • Smart Privacy Cordless Lift: With precision construction and innovative materials, these blinds provide superior light control and privacy, making them an ideal choice for any room in the home.


  • Lock and Lift:

- Offers both convenience and security with its locking mechanism.

- Allows you to lock the blinds in place at any desired height for added control over light and privacy.

- Operates by pushing or pulling the bottom rail to raise or lower the blinds, w/ the option to release and lock

into position.


  • Smart Privacy Cordless Lift:

- Smart Privacy Blinds feature a specially engineered design that ensures a tighter close.

- Minimizes light gaps and maximizes privacy.

- With precision construction and innovative materials, SmartPrivacy blinds provide superior light control and


- Innovated technology secures the slats in place so they won’t fall out, or become misaligned.

- The bottom rail also stays more level during raising and lowering.

- Operates by simply lifting or lowering the bottom rail manually, or by remote.

- Provides a straightforward and easy-to-use option for adjusting the blinds


  • Tilt and Lift Cords: Child and Pet Safety is our priority, and while we offer these, we recommend and prioritize cordless options.

- Enables independent adjustment of slats and blind height.

- Utilizes separate cords for tilting the slats and raising/lowering the blinds, allowing for precise control over

light and privacy levels.

- Offers versatility and customization to suit individual preferences.


  • Wand Tilt:

- Provides a modern and streamlined alternative to traditional cord-operated tilt mechanisms.

- Features a rotating wand that allows you to adjust the slat angle effortlessly.

- Offers a sleek appearance while maintaining functional control over light and privacy.


  • Motorization:

- Offers the ultimate convenience with motorized operation.

- Allows you to control the blinds remotely using a wireless remote or smartphone app.

- Ideal for hard-to-reach windows or for those seeking a high-tech solution.

- Provides smooth and quiet operation for added comfort and convenience.


  • Overall:  With these cordless and motorized operating options, you can enjoy the benefits of blinds while prioritizing safety, convenience, and style in your home.

Child-safe cordless blinds for enhanced safety in homes.
Blinds with tilt and lift mechanisms, and smart privacy options.

Blind Header Options

  • Valances - Valances are decorative pieces that cover the top portion of blinds, including the metal bar, providing a finished look to the window treatment. They come in various styles to suit different decor preferences.


  • Crown Valance: Crown valances have a classic and traditional look, resembling a crown molding. They add an elegant touch to the blinds and enhance the overall aesthetic of the window treatment.


  • Curved Valance: Curved valances offer a sleek and modern appearance, with gently curved edges that soften the look of the blinds. They create a contemporary vibe and complement modern decor styles.


  • Flat Valance: Flat valances are simple and understated, featuring a flat piece of material that covers the top portion of the blinds. They provide a clean and streamlined look, making them versatile enough to blend seamlessly with various decor styles.


  • Overall: These are just a few examples of the different valance styles available for blinds. Whether you prefer a classic crown valance, a modern curved valance, or a simple flat valance, there's a valance option to suit your taste and enhance the overall look of your window treatment.​

Various headers and valances for blinds.

Hanging Operations 

  • Inside Mount: Blinds can be installed inside the window casing, also known as an inside mount. This installation method creates a clean and streamlined look, as the blinds fit snugly within the window frame. Inside mounting provides maximum coverage and allows the blinds to operate smoothly without interfering with the window trim. It's ideal for windows with deep casings and provides a seamless integration with the existing decor.


  • Semi-Flush Mount: Semi-flush mounting involves installing the blinds partially inside the window casing and partially outside. This installation method is perfect for windows with shallow depth encasements or limited space between the window frame and the wall. By mounting the blinds semi-flush, it allows for greater coverage while still maintaining a sleek and neat appearance. Semi-flush mounting is a versatile option that offers both functionality and aesthetic appeal.


  • Outside Mount: Blinds can also be installed outside the window casing, known as an outside mount. This installation method is commonly used for doors or windows with shallow or irregular casings where inside mounting is not possible. Outside mounting provides maximum light control and privacy by covering the entire window opening. It also creates the illusion of larger windows and adds visual interest to the space.

Different mount styles including semi-flush, outside mount, and inside mount blinds.
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