The wide variety of window coverings, such as Venetian blinds, makes choosing a suitable one challenging. Not only do vertical and horizontal blinds differ in their orientation but also their function, visual attractiveness, and suitability for different window types. Customised blinds come in different colours, fabrics, and operation mechanisms for catered solutions according to your needs. We discuss the key factors when choosing between vertical or horizontal blinds.
What Are Vertical Blinds?
Vertical blinds feature individual slats that run along a vertical track, which can be drawn to one side or opened from the middle. The mechanism is easy to control and allows convenient access to sliding doors.
With complete flexibility and 180-degree blade rotation of the blades, you can adjust your angle slats according to your light or privacy needs. We make our vertical blinds using the highest quality materials, including industrial-grade plastics and marine-grade aluminium extrusions, ensuring that your vertical blinds will last for many years. Slat options are available in 89mm and 100mm blade widths, and we recommend the wider slat option for larger windows to create a better dramatic effect.
Vertical blind maintenance is simple—wipe down the slats with a damp cloth once in a while to prevent dust build-up and keep your blinds looking brand-new.
Vertical blinds work great for high or sloping windows and can create the illusion of a larger, more spacious room.
What Are Horizontal Blinds?
Roller and Venetian blinds are some of the most popular horizontal blind options. Unlike their vertical counterpart, these blinds feature a retractable window covering controlled with a control cord or wand on either side. Roller blinds feature various fabric options.
Choose blackout fabric for optimum privacy and light control. Thermal fabric offers heat control and is an energy-efficient option for insulation during cold winters. Finally, sunscreen fabric provides excellent light filtering and UV protection.
Venetian blinds come in natural timber, faux wood, or aluminium options. Sleek and attractive, customise the slat size of your Venetian blinds to suit the desired look and location. Our horizontal faux wood Venetian blinds are water-resistant and work perfectly in high-humidity areas like bathrooms and kitchens.
Which is Right for You?
Vertical and horizontal blinds are both highly versatile. It’s vital to choose according to your needs. Generally, vertical blinds work best with large glass windows to emphasise their grandness and sliding doors to allow for easy access. Horizontal blinds are usually suitable for small to mid-size windows.
In any situation, vertical and horizontal blinds are highly customisable. You can personalise them based on colour, fabric, and control for a tailored solution that looks great in your home.
No Matter Your Direction, NZ Blinds Has You Covered
New Zealand-owned supplier NZ Blinds specialises in high-quality, locally-made blinds at competitive prices. With 30 years of experience, we have world-class expertise in crafting high-quality custom blinds for residential and commercial clients throughout the country.