Recently I visited a friend who had purchased a new home. I watched him throw his weight about, gushing over his expensive and lavish living and the amount of money he had invested in this palatial bungalow on the outskirts of the city. It was an exquisite home, modern and upscale. However, when I visited his bedroom, something was off about the decor that I couldn’t quite put my finger on. It had nothing to do with the choice of colors on his walls or the design of his bed. But it had to do with a very important aspect that we often ignore when decorating our homes. And that is our choice of window coverings.
He had chosen dull-looking, heavy drapes that stuck out like a sore thumb in his bedroom. The world has now shifted to modern and minimal window treatments which lend a classy appeal. There’s no place for jaded window coverings anymore.
One of the better window treatments that can add zing to your home without trying too hard is aluminum blinds. Because of their study fabric and low costs, they are the preferred choice in many homes. They can be set up almost anywhere inside the house, be it the kitchen, living room, bedroom or your bathroom. Its stain resistant and long-lasting material is highly effective and lends a stylish and modern appeal.
How Aluminum Venetian Blinds Keep Heat Out of Windows
Aluminum blinds are some of the most cost-effective blinds. However, they also have a number of other advantages. Earlier, they used to come in lower vane sizes. However, now there is a high demand for larger vanes in these blinds as they offer a better view of the outside. When they are tilted open, they also let an insufficient amount of sunlight to create a bright room.
Aluminum blinds are available in a large number of colors, from white to metallic bronze, helping you to choose one that will go well with the hues in your room. As they are moisture-resistant, they can be set up in bathrooms or kitchens, places where very few other blinds are able to withstand the effects.
As these shades are thick in size, they are easily able to block out the sun and keep the inside temperature controlled. They are a classic example of energy efficient blinds that can reduce your electricity costs by up to 30–40%.
Types of Venetian Blinds
Two of the best brands selling window blinds — Graber and Crown — have premium-quality aluminum blinds that come in modern styles and a range of fascinating colors to choose from. They are extremely practical and attractive and are a perfect addition to any home. They are not only ideal for homes but also for offices, restaurants, government buildings and many more. The following are some of the best-selling aluminum blinds:
1) 1 Inch Aluminum Privacy Blinds by Crown
What are the best qualities that we seek in window blinds? Some would say light filtering, while others would look for room darkening features. An ideal window shade has a mix of light filtering and blackout features, and 1 Inch Aluminum blinds by Crown is one of those window blinds.
These blinds are also called privacy blinds as the tilt mechanism of these aluminum blinds ensures that you get the maximum level of privacy. There is also no room for light leakage as there are no open spaces or holes that will let light in when they are shut. They are also fire retardant, which ensures ultimate security for your home as well. Besides these qualities, these blinds are also moisture resistant and dust resistant. This makes them ideal to use in bathrooms and kitchens. Being dust and dent free, they are durable and rather easy to maintain. This ensures they last for years to come. Because of their user-friendly features, they can be used across offices and home use. The popular colors they are available in include Bone, Mocha, and Silver Sage.
2) 1-inch Aluminum One Touch Cordless Blinds by Crown
A perfect amalgamation of style, affordability, and durability, these fabulous blinds are amazingly durable and boast a variety of features. The 1-inch blinds are made of a sturdy aluminum material that prevents damage and is resistant to dirt. Being scratch resistant and stain resistant, they are perfect to use in areas prone to traffic such as city apartments and commercial buildings. They are also very easy to clean because of their resistance to dirt.
Besides their obvious features, these aluminum blinds come with a cordless feature. They can be operated using the one-touch feature through a bottom headrail that makes them very easy and convenient to operate. This also makes them very safe to use in houses with children and pets, as they have no hazardous cords that can cause damage and even strangulation. They are also ideal for small windows without much depth. They are simply looking and elegant at the same time, garnishing your house with a classic touch of minimalism.
They are available in great colors such as black, brown, Brushed Bronze, Mocha and Soft Gold.
3) 1 Inch Aluminum Supreme Graber Blinds
For people with a refined and classy taste in home décor, Graber blinds are one of the finest brands in the arena. This brand is known for providing a large variety of window blinds in various sizes, colors, designs, and patterns. 1 Inch Aluminum Supreme blinds by Graber are the best option you can go for if you want effectiveness in terms of quality. They have tighter ladder spacing and hidden headrail brackets to provide absolute privacy and light control as and when required. The paint that is used on them makes them highly resistant to dust, scratches, and stains.
They come with Graber’s Limited Lifetime Warranty, ensuring protection. security, and peace of mind. However, having aluminum as the material, which is one of the safest and sturdiest materials in window blinds, aluminum blinds from Graber are one of the most popular window treatment options in the market.
They can be easily cleaned through dusting, vacuuming or soil removal. The color choices, as mentioned, are aplenty, including Almond, Desert Sand, Black Satin, Burgundy and Canary Yellow.
4) 1 Inch Aluminum Classics Graber Blinds
These cost-effective and simple-looking aluminum blinds from Graber are suitable for any kind of interior. They can be a sharp contrast to a flamboyant and vibrant room, giving it character, and they blend in well with a simple and minimal room as well. At the same time, they can be installed for your living room if you want to create a darkening effect or let in enough light during the daytime. They can also be set up in kitchens and/or bathrooms as they can withstand moisture, unlike most other window treatments. All in all, these are extremely versatile window coverings that are a steal.
The Classics Aluminum Graber Blinds also come with additional features such as a crash-proof cord lock and bottom rail bumpers to avoid sill damage, and they can be installed easily with or without the help of a professional.
All in all, aluminum window coverings are excellent choices for your home with their multiple and varied benefits. Available in a wide range of colors, designs and slat sizes, they are extremely practical solutions to your window dressing woes. They can be set up in any season, and are extremely cost-effective, making them worth purchasing.