Is it time to replace your blinds, but you’re not sure whether horizontal or vertical blinds are better for your windows? Each type of blind has differing features and serves their own purpose, making it much simpler for you to select between the two. However, while horizontal and vertical blinds have their advantages and setbacks, just know that they are both high quality window treatment options that are very effective for blocking out light. Royal Window Treatments has a great selection of horizontal and vertical blinds NY, so if you need replacement blinds we can hook you up! To decide which blind is the better fit for your windows read our guide.


The Difference Between Vertical and Horizontal Blinds

As suggested by their names, horizontal blinds are made up of horizontal slats and vertical blinds are made up of vertical slats that start a few inches above a window and reach the floor. To open and close horizontal blinds, you pull up or down on a cord system, while for vertical blinds there’s a pull cord or wand to slide them open or closed. Vertical blinds make rooms feel larger, giving your room a different appearance than horizontal blinds would. Vertical blinds also stack to one side when opened, fully exposing your window, while horizontal blinds assemble upwards and tend to block the top of your window.


When to Choose Vertical Blinds?

Vertical blinds are ideal for large windows. When horizontal blinds become too heavy to physically lift for larger windows, vertical blinds are the more practical option. Vertical blinds can cover large windows efficiently while having the ability to effortlessly slide open and shut. Their wide slats allow them to block more sunlight than even the largest horizontal blinds, while when the slats are open more light can filter in. They can keep your home cool while everyone is at work or school and you can easily open them when you get home to enjoy the afternoon light!

The best places to install vertical blinds:

  • Sliding doors
  • Wide windows
  • Bay windows
  • Large windows 
  • Patio doors
  • Sun rooms 


When to Choose Horizontal Blinds?

Horizontal blinds are the best type of blind for small and narrow windows due to their design and construction. There is also a larger selection of styles, colors and materials to choose from. While it’s much harder to maintain privacy with vertical blinds because of the wide amount of space between their slats when they’re open, with horizontal blinds you can still have privacy even when the slats are open! Another benefit to buying horizontal blinds is that you don’t have to worry about them collecting dust from the floor since they rest on a windowsill.


Choosing Between Vertical and Horizontal Blinds

Now that you know the advantages of each window treatment and when to install each type, it’s time to decide which one is best for you. The perfect fit for your home should be based on the size and style of your window. If your home has large windows or sliding doors, you may want to consider choosing vertical blinds, while if your home has smaller and tall windows, you should choose horizontal blinds for your home. Whatever type of blind you select, you can meet your home’s needs even better with our custom window treatments at Royal Window Treatments.

With Royal Window Treatments’ vertical blinds you can choose a window treatment that will satisfy all your needs and preferences while effectively covering your large windows and doors. Vertical blinds immediately enhance every room’s height and dimensions while giving any room an organized appearance. At Royal Window Treatments, we make it easy for you to customize the slat size to meet the needs of your unique windows. We have a stunning collection of vertical blinds NY in many colors, materials, and styles. With us by your side, you’ll be able to find the perfect match that will complement your home and style.