There is no question that black vertical blinds are stunning. They make a statement. They cannot be ignored nor will they blend nicely into their surroundings. Because of this, care must be used when decorating with them.
The first thing you need to ensure is that black is the right color for your blinds. You do not need to know all about blinds in order to figure this out. It is not that difficult to envision how a black vertical blind would look in any window or as french blinds. All you need to do is hang some black fabric or even black cardboard or paper in the window and then step back and see how it looks. You should be able to tell right away whether it will fit with your room’s décor or not.
Another consideration is what you will place in your other windows. Do you want all the windows to have black blinds? No? Then what color choices do you have for the other blinds? Some options to consider include:
- Alternating black and white blinds
- Black and Grey blind combination
- One black blind on the main window and white blinds with black pattern on the other windows
- Black blinds on one window, burgundy blinds on the others
- Black blinds on the main window with the other windows graduating colors from gray to white
Look through different home decorating magazines and check out different sites online to see if you can find more ideas on what complements black blinds.
The Black And White Look
Modern designs these days favor black and white, or black, silver and white. Rooms decorated in this manner can look very tasteful, however you will need to carefully match your furnishings and floor coverings in order to pull this look off. Some items you may want to consider adding to a room include black and white throw rugs, a glass topped metal table, white couches and chairs, metal bookshelves. Generally you would want to avoid wooden furnishing as much as possible as it tends to clash with this style. Add some white vertical blinds into the mix also.
If your room is predominantly black and white think about your room accessories. Why not try adding in some red or burgundy throw cushions, or even deep blue cushions. You need something to add a splash of color here and there, otherwise the whole room could look very sterile and cold. Remember to add some colorful wall hangings and decorative items around the room.
Best Black Vertical Blinds
While you can usually find aluminum or vinyl vertical blinds, if you are hanging vertical black blinds you may want to opt for the vinyl blinds with wide panes. This will help to soften the overall appearance of the blinds and thus the room, whereas aluminum blinds may add a sense of harshness or coldness that you usually do not want in living areas.
Black vinyl vertical blinds or black metallic vertical blinds also look better when hung on full length windows, especially if some light is able to shine through the blinds. Black blinds on small windows will often only make the windows appear even smaller than they are. So, as much as possible, unless you are sure that small black blinds would look great, stick to hanging them over wider, taller windows or patio doors. If you insist on hanging black blinds on small windows you may want to opt for black mini blinds or black Venetian blinds with the slats going horizontally across the window instead to give an appearance of width rather than vertical blinds.
Where to Buy Black Vertical Blinds
Most home décor and supply stores will stock vertical blinds, however they may not all carry black vertical blinds. You may have to search online to see which stores are offering this type of window treatment. You can also usually find them online or in stores that deal exclusively with window treatments. Many times stores selling blinds will allow you to choose the color you want for your blinds, thus you can simply opt for black. Most main name brands specializing in blinds will offer black window treatments, oftentimes including big vertical blinds that are made with black panels.
If you are looking for discount vertical blinds you may find that white blinds are discounted more often than black. However, this is certainly not a set rule and a simple search online should help you to soon find any stores with sales on vertical or other types of blinds. It is possible to find cheap black vertical blinds, oftentimes these will be made from cheaper vinyl however. If you do buy cheap vertical blinds they may not last as long as those costing more would. Check out the strings holding the blinds together, the rod for opening and closing the blinds and the strength and thickness of the vinyl.
If you are hanging vertical blinds over a patio door, opt to buy something that is a little more expensive and better made as these blinds will get a lot of use and as such they need to be able to stand a fair amount of wear and tear. The same holds true if you have young children or pets, look for good quality hard wearing black vertical blinds.