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A guide to getting the best out of vertical blinds

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If you've made the first step of replacing your cumbersome curtains with blinds, you're on the path towards a stylish and comfortable home. Blinds are easier to maintain and they come in many different designs that can blend with your furniture, windows and overall theme.

If you've decided to purchase vertical blinds, you'll find this design option as one of the most appealing. Vertical blinds have a distinct "stacking" look and they elevate the appearance of even the most dull-looking windows. But after you invest in this type of blinds, how can you get the best out of them during installation? Read on to find out.   

Start by selecting the right materials

Vertical blinds come in many different material options. From PVC to faux wood and blended fabrics, the straight and distinct appearance of this design is a win for almost any home. You can get even more out of your vertical blinds by choosing a material that suits your desired theme. For example, faux wood blinds are a perfect match for creating a retro, timeless and authentic feel throughout your home. These blinds are also easy to install and maintain because each vertical panel is warp-resistant.

If you're looking for something simpler that has numerous colour options, you can't go wrong with PVC. PVC will remain strong under frequent use and contact with kids and pets. You can get the best out of your vertical PVC blinds by selecting an appropriate colour, thickness and length.

Explore different stacking patterns

Vertical blinds have a very distinct appearance. The straight, slender panels dangle beautifully along the length of many different window designs, giving you the freedom to customise your home and boost kerb appeal.

You can do more with your vertical blinds by exploring multiple stacking patterns. One-way stacking is the perfect backdrop to a busy room, but you can also explore options with multiple stacking patterns to spice up a dull part of your home. For example, split stacking essentially divides the blinds into two sections. It works well for large windows and rooms that receive plenty of light.    

Keep them clean

You'd be surprised by just how many people don't clean their vertical blinds for months after purchase. The good news is that many fabrics used for vertical blinds can be easily cleaned. All you need is a damp cloth for your faux wood or PVC blinds, and you can also use a vacuum for several thick fabrics. Clean blinds are more appealing and they also elevate your home's kerb appeal.