Should You Choose Horizontal or Vertical Blinds?

Whether you go vertical or horizontal, blinds are some of the most versatile window treatments around. But that doesn’t mean that they’re interchangeable. While horizontal and vertical blinds both would work for most windows, they do have certain advantages depending on where you are putting them. Unsure of which style of blinds would work best for your windows? Let the window treatment experts at Imperial Blind & Shutter in Venice, Florida offer up some friendly advice.


Hunter Douglas horizontal blinds are the classic window treatment for a reason. There is hardly a window that they don’t suit, they’re easy to use, and they come in a wide variety of materials and colors to boot. The Parkland® series from Hunter Douglas is comprised of all real woods, which themselves come in a vast spectrum of colors, textures, and finishes. There is also the EverWood® series, which come in a variety of alternative wood styles for homeowners who don’t want the upkeep that authentic wood entails. Finally, Hunter Douglas offers a series of aluminum blinds, which are budget-friendly as well as beautiful. For the homeowner who wants the traditional aesthetic of horizontal blinds with the clean, modern lines that Hunter Douglas window treatments are known for, Hunter Douglas’s horizontal blinds are an excellent choice.


If you want a softer touch for your windows, Hunter Douglas vertical blinds are the perfect choice. Rather than being made out of wood, alternative wood, or aluminum, vertical blinds are made out of fabric, but also come in a wide variety of colors and textures, including Skyline® gliding window panels. Vertical blinds are also a great choice if you find yourself with a particularly large window, or a sliding glass door. As sliding glass doors need light control as well as the capability to be opened, the fact that vertical blinds can be pushed to the side when necessary is a great plus. Vertical blinds can also function as unique room dividers, so if you have a kitchen and dining area with little division, or a shared bedroom for children, they can also come in handy there.

Has this helped you make your choice? Whether you’ve already decided or you still have questions, contact Imperial Blind & Shutter in Venice, Florida today to order your very own Hunter Douglas blinds. We also proudly serve the greater Venice area, including Rotonda West, Venice, North Port, Englewood, Bradenton, Port Charlotte, Myakka City, Punta Gorda & surrounding cities.