Things to Consider While Selecting Blinds and Shades

Things to Consider While Selecting Blinds and Shades

In case you are a builder or architect then you need to select venetian blinds for your new project and hence you need to search for it from various places.

In this article, we have provided you all the necessary things that you need to look for while choosing the right persienner i Västerås which means venetian blinds in Västerås.

What is your application?

  1. Type of building

These blinds and shades are used in various types of projects and you need to select according to your applications. Following are few of the applications:

  • Commercial
  • Hotel, hospitality
  • Residential
  • Hospital, healthcare facilities
  • Industrial
  • Office or conference room space

2.  Type

Whether the blinds and shades to be located inside the room or outside.

3. Inside or outside mount

Whether to be mounted on windows interior or exterior.

4. Horizontal or vertical

It is easy to customize horizontal blinds and it usually moves bottom-up. Vertical blinds are little more versatile that can be used for sliding windows or bigger windows.

5. Roller shades

With simple design, usually they are made of certain fabric with weighted bar placed at the bottom.

6. Sheer horizontal shades

With functionality of the blinds light filtering fabric will be combined, and sheer shades are built of horizontal vanes that is suspended between 2 layers of fabric which can adjust for opening and closing of the horizontal vanes.

7. Roman shades

The horizontal lines are similar to above sheer horizontal shades, add architectural element. They usually come flat for giving more contemporary look with soft folds.

8. Cellular/honeycomb shades

These shades will resemble honeycomb when tilted sideways, and stack almost like an accordion because of their air pocket type design. They are more energy efficient, because they can block the heat or cold better.

9. Venetian/horizontal blinds

They will be are composed of louvers or slats, which allow for more control over amount of light to enter in a space.


For each product dimensions may vary. Following are few typical measurements you will need:

  1. Width and length

This also includes tip-to-tip dimension, that is horizontal length of shade which includes headrail pegs mounting on the shade to wall.

2. Length of cord

In case your product has cord, then how long it should be.

3. Slat size

In case your product has multiple shade panels or slats then specify their length and width.

4. Window shape

As windows will come in different sizes and shapes, so are the blinds and shades too.


  1. Colours and materials

You can find shades and blinds in every colour, pattern, and of different materials.

2. Light filtration and also window view

Type of material will affect light that can enter and also visibility through window.

3. Sheer

Filtered light can also be with viewed through

4. Translucent

Filtered light cannot be view-through

5. Solar screen

Filtered light which reduces heat and glare with view-through

6. Blackout

No light or no view-through

7. Valance

Valance will conceal the hardware of blind or shade at top of window for clean and sleek appearance which also helps to prevent light coming from above.

8. Graphics

Shades may often come with digitally placed design or logo.


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