What is the difference between 2 and 2.5 in blinds?
They are great UV inhibitors which help protect your furniture and interiors, and which make them long lasting even in extreme sunlight. 2.5-inch Faux Wood Blinds offer a bigger view than that of 2-inch blinds when they are opened due to their larger slats.
How do I choose a blind size?
Measure both the width of the window and the height of the window. Consider adding an extra 3 inches to the width and height for optimum light control and privacy. Extending the blinds outside the window will also provide the space needed for the mounts and help the window appear larger than it actually is.
Are wider blinds better?
If you prefer to let in more natural light, it’s best to opt for blinds with bigger vanes or slat width. When open or tilted, blinds with big slats allow more light to enter a room. In contrast, smaller slats have less space between the slats so there’s less room for the sun to shine through.
Are 1 or 2 blinds better?
Light Control – When you have the blinds all the way down and the slats tilted open, you can see out easier with a 2 inch blind than you can with a 1 inch blind. In this manner, you maintain a greater view and get more light coming into the room.
How do you know what size blind slats to buy?
When picking a slat size for your blinds, you want to match the proportions of your window. Pick smaller slats for medium or small windows such a ½ to 1” wide slats. It is important that the blinds not overwhelm the space. Larger slats like 2 or 2 1/2” slats are better for larger windows.
How much space do you need on each side of blinds?
Blinds.com recommends at least 1.5″ of overlap on each side of the window for blinds and shades, and 2″ of overlap on each side for solar or roller shades and vertical blinds. The extra width provides more privacy and light blockage. As always, record your measurements down to the nearest 1/8 inch.
What is a standard window size?
The most common window size or average window size is 24×36.
Is it OK if blinds are too long?
Horizontal blind slats that hang below the windowsill are not only unsightly but also a strangulation hazard for young children. Most dangerous are the pull cords. Shortening the horizontal blinds to the proper height will raise the pull cords and make your home a safer place.
How much space do you need for inside mount blinds?
Window should have a minimum recessed space of 2 3/8″ for inside mount. Measure the width of the window from the top of the opening to the sill in 3 places. Use the smallest dimension for the blind width. The factory will automatically deduct up to 1/4″ – 1/2″.
How wide should blind slats be?
Pick smaller slats for medium or small windows such a ½ to 1” wide slats. It is important that the blinds not overwhelm the space. Larger slats like 2 or 2 1/2” slats are better for larger windows. The next consideration will be the amount of light you want in your room when the blinds are closed.
What size blind slats are best?
2-2 ½ inches
You don’t want to go too small, or you’ll risk a chaotic, busy appearance. Stick with 2-2 ½ inches for the slat size. Because large windows require more blinds, you’ll want to choose your blind material wisely so they don’t end up being too heavy.