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Historians believe that the prototype of vertical blinds is the rag curtains that adorned doorways in medieval castles in Europe. However, vertical fabric blinds in their modern appearance resemble distant ancestors only by the principle of operation. Modern technologies have made it possible to create products that seriously compete with the usual curtains and curtains..
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Vertical blinds are very popular
The number of interiors in which vertical fabric blinds are used for window decoration is growing every day. Housewives unconditionally give preference to innovative curtains as soon as they learn about their many advantages..
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It would seem that they are ordinary vertical stripes of fabric, a simple form, but it is in it that the ingenious aesthetics of the blinds are laid. They can be easily integrated into the home interior and into the business environment of offices..
The design features of the product make it possible to speak of its high functionality. With one movement of your hand, you can push the slats to the left or right side, on both, open the strips around the entire perimeter of the window or close them tightly. The light stream is gently diffused around the perimeter of the room at the intensity you need.
The fabric used for the lamellas must be impregnated with a moisture and dustproof compound. Moreover, it is resistant to high temperatures. A full wash is required once a year, or even less often, depending on the operating conditions. However, we will talk about leaving just below..
You will find a wide selection of blinds color solutions from any manufacturer, from monochromatic to fabrics with various prints. It will not be difficult for you to choose a harmonious shade for the finished interior..
Advice! If you want to have exclusive blinds on the windows, choose a pattern for the fabric yourself. Since the blinds are made to order, you can even decorate the slats with your own image transferred to the fabric..
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A convenient way to control vertical fabric blinds can be compared to the process described in the famous fairy tale about Little Red Riding Hood: “pull the string, the door will open.”.
The only drawback, if you can call it that, is the regular wet cleaning..
Before ordering blinds, it is necessary to correctly measure. Indicators of height and width depend on the method of fastening the product. Today manufacturers offer three types of fasteners:
- Ceiling mount. Brackets are used for it, the ceiling has to be drilled. Rarely used.
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- Fasteners in the window opening. The blinds seem to be superimposed on the vertical planes of the window. Please note that with this method of fastening, everything that you have on the windowsill will be clearly visible.
- Fastening to the window opening (to the wall). Most common among consumers. Blinds hang over the window with a slight indentation.
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But now let’s return to the measurements: if you preferred the second method of fastening, then 1 cm should be subtracted from the height of the window opening, 1 or 2 cm from the width, so you will get the height of the finished blinds.
In the third method, add 10 cm to the height of the opening, and at least 15 cm to the width.
Measurements for the first method look like this: the height of the product is calculated from the ceiling to the one you need (to close the window sill or, conversely, not to close it), and the width, measured as for the third method.
It is better to leave the installation of blinds to professionals. During the installation process, the simplest operation is the eaves canopy. Assembling the control mechanism and placing the slats (strips of fabric) requires special skills.
By the way, there is good news for DIYers. Most manufacturers offer ready-to-install blinds kits. You will only need to place the cornice on your own, and this, as we have already said, is not difficult at all.
There are only two parts in the blinds control mechanism: a cord (or chain) and a rotating drum. You can manually open the lamellas by pulling on the cord, or purchase a model with automatic control. The hand will be replaced by a switch on the wall, or a remote control, or even a computer keyboard.
With one installed mechanism, your blinds will go to one side, with two, you can move them apart like curtains, in different directions.
In the production of fabric blinds, 100% polyester and jacquard are used. Consumers are increasingly choosing jacquard lamellas. Beautiful texture of the material, with a relief pattern, looks respectable and elegant in any color.
Durability and resistance to the damaging effects of moisture and light are the most important characteristics of fabric for vertical blinds.
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Vertical fabric blinds – the perfect window decoration for any room
There is no doubt about the interior dignity of vertical blinds. First of all, it must be said that the color gamut of products is as wide as the capabilities of the textile industry are enough. In the catalogs of manufacturers, all kinds of shades and prints applied to the lamella fabric are presented. There are also photo blinds, when you close them you get an amazing seascape or a forest covered with fluffy snow on the window..
In addition, the vertical shape of the blinds visually increases the height of the room, which is also useful for the interior..
For the care of vertical fabric blinds, two methods are recommended: dry cleaning and washing.
Dry cleaning is carried out with a vacuum cleaner or manually, with a soft brush.
Blinds washing is a more complicated procedure. You will have to carefully remove the lamellas from the eaves, remove the cord and lower weights. Then you need to roll the slats into a roll and completely immerse them in soapy water for half an hour or an hour. When the dirt has been removed, remove the roll and rinse well.
Advice! Never try to squeeze out the lamellas; hang them back on the cornice while wet. Otherwise, bends and creases are formed on the lamellas, spoiling the appearance of the blinds..