The Rockefeller Center has them at their windows. So does the Empire State Building. At the time the Declaration of Independence was signed, the windows of the Independence Hall at Philadelphia had them. Office buildings have been shading their windows with blinds for decades, since they are great for controlling the light and air that pass through. You can have them in your home as well, to give your bedroom more privacy and shade your living room on bright summer afternoons.
Make your bedroom a cool summer escape.
Blinds are great for looking out of while remaining unseen. You can preserve the privacy of your space from neighboring houses close outside your urban apartment window. You can keep your bedroom darkened and cool in the summer. You can choose a material and design that suits the décor of your room.
Control the light in your living room.
If you want to block out the heat and glare that your living room receives in the daytime then blinds are a good solution to darken the room. You can get dark wooden blinds to give an elegant appearance to your living space. You can also find blinds with a light wooden finishing for a vintage look or paint them white to fit in with the room’s minimalist decor.
Control the light at different times of the day.
The functional advantage of blinds is that they let you control how much light you let into your room. The slats of Venetian blinds can be rotated by 180 degrees. If your window is south-facing, you can block out the glaring summer sunlight by pulling the controlling ropes to flatten the slats against the window. On your east window you can block the morning light and rotate the slats to the desired degree to let in the amount of light you want in your room.
Choose the right material.
The earliest blinds were made of fabric. Organza and silk are still used to make fabric blinds today. They can be rolled up like a scroll or can have slats for a more structured look. However they don’t last very long and commonly other materials are preferred over fabric. The most common materials are wood, bamboo and even metal. Always check for Greenguard Certification to make sure the air inside your home remains clean and healthy.
With the help of window blinds Los Angeles residents in crowded urban housing areas can find solutions to any lack of privacy. They can be decorative as well as functional, and that makes them very popular choices for homes as well as office spaces.