How do I know if I should select a product that is oriented horizontally or vertically?
Windows that are taller than they are wide and raise and lower are often better suited for horizontal window coverings, while windows that are wider than they are tall and slide from side to side are often better suited for vertical window coverings. You may also want to consider horizontal window fashions because they can enhance a room's informality and coziness. On the other hand, vertical blinds or privacy sheers, which are constructed of soft fabric vertical vanes, can add height and dignity to a room.
Your decorating style can also affect what product looks best in your home. Modern, Contemporary and Eclectic styling looks great with clean and sleek lines and tailored window fashions. Traditional and Country styling could also go with those clean, sleek and tailored lines, but you may choose a product that has more softness as well. Depending on the direction your window faces, the climate you live in, and how old your windows are, the need for energy efficiency may be a big consideration in what product you select. For help sorting through your options, stop by our Starter Guide section, where we provide brief presentations on these topics.