Traditionally vertical blinds were controlled from a cord and chain to the side of the blind. This is still an option, however, with the child safety regulations that exist today it is advisable to look at using a wand control. There are a number of advantages to this, firstly, it gives you a much tidier look rather than having the chains and cord hanging down at the side, secondly where you have sliding windows opening at both ends of the window, the wands will allow you to control each end independently as opposed to the cord control which will pull both ends of the blind into the centre at the same time even if you’re only wanting to open one end of the blind.
As with most of the blinds, vertical blinds can be installed inside the reveal or on the face of the architrave or wall. The tracks that they are fitted on come on a variety of colours. Should you wish to disguise the tracks this can be done quite easily by putting a linear valance or pelmet over the top to finish the job off nicely.
Most of us would remember the link chains which run across the bottom of the blades. These are still available, however, people do tend to prefer completely sewn in weights. This means there is less chance of small animals or small children getting tangled up in them and eliminates the possibility of weights falling out or the chains breaking due to the sun’s harsh rays.