What are Veri Shades®
By Tyler Nicholls - 14th October 2021
Veri Shades® are what happens when two classic window furnishings collide to produce something fantastic. Veri Shades® blend the functionality of a vertical blind and the soft look of a curtain, making them a brilliant option for people looking to achieve privacy while requiring the lightness afforded by sheer fabrics.
Why should I consider Veri Shades® Blinds?
A distinctive benefit of Veri Shades® is they work perfectly in places where other blinds might fall short of the ideal. Bifold and sliding doors are perfect examples of this application.
Like vertical blinds and curtains Veri Shades® can be easily moved left or right to quickly enable unobstructed flow through doorways making Veri Shades a popular premium alternative to vertical blinds.
Additionally, Veri Shades® use a single track giving you more space in your rooms, only taking up half the space that would be required for curtains.
Here are our key Veri Shades® takeaways if you’re in a rush.
- Perfect for sliding doors
- Easily walk-through individual blades
- Privacy and mesh fabric sections
- Subtle textures and timeless colours
- Won’t completely block out light
- Reveal fit is not recommended
What are the key features of Veri Shades® Blinds?
Veri Shades® blinds are made up of numerous fabric blades clipped together, then hung onto small plastic hooks housed within the track. The fabric features an alternating pattern of mesh and privacy fabric sections and when clipped together creates a curtain-like aesthetic.
The blind works similarly to a vertical blind, easily sliding horizontally across the track, with different bunching options available. The blades are rotated using a tilt rod which exposes either the privacy or mesh side of the blades, thereby allowing precise light control.
Other blind types require a bottom rail to ensure they remain straight and perform correctly. This can often make them look a little rigid or harsh in some interiors, not ideal if you’re trying to achieve a beautifully soft coastal interior. The unique Veri Shades® fabric avoids this issue altogether as its design requires no bottom rail, this also helps to create a gentle and soft look as the blades can flow unrestricted in the breeze.
An additional benefit that may not be obvious at first is Veri Shades® Blinds help to create a seamless flow between your indoor and outdoor areas. Can you imagine having to roll up your roller blind or roman every time you wanted to venture out to your outdoor living area? …. not ideal. Veri Shades® Blinds can be partially retracted, and you can walk in between the individual blades.
Adding motorisation to your Veri Shades® is the perfect way to improve convenience and take your window furnishings to the next level. Motorisation allows Veri Shade® Blinds to be easily operated using a remote. Motorisation while both highly convenient and practical also helps to convey a sense of luxury throughout your home… or you can just use it to impress your friends.
Limitations to consider
No blind or curtain is perfect, and all come with unique strengths as well as limitations. Considering these limitations will help you to make an informed decision and pick the perfect option for your home. Veri Shades® Blinds have large blades which will create large gaps if fitted as a reveal fit, as a result reveal fit is not recommended for Veri Shade® Blinds.
The light and soft look of Veri Shades® Blinds limits them to reducing and softening the light in a space rather than completely blocking it. While they still do a fantastic job of cutting down on light they won’t be as effective as block out blinds. So, if blocking the light completely is part of your window furnishing objective then other options should be considered.
What are my colour options?
Veri Shades® are available in a variety of different colours that ensure they will complement your home. Additionally, the mesh component of the fabric comes in a range of options with unique patterns and textures to fit your desired look.
The fabric used in Veri Shades® Blinds is soft and gently textured to further develop a sense of luxury and lightness in your space.
While we’re talking fabric let’s look at the required maintenance, to keep your blinds performing their best all blinds require some form of maintenance. The Veri Shades® fabric blades are soil resistant and can be easily spot cleaned of any dust or if needed they can be individually unclipped, taken down and hand washed.
To finalise, Veri Shades® are a unique offering in our product line up with the practicality of a vertical blind and the aesthetics of a curtain. They feature a series of blades suspended from a track and can be rotated to fine-tune the amount of light entering the space making them the perfect option for those looking to add a soft touch to their interior design.