If you just moved into a home with window blinds for the first time or if you just had new window blinds in Lakeland, FL installed in your current home, you likely love how easy it is to open and close them. You can open them up to let sunlight in or block light out in a matter of just a couple seconds. 

One of the things you might be wondering about, though, is which way you should close your blinds when you have them closed. You have the option of either flipping them up or down when you close them. The majority of people tend to close them down since it seems to be more natural. But there are instances in which it makes more sense to close them up. Here is how you should close your blinds based on different circumstances. 

Close your blinds up if…

You want to prevent the sun and its harmful UV rays from doing damage to your furniture, carpeting, walls, and more during the day. You might think that you’re blocking UV rays just fine with your blinds in the down position, but they can still let a little bit of light and some UV rays into your home this way. By turning your blinds up, you’ll prevent UV ray damage throughout your home. 

Close your blinds down if…

You want to keep as much light out of your home at night as you can. Whether you have a bright light right outside of your window or live on a busy street with people driving up and down it at all hours, closing your Lakeland, FL blinds down will stop just about all light from entering your home. Since you don’t have to worry about the sun and its UV rays at night, you won’t have to worry about them doing any damage to your home when your windows are closed down. 

Close your blinds up if…

You want to keep a room on a second or third floor private. Although it’s difficult to do, people will be able to see into your home if you have your blinds closed down. When they’re standing at the right angle, they’ll be able to look right up and into your windows. And since most people have bedrooms on their second and third floors, that’s obviously the last thing you want to happen. 

Close your blinds down if…

You want to keep a room on the ground floor private. In most cases, this won’t be a huge concern for many homeowners, especially those who don’t have anyone living right on top of them. But if you have a neighbor living right next to you, they might be able to look into your home even when your blinds are closed when they’re standing in a room on the second story of their home looking down into the lower level of your house. By keeping your blinds closed down, you’ll prevent them from being able to do this. 

To make the most of your home’s new blinds, it’s important to have a qualified and experienced Lakeland, FL window covering company install them. Nature Coast Shutters & Window Treatments can take care of installing your blinds properly and making sure they’re easy to open and close. Contact us at (813) 613-2327 today to start shopping for blinds or visit 4910 W Knollwood St., Tampa, FL 33634 to see some of our options.