By: Carrie 


Everybody has there own tastes. When it comes to interior decorating, sometimes I forget that. I have pretty strong opinions on the subject; it’s definitely a passion of mine. There are things I absolutely hate that other people just adore and, for the life of me, I can’t figure out why.

But with great patience I’ve learned to reign in my opinions and tailor my suggestions to the individual. There’s just one faux pas that makes me put my foot down…


Trust me on this. You do not want to go down that path. Just turn around and walk away from the verticals. You’ll thank me later.

Sunrooms are meant to be open andairy. Verticals, 3 1/2″ thick and jutting out at least 5″ from the wall, are anything but. They’re clunky monstrosities that will bring the whole room down, not to mention shrink it. Sticking out 5″ or more from the wall means that much less space. You didn’t build the room to store blinds in.

Now, a sunroom, by definition, has a lot of windows. Usually, these windows open, bringing in that refreshing breeze! …And making your verticals blow all over the place, clacking against each other noisily. After a few months of that, they’ll weaken at the top and break.

If you want a sunroom, you probably want SUN to come in, too. When they’re shut, vinyl verticals won’t let in any light (except for those blinding, obnoxious streaks that shine between the slats!). But when they’re open, you get no privacy. It’s a lose-lose situation.

Despite what many shoppers think, verticals do NOT belong everywhere. They have their moments, sure. But that moment isn’t within miles of your sunroom.

Please. Please just say “no” to verticals.