Blinds refer to a hard treatment constructed from slats or vanes that are adjustable by a manual pull cord. However, blinds are also used to describe window coverings in general. They include almost every type of window covering such as rollers, blinds, and shades.
Below are the most common and trending types of blinds.
1. Venetian Blinds
These types of window blinds are by far the most widely known and used. Venetian blinds have horizontal slats positioned on top of each other and held in place with a string. When rotated, the slats move in sync. It is this string cording mechanism that allows the blinds to fully close, partially open, or fully open. Venetian blinds are typically made of plastics, but they also come in aluminum and other metals. They are very versatile and can work well in any room.
2. Vertical Blinds
Vertical blinds work the same way as venetian blinds, only instead of a horizontal pulling system, it offers a vertical pulling system. Vertical blinds are ideal for windows and doors that open on a slide-like patio or large windows. They also offer the same amount of light control as the venetian blinds. Vertical blinds also gather less amount of dust and are easy to clean.
3. Wood and Faux Wood Blinds
These types of blinds are basically Venetian blinds made of wood or faux wood, such that they also utilize the slat and string cording system to open and close. Wood and faux wood are gaining popularity because of their visual impact. Wood or faux wood lend a distinctly rustic vibe to the interior of the house. Additionally, faux wood are also less expensive and susceptible to moisture issues, thus making it a better option for kitchen and bathrooms.
4. Cellular/ Honeycomb Shades
Cellular Shades are best known for their ability to keep a room insulated. When viewed from the side, you can see that these blinds are diamond-shaped cells commonly made out of lightweight cloth-like material. With this type of blind however, you can only get a full view of the outdoors when it is fully raised. Unlike the venetian blinds, honeycomb shades do not have adjustable slats. However, it still allows a comfortable amount of natural light in while providing privacy for the home-owners.
5. Roller/Solar Shades
This indoor shades is a one-piece design constructed on a metal pole that operates by a side chain. This design entirely blocks sunlight when closed, and allows full light to enter when it is rolled open. It protects the room from harmful UV rays and gives it a sleek contemporary vibe.