Blinds are a popular alternative to curtains or shades as not only do they provide darkness and privacy, but they also come in a variety of designs, making them an attractive piece of furniture. The following article will outline the different types of blinds available.

Venetian Blinds

The most common type of blinds that you will encounter is Venetian blinds. The blinds are comprised of horizontal slats that are connected together by string. By twisting a pole, the direction of the slats can be adjusted to let in more or less light. These blinds are typically made from one of the following materials: wood, aluminum or PVC.

Wood blinds are a great way to quickly add style and sophistication to virtually any window. In terms of style, wood blinds work best in plain rooms as they add detail and warmth. Most wood blinds come with 50mm slats.

Aluminum blinds usually have slim slats and are relatively cheap to buy. These blinds are incredibly flexible and available in an array of colors, making them work well in a variety of environments.

PVC blinds are really versatile type of blinds that will perform well in a range of rooms, even a bathroom. These blinds are great value for money as they are very durable.

Vertical Blinds

As their name suggests, vertical blinds are comprised of vertical slats. Due to their design, vertical designs work best on patio doors or against large windows as they are more practical than having oversized venetian blinds.

Honeycomb Blinds

Honeycomb blinds are made of stacked solid fabric and, side on, they look like honeycomb, hence their name. As the honeycomb design means that these blinds retain air, they are excellent for insulation. These blinds are soft and available in a variety of colors and patterns which makes them a popular choice for children’s rooms.