3 Of The Most Popular Types of Blinds Used for Windows

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Whether you live in an apartment, or you have a house in the suburbs of a big city, or a lonely cabin in the woods, a little privacy is always necessary and you know what, window blinds are the best solution for this. Window blinds are growing in popularity and are an integral part of interior design for any home. They can be used in any room in the house, such as bathrooms, living room, kitchen, bedroom, etc.

Window blinds consist of individual thin strips of plastic, fiber, wood, or metal that can be easily adjusted, folded, and flipped. The customization of blinds is limitless, just imagine a design and you will get the same installed in your home and enhance its elegance. Here are the 3 most popular blinds options you can select for your home.

Most famous types of blinds:

Vertical Blinds For Windows

These are vertical lengths of fabric that are attached to a sliding rail at the top and controlled with a plastic rod or chain. Vertical blinds are a sequence of vertical slats/planks often made of metal or plastic that hangs with a trail. The rod tilts the pieces of fabric and the chain retracts them completely.

Vertical blinds have individual slats that run the entire length of a rail at the top of the shade. Reliant on the style, vertical blinds open side by side or open from the middle. The vertical design of this type of blinds allows the user to let in as much light as they want.

They also help to create more privacy in a room. These window blinds are a well-known selection for backyard doors and tall windows. But they can also be used on smaller windows. Vertical blinds are ideal for adding privacy control to your home in seconds. One more thing, vertical blind installation is also very easy.

Panel Window Blinds

Panel blinds are a variety of vertical blinds, the main difference being that panel blinds have much wider slats along their track, typically two to three times the width of traditional vertical blinds. These are another good option for extra large patio doors and windows.

The additional measurement of the slats in width makes panel blinds look more elegant and less commercial-ish than vertical blinds, particularly since they are much less generic than vertical blinds.

These come with several advantages including;

  • Soft fabrics are used
  • Easy to clean
  • Often cheaper than other options
  • Panel blinds are inexpensive

In contrast to vertical blinds, these blinds normally only have four wider pieces rather than many thin planks/slates. These are also used for large glass doors and are most often fitted to rear sliding doors. These panel blinds do not incline or rotate but slide together to let light into the room. Panel blinds can be moved in any direction and can even be split in half.

The Venetian Blinds

Venetian blinds are the most famous type of blinds. Venetian blinds are made up of horizontal slats which can be plastic, metal, or wood depending on the style you are looking for. These blinds feature horizontal/flat planks that are knotted with cords or strips of fabric called ribbons. As the Venetian blinds are raised, the lower slat is pressed against the upper slat.

They are hung utilizing bands of ribbon or ropes using which all the slats can be turned. This means that the Venetians are very good at controlling light, as you can either close them completely, pass some light through the slats, or pull them up to let the light in completely. These blinds also can tilt to control the amount of incoming light.

Difference Between The Window Blinds And Window Shades:

There are many types of window covering options that can be used in your home, but many people often use the words blinds or shades reciprocally. This is not completely accurate and can be quite confusing when purchasing new window covering options for your home. There are a few main distinctions between blinds and shades:


Blinds come in a range of different types, styles, materials, and sizes. All blinds have individual slats, which are adjusted up and down.


Shades are also available in various representations, materials, and sizes. In contrast to blinds, they are made from a single piece of material rather than individual planks and mostly follow the vertical action for opening and closing.