Types of Window Blinds Available

Panel blinds are becoming popular for shading solutions for large windows, patio doors and sliders. They provide a sleek and contemporary look for most decors. Panel blinds can also be a stylish room divider and they are available in a diverse range of colors and fabrics. Window blinds or panel blinds are unique because they come with wide panels that reflect the sunlight and can keep a room cooler, saving homeowners on their utility bills.

When you open these types of blinds, the panels stack neatly behind one another allowing maximum light into the room during the spring and fall months. Closing the panels creates privacy and controls the amount of light into the room.

Venetian blinds have many advantages, privacy, style and the ability to raise or lower the blinds to control the amount of sunlight into a room. Venetian blinds offer the following features:

  • contemporary appearance
  • ease of installation
  • you don’t need to drill hose into windows or doors
  • controls sunlight
  • increases privacy
  • improved insulation
  • can be removed for cleaning

Vertical blinds offer a similar light control function compared to Venetian blinds. Light can be continuously varied while providing a degree of privacy to any room in your home or office.

Pleated blinds can be custom made to match rectangular windows, skylights or awkward shaped windows. Pricing is similar to ordinary fitted pleats, but offer a higher degree of quality and style, which will add a more professional and increase your home’s value.

Roller blinds are available in a wide variety of fabrics, colors and designs. Many designs are available with different textures like sculptured for example. This brings a new look into any room which is pleasing to the eye and gives a more fashionable appearance. Roller blinds can be fitted to most types of windows.

Cellular shades are designed to soften any room by adding the right amount of sunlight. They have a nice visual appearance even when the shades are left in full-sun position. Cellular shades are sometimes called honey comb shades because of the type of design associated with this type of shade. The honey comb effect allows light into a room but also keeps the heat of the sun out, a great choice for windows that have a southern exposure. Cellular shades are very affordable and popular with most homeowners.  You can buy them in almost any color, sales for this type of window shade is on the rise in the United States.

Faux wood blinds are cheaper compared to real wood treatments and they are easier to clean and they don’t fade or warp in high humidly environments. Some faux window blinds do look cheap, but many brands are available that look just like real wood.

Wood blinds are always very popular, a timeless classic that never seems to go out of style. Wood blinds will enhance any room because they have a superior look compared to faux blinds. Many homeowners are torn between purchasing real wood blinds or, “faux blinds.”