10 Types of Blinds to Consider for Your Home

Not sure which window treatments are right for you? Check out these different types of blinds to determine which are best for your needs.

Are you looking to buy new blinds for your home?

Blinds can really help bring the overall look of a room together. However, you’ll soon find when shopping for blinds that they come in a variety of materials, sizes, colors, and types?

How on earth are you supposed to know which ones to choose?

Choosing the right blinds starts with understanding all of your options. Read on to learn about 10 types of blinds to consider for your home.

1. Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds are blinds that run, you guessed it vertically.

These blinds are made of a fabric material that helps with light and privacy control. While they can be used for smaller windows, most people prefer them for patio doors or floor to ceiling windows.

2. Venetian Blinds

Venetian blinds are considered the most popular style of blinds.

These blinds are made of horizontal slats which you can tilt to control lighting and privacy. They come with a cord to lift and lower them. Venetian blinds are also known for being very easy to clean.

3. Mini/Micro Blinds

Mini blinds are very similar to micro blinds in that they too feature horizontal slats.

However, they are not as thick as Venetian blinds. Their slats are usually around 1 inch thick.

Micro blinds are an even tinier version of mini blinds, with slats measuring about a half inch thick.

4. Wooden Blinds

Wooden blinds can look great in a home that has rustic decor. They make great additions to bedrooms, living rooms, and dining rooms.

You can also easily customize your wooden blinds with a wide selection of paint colors and stains.

5. Roman Blinds

Made of materials like seagrass or jute, Roman shades provide a classic look to your home.

However, because they fold into themselves when raised, a large stack of fabric will be present at the top when completely rolled up, meaning a portion of the window will always be covered.

6. Roller Blinds

Roller shades roll up like a tube at the top (similar to wrapping paper), and they are great for all rooms of the house.

This is one of your most versatile options for blinds, and they often come with additional features like thermal or blackout lighting.

7. Solar Blinds

Similar to roller shades, solar shades work to eliminate the amount of light entering a room.

They are basically like sunglasses for your windows, and they can significantly help reduce heating costs.

8. Smart Blinds

You’ll feel like you hopped into a science fiction novel with these blinds.

These blinds sync with your smartphone app and can be remotely controlled to open and close at certain times during the day.

9. Pleated Blinds

Pleated blinds form an accordion-like pattern that can either be raised or lowered.

Pleated blinds are another type of blind that have great thermal efficiency.

10. Panel Blinds

Panel blinds are another type of blind that is very popular with large windows and patio doors.

Their sections move along a track, allowing you to open and close them with ease.

Types of Blinds: Wrap Up

Now that you know the different types of blinds available, your decision-making process will be much easier.

If you have questions about any of these types of blinds, or how to choose the right ones for your home, please do not hesitate to contact us today.  

For all of your window treatment needs Blinds & Shades By Martha can help call now (954) 338-7769

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