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Discovering Different Types of Window Blinds

People are learning that they can enjoy lots of savings buying blinds when they know their options before shopping. Fortunately, we live in the Internet age and everything can be done right in your own home.


Aluminum blinds, specifically the 1-foot variety, are popularly used in business offices. Also known as minis, they are an affordable option for covering window, and they come in several colors too, white and gray being the most common.


Wood blinds, which are made of a lightweight wood called basswood and of oriental hardwoods, are very stylish and can blend in with any interior design theme.

Faux Wood

Faux woods are a composite of PVC or plastic and some type of wood, and they are very popular mainly because they’re durable and quite easy to clean. Because they don’t warp easily, they’re preferred for areas where there is a lot of moisture. However, they have a tendency to be heavy, which could become a problem for bigger windows.


Vertical blinds are often made of plastic and are in the 3.5-foot size, but blinds of this size may also be constructed with faux wood. Vertical blinds are best for sliding glass doors, fairly durable and more lightweight than most people expect. Additionally, they are warp-resistance and are quite easy to clean.

If you’re more inclined to want one of those roll-up blinds, there are more choices for you. A lot of these things allow varying levels light to come through and are made with different looks too. They can give your home a one-of-a-kind appeal instead of the usual slatted approach.

Bamboo and woven woods are the in thing these days when it comes to window coverings, and they’re a good way to lend your home some style. They’re made with a ton of different varieties of wood, with so many earth tones for your choosing.

Popular nowadays as well are honeycombs or cellulars, which are essentially poly-cotton fabric treated for stain resistance. If you need insulation help or you want to keep that UV light out, this one is just right for you. These treatments also let you adjust the level of transparency, letting you decide how much light you want.

Finally, you also have rollers which you can open by rolling up the shades on a cylinder running all the way up. These treatments are sold in vinyl, cloth and sheer weave material.

In the end, there lots of choices awaiting you out there, all depending on your preferences, your personal taste and of course, your needs.

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