Top 5 Types of Blinds

January 9, 2022

Here at Design Your Blinds, we provide a massive range of window blind types to commercial andresidential properties of all types. In this blog entry, our window treatment installation experts will detail the top five types of blinds that we commonly install.

Venetian Blinds

Venetian blinds can be made of faux wood, real wood, or aluminum. They have a headrail at their upper half which houses the control mechanism, and sometimes have a decorative valance. Venetian blinds have controls for tilting the slats, as well as raising and lowering them. They’re affordable, offer a high amount of light control, but aren’t quite blackout blinds.

Roller Blinds

Roller blinds are often made of fabric, and come with a single or double roller. Double roller blinds often come with a glare reducing voile layer and a blackout layer. A unique form of roller blind is day and night blinds, also known as zebra blinds. Day and night blinds have a weave of blackout and voile strips mixed together. Roller blinds come in a wide range of different fabrics, patterns, colors, and light filtration options. A great fabric choice for roller blinds is flame resistant, waterproof, easily cleaned PVC. They offer fantastic light control, but due to their wrapping around a roller, can warp over time if constructed of cheap fabric. However, roller blinds usually boast incredibly sturdy construction.

Roman Blinds

Roman blinds are luxurious, often being made of thick fabric, and have hidden rods sewn inside that creates equal folds that unfold from the upper half of the window when the cord is pulled. The blinds don’t wrap around rollers, are available in a massive variety of colors, textures, and fabrics, and can even come in thermal resistance or blackout varieties. Roman blinds are great for cold environments, and can make your property much more energy efficient. They aren’t ideal for wet environments like bathrooms and kitchens, but when installed properly, can upgrade the aesthetic flair of almost any interior.

Pleated Blinds

Pleated blinds are made of fabric that folds open and closed, and is often available in both cellular and honeycomb patterns. Pleated blinds utilize tabs to open and shut rather than a cord, making them a safe choice for households or businesses that house children or small animals. They’re a popular and modern window treatment choice perfect for clean and minimalist environments.

Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds are designed similarly to venetian blinds, but are vertical rather than horizontal. They have two cords on their side that help to slide the blidn vanes to the side across their headrail – and they are connected by lower positioned chains. Vertical blinds come in very thin fabric, and overlap fantastically – being available in both dimming and full blackout iterations. Vertical blinds are ideal for large doors and windows – like sliding glass doors or french doors – and come in a wide range of colors.