Window Blinds

For those planning to install window blinds in their house, the post talks about the types and material options available.

If you are looking for a classy way to cover your windows, there couldn’t be anything better than blinds. Blinds are highly functional and look great. The sheer number of types of blinds in the market could, however, make you a little intimidated. To help you choose right window blinds, we are discussing their types and materials in the post. Read on.

Vertical Blinds:

The most common and popular types of blinds, these have individual slats running along a track that’s present at the top of the blind. Vertical blinds can open side to side or part in the middle. If you want to cover ceiling windows or patio doors, vertical blinds make the right choice.

Venetian Blinds:

Venetian blinds are horizontal slats attached to strips of cloths or strings that are called tapes. Mostly, these types of blinds are made of plastic, metal or wood. They are ideal for sleek bathrooms and kitchen where the moisture content is often high. As these let the light pass through, Venetian blinds are perfect for home office.

Mini Blinds:

Similar to Venetian blinds concerning functioning, these have slats of lesser width than Venetian blinds. The maximum height of slats is 1” in most Venetian blinds.

Micro Blinds:

Micro blinds are even smaller than mini blinds. These have slats with a maximum of 1/2 inch thickness.

Panel Blinds:

If you are looking for blinds for patio doors, opt for panel blinds. They are also ideal to use in large size windows. Panel blinds have sections that move on the track when you open or close them.

Pleated Blinds:

Pleated blinds have a piece of pleated material that has an accordion-like pattern. These look similar to Venetian blinds, but cannot be adjusted side to side. Instead, these can be raised or lowered. Most of the manufacturers offer pleated blinds made of paper or fabric.

Roman Blinds:

These formal looking blinds are made from fabric. A pulley operates them. When raised, roman blinds fold to create wide horizontal plates. These blinds come with a myriad of choice of linings.

Roller Shades:

Roller shades are mostly made of natural fabric or synthetic material. Though roller shades come in different styles, all have the similar functionality – they roll up and down.

Types of Material: –

Wood Blinds:

If you are looking for an option that’s timeless, opt for wood blinds. These will add elegance to the decor. Wood blinds come in different shapes and stains and can be customized as per the buyer’s choice.

Faux Wood Blinds:

Faux wood blinds are durable and cost effective. They look similar to wood blinds but are more affordable. These are ideal to be used in space that is extremely hot or moist.

Aluminum Blinds:

Aluminum blinds are sleek, durable and easy to clean. If you want light and privacy control, these make the right choice.


When you have an idea of the options available in the market, it gets easy to zero-in on a blind that fits into requirement and budget. Make sure that you buy window blinds in India from a reputable manufacturer so that they last for a longer time and do justice to your space.

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  • Thank you so much for mentioning faux wood blinds and how cost-effective they are. The fact that they can be great for extremely hot areas makes them even more of an attractive option for a homeowner like me who lives in a place with unpredictable weather. Once I find a window blind provider in the area, I’ll make sure that I ask them for faux wood as a material.

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