6 Common Types of Blinds You Can Use in Your Home

6 Common Types of Blinds You Can Use in Your Home

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In order to ensure that your windows and doors are well insulated from the weather, it’s best to install blinds. There are a number of different types of blind available, but it can be difficult to navigate the collection when you don’t know much about your choice. Here is some basic information on the various options, in the hopes that it makes your decision a little bit easier.

Vinyl Blinds

Make My Blinds explains that blinds are beautiful, versatile, and functional window treatments. One of the most sought-after blinds on the market are vinyl blinds.

When you install vinyl blinds in your home, you also need to install a lot of insulation between the vinyl and the wood. This helps to protect the wood from getting damaged, while giving you more insulation for your money.

Here are the advantages of installing vinyl blinds:

  • Affordable: Vinyl blinds can be as cheap as a few dollars per foot, which makes them one of the cheapest options available. 
  • Variety Of Colors: Vinyl blinds also come in a variety of colors, and many companies offer customization should you need it. This means that you can easily change the look of your blind to suit your preferences. 
  • Easy To Install: The biggest advantage of vinyl, however, is that it’s much easier to install than wood. When it comes to installation, it’s hard to beat the ease and efficiency of vinyl.
  • Insulation: If you want to protect your insulation from the sun, then you should choose vinyl blinds; they are very easy to insulate, since vinyl already has natural insulating properties.

Wood Blinds

So, you have finally decided to finally go for wooden blinds for your house, but do not know which is the best option: wood or faux wood? The debate around often comes down to the price, as both have competitive features. There are many benefits to using wooden blinds, such as the following:

  • Elegant: One of the best benefits of wooden blinds is that they are very elegant, and not something that you’ll find hard to match with the room. 
  • Easy to Clean: They can be easily cleaned with a damp cloth, thus adding to the beauty of your house and making it more hygienic. 
  • Promote Proper Ventilation: The fact that they are very light makes them ideal for places with poor ventilation. There is also a wide range of wooden blinds from which to choose, and you can get one that is made up of specific materials to promote good ventilation. 

Regardless of whether you ultimately decide to buy wood or faux wood blinds, one thing is for sure – you won’t be spoilt for choice! With so many companies on the market, like IWS Shutters & Blinds, you are sure to find the best blinds for your home. When you see them in all their glory, you will be glad that you went down the wooden blinds route.

Fabric Blinds

If you’ve been looking into purchasing new window treatments but haven’t found the right style yet, or if you have a window that’s just too plain and boring, you may want to consider investing in fabric blinds. These blinds are especially great for rooms that need a finishing touch, such as bedrooms, living rooms or even master bathrooms, and will upgrade your home.

The following are some of the benefits to choosing fabric blinds:

  • Fabric blinds are popular because of their versatility, and the fact that they give you maximum control over exactly how much light is allowed in. There are different varieties available, so that you can easily find the best fit for the design of your room.
  • They last longer, and will allow you to choose a shade that’s best for the specific area where you plan to use them. The specific shade can promote different lighting effects, and match the season.
  • If you plan on using window treatments to completely revamp the look of your home, you might consider investing in fabrics that bear additional accessories, such as drapes and valances; these will that much-needed flair to any design.

Vertical Blind 

Vertical blinds come in many different sizes and styles, which makes them ideal for all different types of windows. So, if you have double-hung windows, a vertical blind is the road you want to take.

This is the most popular type as it allows you to regulate how much light gets into the room and is the easiest to fit to a specific window. This type will often be more expensive than the horizontal options, but it offers superior control and versatility. If you have wood framed windows, this is the best option for controlling the amount of sunlight coming into your home.

Horizontal Blinds

If you have large windows, horizontal blinds may suit your home better; these will allow you to control the amount of light coming through better when you have larger windows. They also come in a variety of sizes and colors, so you can easily find the perfect color for your décor. If you have smaller windows, you may want to get a vertical type of blind that will open up on both sides, and let more light in. 

Roller Blinds

Another thing that you will want to consider is whether or not you want roller blinds or folding blinds. Rollers allow you to roll them up and out of the way when not in use, which is great if you have a lot of windows in a room. Folding blinds work the same way, except they will fold up to a smaller size at either side of the window, where they can rest neatly until you need them.


Now that you know about the various types of blinds you can use in your home, you may want to research in more detail about what each type is good for. No matter what type of blinds you want, there are plenty of options available to choose from; these include wood blinds, vertical blinds, vinyl blinds and more.

Blinds also come in different styles, so they can work with just about any type of décor. You can also find them in many different colors and patterns, depending on what suits your room. The more modern variations will often be a better option for a newer house, but whatever suits your personal style and preference will always be the way to go.


Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).


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  • It’s great to know that fabric blinds can last very long even if they’re made out of a very good-looking material. I had always assumed that these kinds of fixtures would easily break or tear as a trade-off to them being so good for aesthetics. Now that I’ve read your article, I’ll search around for any place that offers window coverings and have them get me some fabric blinds right away.

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  • Amazing Blog. Thanks for sharing. The six common types of blinds are vertical blinds, roller blinds, pleated blinds, Roman blinds, honeycomb blinds, and Venetian blinds. All of these types of blinds can be found at the hardware store and will help you achieve your desired look in your home.

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