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Different Kinds of Blinds and Shades

Sep 3, 2008
Window shades refer to any window covering meant to hide the interior of the home from the view of passersby (thus, the use of the word 'blind'). Depending on the material and mechanism involved, they can also be an effective means of controlling the amount of sunlight that enters a room.

Talking about the most favored window blinds, it can be claimed that the hottest ones to rule the market are the outdoor blinds. They are manually operated blinds and are the perfect ones to prevent the rain and wind from spoiling your outdoor fun and entertainment. They also offer a natural and exotic look and are indeed a great way to add casual and textured good looks to almost any kind of home decor.

Unlike slat blinds, solid blinds have no mechanism to allow light to pass through it. They hang over the window to keep out light completely and can be pulled or rolled up to clear the window. There are several kinds of solid blinds, including roller shades (also known as Holland blinds), pull-down shades, pleated fabric shades, and Roman shades.

Vertical blinds have slats made of plastic, metal or stiffened fabric hanging from a track on its one end. The horizontal slats has a 90 degrees rotation for allowing light to pass or can be fold up to either side of the window or doors. They also called as track blinds.

Wood blinds that are woven have slats made of decorative bamboo, wood or other woven natural material with a colored yarn, simple string or other materials having decorations almost similar to a solid blind. This blinds are roll up or fold up for light adjustments. Woven wood blinds are affordable shutters alternatives, energy efficient and has a greater control over lights.
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