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Popular Types Of Blinds Explained

When you are looking to obtain some blinds for your home, you are probably considering all the weird and wonderful options available to you. Of course, it may come as no surprise that there are many different types of blinds these days, which does not make your choice any easier.

Since there are many blinds to consider for your home, Spotlight has created a guide to help you get familiar with the most popular ones and their benefits. So, when in doubt about the blinds for your home, be sure to check out our useful overview below.

What Are Vertical Blinds?

Vertical blinds are a popular choice for almost any kind of window or door. These blinds are characterised by their vertical slats, this opposed to other types of blinds where the slats run horizontally.

While you will find applications for vertical blinds inside the home, usually around the patio area, these kinds of blinds are predominantly used in office environments due to their easy operation and their slightly formal appearance.

What Are Venetian Blinds?

If you are looking for the most popular types of blinds, you have now found them. Venetian blinds are still the most popular blinds in existence. They are characterised by horizontal slaps, which are attacked to one another and the header through the use of cloth or string.

Venetian blinds allow natural light to come in and still provide a lot of privacy even when they are opened, this due to the fact that the bottom slat pushes onto the slat above it. Because of the privacy feature, you will find a lot of these venetian blinds in the front of people's homes.

What Are Mini Blinds?

Even though they have acquired a specific name, mini blinds are nothing more than Venetian blinds. Since they work by the same principle, you can expect the same privacy benefits associated with Venetian blinds.

We do need to mention that there is a small difference between traditional Venetian blinds and the mini blinds, more specifically the width of the slats. Mini blinds are considerably smaller in width, this makes them extremely suitable for smaller windows.

In some cases, homeowners obtain mini blinds that do not cover the entirety of the window, but about ¾, of the window. Naturally, when you get mini blinds for this purpose, it is more for decorative reasons opposed to getting more privacy.

What Are Micro Blinds?

Most homeowners believe the mini blinds are the smallest option out there, but they are actually not. In fact, micro blinds are the smallest option, this does not relate to their width, but the thickness of the slats.

Micro blinds will fit in any type of interior, since they come in a variety of colours and finishes. Of course, those who love a little more detail in their home, this includes styles such as traditional and rustic, will find that micro blinds suit their home like a glove.

What Are Panel Blinds?

There is a small percentage of homeowners who do not like blinds, mainly because they can be difficult to get dust-free every week. If this is one of the reasons why you have not obtained them in the past, we urge you to look at panel blinds.

Panel blinds are considerably larger and sturdier than the other blinds mentioned today. They are installed vertically and can move up and down a track or rail. Panel blinds can be a suitable option for larger windows and go really well alongside some patio doors.

What Are Pleated Blinds?

Do you prefer a little decorative accent on your blinds or curtains? If so, it could be a good idea to look at pleated blinds. You can recognise pleated blinds by their accordion-like pattern, which can be moved up and down as preferred.

With pleated blinds, we do need to mention they are usually made from more flexible materials such as fabric and paper. Therefore, they can be more difficult to clean than traditional blinds. So, if you are considering pleated blinds for your home, you must make sure they are protected against pet hair.

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