Blinds are one of the most popular types of window coverings for home owners. They are easy to get use, and they give you the privacy you need, while letting in just the right amount of light you want for the situation. They also come in a wide variety of styles and types so that you can have the perfect type of blinds for your style and decorating theme. Blinds are made of several different types of material, depending on the type you choose. Blinds can make a room look casual or dressy, so if you are in the market for some new window treatments and considering blinds for your window coverage, take a look at the following ten different types of blinds for 2018 to help you decide which ones would work best for your home.
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These are the most popular choice of blinds due to their versatility, easy maintenance and classic blinds look. They come in a variety of materials, from aluminum, to wood, and plastic. Attached by strings, these vertical slats raise up or down to open or close when you pull the string. They are easy to install on a window and are very cost efficient for those who don’t have a big budget for window coverage. You can also get Ventians in a variety of colors, especially the aluminum or plastic ones. These are easy maintenance blinds that usually just require a little regular dusting, and sometimes a damp rag to wipe dirt or other spots off.
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These are long, individual pieces of material that hang vertically from the top of the window, towards the ground. Although you can find vertical blinds for regular sized windows, these are the most common type of blinds found on sliding doors, or big, tall windows. By the pull of a cord, the blinds slide open to one end of the window. These too, are found in different materials, and even different patterns, to add a little personal touches to your room. Vertical blinds can also add a casual look or elegant touch to a room, depending on the color, material and style of blinds you choose.
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Made of cloth, pleated shades can roll up or down to the height you want and need, depending on the amount of light you want to let in. If you want it to cover the whole window, just lower the shade all the way, or leave it part way up for a half-covered look. These are highly affordable, classy, easy to install and will give your room a very sophisticated, and modern look and feel to your room. These are commonly seen in living rooms and bedrooms, and are easy to install, for those who like to do projects themselves.
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Rolling shades are known for really blocking out the light. You can find these shades in a variety of materials, and how much light you want blocked, will play a role in what type you buy. You can get these in semi-opaque, semi-sheer, or blackout material for complete darkness in a room. The rolling shades open and close just the way the name describes, by rolling up or down. Choose a design style that will really work with your design theme of your room and your furniture to give your room an overall complete look. These are shades that are known to really warm up a room, so if stylish and easy to use and install are what you are looking for, rolling shades might work in your home.
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5. Roman Blinds
Roman blinds open in a stacked-type feature that almost looks puckered. They are smooth and straight when they are closed, and these are one of the more classy and elegant types of blinds you’ll find. You simply pull the cord and watch the bottom of the blind begin to lift, and stop when you have adjusted the right amount of light in the room. This type of blind gives good window coverage and can help keep a lot of light out when let out all the way out.
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Honeycomb shades not only help to keep sunlight out, but they can also help to keep the room warm by adding a bit of insulation to the window. These are known for helping home owners to cut down on their electric bill. The honeycombs are also referred to as cellular shades. You can find these in two basic types of material, the paper or cloth shades, as well as a variety of types of the cell so that you can choose the best ones for your home, your style and needs.
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7. Sheer Shades
These are soft-looking shades that will allow you to adjust the amount of light you want in a room, but they are a bit more on the sheer side, as opposed to others that can give more light coverage. These work best in rooms where you want a soft, elegant and warm look since they are light in appearance. If you love the look of a soft, country style room, or warm and cozy, these are a great look.
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8. Solar Shades
The news about the sun’s harmful rays has many people looking for ways to lessen their time exposed to them, even in their home. With solar shades, you can help protect your family from solar rays making their way in through the windows. These are unique ad classy, but they also serve the purpose of blocking out the UV rays, as well as giving you heat and glare protection. Another bonus from these shades is the energy efficiency you’ll get when you use these in your home.
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The outdoor blinds work on outdoor windows that are continuously exposed to high, heavy heat and weather elements through the years. These are heavy duty blinds and are made of durable materials to last over time, no matter what they endure. These blinds will help to protect your home from harsh sunlight, even rain, from getting in and damaging the interior of your home. Despite the retractable blinds’ big protection, these are actually quite thin, which is why they give your home a classy appearance and will help to enhance the look of your outdoor living space.
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10. Zebra Blinds
The Zebra blinds are uniquely innovated to help you in a couple areas, one is to give your home a beautiful, modern look. The other is to help block out light that filters in through a lot of other blinds’ fabric. These use a different method of blocking out light by the use of a zebra-like pattern of overlapping layers of fabric. You will be able to choose from a variety of colors and patterns so that you can match your style and tastes.