Different Types of Cheap Blinds
Cheap window blinds can be hard to choose. There is just plain cheap which are ideal for holiday houses and investment properties and then there are quality cheap blinds, the kinds that are on sale or that are from a good online site.
Venetian blinds (sometimes also called mini blinds or horizontal blinds) are made with dozens of horizontal slats. The slats can be tilted to adjust the amount of light that is let through and can also be hoisted to a bunch at the top of the window to leave the window clear. Good cheap venetian blinds are aluminum blinds and faux wood blinds. They are extremely easy to clean and range in sizes from 1/2″ to 2″ slats. Cheap wooden blinds can also be purchased although while giving you a classier look these are more expensive than their aluminum and faux wood counterparts.
Vertical blinds are attached to runners on a rail at the top of the window or door. The vertical slats that make up the blind can be tilted to adjust light flow or slid along to bunch at one end. Cheap vertical blinds can be found in most curtains and blinds stores. Custom sizes can be made for your window length out of fabric.
Cheap roller blinds are usually made out of fabric; roller blinds are set on a recoil system that allows them to roll back up into a cylinder. The material thickness will decide how much light is let into the room. Thin material is great for blocking direct sunlight while allowing enough light into the room so that ceiling lights and lamps can be left off. Cheap bamboo blinds with one side vinyl (known as blackout blinds) are a great way to add some style to your room and at the same time block out a lot of light.
Another type of roller blinds is outdoor blinds. Made from clear PVC, this type of blind is ideal for patios and verandahs. It blocks out wind and rain while still giving you the view from your deck and allowing plenty of light in.
As the cord is pulled on a roman blind, the blind folds up to a bunch at the top. Roman blinds look great down and ever better when hoisted up. Roman blinds are a much classier choice then venetian blinds. They are usually made out of fabric or bamboo.
That’s it, the four main blind types out there. See my article on which blind is right for you for help on deciding the right blind.