18 Types of blinds you can put in your home: Which one to choose?
Blinds are famous for being a cheap, eye-catching and practical alternative for dressing your windows. But... Did you know that there are different types of blinds?! Yes, yes, depending on their function, their design or their location. In other words, there is an ideal model for everyone. That's why today we're going to explain which ones you can choose from. Because you need to know the characteristics of each one to make the right purchase. So pay attention.
What is a blind?
Of course, it is worth explaining what a blind is before describing the different types of blinds:
A blind is a curtain that retracts and extends vertically. Thanks to its opening system, it allows you to adjust the amount of light that enters the home. Its mechanism can be roll-up or folding. It stands out for being more practical and functional than a common curtain. In addition, it is quite easy to clean (either with a damp cloth or in the washing machine).
Today, blinds are available in a wide range of colours, patterns, textures and designs.
Different types of blinds
The different types of blinds are designed to meet different needs. Get to know the characteristics of each one and find out which model best suits your home:
These are the most popular blinds. They feature an intuitive mechanism for winding or unwinding of your fabric, when using a chain link. They come in two types:
Roller blinds with guides
Result ideal for attics.
Its ends are fitted with side guides, which force the fabric to unfold, even if the window is tilted.
The latest in the world of blinds. They allow you to look outside, guaranteeing plenty of natural light. Thanks to their micro-perforation, you can choose your degree of openness. They are available in polyester, PVC, fibreglass blindsetc. Among the advantages of the screen blindsThe fact that they do not require cleaning, as they repel dust and are antibacterial.
"The screen blinds keep out UV rays, heat and cold".
Pachetto blind (Roman blind)
This blind consists of a fabric, a top stop and a simple set of cord anchored at the bottom, which crosses over a set of stitched earrings. As it lacks rods, the fabric is collected in the form of waves.
Pros? It is quite flat, occupying little spaceThe downside? Its lifespan is three times shorter than that of other types of blinds.
It is usually made of linen, by the way. So it goes well with rustic or ibicencan decorations.
The Japanese panel is actually a combination of multiple roller blinds (top) and counterweight rods (bottom). They "flow" overlapping each other on different parallel rails, giving rise to a wide horizontal range.
We recommend it for large sliding doors.
Folding or rod blind
It has been in use for decades. You can tell it apart because when you close it, the fabric will fold up. accordion-style. Symmetrical and proportional, providing an orderly feel to the room.
Advantages? Used to be tough (being good insulator Disadvantages? Maintenance is more cumbersome than for screen models.
They are similar to packet blinds, although they have a ribbon that gathers the fabric vertically. Thus, the sobreabundance of tissue is up to four times the size of the blind. We like them for children's rooms with a "fairytale" touch.
Not all blinds are made of fabric, there are also blinds made of slats. These can be made of plastic, aluminium, etc. Their greatest advantage is their manoeuvrability, because slat blinds are the easiest to install.
Types of blinds depending on the location
Depending on where you want to install your curtain, we distinguish between the following types of blinds (which you can find in our online shop):
- Blinds for balcony and terrace enclosures
- Living room blinds
Incidentally, there are also children's blinds. In case you are looking for one for your child's room.
Types of blinds according to the amount of light they let through
It is also worth mentioning that there are translucent roller blinds (provide bright light even if they cover the windows) and opaque roller blinds (offering total absence of light and maximum privacy). The latter is also called black out.
Double blind: day and night
The night and day blind consists of horizontal stripes of different opacities. They are more expensive, as they serve a dual function, being suitable for both day and night.
What type of blind should I buy?
As you have seen, the market offers quite a lot of types of blinds. Each one has been made to meet a need in your family. Therefore, it is up to you to choose one or the other. However, if you need help with your choice, you can contact our technicians, we will be happy to help you!