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what are the different types of window blinds??


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Blinds, which are being much preferred over curtains these days, come in 14 different types:


1. Vertical Blinds: These blinds have individual slats which run along a track at the top of a blind. Depending on the design, vertical blinds either open from either side, or part in the middle. They make floor to ceiling windows really attractive.

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2. Venetian Blinds: These are the most popular type of blinds. Venetian Blinds have horizontal slats which open from bottom to top.

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3. Mini Blinds: They operate like venetian blinds, but the width of their slats is smaller than venetian blinds.

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4. Micro Blinds: The slats in these blinds are even smaller than mini blinds.

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5. Panel Blinds: They are popularly used for patio doors. The sections in these blinds move along a track side by side.

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6. Pleated Shades: These shades have pleats forming an accordion like pattern, which closes and opens, and hence the blinds can be raised and lowered. They are made from fabric or paper.

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7. Cellular Shades: They look like pleated shades and the fabric is also same as them. These shades have pockets which capture heat or cold and provide insulation.

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8. Roman Shades: They are traditional shades made from jute. It opens up like a venetian blind –opening up into itself.

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9. Roller Shades: These shades, made up of natural or synthetic fabrics, can be rolled up or down according to your convenience.

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10. Tie-up shades: They are in between a shade and a curtain. Ranging from a broad types of materials, these shades can be tied up in the middle.

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11. Solar Shades: The main purpose of these shades is to reduce sunlight and UV rays in the room. Their design is much like roller shades.

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12. Outdoor Shades: They are made up of hard materials, which are often weather resistant. They reduce the sunlight from outside, and hence are most commonly used in patios and decks.

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13. Skylight Shades: They also have insulating properties and are available in roller, pleated and cellular variants.

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14. Smart Blinds: They are a part of smart home technology, and are becoming increasingly common. They sync with a smartphone application, which can be operated by an individual, as well as a group.  

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