The word ‘window’ comes from the Old Norse word ‘vindauga’, a combination of words that refer to ‘wind’ and ‘eye’. True to the word, windows act as the eyes of every structure because it allows people inside to see what’s on the outside. Add to this the fact that windows also act both passage for blocker of wind. Windows are also perfect for letting light in, however, there are times when you want to reduce the light coming in or totally keep the room dark on the inside. You can definitely enhance the level of privacy and safety at home by installing blinds, shutters, or shades to your windows. Blinds offer you control over the volume of light you want in a room. It also provides some amount of protection against theft because it shields your valuables from the clear view of the outside world. And because there are so many various types of blinds to choose from, you do not have to abandon style for function and security. Let us take a look at some of them.
Venetian blinds are perhaps the most common of all the different types of blinds, and for good reason. This type of window blind is perfect for any enclosure and for any purpose. They are made from flat horizontal slates that are connected to one another. They are designed with a system that allows users to rotate the slates in order or fully close them. These slates can also be raised entirely up which leaves the windows totally open. This setting allows maximum amount of light to come into the room. Besides being very practical, there are Venetian blind designs that are very stylish and particularly versatile which makes them the perfect accessories to most home types.
Roman blinds are the kind that you usually see in offices and other public structures. However, as of late, more and more in residential homes have started installing Roman blinds. One advantage of these blinds is that they can appear as beautiful as full length drapes especially when they have completely pulled down. A lot of people mistake Roman blinds for elegant drapes. Roman blinds form horizontal folds when lifted up, which makes them even more attractive to look at.
A lot of people consider vertical blinds as the most elegant pick when it comes to blinds. The reason behind this is because vertical blinds are totally different from all other kinds of window blinds. Just like Venetian blinds, they can be set to completely block out the light coming from the outside, but they can also be rotated to allow a sufficient amount of light to get in. Rotating them can form a structure that is perpendicular to the windows. Nevertheless, vertical blinds have one disadvantage – they would not work on windows that are closed and opened on the inside.
One other popular type of window blind is the roller blind. They last long, they can also be lifted up, and tbey have the capability to completely darken a room.