Vertical window blinds are louvred blinds with slats that run vertically. This is why they're sometimes known as vertical venetian blinds, because they have the same slatted style, but the louvres run vertically (top to bottom) instead of horizontally (side to side).
Very basically, Venetian blinds are horizontal blinds, and are often named thus, vertical blinds are straight, top to bottom blinds. Venetian blinds are moved up and down using a pulling mechanism; as the blinds go up, the slats will neatly stack one on top of the other.
Vertical blinds are comprised of fabric vertical slats, weighted at the bottoms, that open either to one side or parted in the middle. Like Venetian blinds, vertical blinds can be tilted using a wand or strings to adjust the lighting and privacy of the room.
Vertical blinds continue to remain in style and popular in homes for a number of reasons. While they made their peak appearance in the 80's and 90's as a style choice, today they continue to dominate because they are so extremely versatile.
Zebra Shades are a very modern alternative to a horizontal blind. Zebra Shades are Roller shades that allow you to transition between sheer and privacy. The blinds can be adjusted so that the 3" zebra stripes line up-offering privacy, light control, and insulation.
Venetian blinds are more expensive on average than roller blinds, but the trade-off here is that you have a higher degree of control over filtering (rather than just blocking) light, which may be important if you want to retain the natural light to a room without glare.
Many vertical blinds are made with synthetic polyester fabric, which is durable, fade-resistant and easy to clean. As a man-made material, polyester is constructed with fibers that do not break down as easily as natural cotton, silk or wool.
Horizontal blinds are much less likely to expose the interior of your home or business. They're ideal for tall and narrow windows. Just as vertical blinds are perfect for wide windows and sliding glass doors, horizontal blinds are more practical for tall and narrow windows due to their design and construction.
Wooden blinds are often referred to as Venetian blinds which also have horizontal slats, one above another. Venetian blinds are basic slatted blinds made of metal, plastic or wooden slats.
This means that pleated, roman and even roller blinds are technically horizontal blinds. But generally speaking when people talk about horizontal blinds, they really mean venetian blinds. That's because venetian blinds have similar louvres to vertical blinds, they just hang across instead of down.
How durable are aluminium Venetian blinds? Aluminium Venetian blinds are waterproof, won't rust or warp, and are very robust even when operated twice daily for years and years. If you manhandle their slats though, they might bend or dent; but operationally, they're highly reliable.
Venetian blinds are the most popular style of blinds. They are horizontal blinds featuring horizontal slats that attach with string or strips of cloth known as tapes. As Venetian blinds are raised, the bottom slat is pressed into the slat above it.
The most popular types of blinds for 2021 include roller blinds, and faux wood blinds and real wood blinds, generally in shades of white (yes, there are shades of white, see also: magnolia paint) and grey.
You have probably heard this name. These are quite popular. They have horizontal slats that are put together using a string or a cloth tape. They are raised upwards.
Vertical louvre blinds
All vertical blinds are louvred, usually with wide slats that can be angled for different levels of light and air control. Vertical louvred blinds are particularly popular for larger windows, as well as being a popular style for patio or french door blinds.
Rigid PVC Vertical Blinds are easy to clean and water resistant so perfect for kitchens and bathrooms. The high-quality PVC fabric creates complete blackout when the slats are closed, giving fantastic privacy. With no weights or chains, these PVC blinds are super sleek creating a stylish and contemporary finish.
Roman blinds are made from fabric that is designed to pleat when raised. The blinds are constructed by mounting slats, which are connected to cords, into the back of a fabric panel. When the blind is lifted, the cords pull the slats together and force the blind to fold into pleats.
Roman blinds are generally more expensive than roller blinds so if you are looking for a touch of luxury and not looking to redecorate regularly then roman blinds are a great option.
It comes down to personal taste, but some would argue that these shades look “cheap”, and they only come in a few color/style varieties. However, for others, the simple and clean appearance of honeycomb shades is part of the appeal. Honeycomb shades go well with other modern or minimalistic design elements.
Venetian blinds in general tend to be cheaper than Roman but as mentioned previously, it depends on the type of material you choose. They tend to collect more dust as there are numerous slats so therefore require more frequent cleaning than the Roman blind.
Banded shades—also known as layered, dual or zebra shades—are made with alternating sheer and light-blocking fabric bands. For the light-blocking bands, you can specify either light-filtering or room darkening, which affect room lighting differently when the shade is in the closed position.
They're streamlined, provide clean visuals and complement the shape of any window. They're also easy to operate, maintain, come in a range of fabrics, and don't take up much space. Available in a range of rich colours, zebra blinds are one of the biggest home improvement products in 2020.
Silhouette® Window Shadings have unique S-shaped vanes that float between two sheer panels to beautifully diffuse the light into your room and, when the vanes are tilted, lets you block the outside world's view into your home.