The use of blinds while decorating a home or office adds elegance and convenience to its interiors. Blinds are used for both doors and windows although the use of the same in windows is more common. The general purpose of the usage of blinds is both for shielding the view of the interiors of a room of home or an office and at the same time to have greater control on allowing sunlight into the interior spaces according to the need. Blinds have an aesthetic value and add flavor to a room to make it even more visually appealing.
Blinds consist of several types each having a specific purpose that it is meant to serve. Vertical blinds, roman blinds, roller blinds, metal blinds, timber blinds and Venetian blinds are some of popular types of blinds are commonly used. Often the medium in which the slats of the blinds are made determine its name. Broadly blinds are made of fabric, wood, metal and plastic. The materials in which the blinds are made indicate the specific purpose it is meant to serve either privacy or shade. In other words apart from screening the view and providing privacy blinds also serve as light control apparatus. Depending on the way the blinds can be moved that is side ways as in the case of vertical blinds, rolled up or down as the roller blinds or moved up and down as shutters the sunlight can be controlled to illuminate the room or otherwise darken the same.
Blinds have the capacity of heat control also that is equally effective in both cold and hot climatic conditions. Depending on the material that is used blinds can retain the heat in a room under cold conditions and at the same protect unwanted exposure to sunlight in hot seasons or climatic conditions.