Blinds can come in a wide range of styles and shapes, and their vertical and horizontal slats are what best distinguishes them. Some blinds also come with sheer fabric that overlay their structure to increase the level of privacy while it’s open. Blinds can be made from genuine wood, bamboo, vinyl, aluminum, and more.
Sometimes blinds are compared to shutters because of the has louvers. It is important to note that shutters are different; an easy way to differentiate between the two is to think of blinds as hard window treatments and shades as soft window treatments. In addition, blinds can be pulled across a window to stack towards the sides, whereas shades are designed to operate on a continuous roll to cover a large swath of a window opening.