A to Z of The Different Types of Blinds: So Many Design Possibilities

Roman blinds, Venetian blinds, plastic, wooden, and metal blinds, where to even begin with the types of blinds available? Don't worry, we are here to help. There are so many types of blinds out there, so we have put together an A to Z list to sum it all up for you. Let's get started with an a-z list of the types of blinds you're going to come across!

Aluminum Blinds

A lightweight option that gives you the privacy and light control you need without breaking the bank. Find some aluminum blinds that have a quick-turn wand to make it easier when you want to tilt the slats. You can look for these types of blinds in a large assortment of colors for the perfect design.

Blackout Blinds

Give yourself the deep sleep that you deserve. Blackout blinds speak for themself and keep your room completely dark, no matter how late you went to sleep in. Crawl into your cozy pile of blankets and drift away into a peaceful sleep without worry of the morning sun.

Conservatory Blinds

In order to keep a proper conservatory warm in the winter months and fresh on hot summer days, you're going to need to look into the right types of blinds. Conservatory blinds are commonly made from thermal fabrics that make energy-saving easy.

Copper Blinds

Conservatory Blinds

I don't remember when copper features became so popular in house design, but I'm still super into it. I'm picturing a white kitchen with copper hardware details and matching copper blinds. Yes, please!

Cordless Blinds

It's hard to tell in the picture, but these blinds have no cord! Which, in my opinion, is what all blinds should be like. My parents have some in their house and with just a simple push I can open the blinds and let the light in. On the contrary, when the sun is gleaming on their TV and making it hard to see, I simply grab the blinds and pull them down. Don't you love it when things are easy?

Day-Night Blinds

Who doesn't want complete control over the light coming into their room each day? Not anyone I know! These blinds have the best of both worlds. Enjoy the sun throughout the day while still receiving privacy, and sleep well with the shaded blinds keeping things dark.

Door Blinds

A vertical blind that covers the entire door, top to bottom. These are the perfect blinds for sliding doors, french doors, or whatever kind of glass door you've got! No more worrying about throwing a bathrobe on when you get out of the tub. Strut your stuff in your own home!

Electric Blinds

Control your blinds straight from your cellphone. Electric blinds (or motorized blinds) can be controlled with a flip of a switch on a remote or on an app. Set the mood and impress your guest without even getting up from your romantic dinner for two.

Farmhouse Blinds

No matter the design of your house there are blinds out there for you. These neutral-toned blinds done in a Roman-style blend perfectly with the farmhouse look of the kitchen. Don't sacrifice style for functionality when you can have them both.

Faux Wood Blinds

Why would you want faux wood blinds over real wood blinds? Well, one reason might be the cost. You can typically find faux wood blinds at lower prices and in a wider variety of textures and colors. Faux wood is also moisture-resistant and you won't have to worry about fading, cracks, or chips over time.

(plexi)Glass Blinds

When curiosity caught me and I searched “glass blinds” on the internet, I wasn't expecting to find anything. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find that not only does it exist, but that it's totally awesome! It's not exactly glass though. Plexiglass is a glass alternative that is scratch-resistant and lighter than real glass.

Half Moon Blinds

They truly have found a solution for everything, haven't they? A clever DIY project to cover up even the most unique shape of window you might have in your home. These types of blinds can open and close just like an Egyptian hand fan.

Honeycomb Blinds

That honeycomb design actually has a pretty high-tec function. The cellular design creates pockets of air which slows down the exchange of heat, therefore, making it a great insulator. It will reduce the heat entering the house during the hot summer days, as well as keep hot air from leaving your home when it's cold outside. What more could you want?

Island Blinds

Bamboo blinds for the bohemian abode. A stylish option for blinds that will add a tropical and happy feeling. A pull on the cord rolls up the blinds so you can gaze upon the ocean tides, busy street, forest floor, or wherever you find yourself dreaming of.

Jute Wheat Blinds

Similar to the bamboo island blinds, the jute wheat blind is a woven masterpiece that is all about bringing texture to your design. A natural look that would work in numerous interior styles; a nautical bedroom, a farmhouse kitchen, or even a bohemian living room!

Korean Blinds

These types of blinds are also known as the Combi blind. They use the same ideas as the day and night blinds but in a more cost-effective manner. They are great for controlling light and have a roller design. Search for ones that have anti-dust technology to reduce cleaning time.

Lace Blinds

Now I know “lace blinds” sort-of sounds like an oxymoron but hear me out! If you are not really interested in fixing the light in your house (maybe it's already perfect) then you could be solely looking for design purposes. Well, delicate lace blinds are both charming and elegant and could be that last thing that pulls the whole look together.

Leather Blinds

Have you ever seen leather blinds before? I haven't! But what an interesting idea for a unique material that could work on blinds. Leather blinds would be an awesome feature to an office, a den, or maybe that work-in-progress man cave?

Linen Blinds

Linen blinds don't do the best job at blocking out the light unless you have a very thick (and probably expensive) linen. However, if you're like me, you don't do well in completely dark rooms anyway. It makes it impossible for me to get out of bed if I can't see a hope of light. In this instance, natural linen could do just the trick.

Micro Blinds

An energy-efficient blind with small slates that reduces light entering the room. Could be just what you're looking for to cover up that backdoor window and keep the nosy neighbors out of your business.

Nursery Blinds

When picking out types of blinds for the nursery, you're going to want something that works and something that's safe. If there's a window in baby's reach, you definitely don't want them gnawing on a toxic plastic, or cutting themself on metal. A soft fabric blind in a Roman-style is just what you're looking for.

Office Blinds

Give your office a much-needed makeover and get those raggedy curtains out of there. A sophisticated blind that allows you to control the light as you are working, is key to a successful workday. If you either have the sun glaring in your face, or you're miserable in the dark, things just won't get done. Adjust the light to match the energy of your day.

Painted Blinds

I love how creative people are, it really is inspiring. This artist has taken boring blinds and spray-painted lace over the top of them to get this beautiful work of art. A definite conversation starter when company is visiting and you casually draw the blinds down.

Panel Track Blinds

An elegant option for your window or door treatment. Large vertical panels that glide seamlessly across your window or door to soften the sun or shut out the outside. A simple, sleek, and functional design for the everyday home.

Perfect Fit Blinds

These perfect fit blinds are easy to install, with push-fit brackets, and make dimming the lights a whole lot simpler. They are definitely the way to go for a custom patio door or bifold door. You can find them in a variety of styles, but the blackout option seems like the way to go.

Quality Blinds

The quality of your blinds has everything to do with the lighting in your home, and the lighting in your home has everything to do with your mood. A lot of people don't realize how lighting (or lack of) can truly affect how their feeling. That's why we recommend looking out for quality products.

Roman Blinds

Also referred to as Hobbled Shades, which is a quirky name I quite enjoy. What I love about fabric blinds is that you can find such a fun variety of colors, patterns, and looks. The fabric is cut sophisticatedly so that it folds into itself when being pulled up. A charming and quaint option for a home.

Sheer Blinds

There's a lot of people out there who can't live without that daylight beaming in through open windows. While you may not want to remove that light, dimming it could be handy. Fashionable sheer blinds will go with almost any house design and become a great new feature.


What exactly is the difference between shutters and blinds anyway? At first glance, they may look the same but look again and you should see what sets them apart. While blinds may be moved, lifted, or slid out of the way, shutters are a fixed feature. While the slates of the shutters tilt, the actual frame is attached to the window. Both can be great options for your home.

Skylight Blinds

Personally, I wouldn't ever want to cover up my skylight if I was lucky enough to have one. Looking up to the clouds strolling against a blue background never gets old. However, if it's making it hard to sleep at night I can totally understand. Grab yourself some roller skylight blinds to fix the problem quickly and easily.

Timber Venetian Blinds

A natural look with soft wooden timber mixed with the delicate style of a Venetian blind. Wood blinds are easy to clean and can bring a calm ambiance to your room. Venetian blinds are also great because they can be specially fit to the windows and doors in your home.

Unique Blinds

Why do blinds have to be boring and dull? They don't! Turn on your creative juices and let your imagination start to flow. These crazy rainbow blinds are made with one special item… Washi Tape! As simple as adding washi tape on your blinds you too can come up with something totally unique.

Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds aren't just made for doors you know. You can custom cut vertical blinds to fit windows around the house or office too. They are typically made from fabric or sheer materials and will bring length to your window.

Wood Blinds

If you aren't a fan of faux wood, then you're going to want to go for real wood. While most of the time heavy, and sometimes more expensive, having the real thing does make a difference. That rustic look just might bring the perfect texture and contrast to your interior design.

Exterior Blinds

Just what your patio is missing! Why are blinds outside not more popular? It makes a lot of sense when you think about it. Hang out outside while still having the privacy you want, and without getting too hot or too cold. Take things into your own hands and have fun in your backyard.

Yellow Blinds

Yellow, red, blue, orange, the point is, you can get blinds in pretty much any color your heart desires. Take something that is typically ignored and turn it into a wow-worthy part of your design. Forget bright colored curtains, stick with your choice of blinds, and use your choice of color.

Zebra Blinds

Okay, finally we have arrived at the totally chic zebra blind! So pretty much how it works is, you have an alternating pattern of solid and sheer fabrics. The amount of light let in is controlled by whether you open the blinds to the sheer fabric, or close them to the solid. So cool!