Blinds typically come in one of the following materials:
Each of these materials have different functional effects and can also have varying impacts on your room’s interior design.
Among the three materials, fabric offers the greatest amount of versatility and choice. Depending on the thickness of the fabric, varying amounts of sunlight can be blocked. Additionally, fabrics can have patterns or designs to give your space a stylistic feel. However, fabrics also require the most maintenance as they are prime for trapping dust and dirt. As such, regular wipe downs and vacuuming will be needed to keep your window area clean.
Aluminum on the other hand is a harder and more durable material. When let down, aluminum blinds can block out more sunlight. Meanwhile, it provides a corporate and professional feel that certain fabrics may lack. Ease of maintenance and cleaning is also another plus point that aluminum blinds enjoy.
Thirdly, wood is an interesting material to play with when it comes to blinds. Wood gives a natural feel that fits many minimalistic or Zen inspired interior designs. It combines some of the key advantages from the past two materials, being both largely opaque while remaining breathable. As such, you get to enjoy privacy and a cool environment.