What Are Bamboo Shades?

Wood is a popular choice for window coverings, and a large percentage of homes in the U.S. have real wood blinds installed. But wood isn’t limited to blinds—it can also be used for shades.

Bamboo shades are one of the only types of real wood shades available, and that’s because bamboo can be woven into a material that can be rolled, which is essential for the operation of standard shades. As you might expect, bamboo shades trace their origins back to Asia, where bamboo was and still is used for a variety of purposes, including furniture, building materials, fences, bridges, and tools.

One of the first things you might notice about bamboo shades—particularly the ones sold by Blindster—is their attractive pricing. Bamboo shades are highly affordable and can fit into almost any budget. That makes them ideal for homeowners looking to outfit multiple rooms or even entire homes. They can also be cut to fit a wide range of window shapes and sizes, giving them even more versatility.

How Are Bamboo Shades Made?

Bamboo shades are made using bamboo and a variety of other materials, including natural grasses and reeds. Those materials are all woven together to create shades that protect privacy and block the sun’s harsh UV rays. Small natural gaps in in the weaving process mean that standard bamboo shades are ideal for diffusing natural light, creating a soft glow in any room where they’re installed.

The bamboo shades we sell are built on hand-fed looms. That gives them a more consistent quality, and it means that quality control from shade to shade remains high regardless of order size or customization options.

What Are Options Are Available for Bamboo Shades?

Homeowners who want even more light control and privacy can opt for privacy and blackout liners, which dramatically transform the function of bamboo shades. In fact, with the right liners, bamboo shades can be as effective as even the thickest roller shades when it comes to blocking out light and protecting privacy, while still retaining the unique look and charm that you can only get with natural materials.

The options don’t end with liners. Blindster is proud to offer bamboo shades with a variety of lift cord options and mechanisms, including standard operation, cordless, top down bottom up, and continuous loop lift cord. Edge binding is another popular option, as it smooths out the occasionally rough edges of the natural materials used in bamboo shades with the addition of high-quality cloth, giving them a more uniform appearance and feel.

We also offer a variety of colors, patterns, and textures, with our Deluxe Bamboo Woven Wood Shades Group A being available to purchase in more than 10 colors and our Deluxe Bamboo Woven Wood Shades Group B being offered in 16 distinct looks. If you can’t find the ideal match for your home and décor among those choices, be sure to check out our Super Value, Premium, and Cordless varieties as well for even more options.

What Makes Bamboo Shades Unique?

One of the top selling points of bamboo shades is the materials used in their construction and manufacture. Like real wood blinds, bamboo shades are made from real materials, making them eco-friendly, as they’re created from renewable resources.

Another interesting point about bamboo shades is that every shade is unique in its own way. That’s because no two pieces of wood are alike, and natural wood stains, textures, and patterns will vary from shade to shade. That makes them immediately eye-catching and unique in homes with a wide variety of furniture, color, and décor styles.

One of the best parts about bamboo shades is their versatility. They’re equally at home in formal settings as they are in bohemian-style homes where the focus is primarily on creating a unique look and aesthetic. There’s simply no limit to the places where bamboo shades can truly shine, as their natural beauty makes them both elegant and casual.

Order Your Bamboo Shades Today

Be sure to check out our wide selection of bamboo shades. Our bamboo shades have hundreds of reviews from satisfied customers who love the way they look in their homes, and if you need more information or have any questions before ordering, don’t hesitate to contact our sales representatives.

Don’t forget to order free samples to get the ideal color match for your home, and check out our measuring instructions for bamboo shades to make sure you get the perfect fit for your windows.

Follow These Easy Steps to Get the Perfect Window Treatments

Online shopping has made it easier than ever to buy everything you need for your home and your daily life, including window treatments. But as with any purchase, getting the right blinds or shades for your home is best accomplished with a little research and preparation.

At Blindster, we’re dedicated to selling only the highest-quality window coverings at competitive prices, but we know that not every blind or shade is the right fit for every home and homeowner. However, we also know that it can be difficult to tell if a window treatment will be perfect for your living room, dining room, bedroom, or any other room in your home without being able to see it, hold it, and experience it in person.

Thankfully, there are several quick and easy steps you can take to make sure you get the right blinds or shades for every room in your home:

Decide what your needs are for every room that you’re equipping with window treatments.

Because your window covering needs may vary significantly from room to room, it’s important to take the time to figure out why you’re buying new blinds or shades. Some homeowners want thick blackout shades in bedrooms and living rooms for additional privacy, while others may prefer light-filtering shades for more natural lighting. These preferences can play a big role when it comes to getting the right window coverings, so make sure you know what role your new blinds or shades need to fill.

Settle on a budget.

When you shop at Blindster, you have many options for window treatments at all price points. We strive to make our products as affordable as possible, and we know that many homeowners come to us to outfit dozens of windows in their homes. Our products range from Super Value to Premium to Deluxe, all of which are available at different price points. Having an established budget makes it easier to hone in on blinds and shades that won’t break the bank, especially if you need to buy several at once to install in a new home or to replace your home’s outdated window treatments.

Measure your windows as accurately as possible.

Even before you begin the ordering process, it’s vital to have accurate measurements of your windows. Although most of our blinds and shades can be custom ordered to fit a huge variety of window sizes, many have minimum and maximum sizes. If you know your window dimensions ahead of time, you can narrow your search process, making it easier to find the perfect window treatments.

Browse our website and check out product pages, reviews, and pictures.

We offer a huge variety of window coverings. From Roman shades and faux wood shutters, to bamboo shades and aluminum blinds, you’ll find all the window treatment options you need at Blindster. And while it helps to begin the search process with a preference between blinds and shades, and even the specific varieties within those categories, shopping around and checking out our entire selection may open your eyes to new options. Be sure to read product descriptions and reviews, and check out both our own photos and photos submitted by our customers.

Choose the options you want.

After you’ve narrowed down your list of choices, you can further refine your search by deciding on the options and customizations that you need. Things like cordless lift, continuous loop, top down bottom up, privacy and blackout liners, routeless, and even edge-binding are some of the options that are available on many our blinds and shades. By focusing on options that are must-haves vs options that are “nice to haves,” you can quickly and efficiently key in on the perfect window treatments for your family.

Order samples to get an in-person view of what your window treatments will look like.

You’ve done all the initial steps and you’re almost ready to order. But before you do, you may want to consider ordering free samples to get a better impression of a specific blind or shade’s color, texture, and pattern. You can order up to 10 samples from our entire line of window treatments, and because we know you’re ready to finalize the decision process and get your perfect window treatments, we’ll have them in transit to you within one business day.

Everything You Need to Know about Sheer Shades

Can’t decide between blinds and shades? Don’t compromise—get the best of both worlds with sheer shades. These unique and beautiful window treatments are a combination of both blinds and shades. Like traditional window blinds, they feature vanes that can be angled to let in light or block it out while protecting privacy. And like traditional shades, they feature solid pieces of fabric that span their entire length.

Another distinct advantage of sheer shades is their light-filtering qualities. Because the vanes float between two layers of transparent fabric, sheer shades are perfect for letting soft, diffused light into your home without exposing yourself and your family to the harsh sunlight, UV rays, and lack of privacy that comes with bare windows or fully raised window treatments. However, they also offer the same functionality as standard shades and blinds and can be raised and lowered with ease.

Sheer shades are a great fit for any room in your home, and if you’re thinking buying them, read on to learn more about your next purchase from Blindster:

room darkening and light blocking

Sheer shades aren’t just light filtering—they’re also room darkening and light blocking.

Many homeowners assume that sheer shades are exclusively for light filtering purposes and that they’re not very effective at darkening rooms. However, utilizing different combinations of vanes and fabrics during the manufacturing process means that sheer shades can also be great for darkening rooms and even eliminating around 95 percent of light and UV rays from entering your home. If you’re interested in sheer shades with the greatest amount of light control, you’ll love our Room Darkening Zebra Sheer Shades, our 2” Premium Room Darkening Sheer Shades, and our 3” Premium Room Darkening Sheer Shades.

Sheer shades feature large vanes for a modern look

Sheer shades feature large vanes for a modern look.

If you love the look of large slats on wood and faux wood blinds, you’ll be happy to know that our selection of sheer shades includes models with oversized vanes. For example, we have three models with 2” vanes—our 2” Deluxe Light Filtering Sheer Shades, our 2” Premium Light Filtering Sheer Shades, and our 2” Premium Room Darkening Sheer Shades. We also have three models with 3” vanes—our 3” Deluxe Light Filtering Sheer Shades, our 3” Premium Light Filtering Sheer Shades, and our 3” Premium Room Darkening Sheer Shades.

Sheer shades are among the softest window treatments on the market

Sheer shades are among the softest window treatments on the market.

There’s a lot to love about sheer shades, but one aspect many of our customers enjoy the most is how soft they are. The layers of knitted fabric encasing the interior vanes is remarkably soft and plush, making these window treatments a joy to view and touch. The soft fabric also plays a role in the quality of light that enters your home. Because the fabric is made of such high-quality material, you’ll get a consistent and unobscured diffuse light in every room in your home where these window treatments are installed.

Sheer shades are great options for every room in your home.

If you’re looking for a consistent look and design for window treatments throughout your home, you can’t go wrong with sheer shades. These window coverings are extremely versatile and can be installed in bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, dining rooms, offices, and beyond due to their built-in look, their elegant appearance, and their effectiveness at protecting privacy and blocking light. To maximize your color choices, be sure to check out our 2” Premium Light Filtering Sheer Shades with 19 color options, or our 3” Premium Light Filtering Sheer Shades with 15 color options.

Sheer shades can fit every budget and preference

Sheer shades can fit every budget and preference.

Sheer shades instantly bring a touch of elegance and timeless style to any room where they’re installed, and at Blindster, we’re proud to offer high-quality models at a variety of price points for our customers. If you’re looking to save money while still enjoying the functionality and versatility of sheer shades, you’ll want to check out our Light Filtering Zebra Sheer Shades, which are among our top-selling window treatments. And for homeowners who spare no expense when decorating and furnishing their homes, our lineup of premium sheer shades is comparable to national brands in terms of materials and manufacturing process, but available at a lower price.


How to Fix Accordion Shades

Accordion shades—also known as cellular and honeycomb shades—are formed using multiple layers of fabric that form a cell-like structure when viewed from the side. Honeycomb shades are highly effective at insulating rooms and blocking out light, but they may need maintenance and repairs from time to time to continue looking and operating at their best.

Although some homeowners may use professional repair services or even throw out their shades if they begin to malfunction, in many cases it’s possible to fix minor damage or wear and tear yourself with minimal tools. To get started on repairing some of the most common problems that affect accordion shades, check out Blindster’s guide below:


Problem: The bottom rail appears uneven when raising or lowering the shade

Solution: Inspect the headrail and check the cord guides and lock to determine if there any obvious signs of wear that could be causing the cords to get stuck on one side. If any parts need to be replaced, contact the manufacturer. Re-stringing the blind can also help fix uneven bottom rails.


Problem: The shade is too loud when raising or lowering it

Solution: Over time, your shades may begin to become noisy during operation. That may be due to the piece of plastic that keeps the metal pieces inside the headrail from rubbing together moving or shifting after repeated use. Open the headrail and move this plastic piece to the end of the metal spears to reduce the amount of noise produced by your shade.


Problem: The lift cord is too long

Solution: Depending on the size of your shades and the orientation of your windows, you may find that your lift cord is too long. If that’s the case, fix it by untying the top knot from the cord that feeds into the cord collector. Then, push the cap or stop ball up to the desired height and retie the knot at that location. Lower the blind completely to make sure that the cord length is still at the right height. Then, trim off the excess cord with scissors.


Problem: The shade rubs against the window, wall, or molding when being raised or lowered

Solution: If your shade doesn’t easily move up and down over nearby surfaces, it may need to be reinstalled using an extension bracket. An extension bracket can add a few extra inches to your shade’s projection from the wall or window, giving it plenty of room to operate effectively without coming into contact with nearby surfaces.


Problem: The shade moves around too much on the window or door

Solution: A shade that is moving around due to drafts, open windows, frequently opened doors, and even powerful air conditioners or fans is an annoying problem, but also one that’s easily fixed. Blindster offers hold down brackets that can be installed near the bottom of the shade on either your window or door to hold your shade in place.

How to Measure Bay Windows for Blinds

Bay windows are a beautiful feature of many homes, but their angled nature means they can present a challenge when it’s time to measure before installing or replacing their window coverings. To properly measure your angled bay window, check out Blindster’s guide below.

Step 1: Gather the following items

Before you begin the measurement process, gather the following items:

  • A metal tape measure
  • A pencil and piece of paper
  • A step ladder if your windows are out of reach
  • Paper or cardboard to serve as templates

Step 2: Determine the type of blinds or shades you want to install

Before you begin measuring, you should determine what type of blinds or shades you want to install on your angled bay windows. Once you’ve made a decision, check our measuring guides to find out the minimum required mounting depth before you proceed.

Step 3: Cut or fold the cardboard or paper to match the depth of the shades or blinds

By using the cardboard or paper to match the depth of the headrail of the window covering you wish to use on your bay windows, you can get a more precise measurement before you place your order. Create rectangular templates for all three sections of your bay windows (you will have four total).

Step 4: Position the templates so that they intersect

Arrange the four templates in the bends of the bay window in a manner in which the front corners touch and the long edges rest against the glass. Tape the templates to the window ledge  to keep them in place.

Step 5: Measure the intersection points

For the left window, measure from the first template intersection point with the center window to the edge of the left window. Follow the same process for measuring the intersection point for the right window. Finally, measure the center window by measuring across the intersection points.

Step 6: Measure the height

Measure the height of all three sections of your bay window, starting at the top edge. Use the smallest of the three measurements when ordering your window.

Pros and Cons of Owning a Tiny House

Once considered the realm of the niche and perhaps the crazy, tiny houses are quickly becoming hot commodities and are increasing in sales every year. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, tiny houses are around 100-400 square feet in total size—which is significantly smaller than the average American home size of 2,600 square feet. Tiny houses generally feature one bedroom, a small dining and living area, and a very small kitchen and bathroom. In fact, most tiny houses could fit several times over in the average home’s living room or garage.

What’s the appeal of tiny houses? Supporters say that they’re much more affordable, economically sound, and encourage a lifestyle that moves away from consumerism. However, they’re not without some serious drawbacks. Here are some of the top pros and cons for living in a tiny house:


Pro: They’re cheap.

Tiny houses are cheap in several ways. First, they’re cheap to purchase outright. Many cost between $15,000 and $80,000, but they can be built for significantly less if they’re built by hand. In addition, tiny houses are much cheaper to furnish, heat in the winter and cool in the summer, and the required land to build a tiny house is small. All in all, the costs of building and living in a tiny house are significantly less than the costs of living in a traditional multi-bedroom home.


Con: They’re tiny.

This con may seem obvious considering their name, but tiny houses are just that—tiny. Living in such a small space takes getting used to, and some people will never be able to adapt to living in close quarters with significant others or pets. In addition to the lack of room to move around, tiny houses also have very little storage space, which means owners must get creative with their furniture and be extremely cautious about bringing anything new into the home to avoid running out of room or becoming overrun with even a small amount of possessions.


Pro: They’re easy to clean.

A positive trade-off of the lack of space means that tiny houses are incredibly easy to keep clean. While deep-cleaning a traditional family home takes hours or even days, cleaning a tiny house from top to bottom can be done in an hour or less. The ease of cleaning a tiny house doesn’t end with cleaning the living space, either. Tiny house owners also benefit from being able to clean the outside of their homes in no time. Problems like mildew, chipped paint, stained ceiling tiles, and other unsightly issues that are common with larger homes can be cleaned off or repaired in a snap on a tiny house.


Con: They lack privacy.

Unless a tiny house is built in a secluded area, it’s hard to feel a true sense of privacy while living in such small quarters. While traditional homeowners can escape inside their homes and feel protected and separated from the outside world, tiny home dwellers may feel vulnerable and barely protected from nature and even their neighbors. The inability to retreat to a private area of a home, such as a large bathroom or quiet bedroom, can be difficult for some homeowners to accept when they make the transition to a tiny house.


Pro: They encourage an active lifestyle.

While tiny houses can certainly be built and furnished to encourage comfort, their size means that many people will feel compelled to get out of the house more often. Modern homes make many people creatures of habit and comfort, and coming from home from work to watch television is a reality of life for many people. But because tiny houses are designed primarily for efficiency and savings over comfort, they’re perfect for people who would rather spend their leisure time outdoors or in public spaces.


Con: They’re vulnerable in severe weather.

Whether it’s flooding, tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards, or even just strong winds, tiny houses are much more vulnerable to the elements than standard homes. While there are precautions and proactive steps tiny homeowners can take to help make their abodes sturdier and more able to withstand severe weather, they’re still not ideal places to live when the sky turns dark and menacing. To better protect themselves in the event of severe weather, some tiny homeowners invest in storm shelters to have safe places where they can wait out storms and other inclement weather.


Pro: They’re eco-friendly.

Tiny houses require much less energy to build, maintain, power, and air condition. They also use fewer construction materials, which means they make a much smaller initial impact on the environment. Some tiny houses can even be powered almost exclusively by solar energy, meaning their carbon footprint after construction is almost zero. Another positive to owning a tiny house is that the extra land that normally would be taken up by the home itself can be repurposed for other purposes, such as raising livestock or growing a garden to produce fresh food on a year-round basis.


Con: They use small appliances.

Due to the lack of space, things many homeowners take for granted, such as full-size appliances, are considered luxuries for tiny home owners. Instead of having a large double-door refrigerator, tiny homeowners often must settle for apartment-sized or even mini refrigerators to cool and freeze their foods. And because the refrigerators are so small, it can limit the amount of food they can store at any given time, meaning more frequent trips to the grocery store. Automatic dishwashers are often excluded from tiny homes, and washer and dryers for clothes are often excluded or small in size as well.


As you can see, owning and living in a tiny home isn’t for everyone. While there are certainly some very appealing aspects to simplifying your lifestyle to the point where you can live and thrive in a house under 400 square feet, the drawbacks can be significant. In the end, it’s up to each person to decide if a tiny house is right for them.

Blindster’s Top Natural Light Pleated and Exterior Shades

If you want to draw more beautiful natural light into your home or outdoor patio/deck area, Blindster’s pleated and exterior shade selection has you covered. Our indoor pleated options let you choose from a variety of colors and patterns with the added versatility top down bottom up operation, while our exterior shades range in their visibility and UV-ray blocking capabilities to fit your family’s needs while enjoying the outdoors.

Pleated shades in living room

Pleated Shades

Light filtering pleated shades are similar to roller shades but give you more definition and texture, as well as additional flexibility for light control and privacy. Unlike honeycomb cellular window coverings, pleated shades are created using a single layer of fabric, giving them even more translucency to allow ample natural sunlight into your home.

Choose from five unique colors, including spun linen white and spun linen silver shadow, to get light filtering shades that match the décor of any room in your home.

One of our newest products, this window treatment is manufactured using a 100 percent durable woven polyester fabric and offers excellent light control to fill your home with soft and diffuse natural sunlight.

Featuring both cordless and top down bottom up functionality, this window covering is highly versatile and its pleated fabric maintains your privacy while allowing natural lighting into your home.

desert back patio with exterior shades

Exterior Shades

Exterior shades are designed to block the heat, glare, and danger from the sun’s intense UV rays. Install these on your deck or patio to increase comfort during the summer and minimize the sun’s impact on your furniture and paint. You can also install these on outside windows that receive large amounts of direct sunlight to further reduce your energy costs.

Capable of blocking 95 percent of the sun’s UV rays, this outdoor window covering provides substantial light reduction and sun protection while still offering an unobstructed view.

The Deluxe Exterior Solar Shades 10% Open is the perfect middle-ground if you want a window treatment that blocks the majority of sunlight while also offering great views of the natural beauty surrounding your home

What’s the Deal with Window Treatment Opacity? (Light Control)

Do you remember learning about the term “opaque” from grade school science class? If something’s “opaque,” you can’t see through it, right?

For example, your walls are opaque. However, your window’s glass is not.

With blinds, for the most part, you don’t get different opacities. They’re opaque and don’t let light through.

Now when it comes to shades, the term gets confusing. There are different levels of opacity. And for your reference, the industry often uses “light control” to mean the same thing as “opacity.”

Makes sense, though, doesn’t it? Without thinking about it, pretty much everyone knows what “light control” refers to.

When you encounter this term while shopping for shades, many products have different levels of “light control.” Some let a lot of light in, while others block the majority of it out.

We’ll explain what these light control terms most commonly refer to when used:


These blinds control light, but they don’t darken your room so well. They’re more for rooms where you know you want a fair amount of light, but maybe you want to block some out too.
They work better for living rooms than bedrooms, for example. With these blinds, a sheer attaches to each vane, which purposefully helps allow light in your room.

Of all the opacities discussed on this list, they let in the most light, allowing you to see outside best, but also reducing your privacy most.


They’re the same idea as sheer shades, but they let a little more light in.

Light filtering

You see this option most often with roller shades. Not only do they help control light, but they also preserve your view outside. However, because they still let in a fair amount of light, they’re not the best for protecting your privacy.


These shades almost entirely block all light from entering your room. Note that no shade can be designed to block 100% of all light. However, these take care of 99% of your light and work well in media and bedrooms.

Room Darkening

– Shades in this category block less than 99% of all natural light. Just like their name sounds, they darken your room to varying levels. Most often, you’ll see cellular shades used as room darkening shades because they’re the best at it.


You see this term used in reference to solar shades. The higher the percentage, the more light they let in and the less privacy you have. But, you can see outside easier. You can get these shades with a 1% openness factor.

You will see some companies use this “opaque” interchangeably with “blackout.” In general, consider it a term that refers to all these previous terms as a whole.

Confusing? Yes.

Necessary? No.

If you’re not sure, always ask the blinds company you talk to what they mean with different terms.

But hopefully, this sheds some light on the issue for you.

Best Window Treatments for Media Rooms

The key to creating an effective media room that’s perfect for watching sports, movies, and playing video games is to reduce or eliminate light that can cast a glare on the screen. The best way to keep light out of your media room is to install room darkening/blackout window treatments.

While blinds are effective at reducing the amount of outside light in media rooms, shades work best due to the fact that they are one solid covering with no gaps that allow light leakage. With the right shades installed, you’ll not only be able to eliminate almost all outside light from casting a glare on your television or projector screen, but you’ll also have an added decorative touch in your media room.

1. Premium Roman Shades Group A

Our Premium Roman Shades Group A are highly effective at blocking light and adding beauty to your media room’s windows—particularly when the optional blackout liner is installed. These window coverings are available in 59 different colors, which means you’re sure to find the perfect match for your room color and décor.

2. Premium Blackout Double Cellular Shades

If you need blackout shades that block as much light as possible, our Premium Blackout Double Cellular Shades are perfect for you. Not only do these coverings come in 15 different colors, but they also block 99 percent of outside light, meaning your media room will stay dark and cool during daylight hours, providing you with glare-free viewing and gaming.

3. Deluxe Blackout Solar Shades

One of our newest offerings, the Deluxe Blackout Solar Shades give homeowners a movie theater experience. Available in seven colors, the solid and matte texture of these window treatments not only blends in effortlessly with almost any room décor, but they’re also extremely effective at blocking outdoor light, heat, and cold from entering your media room.

4. Premium Bamboo Woven Wood Shades Group A

For media rooms that don’t need to be completely blacked out, the Premium Bamboo Woven Wood Shades add a splash of character while still reducing the amount of ambient light and glare. In addition, these window coverings can also be equipped with a blackout liner to further reduce outside light from entering the room while increasing insulation.

5. Premium Roman Shades Group B

Sometimes it’s difficult to find the perfect window treatment color to match your furniture and other room décor. But with 73 available colors to choose from, the Premium Roman Shades Group B offer a huge variety of choices that are almost guaranteed to give you exactly what you want covering your media room windows. And with available cordless, top down/bottom up, and blackout liner options, these shades are every bit as versatile as they are decorative.

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4 Best Window Blinds and Shades for Sliding Patio Doors

The best answer to this question?

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. We can’t tell you the best thing to do because it all depends on your personal window treatment tastes.

So today, we’ll give you some ideas and pros and cons so you can make the best decision for yourself.

Vertical blinds are the most popular and usually the best choice. You can get vertical blinds with PVC, fabric, faux wood, or embossed PVC vanes.

With vertical blinds, you can also choose where they stack. They can stack only on the left or right. But they can also open from the center and stack on both sides. And if you want, they can stack in the center of your sliding door too.

Check out some of the pros and cons of each type of blind and shade:

1. PVC Vertical Blinds

PVC is the most economical window treatment for your sliding patio doors. Remember, because these blinds are so much taller than most shades or blinds, you’ll pay more on average.

But if you go with PVC instead of faux wood or fabric, you save the most money.

2. Fabric Vertical Blinds

You get both light control and privacy with fabric. As an option, you can get fabric with PVC backing to make the vanes steadier and block light better.

As an alternative to PVC inserts, you can also get weights added to the bottom of their vanes. These weights make them move and hang just like PVC vanes.

On one end of the spectrum, you can get fabric vertical blinds that simply diffuse light. On the other, they can significantly darken your room.

One of their biggest advantages? It’s the fact their vanes come in so many colors and textures that they match your home’s décor, regardless of what you already have.

3. Faux Wood Vertical Blinds

It looks equally ornate to real wood, but it’s just as durable as PVC and doesn’t require as much maintenance!

Another benefit faux wood has versus real wood is it resists moisture and is easy to clean. They also most closely match our most popular horizontal blinds: Fauxwood Blinds.

4. Embossed PVC Vertical Blinds

On a budget, but still want great style for the dollars you spend? Embossed PVC vertical blinds are just what you need.

You get more style and texture with embossed PVC, but it’s still very economical like regular PVC.

You can’t go wrong with any of these vertical blind options for your sliding patio doors.

And remember, you can get up to 10 FREE samples from Blindster before you order.

That way, you know exactly what looks good in your home before you pay us anything!