Window blinds are coverings for windows, normallyattached to the interior side. Window blinds referto some device to hide from sight or to helpreduce sunlight. There are several kinds of blinds,which are covered below.Venetian blindsVenetian is a large category in blinds. The originaltypes were made with wide curved metal slats, similar to a mini slat. The shapes can be curved,flat, or even elliptical. Faux or PVCThese types of mini blinds are made from a solidor foamed poly vinyl chloride plastic. PVC is oneof the newer materials being used for blind slats.The slat's surface can be smooth or embossed witha wood grain. Although color selection is limitedmostly to whites, there are a few wod tone colorsavailable as well.PVC or faux are very durable, UV resistant, waterproof, and simple to clean. The main drawbackwith faux blinds is the weight of the slats. PVCslats are heavier than both wood and composite slats and when used with large windows, they canmake raising the window a difficult task.Composite blindsComposite type blinds are made from a combinationof wood products and polymers. Composite is anewer material that's being used for the windowcovering. The slat surface with composite is asmooth poly coating or even a solid compositematerial. Similiar to PVC, the color selection is normallylimited mostly to whites although there are a few wood tone and stain colors available. Thecomposite blinds are priced in the low to midrange. They have qualities similar to PVC andfaux, and are some of the best available.Wood blindsBoth value and premium wood blinds are made from real wood. The value wood blind slats aremade from assorted Oriental hardwood, and the premium slats are made from American hardwood,which is normally Basswood.If you plan to match a cabinet or trim stain,wood blinds will be your best choice. Wood blindsare among the best, although they are also amongthe most expensive. All wooden slats can warp and may fade in color over time. They are alsothe lightest material available and work reallygood with large windows.Since they were first introduced to the home, window blinds have proven to add style and peaceof mind. They offer you a lot for your windows,and they don't cost a lot of money. You haveseveral different types to choose from, all you have to do is select the best types for your home and your needs.