Vertical blinds, like Venetians give you control over the direction of the light. They are a great option for very large windows and sliding doors.
Vertical blinds can be cord operated with beaded chain or traverse wand, using one hand to tilt or draw the blades across.
Blades come in two sizes: 89mm and 127mm. There are two different blade finishes to keep the blades from swinging back and forth: chain linked or chainless weights. Chainless weights are great around children and pets because it avoids the possibility of breaking the chains.
The fabrics we use are acrylic coated polyester which are Blockout and, easily cleaned.