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What are Panel Blinds?

Last Updated Oct 7, 2011 · Written by Jaclyn Fitzgerald

It can be complicated to know how to shade large windows or doors effectively.  Now there is an option that is both effective and stylish – panel blinds.  If you haven’t heard of these before or you’re not sure what they are, we’ve outlined what you need to know.  To have a look at some of the options available, visit your local blinds supplier.

About Panel Blinds

A panel blind is a blind that is made up of a series of flat fabric panels that are mounted on a special track system.  The panels glide over each other when they are opened, stacking neatly, and it is this action that gives them their other commonly known name – panel glide blinds.  Panel blinds are becoming more popular as they are perfect for installing over large doors and windows.  However, they are also ideal if you are looking for a room divider.

Panel Blinds are Effective and Easy to Use

Panel blinds are great as they allow you to shade large windows in a very sleek and elegant way.  They have very clean lines so they are perfect for installing in modern homes or in homes where you want just a touch of minimalism.  When the blinds are open they let in maximum amounts of light into the home but when they are closed, you get the privacy that you are looking for.  They are also very easy to use as each panel in the blind is connected.  A simple wand control operates the lead panel which then controls all of the other panels in sequence, so that the blind simply glides open or closed.  You can even automate the blind if you wish to, for even easier operation.

Panel Blinds are Versatile

Panel blinds are available in a huge range of fabrics, including sunscreen fabrics, translucent fabrics, standard fabrics and full block out fabrics.  The fabrics are available in a range of different colours so that you can choose the one that you feel best suits the room in which they are installed.  As well as different colours, you can also get different designs s you can choose one that’s perfect for you.  You can even mix and match the fabrics that you use for a completely tailored solution.
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