ceiling fixed via a number of horizontal pulleys) are often made of man-made materials.

The two overall types of window blinds are ready-made blinds and made to measure. [citation needed], Some types of blinds, such as Holland blinds and woven-wood blinds, have small spaces between the slats.

Shoji blinds are based on Japanese 'Shoji' screens and slide on a conventional panel blind track so the panels stack one in front of the other. Movement of the blind may signal a change in air flow, or someone entering the doorway. The slats can be rotated via a rotating shaft in the upper head rail housing, which runs through independent geared carriers that convert the twisting of a tilt rail to a rotation of each individual slat in synchrony. Cheaper and ready made blinds often come with a PVC pole instead of a metal headrail. Wooden Venetian blinds are also available as vertical blinds. This new type of blind overcomes the problems related to damaging and fouling. Metal window blinds are often used outside of a home or business to protect against theft, temperature, onlookers, glare, bad weather, or fire (in fire-prone areas); often, these blinds are machine-operated, rather than hand-operated.

Ancient Egyptian pharaohs had blinds made of reeds. They are often referred to as Romans or Roman blinds in the UK.

They can stack to either or both sides of the window, inside or outside the recess, and are frequently used as room dividers or wardrobe doors. Conservatory blinds are often made with Pinoleum. Vertical blinds became available in flat plastic (PVC), fabric, embossed PVC, faux wood materials, metal, wood and also S-curved slats. In larger bedrooms, a small desk and chair or an upholstered chair and a chest of drawers may also be used.

It was produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed through Paramount Pictures.

In Western countries, some large bedrooms, called master bedrooms, may also contain a bathroom.

In the most densely-populated cities, there exists a type of hotel essentially consisting of stacks of individual "rooms" so cramped they hardly allow one to do more than lie down and sleep. Retrofit kits have been used since 1995 to "reduce" the strangulation hazard; however, children have strangled on retrofit kits since 1995. However, there will always be small light gaps on the edges of the blinds if mounted on the inside of the window frame or peaking out from behind the blind if mounted on the frame around the window. Where space allows bedrooms may also have televisions and / or video players, and in some cases a personal computer.

A typical window blind is made up of several long horizontal (or vertical) slats of various types of hard material, including wood, plastic or metal which are held together by cords that run through the blind slats. A number of horizontal wooden slats are joined together by corded pulleys which can either gather all the slats at the top of the window to reveal the view or simply angle the slats while allowing some light to travel through the blind yet retaining some level of privacy. Window blinds have varying thermal effects: they can block unwanted heat of the summer sun and they can keep in heat in cold weather. The most common window blinds are Persian blinds, which consist of many horizontal slats, usually of metal or vinyl, connected with string such that they can be rotated to allow light to pass between the slats, rotated up to about 170 degrees to hide the light, or pulled up so that the entire window is clear.

The slats can be rotated such that they overlap with one side facing inward and then in the opposite direction such that they overlap with the other side facing inward.

Stationary vertical blinds are hung in the doorways of some homes and businesses which generally leave the door open. started to spend a lot more time in their bedrooms than in the past. Clothes are also kept in a dresser. Bedrooms typically have a door for privacy (in some cases lockable from inside) and a window for ventilation. [citation needed]. The common person was doing well if he could buy a mattress after seven years of marriage.


In a first for the aviation industry, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner lacks window blinds – instead, the airliner features an advanced window dimming system that serves the same purpose. In larger Victorian houses it was common to have accessible from the bedroom a boudoir for the lady of the house and a dressing room for the gentleman. In certain areas of the UK window blinds are used to disguise the fact that offices have PCs in them and are used as a burglary deterrent.

While many such units have at least one bedroom—frequently, these units have at least two—some of these units may not have a specific room dedicated for use as a bedroom. In the 1960s, the patent and company were sold. When these cords are pulled, the bottom of the blind moves upward, causing the lowest slats to press the underside of the next highest slat as the blind is raised. Do not translate text that appears unreliable or low-quality. A more modern modification is to offer them with woodtrim at top and bottom- sometimes midway as well- and these are usually described as 'Japanese Vertical blinds' because they are often co-ordinated with Japanese style Shoji blinds using the same timber. They can be made of plastic or cardboard. [1] Attic bedrooms exist in some houses; since they are only separated from the outside air by the roof they are typically cold in winter and may be too hot in summer. This avoids the slots otherwise required to allow a slat to rotate despite a lift cord passing through it, thus decreasing the amount of light passing through a closed blind. The term window blinds can also be used to describe window coverings generically—in this context window blinds include almost every type of window covering, whether it is a hard or soft material; i.e.
There are also lift cords passing through slots in each slat. [citation needed] In Japan futons are common. These are inexpensive materials that are all easily accessible and yet durable at the same time.

Cultural habits, however, have not shifted as rapidly. In the last few years some companies reinvented the traditional Venetian blind placing it inside the double glass unit of the window. For the Mac OS feature, see, "Blinds" redirects here. [citation needed], One of the earliest patents for a window shade was filed in 1888, by George L. Faux wood blinds are an alternative to real wood blinds. The Bedroom Window is a 1924 mystery or who-dunnit silent film directed by William C. deMille and starring May McAvoy. A typical western bedroom contains as bedroom furniture one or two beds (ranging from a crib for an infant, a single or twin bed for a toddler, child, teenager, or single adult to bigger sizes like a full, double, queen, king or California king [eastern or waterbed size for a couple]), a clothes closet, and bedside table and dressing table, both of which usually contain drawers. The variety of firmness choices range from relatively soft to a rather firm mattress. Bedding used in northern Europe (especially in Scandinavia) is significantly different from that used in North America and other parts of Europe. Made-to-measure blinds are made to fit a given or measured window size. Venetian blinds are suspended by strips of cloth called fabric tapes, or by cords (i.e.