Venetian blinds are the most popular style of blinds. They feature horizontal slats which attach with string or strips of cloth known as tapes. As Venetian blinds are raised, the bottom slat is pressed into the slat above it. With these blinds you have the option of tilting the slats for privacy and light control. These blinds are available in aluminum, vinyl or wood. They come in various sized including 1/2", 1", 2" and 2 1/2".