Vertical blinds come in both vinyl and fabric options and in numerous colors and designs. Because of the way they are made you can easily cover very wide windows and doors. In addition, broken or damaged louvers can easily be replaced by swapping out the old louvers with new ones.
Hunter Douglas has a more modern take on the vertical blind with the Cadence Soft Vertical. They have a curved louver that comes in fabric or richly textured vinyl styles which evokes the look and feel of drape fabric.
Sheer vertical blinds combine the soft look of fabric draperies with the light control benefits of vinyl vertical blinds, giving them an elegant but modern look. When in an open position, they diffuse the light that comes into the room. When closed, you can choose to have your shade light filtering, room dimming, or room darkening. The vanes are available in 2”, 3” and 4” and are made to coordinate with the sheer verticals.