Vertical blinds are the most versatile of blinds. Once only found in offices the new fabrics now bring pattern and colour to the options available. They are most useful over large long spaces such as patio or french doors where they can be fully closed at night then opened throughout the day to let in the light and also giving shade against the full glare of the sun, or can be pulled back to clear the way when the doors are open. Vertical blinds can be used as an alternative to traditional net curtains, giving privacy when tilted but also let in the light. Vertical blinds also come in blackout fabric making them perfect for bedrooms.