Today's mini blinds offer a sleek streamlined look and many advantages that work well in virtually any room. One advantage about mini blinds that is popular is that they can be used in combination with various other window coverings or stand alone for a clean-lined look. Mini blinds come in wide selection of sizes, shapes, hues and finishes that allow you to create a beautiful and custom environment for your room. Another advantage is that they provide excellent privacy and are a very effective means in controlling direct sunlight and glare. Mini blinds offer the consumer different price options depending on their budget. When choosing your mini blind it is important to realize that not all are created equally. The three basic types of mini blinds are vinyl, aluminum and wood. The most expensive is the wood mini blinds and for some people the natural beauty of wood is the only way to go. Aluminum mini blinds are the next price level and provide a low cost, durable solution with the largest color selection. The higher the gauge of the aluminum slat the more durable which means that the chance of permanent bending or denting is lowered. Both wood and aluminum blinds can be custom made.