Blinds are good alternatives to shutters and draperies since they are less bulky than shutters and more durable than fabric. Blinds are also more versatile as they can be operated in many different ways. Like a shutters’ louvers, a blinds’ slats can be tilted up or down to offer privacy and light control. Like draperies and curtains, blinds may be drawn back entirely allowing maximum view and light. Blinds also may be hung to draw up and down or, in the case of horizontal blinds, to draw left and right. Horizontal blinds are often preferred for door ways, allowing full access to the door even while closed for maximum privacy and light control.