Vertical blinds work especially well for large glass windows and sliding doors, they create a certain design aesthetic that many homeowners desire, they can be very affordable and they can move out of the way when needed. Vertical blinds first became popular in the 1960s when large sliding glass doors were installed in an increasing number of homes, and they were a practical way to reduce direct sunlight and increase privacy. They have remained a top choice for those looking for a simple, sleek and attractive way to cover large floor-to-ceiling panes of glass. Along with adjusting to be in the open or closed position, vertical blinds can slide to the left or the right, which either lets in more natural light or completely closes the room from the outside for maximum privacy. Finally, vertical blinds are available in countless colors and materials, making them versatile window treatments that can have a place in any home.