Of course, personal preference, window location, climate, and sun exposure all play a roll, but in the most basic sense, tilting is a bit more powerful then up or down. Why? Because tilting slats can create a variety of either openness or close down that single fabrics can not. The non-tilting blinds are either up or down. The tilting blinds are open, open by any percentage between 1% and 99%, are closed, or are up or down.
The 2" wood blind and faux wood blind is at the top of the value chain, in that they look good, provide the power of tilting, and are ultimately affordable - shutters compete - except the cost is much higher. So, if you want a little more control over the shadows and hues of your natural light throughout the day, and want it at a great price, then pick a wood or faux wood blind. It is the reason why you see this choice in so many homes.
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