Matchstick blinds roll up starting from the bottom on the side facing the room. Typically, a cord runs through hardware at the top of a blind and down the sides. When the loose end of the cord is pulled, the blind rolls into a tube shape.
Matchstick blinds are typically made from bamboo. They come in a range of widths to fit many sizes of windows. A wide variety of colors are available, and some are stained or printed. In general, matchstick blinds do not offer full privacy because some light does filter through them. Sometimes a matching valance is paired with a blind to enhance the look and hide parts of the cord.