Types of Window Blinds

Helping you choose the best window treatment based on you and your family’s needs.


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What to Consider
Before Ordering Window Blinds

Figuring out what you care about when it comes to window treatments is key. Here are a few of the most common traits that people want in their window blinds and shades:

We agree that all these features are VERY important, and that's why we are going to help you find the perfect window treatment that makes sense under each category.

Controlling Light

Getting tired of the blinding light entering your home, creating horrible TV glare and bleaching your furniture and carpet? Yeah, we thought you might be. There are oodles (yes, oodles) of window blinds and shades that can help you with this.

Some things to consider, though, before you dive right in:

Do you want light filtering or blackout window treatments?

Light filtering window treatments would be perfect if you still like a comfortable amount of light coming into your home. This type of light control is perfect for rooms like kitchens and dining rooms. Blackout treatments, in comparison, actually block out the majority or all of light entering a room – meaning you can sleep in or watch your movie in peace.

Light-Filtering Shades

Blackout Shades

Do you want operable slats or no?

Why does this matter, you may ask? Well, shades, like cellular shades, only allow a clear view when the shade is completely raised, while blinds, like wood blinds, allow you to tilt the slat of the blind to view outside (as well as let more light in). You'll need to decide how you prefer to operate your window treatments before you start seriously shopping.

Wood Blinds

Cell Shades


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Increasing Insulation

From burning heat to chilling cold, it is amazing what simple window treatments can do to improve your home's insulation (and cut down significantly on your energy costs). Up to 25% of your home's heating or cooling cost can be attributed to loss of energy through your windows. Find out more details on the breakout of your home's energy loss with our handy energy usage infographic.

The award winning window treatment for insulation is cellular shades, hands-down. Also known as honeycomb shades or cell shades, these amazing treatments can reduce the amount of heat or cooling lost through your windows dramatically.

Best of the Best: Insulation

Honeycomb Shades

• Best insulating window covering


• Insulating & room darkening

Exterior Shades

• Best backyard solution


• Excellent light control


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Make a Visual Impact

Beautiful window treatments can make or break a home. From bright spashes of color to stylish clean lines, a window treatment can be bold or subtle. Knowing how you want your window treatments to complement your home can make shopping for blinds and shades much easier.

Get a Reasonable Cost

Just because you are choosing custom window treatments, it doesn't mean you need to break the bank! We offer several stylish choices at reasonable prices. Here's a list of our most inexpensive window treatments. Plus, check out our window treatments on sale for great promotion savings.

Best of the Best: Reasonable Cost

Aluminum Blinds

Faux Wood Blinds

Pleated Shades

Honeycomb Shades

Match Window Shape

Getting a blind or shade that matches your window shape is obviously essential. If you have a normal-shaped rectangular window, then you really can choose from our full assortment of blinds and shades. But, if you have a window that meets any of the below criteria, we can help you find the right product.

Best of the Best: Match Window Shapes

Large Window

Try something light, like wood blinds or cellular shades.

High Window

Try motorized window treatments so that you aren't having to pull out the ladder to raise or lower your treatment.

Small Window

Ever heard of window film? It's a great way to cover a small window.

Arch Window

Several of our window treatments have matching arches. Check out our arch selection!


To cover a door, you need something thin and light. Here's a few door blinds that would be perfect for your needs.

Odd-Shaped Window

There are so many odd shaped windows, we can't list them all here. View our odd-shaped windows recommendations.


Skylight options are just a click away.


Exterior shades are a durable and stylish solution when you are looking for something outdoor.

Interested in Other Window Treatment Traits?

Beyond the concerns outlined above, we know that there are several other traits that could be of interest to you and we have the resources to help!

Making sure your window treatments are safer for children and pets.
Want window treatments that are a snap to clean.

Need some blinds in a hurry? Try viewing our Fast Blinds selection!

Get water resistant treatments that last in rooms like bathrooms and kitchens.

Next Steps to Get You Covered

Now that you know all that's out there and we have hopefully helped you determine what's important for you, feel free to browse these blinds categories:

Honeycomb Shades


Exterior Shades


Wood Blinds

Faux Wood Blinds

Pleated Shades

Roman Shades

Aluminum Blinds

Roller Shades


Woven Wood Shades