Which window coverings are best for you? Use this handy guide:


2" Fauxwood Blinds

 
PROS
  • The look of real wood, but less expensive
  • Rugged and durable (good for kitchens, bathrooms, and children's rooms)
  • Moisture resistant and easy to clean
CONS
  • Faux wood is the heaviest of the 2" horizontal blinds and is thus seldom raised
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$49

36"X60"

2" Real Wood Blinds

 
PROS
  • Low-cost alternative to plantation shutters
  • Warm and natural look with many color options
  • Excellent ability to block or vary incoming light
  • Lighter in weight than 2" Fauxwood Blinds
CONS
  • When in the "Up" position, stack height can obstruct view on larger windows
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$74

36"X60"

Light Filtering Honeycomb Shades

 
PROS
  • When closed, they provide privacy yet allow light to gently filter in
  • When raised, they are compact, giving a clear, unobstructed view outside your window
  • Very good insulators for lower energy bills
CONS
  • A more contemporary feel
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$74

36"X60"

Room Darkening Honeycomb Shades

 
PROS
  • Blocks out most light (perfect for bedrooms and nurseries)
  • One of the best insulators providing lower energy bills
  • When raised they are compact, giving a clear, unobstructed view outside your window
CONS
  • When lowered, your room is very dark; it is difficult to vary light
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$90

36"X60"

Fauxwood Shutters

 
PROS
  • Add the most value to your home
  • Visually appealing; excellent at controlling light
  • 40% less expensive than custom wood shutters
  • Simple to clean and very durable
CONS
  • More expensive than most window coverings
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$300

36"X60"

1" Aluminum Mini Blinds

 
PROS
  • Inexpensive and lightweight
  • Many colors to choose from
  • Good at blocking and varying amount of light
CONS
  • Poor insulators; less visually appealing
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$31

36"X60"

Embossed PVC Vertical Blinds

 
PROS
  • Perfect for sliding doors and large windows
  • Easy to clean; gather very little dust
  • Beautifully textured and patterned vinyl vanes
CONS
  • Tend to be more contemporary
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$53

36"X60"

Room Darkening Roller Shades

 
PROS
  • Simple and economical
  • Good light blocker
CONS
  • The flat fabric is visually less appealing from both inside and outside looking in
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$55

36"X60"