A Video Guide to Effortlessly Choosing Window Treatments

Abigail Sawyer | 08 Oct 2015 | Window Treatments

Know you need an upgrade but wondering how to choose window treatments? We'll walk you through the 9 most important considerations and narrow down your choices to find the perfect fit for your home.

Types Of Window Coverings

Blinds, shades, drapes, shutters - How do you choose?! Let's take a brief look at the window covering styles and options available at Blinds.com.

Light Control

Unless your window treatments are purely decorative, you probably want them to give you control over the light that comes into your home. Do you want blackout shades that block all light, light filtering shades that gently soften light, or blinds that can be tilted for adjustable light control?


If you're covering windows in a bedroom or bathroom, or live on a busy street - privacy is probably a concern. It's important to know which blinds and shades offer privacy and which do not.

Energy Efficiency

Did you know that windows are where most of your home's energy escapes? Save money and stay more comfortable with window treatments that keep you warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.


As you're customizing your new window treatments, you may wonder which lift system to choose. We'll walk you through corded, cordless, top-down/bottom-up, continuous cord loop and more to find the perfect match for your window needs.


Have a great view? Some window shades protect you from glare and UV rays without blocking your view.

Child Safety

Eliminating window treatments with cords is a big part of keeping your home safer for small children and pets. Eliminate this dangerous strangulation hazard by choosing window treatments without exposed cords. Watch the video below and read this article to learn more.

Price and Value

Is price the most important factor in your window covering project? Check out our most affordable options that help your wallet and still give you great quality.

You've Found Your Perfect Match, Now It's Time to Order!

Have more questions or want designer help customizing your blinds? Blinds.com's US-based designers would be more than happy to assist you! You can reach them by calling 800-505-1905 or heading over to Blinds.com to email or live chat with them.

  • About Author

    Abigail Sawyer is the Manager of Social Media Marketing for Blinds.com. She's a home improvement junkie who is currently restoring a 1972 cottage with the help of her husband and goldendoodle, Biscuit. Walking in the footsteps of Martha Stewart, she’s happiest when she’s crafting or whipping up a new recipe; although nothing beats curling up with a good book and some Girl Scout Cookies. Follow her on twitter + instagram at @whatabigailsaw