Love is Blinds: These Blinds and Shades Get the Most Love!

Ashley Dennis | 08 Oct 2019 | Feature

With so many window treatment styles out there, how can you be sure you're choosing the best blind or shade for your windows? Most shoppers look to online reviews when narrowing down their options. We've scoured through over 40,000 reviews on our site to share our customers' top-rated blinds and shades..

1. Cellular Shades (Light Filtering and Blackout)

Our Cellular Shades are far and away our best seller. Between the Blackout and Light Filtering styles, they have over 2,800 five star reviews.

Contemporary blue and beige living room with white, top-down bottom-up cellular shades over the windows and french doors.

Pictured: Blackout Cellular Shades in Glacier

Customers love the great color selection, easy install and affordable price. Cellular shades are also great for insulation because of the air-trapping pocket construction of the fabric. They're stain-resistant too!

Blackout is great for day-sleepers, bedrooms with early morning sun and home theaters. Customers chose light filtering to keep their living rooms, kitchens and dining rooms bright even when the shades are lowered for privacy.

"Can't believe I waited six years in this apartment to buy these. I have a huge bedroom window that gets southern exposure in the morning and I'm an insomniac. Getting this blind has made a noticeable difference in my sleep. They look nice (although they're always up during the day) and were easy to install." -Allison B. Oakland, CA

2. Composite Shutter

Composite shutters an economical alternative to traditional wood shutters but can still add to your home's value. These gorgeous shutters add character to your home and can be made in a variety of hard-to-find sizes.

Traditional bathroom with clawfoot tub and white shutters in the arch window.

Pictured: Composite Shutter in Pearl

The Composite Shutter has 270 five star reviews and is our most popular shutter. Customers also said the install was easy!

"I followed all instructions on measuring and ordered the shutters. The installation was very easy, and my jaw dropped after it was all done. The look transformed our room. We are ordering more to complete the home with shutters." -Randy L. Cedar Park, TX

3. Woven Wood Shades

If you're looking for a gorgeous shade that photographs well, this is your shade! Instagram is so obsessed with the Woven Wood Shade that over 300 happy customers tagged us in photos. Plus 92% of this product's reviews are 4 stars or higher (237 five star reviews)!

Modern farmhouse dining room with woven wood shades and white drapes over the windows.

Pictured: Woven Wood Shades in Antigua Natural

Buyers love the wide selection of colors and textures. You won't have to sacrifice functionality for style either: these can be made with a light filtering or blackout liner!

"The color gave me texture without the heavy look of the darker shades normally found in wooden blinds... Excellent and never had window treatments so easy to install!" - Ansley F. Houston, TX

4. Roller and Solar Shades

Roller and Solar shades have been around forever - they're a household staple! The Solar Roller Shade is no exception and has 500 five star reviews! These modern shades are loved because they help control heat but don't block your view - an excellent choice for patio doors or sunrooms! Customers also loved how easy they were to operate (especially the cordless lifts).

Sleek, modern roller shades in the hallway next to a home office.

Pictured: Economy Blackout Roller Shade in Reminiscent Black

For more privacy, check out options with non-sheer material - the Light Filtering Roller Shade (196 five star reviews) or the Economy Blackout Vinyl Roller Shades (410 five star reviews).

"These shades are awesome and bring in the perfect amount of light so you hardly have to touch the blinds. We had to open and close the blinds with our previous ones, but these we don’t touch them.. there no need. And the look is very modern. Price was the best as we looked around and the quality was the best." -Asif B. Pearland, TX

5. 2" Deluxe Wood Blinds

Customers who chose the 2" Deluxe Wood Blinds wanted quality, real wood blinds for a competitive price vs. name brands. These blinds have a great range of colors to coordinate with trim, furniture and flooring colors.

 Mid-century modern themed dining room with wood furniture and off-white wood blinds in the bay window.

Pictured: 2" Deluxe Wood Blind in Antique White

Plus - despite popular belief, they're lighter-weight than faux wood blinds! With 1,403 five star reviews for this wood blind, you can't go wrong.

"These wood blinds perfectly add richness and beauty to our living room! I'm glad we went with the real wood because they are so light and easy to pull up and down, given the large size of our windows. It was nice to be able to order samples ahead of time to pick a color that would closely match our wood beams on the ceiling. We went with the Pecan because it's a nice medium brown wood that isn't too yellow or too red tinted... Even the pull cords are cute and decorative and add to the overall look of the blinds!" -Jennifer M. Kingsford, MI

6. 2" Faux Wood Blinds 2" Faux Wood Blinds are one of our most-loved blinds with over 2,300 five star reviews! They're a top choice for humid spaces like kitchens and bathrooms because they're moisture-resistant.

Bright, contemporary kitchen with white walls, white cabinets and white window blinds.

Pictured: 2" Faux Wood in Smooth Pearl White

Choose between smooth slats or a wood-like texture, in neutrals paint colors or realistic stains. Customers love them because they're great quality, affordable and easy to install.

"I was SO skeptical to order blinds online. But I am extremely satisfied with my purchase of the 2” faux wood blinds! They were delivered one day sooner than what was estimated once they shipped, and arrived in excellent condition. For the price, I was worried they would be the very thin slats with the wood grain texture, but they are the thicker slats that I was hoping for! Installation was a breeze and they look great in my home. I definitely recommend and will purchase again in the future." -Megan H. Minooka, IL

7. 1" Mini Blinds

You can't beat Mini Blinds, if you're looking to save money and stand up to wear and tear. 1" Mini Blinds our our highest rated with 782 five star reviews. The aluminum slats are available in a wide selection of neutrals (even jewel tones!) so you can find the perfect match for your room. Customers said these blinds resisted dents and scratches better than low-end alternatives they'd tried.

Modern entry-way with dark wood furniture and pink aluminum mini blinds.

Pictured: 1" Mini Blind in Pale Pink

"This was our trial run with so we ordered only one set for the laundry room window, 1" aluminum blinds. They were delivered on time. I did a 'dry' fit first to make sure the inside mount was correct and they were perfect. Installation was a breeze... Ezee-Pezee. We will definitely order blinds from them again. I highly recommend this company." -Maurice K. Bethlehem, PA

Have Questions?

There's a reason is the #1 source for blinds and shades online, take it from our customers!

Have a question about your own windows? Help from one of our friendly Design Consultants is always free! Give us a call at 844-551-3769 or check out our online Buying Guide for more!

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More Resources:

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  • About Author

    Ashley is a Social Media Specialist. A weekend-warrior, she and her husband spend their time fixing up their townhome together. She is an artist and DIY craft fanatic who has converted her dining room into a tiny studio where she hangs out with her two assistant-cats. Sci-fi books, video games and hula hooping are also her jam. Follow her on Instagram or Youtube.