Which Window Coverings Are Most Popular in Your State?

Abigail Sawyer | 08 Nov 2019 | Window Treatments

Did you know that the deep south loves Woven Wood Shades, Californians pick Roller Shades and Hawaii is all about Vertical Blinds?

If you're new to window coverings and asking yourself which blinds to buy, we've got a cheat sheet for you. When choosing window coverings, there are a lot of considerations to make based on style and functionality, but a pretty safe shortcut is to see what’s popular in your state.

What Are the Most Popular Window Blinds and Shades Styles in Each State?

In creating this map, we were surprised to see that the country is split between our 2 most popular styles - Faux Wood Blinds and Cellular Shades. The northern half of the country and west coast love cellular shades for their modern style and insulation against heat and cold. The south favors the more traditional look of faux wood blinds and ability to tilt for adjustable light.

Map showing which states buy more cellular shades or faux wood blinds for windows

Interact With This Map To Learn More About What's Popular in Your State

  • Click the link above and hover over a state to see more top ranking window covering styles
  • Learn more about a window covering style with our guides below

Top Window Covering Styles Shopping Guide

modern living room with sage green cellular shades

Cellular Shades

  • Great for climates with extreme heat and cold
  • Made with pleated fabric that creates insulating air pockets
  • Clean lines are perfect for contemporary homes
  • Affordable
  • Can be made for a wide range of window sizes
  • Available with custom options like cordless lift and motorization

Shop Cellular Shades

Learn More About Cellular Shades:

Rainbow Bright LA Home Gets Glowy Light with Cellular Shades

What is the Difference Between Single Cellular Shades and Double Cellular Shades?

Bright, Homey Sunroom Gets Makeover with Cell Shades

two upholstered chairs in front of arch window with blinds and arch shutter

Faux Wood Blinds

  • Give windows a traditional look
  • PVC or composite material won't warp or fade like wood
  • Safe for high humidity spaces like kitchens and bathrooms
  • Can be tilted for adjustable light control

Shop Faux Wood Blinds

Learn More About Faux Wood Blinds:

Wood Blinds vs. Faux Wood Blinds

What are Faux Wood Blinds Made Of?

What are Embossed Faux Wood Blinds?

modern living with wall of large windows covered with white roller shades

Roller/Solar Shades

  • Give windows a sleek look
  • Work well in all home styles - modern or traditional
  • Wide range of options from affordable to high-end
  • Available in many fabric options from blackout to sheer
  • Available with custom options like cordless lift and motorization

Shop Roller Shades and Solar Shades

Learn More About Roller and Solar Shades:

Neutral California Nursery with Striped Roller Shades

Modern, Organic Nursery Gets Nap-Friendly Blackout Shades

White Roller Shades for Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

living room with arched windows and black wood blinds

Wood Blinds

  • Traditional look is timeless and fits with all home styles
  • Can be tilted for adjustable light control Choose from a wide range of stain options for matching flooring, trim and furniture

Shop Wood Blinds

Learn More About Wood Blinds:

Wood Blinds vs. Faux Wood Blinds

How to Brighten up a Dark Kitchen with White Wood Blinds

arched windows in living room with arch shutters


  • Like fine furniture for your windows
  • Give windows a built-in look
  • The top choice for traditional style homes
  • Investment adds to your home's resale value
  • Allow for adjustable light control and complete privacy
  • Available in paints, stains, wood or faux wood

Shop Shutters

Learn More About Shutters:

White, Minimalist Home Gets a Sleek Finish with Shutters

4 Decisions to Make Before Ordering Shutters

modern kitchen with floor to ceiling windows and floral roman shades

Roman Shades

  • 100s of fabric choices to add color or pattern to your room
  • Folded fabric gives a soft look
  • Can be coordinated with draperies
  • Top choice for traditional and historic homes

Shop Roman Shades

Learn More About Roman Shades:

50+ New Roman Shade Fabrics Your Windows Have Been Waiting For

Vintage Inspired Home Makeover with Roman Shades

Blue and Gold Mid Century Kitchen gets Perfect Topper with Roman Shades

natural inspired office with sheer bamboo shades

Woven Wood Shades

  • Bring in natural texture
  • Available 100s of fabrics from delicate weaves to chunky bamboo
  • Popular in modern farmhouse homes, eclectic boho and traditional southern architecture
  • Blackout liners available for extra light control

Shop Woven Wood Shades

Learn More About Woven Wood Shades:

Guest Bedroom Gets Warm, Eclectic Feel with Woven Wood Shades

As Seen On Property Brothers: Bachelor Pad Gets a Spacious Look with Woven Wood Shades

feminine bedroom with sheer window shades

Sheer Shades

  • Blind/shade hybrid gives fabric softness and tilt-able light control
  • Sheer fabric gives windows some privacy even when open
  • unlike blinds, fabric can roll up completely for a clear view
  • Often seen in high-end homes for an elegant look
  • Work well with motorization and automation

Shop Sheer Shades

Grey living room with roman shades and sliding panel shades over sliding door

Vertical Blinds

Shop Vertical Blinds

modern office with tall windows and black mini blinds

Mini Blinds

  • Affordable and durable
  • Slim slats can fit in shallow or narrow windows
  • Work well on doors
  • Can be tilted open and closed to adjust light

Shop Mini Blinds

breakfast nook with grey top down bottom up pleated shades

Pleated Shades

  • Available in 100s of fabrics - prints or solids
  • Crisp folds give windows a modern look
  • Collapse to a very small "stack" when raised for a clear view

Shop Pleated Shades

patio with modern woven furniture and black sun shades

Exterior Shades

  • Heat blocking solar fabric provides shade for patios
  • Open weave still allows breezes to flow through
  • Durable hardware is rated for outdoor use

Shop Exterior Shades

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  • 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