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Window Blinds

Window blinds are an affordable window treatment that add privacy and style to your home without breaking your design budget. They are an easy way to express your personal taste and update a room - no painting or remodeling required!

Available in a wide variety of materials, including everything from natural woven shades and faux wood plantation blinds to stylish cord-free cellular shades, window blinds perfectly compliment every style, from timeless elegance to cutting-edge contemporary designs.

With the wide selection of available window blinds, however, making the right choice can seem overwhelming. It doesn't have to be! The most important considerations are style and function -- finding the right balance between the two ensures your window blinds are a smart, long-term investment.

First, consider your need for privacy. This need is probably greater in your bedroom than in your living area. If you have high ceilings and tall windows, consider installing blinds that open from the bottom up, or are hung halfway. You'll achieve the privacy you need while still allowing plenty of natural light to fill your room. And opaque privacy blinds aren't limited to windows - they also make great space dividers for urban lofts and studio apartments.

Next, determine which way your windows face. If you have East-West windows, choose blinds with a low ‘openness factor' (less than 5%) to cut down on direct sun exposure. If light control is a major factor (such as in a bedroom or media room), select venetian or vertical blinds to block and redirect light, or create a total black out effect by pairing blinds with blackout curtains.

When selecting your window blinds, keep in mind the room where the blinds will be used. Faux wood and aluminum blinds are the easiest to clean and are an ideal choice for kitchens and children's bedrooms. For the bathroom, choose blinds that resist humidity. For the media room or family room, select a blackout honeycomb blind and transform your room into a private movie theater. To create a tailored, sophisticated look in your living room, choose wooden plantation blinds or vertical blinds made from sheer fabrics.

Finally, think about consistency for the front of your house. From the street, the windows of your house should all look the same for a polished appearance. To achieve this, you will need the interior window blinds to be the same style. A timeless and affordable choice, such as plantation blinds, easily achieves this look.

And before you place your order, check out our tips for window measurements to ensure your blinds arrive in the right size.

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