4 Different Types of Window Covering to Consider 

There is a variety of different types of window covering, and if you’re doing some redecorating, it is essential to know about each one. Choosing the perfect window covering for your home is an important decision.

Here are different types of window covering that you can choose from.


Blinds give you the option to have a little or a lot of sunlight, and anything in between. You can open and close them at an angle and choose how much sunlight you want. People love blinds for their convenience factor. 

Blinds have cords to allow you to open and close them, so if you’re choosing blinds, make sure you’re okay with having long cords. If you have young children, blinds may not be the option for you.

People also love blinds because they come in a wide variety of material. You can get blinds that are wood, faux wood, plastic, or fabric. They can also hang horizontally or vertically, which gives you more freedom to choose how much sunlight you want in your home.


Many people do not know the difference between blinds and shades. The main difference is that blinds cover up an entire window, while shades give you the option to only cover a portion of a window. The whole shade can be lowered or raised so that way the top half or bottom half of a window is not covered. They also have ability that blinds do, and can be opened and closed to let in a little or a lot of sunlight. 

 Motorized shades 

Motorized shades are extremely convenient. They allow you to control them without moving a muscle. You can control them via remote, or you can plan a timed schedule for them to open or close throughout the day.

Motorized shades are great for people with young children, as they have no cords. They are also perfect for elderly people or those who are disabled. Common tasks like opening and closing the blinds can be difficult for people who have a hard time moving around or gripping things. Motorized shades allow people to continue to live independently, which is amazing.

If you have other Smart Home technology, you can program your motorized shades to react to your voice as well, similar to Alexa and Siri. Motorized shades will give you the convenience and freedom you’ve been looking for.


Shutters are usually made of wood and are always horizontal. While they don’t allow as much freedom as blinds and shades do, they do add a beautiful touch to any home. Their rustic, class look makes them very popular.

You can personalize shuttersand either have them painted or stained. There are so many different colors that you can choose from, which is why people love shutters. They can be personalized to look great in any home. 

If you have larger windows, shutters can be split in two, and open like doors. This will allow you to have a lot of sunlight if you want.

Good luck with your shopping!

These window covering options will give you an idea of what you want to incorporate into your home. With these ideas, you will be able to decide what kind of window covering you want in no time.

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