When deciding between the many choices of window treatments for your home, there are a few considerations and each choice has some distinct advantages. The most common of window treatment installations includes a basic vinyl mini blind such as this Bali Essentials 1″ Lightblocker Vinyl Blind from Blindsaver.the advatage to blinds is the ability to quickly add light or dark to a room with the twirl of a wand. However, blinds have no insulation, which is a consideration for both cooler locations as well as warm locations. Mini blinds are usually mounted inside the window frame, and while they are available in a full array of colors, they are cold looking, giving the room an unfinished look, and so most window installations will also include a drapery as well.
For patio doors, the white vertical blind is very yesterday. Now you can select from not only a full range of colors in vertical blinds, but also light filtering and double cell blinds, so you do not have to keep opening the blinds to get some light, and you do not need a drapery, and the panels have some thermal insulation. Bali VertiCell Light Filtering Single Cell Shades
Shades have quite a few advantages over blinds. Shades can be inside or outside mounted. Shades are available in a huge array of styles and colors, so a drapery is not necessary. And shades are more likely to be light filtering. Plus bottom up, and cordless features are available. Such as these Bali light filtering solar shades.
Roman shades and pleated shades are a cross between a shade and a drapery. With a huge array of colors and patterns to choose from, and while they are usually outside mounted, they can be inside mounted as well.Bali Tailored Relaxed Roman Shades in 70+ colors.