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A modern living room with grey roller blinds.

Vertical blinds are simple to operate, easy to maintain, and relatively cheap.

The cons? They can be downright boring. They don’t age well and lack privacy and insulation.

But there are plenty of great alternatives to replace those fusty vertical blinds, and they don’t have to cost a king’s ransom.

A kitten is stuck in vertical blinds.
Venetian blinds are among the most popular window treatments, and it’s easy to see why. They’re stylish, modern, affordable, and offer great control over privacy and light filtering. But one of the most common issues with Venetian blinds is tangling, which may reach a point where it seems impossible to...
A picture of a blinds and shades.
Some people use “blinds” and “shades” almost interchangeably. But they’re very different window treatments that have very different pros and cons. Your chosen treatment will profoundly affect your home decor, lighting, and energy bills. So, what exactly is the difference between blinds and shades? And how do you know which...
A close up of a window with blinds.

Safety should be paramount in your home, especially if you share your space with children or pets. Blinds, an essential element of home decor, pose particular risks and can lead to unfortunate accidents.

Cordless blinds mitigate these risks, ensuring a safer environment for your vulnerable loved ones.

An old window with wooden shutters on a brick wall.
But now comes the sticky problem: what to do with the old blinds. Do you toss the old blinds in the trash? The thought may rankle you if you save every scrap for recycling. Aluminum and vinyl blinds are recyclable (with caveats), but what about wood? Faux wood? Fabric? You...
A bedroom with a bed and a dresser.
Choosing window treatments can feel like a dizzying maze of options. Blinds or shades? Curtains or drapes? Solid color or patterned? Motorized or manual? Even within the blinds family, there’s room for debate. Wide slats or narrow? What material? And then there’s the most significant point of contention — do...
A man cleaning blinds with a vacuum cleaner.
Your window blinds take care of you. They filter harsh sunlight, insulate against the heat and cold, and block prying eyes. But do you take care of them in return? Like everything else in the house, horizontal blinds need maintenance and cleaning — not as much as your finicky dishwasher,...