Blinds are hard treatments with slats made out of woods and metals while shades are a continuous piece of soft material on your window. Thinking about how much you value controlling light, maintaining privacy and your style will guide you.
Blinds provide flexible light control. You can adjust the slats open or closed or anywhere in between. A little light will leak in around the slats and edges.
From blackout to barely there, shades can solve any light needs.
Blinds create good privacy when fully closed.
So many types of fabrics allow shades to be completely opaque to very sheer and anywhere in between.
Wood style blinds come in neutral and natural stains, and metals in many colors.
You’ll have a plentitude of fabrics and colors with the softer look of shades.