The 9 Types of Window Treatments Uncovered

Before you make any final decisions about window coverings for your home, get to know what styles are out there. With 9 different types to choose from, you may need the help of an expert to decide the best choice for your home.

The 9 Types of Window Treatments

The basic function of window treatments is to provide light control, privacy, energy savings and style. Here are the categories that most window treatments can fit into.

  • Roller Shades
  • Roman Shades
  • Draperies
  • Sheer Shades
  • Blinds
  • Vertical Window Coverings
  • Woven Shades
  • Plantation Shutters
  • Honeycomb Shades

Window coverings continue to evolve, some of these options can be attached to one headrail creating the look you want and the dual function you need.

Roller Shades

All in all, the simple function of a roller shade has been around for decades. This common window covering choice is available in multiple styles and by upgrading it can function automatically, the roller is perfect for the needs of modern homeowners.

neutral fabric roller shades in Memorial TX
Designer Roller Shades


Roman Shades

We can trace these fabric shades back for centuries, hence the name Roman Shades. With efficient light control, privacy and energy savings it’s no surprise that roman shades are still a popular choice. Today, roman shades are available in patterned fabric designs and varying fold options-all cascading down to flatten at the window resulting in their signature look.

roman shades in open floor plan home
Vignette® Modern Roman Shades



Sometimes used as an accent piece when designed as stationary side panels, draperies have evolved over time too. But when used as window treatments, they provide easy access to the window, and can offer complete privacy. Draperies are versatile and it’s fabric choice that determines their function- opaque for room darkening to sheer to reduce harsh glare. Sky’s the limit with this window treatment option.

Coastal bedroom with patterned rollers with navy drapery panels
Custom Drapery with Roller Shades


Sheer Shades

This dream come true product is an incredible way to bring soft, filtered light into your home- while a view to the outdoors is still present. The solid vanes of sheer shades make the choice yours, simply adjust them closed for darkness or open to reveal the view outside. It’s the soft touch your home needs.

floor to ceiling light diffusing window shades with small bench and pottery
Silhouette® Window Shades



Types of window treatments come and go, but blinds have been a staple in homes for years. They are offered in a variety of colors, sizes and materials- a simple way to keep your home coordinated and functioning well. Blinds are available in wood, fabric & vinyl.

detail of slate color horizontal blind next to coffee cup and notebooks
Modern Precious Metals® Blinds


Vertical Blinds & Shades

When considering types of window treatments, there is nothing better than vertical blinds for sliding glass doors and large windows. Like traditional blinds, homeowners can choose from a range of colors and styles and open or close slats to create the perfect atmosphere.

high bar with stools sliding glass doors with window treatments in Conroe, TX
Cadence® Vertical Blinds


Furthermore, vertical shades open similar to the sliding glass door itself-for ease of operation. Vertical shades also offer a wide variety of material choices like woven woods, patterned fabrics and cellular shades. Blinds concentrate on solutions for tricky circumstances like room darkening, motorization and energy savings. We can help you choose the right product for your space.

open floor plan with windows and doors covered with coordinated window treatments in Houston TX
Duette® Vertiglide on Sliding Door; Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shades on Windows


Woven Shades

For the fashion forward home, woven shades come in a variety of designs and colors. They offer materials made from natural elements such as bamboo, woods and grasses. Woven woods blinds are the perfect choice when adding texture to the design of your home.

detail of custom woven shades in exposed brick apartment building Woodlands, TX
Provenance® Woven Woods
dark green shades with soft fold on living room windows in Houston, TX
Provenance® Woven Woods


Plantation Shutters

Tradition meets innovation with interior shutters. Manufactured from vinyl, wood or composite materials-shutters create an incredible look. Use the louvers to tilt shutters open and closed to create the right ambiance. Now, featuring the hidden tilt option, your view isn’t compromised. Our Palm Beach™ shutters even offer motorization so you don’t have to lift a finger. Plantation shutters will upgrade any room with their built-in look and stunning design.

warm hardwood stained shutters floor to ceiling
Heritance® Hardwood Shutters


Honeycomb Shades

Honeycomb shades or otherwise known as cellular shades are designed with energy efficiency in mind. They feature a cellular structure shaped as a honeycomb to prevent air from escaping. This innovative design acts as an insulator, the energy savings are incredible.

vertical view of honeycomb shade detail

In addition, honeycombs are available in various colors and textures and look amazing at the window. They feature pleats for an orderly look and their award-winning modern design provides state of the art function.

At Creative Blinds, we look to complete your home with the most ideal window coverings. Allow our window covering specialists to guide you in the process of choosing the best style and function for your windows. With our help you can have the look you want and the added features that your home needs to function efficiently. Get in touch with us for your FREE in-home consultation today.