Placing blinds on your windows is a great way to control how much privacy you want while giving your home attractive appeal both inside and out. If you want to choose blinds beyond classic vinyl options, you're in luck. There are many styles and mediums you can choose from to complement your home's style best. Here are some blinds you can choose as decoration as well as functional use.

Wooden blinds

Wooden blinds are excellent for the home for many reasons. They are durable and unbending, making them a great choice if you have small children or pets in the home that can destroy more fragile vinyl versions. Wood blinds come in many types of wood in rich grains and colors, including:

  • knotted pine
  • cherry
  • bamboo
  • walnut

When choosing wooden blinds for your home, keep in mind that you can choose both the type of wood and the hue you would like, as wood can be finished in varying stains. Elegant black-stained wood is a great option for a great or family room while classic honey-hued pine wood may be great for a kitchen or dining room.

Blackout blinds

Blackout blinds work more like a window shade and are designed to trap heat inside your home or block the sun during sunny days. There are many colors blackout blinds come in, including navy, ocean blue, hunter green, and even eggshell white. While these blinds don't open individually, they can be controlled by your ability to raise and lower them to the levels you desire. These types of blinds are beautiful for rooms in your home you want the most privacy in, including your dining room or main front room.

Top-down, bottom-up blinds

This is a uniquely designed style of blind you can entertain for your home. Installed in the middle of your larger windows, these blinds can be lowered or raised at will and offer a free-floating appeal in your windows. These blinds are designed to allow ample natural lighting in your home without overtaking your entire window. Choose pretty pastel hues of these blinds, including dusty lavender, petal rose, soft yellow, or even mint green for these blinds. These blinds are best suited in a kitchen, home office, or hobby room where ample sunlight can be best appreciated.

As you can see, you have a variety of options for blinds in your windows whether you want an elegant appeal or a unique way to let the light in. Consider your home's current decor when you go shopping for new blinds you can love to display in your home.