Best Blinds for a Budget

Having a budget doesn't mean you can't have great blinds
BY BLINDSTER | November 26, 2015
October 03, 2023

Whether you're looking to purchase blinds and shades to simply eliminate outside light, or you're looking for window treatments that will complement your home's décor, there's a good chance you have a strict budget for this purchase. While the majority of blinds and shades are relatively inexpensive, the cost of outfitting an entire home or several rooms with new window coverings can add up.

At Blindster, we know that all of our customers have different needs and wants, both from a style and a budget perspective. While we always recommend our highest-quality window coverings for homeowners, they don't always fit in everyone's price range. Thankfully, there is a large variety of lower cost blinds and shades that feature all the elegance, style, features, and options you expect from more expensive options.

For recommendations on the best blinds and shades for your home that won't break the bank, check out our list below:

  • 2" Premium Wood Blinds
    No matter what room you install them in, wood blinds always convey elegance and classic charm. They're also highly versatile from a décor standpoint, as they effortlessly complement almost any type of furniture, decorative color scheme, and window type. Our 2" Premium Wood Blinds are among our bestselling window coverings due to their affordable price and their natural wood grain beauty, and they're available in a variety of painted whites and off-whites as well as stained finishes. In addition to their striking looks, these blinds are also effective at insulating your home during the winter and summer.
  • 1" Aluminum Blinds
    Aluminum blinds are among the most commonly used window coverings in the world, and for good reason—they're efficient at blocking out light and very affordable. Our 1" Aluminum Blinds feature a low-profile, minimalist design, and are available in 13 distinct colors, such as Porcelain, Snow, Brushed Aluminum, and Matte Black. Get them custom cut to fit windows up to 96" wide and 126" high and enjoy blinds that will last for years due with their baked enamel paint and scratch-resistant aluminum slats.
  • No Tools Cordless Roman Shades
    The best way to describe our Cordless Roman Shades is luxury on a budget. Roman shades are traditionally one of the most elegant and eye-catching varieties of window coverings, and the cost can reflect that. However, this particular shade is affordable without sacrificing quality or appearance. Its thick fabric makes it ideal for insulating your home from the harsh temperatures during the winter and summer. The No Tools installation is extremely easy and reliable, while the cordless lift feature makes operating this shade a snap.. 
  • Deluxe Blackout Fabric Roller Shades
    Shades designed to block out virtually all outside light are perfect for game rooms, home offices, nurseries, and bedrooms, but outfitting several rooms with blackout shades can sometimes stretch budgets. Our Deluxe Blackout Fabric Roller Shades are the ideal solution for homeowners who want the blackout effect from their shades but have a strict budget for their window coverings. These shades are designed to block out any light trying to pass through the shade, and are customizable with your choice of lift options, including cordless and motorization.
  • Cordless Light Filtering Top Down Bottom Up Cellular Shades
    Who says options and features mean a hefty price tag? As the name suggests, our Cordless Top Down Bottom Up Cellular Shades are jam packed with features. They are highly adaptable and perfect for rooms where you need both privacy and natural sunlight at the same time. Best of all, these features are available for these shades at no extra charge. With an insulating R-Value of 3.4 and 1/2-inch honeycomb construction, these shades are as effective at retaining cooled or heated air, as they are versatile in both form and function.
  • 2" Deluxe Light Filtering Sheer Shades
    Due to their complex manufacturing process, sheer shades can be some of the most expensive window treatments on the market, but our Deluxe Light Filtering Sheer Shades are designed to fit both your home and your budget. These window coverings combine the form and function of a roller shade with the light diffusing qualities of a sheer shade and the versatility of a horizontal blind. Enjoy soft, beautiful, filtered light in your home when the shades are open, and world-class light control and privacy when they are closed. These are a statement window treatment that you can pretend cost you a fortune.
  • Deluxe Bamboo Woven Wood Shades
    Whether you're searching for shades that are eco-friendly, stylish, or simply great at blocking out light, you can't go wrong with our Deluxe Bamboo Shades. Despite being one of our most inexpensive bamboo shades, this window covering lives up to its “deluxe" reputation. Its construction process utilizes real bamboo and reeds, while also offering a huge variety of colors to choose from. Add a blackout liner for extra privacy and light control and custom order your bamboo shades to fit windows up to 96" wide and 108" high.
  • Deluxe Light Filtering Solar Shades
    Shades aren't always about blocking out the maximum amount of light. For many homeowners, they're more about reducing glare without spoiling the view of the outdoors. If that's your idea of the perfect shade, you'll love our Deluxe Light Filtering Solar Shades. Not only are these shades affordable for almost any budget, but they're also capable of eliminating 95% of the sun's harmful UV rays. The open nature of these shades also means that you'll still be able to enjoy the appearance of your outdoor areas, without harsh sunlight in your eyes. Get these shades custom made to fit large windows up to 114" wide and 108" high, in your choice of decor-friendly colors when you place your order with Blindster.