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What kind of blinds do I use???

morganrae's picture

Hi,I am moving into a new home and didn't realize how challenging picking blinds could be.I am looking for some help.My house faces east with alot of windows .  In the west I have two 2 storey windows looking out onto the ravine along with a sliding door to the balcony.The floors throughout my house are medium dark (walnut) and am looking for some advice on what blinds/shades to use.My trim is white.I am looking for something that will be energy efficient in terms of blocking out the heat in the summer for the east and west windows.Any advice?  

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gmcauley's picture

Hello morganrae,

These articles may give you some ideas:

Or you may want to submit your question to our Ask A Designer column:

I hope that helps!

Gwen McAuley (gmcauley at

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