So, you have a large window or maybe windows in your home. So whats the best window treatment for all that glass? The specific answer will ultimately depend on your light control needs. Just so you know, if you are looking for blackout window treatments, you may be a little disappointed in the outcome as it is very difficult with large windows. Beyond that you do have choices.
First up are vertical blinds, but I am not talking about the ubiquitous vinyl vertical blinds. Instead, consider some of the other material choices like fabric, solar screen, faux wood and wood, cellular and aluminum vertical blinds. If you want to preserve your view-through consider vertical blinds with solar screen vanes. If you want room darkening, look into aluminum, wood and faux wood, of course depending on how well these coordinate with your interior. For a softer look consider fabric vertical blinds or vertical cellular shades. The advantage of the cellular option is improved energy efficiency.
Next up are panel track blinds. Panel track blinds are fairly new to the window treatments scene and offer sophisticated, contemporary looks. They are similar to vertical blinds except they have much larger vanes; thats why they call them panel blinds. The blind itself operates on a wheeled track so they open and close very smoothly. Panel tracks come in a wide variety of materials including solar shade, woven woods, weaves as well as patterned and solid fabrics. The cool thing too about panel blinds is the panels can be swapped out with different panels if you wanted to redecorate. As far as I know, no other window treatment allows this flexibility.