When deciding which window covering to purchase, it’s important to understand what each type can do. Horizontal window blinds can be tilted at any angle to help block the sun. This will reduce glare and can help prevent UV damage to your furniture or floors. They can also be lifted, even when tilted.
Window shades can be opened and closed by lifting and lowering them. These window coverings also help to reduce glare, and offer more privacy, which is great if your window faces toward the street. The Top Down/Bottom Up option will allow light to enter while still maintain your privacy.