There are many different options for consumers who are looking to cover their windows. Stores like Lowes and Home Depot offer a variety of products that cover the windows to various degrees. Some are even cordless, and I know we have all had trouble with blind chords before.
Curtains and drapes are an option. They consist of a rod that is hung to the wall using pieces that are drilled into the wall. The curtains are then attached to create a nice look that blinds often cannot. There are a variety of colors and materials that curtains and drapes are made of. This gives the homeowner a variety of options when trying to improve the look of a room in their home. There are also a variety of different thicknesses, which allow variations of light from some light to absolutely no light.
Shutters are also another option that homeowners can acquire. These still allow some light in and are better looking and easier to maneuver than blinds. There are also shades which roll down the window and take many forms such as roman shades, roller shades, bamboo shades, natural shades, and cellular shades.
If these options do not suit the homeowner they can always go with the traditional blinds. Blinds are made up of a variety of different materials from wood, to plastic to even cloth. There are multiple different types of blinds too, some that use more levels in order to block out more of the light. This gives the homeowner many options when looking at ways to cover their windows.