What Are the Most Affordable Window Treatments?

Window treatments have the power to completely transform the look of your home’s interior for the better. However, they can be a bit on the pricey side. If you’re ready to spruce up your space with some new window treatments, but want an affordable option, you’ll need to think about what you’re trying to achieve in addition to what’s on the price tag. Are you looking for privacy and light control? Or is style more important to you? Consider some of the affordable window treatments below to decide which one will give you the most value for your investment:


Blinds are generally considered the most affordable window treatment option. They are a “hard” window treatment, as they are typically composed of metal, composite, or wood slats that can be closed tightly for total privacy and light control. Stock vinyl and aluminum mini-blinds cost as little as $5 for a 2-by-4-foot window, but they are a purely utilitarian option, offering little in terms of beauty and style. If you want to invest in blinds that are both affordable and attractive, consider upgrading to woven or faux wood blinds, which offer a clean and sophisticated look that works with any décor style.


Shades are “soft” window treatments that are made of fabric and usually slightly more expensive than blinds. While they don’t have slats allowing you to control the precise amount of light coming into your home, they do come in different levels of opacity, including blackout options, which are typically the most expensive. Roman shades, roller shades, and cellular shades are the most common options. Cellular shades are the most popular thanks to their insulating properties, which can help you save on your monthly energy costs and offset their initial higher price.


Curtains give you plenty of options for any budget. They are available in a virtually unlimited array of fabrics, patterns, and colors, and come ready-made in almost all home decor big-box stores. However, many of these ready-made curtains will tear, stain, or fade from the sunlight over time, which is why some homeowners opt for custom drapery panels. These are a big initial investment, but you will only need to buy them once, whereas curtains typically need to be replaced every few years.

Affordable Window Treatments at Bay Home & Window

At Bay Home & Window, we are proud to have the highest caliber selection of custom window treatments in the Greater San Francisco Bay area. We offer blinds, shades, draperies, and plantation shutters—all of which are crafted from exceptionally durable, low-maintenance materials, and custom made to suit your preferences and the style of your home. The best part? We are a wholesale supplier, so you will be able to take advantage of our unbeatable wholesale prices, which are 20-30% lower than retail. This means you’ll never have to choose between affordable and first-rate when you partner with us! Contact our friendly and knowledgeable professionals to learn more and to schedule your free design consultation.

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Bay Home & Window partners with Costco. Not only did the Costco collaboration help to give us confidence in the quality of Bay Home & Window, but we also got a great deal on our purchase of window coverings for our whole house! We're very happy with the quality of the product and the high-quality installation work. The window coverings look great.

Andreas W.

Tampa, FL

We had cellular shades installed and it was just want we needed! Finally, we can block out the sun that is just merciless this time of year. I can tell the quality is superb, and install was painless. We had originally ordered light filtering shades and then discovered that it still made the rooms too bright. Bay Home made it easy and affordable to reorder the replacements. They really want us to enjoy our home. Thank you Bay Home & Windows!

Melinda M. 

Tampa, FL

Years ago we bought custom wood shutters throughout our home from Bay Home & Window. We had a great experience and our shutters still look great. Recently we remodeled our closet and had them back to create a custom closet. I had no idea how much we could love a closet. Everyone at Bay Home and Window was easy to work with they helped us figure out the design and utilized every inch of our odd sized space. From appointment scheduling to installation everyone was very professional and exceeded our expectations.

Jill W.

Tampa, FL