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Understanding the Costs of Window Coverings: How Much Do Window Coverings Cost in 2023?

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Over the years we've had the privilege of helping hundreds of customers transform their spaces with beautiful, functional window coverings. One question that often arises is, "How much do window coverings cost?" In this blog post, we will draw from our experience to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the costs associated with window coverings.

1. Type of Window Coverings:

One of the most significant factors that determine the cost of window coverings is the type you choose. At Coeur Window Coverings, we offer a wide range of options to cater to various needs and preferences:

  • Blinds: Blinds are a versatile and cost-effective choice. They come in different materials like aluminum, wood, and faux wood, each with a distinct price range. The size and style of blinds you select can also influence the overall cost.

  • Shades: From roller shades to cellular shades, the cost varies based on style and material. Roller shades tend to be more budget-friendly, while Roman shades and cellular shades can be slightly more expensive due to their stylish appeal and energy-efficient properties.

  • Curtains and Drapes: Our collection of curtains and drapes offers a wide range of fabrics, styles, and designs. The cost can vary significantly, from budget-friendly ready-made options to high-end, custom drapery.

  • Shutters: For those seeking a timeless and upscale look, shutters are a fantastic choice. They are typically more expensive due to their durability and classic aesthetics.

2. Customization:

Personalization is key to ensuring that your window coverings perfectly complement your space. At Coeur Window Coverings, we understand the importance of customization, and it can significantly affect the overall cost. Ready-made options are generally more affordable, while custom window coverings allow you to choose the exact size, material, color, and style that suits your unique space. While custom options may come with a higher price tag, they provide a one-of-a-kind look that elevates the ambiance of your home.

studio apartment with Hunter Douglas woven wood shades
Hunter Douglas Woven Wood Shades

3. Size and Quantity:

The size and quantity of windows you need to cover are crucial factors that impact the overall cost. Larger windows require more material, potentially increasing the price. Moreover, the number of windows you need to dress directly affects the expense. Keep in mind that some window coverings, such as blinds, can become more cost-effective when covering multiple windows, as we often offer bulk discounts to our customers.

4. Material Quality:

The quality of the materials used in your window coverings is another critical cost factor. At Coeur Window Coverings, we pride ourselves on offering a diverse range of materials to suit various needs and aesthetics:

  • Fabric: If you opt for curtains, drapes, or shades the type and quality of the fabric can significantly affect the cost. Luxurious materials like silk or linen tend to be more expensive than synthetic options.

  • Wood: Wooden blinds or shutters are often pricier than their vinyl or faux wood counterparts. However, they offer a timeless, elegant look that can be well worth the investment.

  • Metal: When it comes to metal blinds, aluminum blinds are budget-friendly, while other metals like steel can provide a more robust and stylish alternative, albeit at a higher cost.

hunter Douglas roller shade fabric

5. Installation:

The cost of installation is an essential aspect of the overall expense. While some homeowners may choose a DIY approach to save money, we recommend hiring professionals for the best results. Our team at Coeur Window Coverings can ensure that your window coverings are correctly and securely installed, enhancing their functionality and lifespan. Installation costs can vary, so we encourage you to obtain quotes from our experienced installers and factor this into your budget. Our team is comprised of HunterDouglas Certified installers and we get our recertification annually.

ladder leaning above a tall window

6. Additional Features

Window coverings can come with various additional features that can influence their cost. For instance, motorized blinds or shades are more expensive than manual options, but they offer added convenience and functionality. These features are particularly valuable for homes with large or hard-to-reach windows, providing ease of operation and light control.


In conclusion, at Coeur Window Coverings, we understand that the cost of window coverings is an essential consideration for homeowners. The choices you make should reflect your budget while aligning with your aesthetic and functional needs. By considering the type of window coverings, customization, size and quantity of windows, material quality, installation, and any additional features, you can make well-informed decisions that enhance the beauty and efficiency of your space.

Remember that investing in quality window coverings is an investment in the comfort and appeal of your home, and we are here to assist you in every step of the process.


How Can We Help?

Whether you have a vision for your home or have no idea where to start in the window covering process, our team of experts can walk you through your options and answer all of your questions before presenting you with an estimate. We enjoy the process and our goal is for you to feel confident about your window covering purchase.

Give us a call and set up your FREE in-home design consultation today!

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