Blinds or custom drapes? Café shutters or shades? Or do I go with the latest tech in home automation? The best starting point in choosing window treatments is to decide whether you need privacy, light filtering or room darkening or a combination of the 3! Once you have an understanding of what you want to get out of the shade, the next important step is control. Control is broken down to a product that tilts like a wooden blind to one that rises up and down like a roller or roman shade. The best advice is to tackle it room by room and figure out what you want to get out of the product. As a rule of thumb, most people go with room darkening products in the bedrooms, privacy for the bathrooms, and combinations of the 3 in the rest of the rooms.
I hope this helps, happy designing!