Ahh, windows. We love them for natural light and for breezes. But because most of us aren’t exhibitionists, we also install window coverings to control the light coming in.

Blinds are a popular choice for window coverings, but faux wood or aluminum are easiest to clean because of their smooth surface. Textured blinds collect more dust and are harder to clean. Curtains can be more colorful and more personalized window fashions. Look for curtains that you can throw in the washing machine or at least regularly vacuum the fabric.