Purchase window shades at an online retailer like Blinds.com or from a traditional brick-and-mortar home improvement store such as Home Depot, Lowe's or Bed, Bath, and Beyond. All three of these retailers also offer online purchasing of blinds and shades.
Whether ordering online or in the store, it is a good idea to review the how-to videos on the retailer's website. These videos offer tips for measuring the windows and choosing the correct shades based on specific needs. Light and noise control, energy savings, style, and cost are all factors that the buyer should consider before ordering window shades, states Bed, Bath, and Beyond.