The advantages to going with just blinds or a combination of blinds and drapes or sheers include: -Optimum privacy. Blinds can be closed tightly to give you a sense of privacy and security in your home. This is great for those times you simply want to be alone. They're perfect at night or for sunny afternoon naps. - Ability to let in the sun. If you want a little light or a whole lot of it, blinds whether vertical or horizontal are easy to adjust. - Energy efficient. Some blinds can help add to your window's ability to help control temperatures in a room. By providing an extra layer of protection against heat or cold, they are stylish and smart additions. Blinds are a good choice for just about any window due to the flexibility they offer.