Typically, buying blinds and window coverings online is going to get you the lowest price, but if you do not see the blinds before you purchase them you run the risk of getting the wrong size, color or a cheap quality window covering. Discount window blinds and cheap window treatments are available at many online retailers. The first step to buying a quality discount window covering online is to look for name brand products and blinds with full manufacturer warranties. This will guarantee that you are getting a quality window covering from a reputable dealer. Before ordering your blinds or shades make sure you get detailed instructions about how to measure for your blinds. Then, ask if they offer color samples so you can see exactly what you are getting and make sure it matches your color scheme. The color on your computer screen may not be the exact color you are going to receive. You may have to consider matching a color shade something that will fit into the same color family in case you cannot get a perfect match.