None of our windows had treatments, so we had to make a decision between the blinds and the curtains. Blinds are more convenient and look clean, and curtains give a more elegant look. Also, with the exception of designer curtains, they are generally much more affordable.
For everything facing up front, we wanted all the windows to match, so we went with the shutters. For all the other sides of the house we went with a combination of the two of them.
For our blinds we got simple blinds Select Blinds. They send you free samples of the material and when you are ready, they have very detailed instructions on how to measure everything. Everything is made to order and is easy to install.
We ended up with darker shades for a few rooms that have direct sunlight, which will really help during the summer in Vegas. Then we got light filter shades for the rest of the windows so we can still take advantage of the large windows.
We even added a motor and wifi connection to the one in our office, because we use it the most.