A: Miniblinds have always been popular for apartments or rentals, but you can find very pretty faux wood, cellular, pleated and even some wood blinds at budget prices, too. Aluminum miniblinds are affordable and come in lots of fantastic colors, too, but if you're looking for something a little different, consider your alternatives.
For example, wood blinds look expensive and soften the look and feel of a room, but you can actually get generic wood blinds at very good prices. Faux wood blinds are also great (and they're perfect for high traffic or humid rooms) and come in a huge range of colors. They're amazingly affordable, too! If you need something a bit more contemporary, though, single-cell cellular shades or pleated blinds are perfect.
Before you run out and buy new blinds, you might want to think about whether or not you want to take them with you later. If you plan on leaving them, choose something fun but keep it simple.