Window treatments not only make your home look beautiful but also provide a purpose. From controlling light, to energy efficiency, blocking harmful UV rays, or privacy, blinds are there for a reason. Here are some tips to think about when choosing blinds for each room.
Think about what rooms you'll use the most and who will be using it. If you have children, a great option is a shade that is cordless. We all know young children LOVE to explore their environment and grab everything in reach. Pull cords are one thing that will catch their eyes. So you're probably wondering, what shade options do I have that are available cordless? Almost everything! Cellular shades, roller shades, sheer shades, transitional shades, roman shades, even wood or faux wood blinds are available cordless. Woohoo! You're options are not limited!
Privacy is a big factor. This is the first thing that almost every one of our customers bring up. There are some options to choose from. Light filtering shades and room darkening shades both provide privacy. Light filtering shades do exactly what the name says. They filter the light but still give you privacy. Room darkening shades block out ALL light. The only way to let light into the room is to lift the shade. There is also a top-down bottom-up feature available with some shades. These are great for bedrooms, bathroom, and closets. This option gives you the capability of pulling the shade down from the top to let light in, but still giving you complete privacy. Yes people, this means you can walk around in your birthday suit if you'd like and your next door neighbor won't be able to see you. Amazing, I know!
Light control is also an important factor. If you work nights and need to sleep during the day, a room darkening shade for your bedroom is the perfect option, especially cellular shades. Cell shades provide the closest fit in your window, meaning smaller light gaps on the sides. If you have a child that needs to take naps during the day, this is the best option.
Obviously style is going to play a huge role in the shades you choose. You should understand the style you are looking for. Horizontal blinds such as wood, faux wood, and aluminum blinds are great options if you like a more traditional look. You can find the perfect color or stain to match flooring, cabinets, or furniture. Roman shades can be traditional or contemporary, depending on the fabric you choose. Cellular shades, roller shades, and sheer shades are the perfect option if you're looking for more contemporary or modern styles. These options are clean and uncluttered.
Whether you're doing shades in one room or your whole house, we understand it can be overwhelming. These tips will help make your decision process much easier and our sales people will be able to assist you and give you ideas you've never thought of!
By Ellie Rieser