Are you considering new window treatments? You’ve managed to narrow it down to roller shades or blinds. They’re both good options, so how do you know which is best for your home? You’ll want to consider the design, available materials and any drawbacks to one or the other.
Louver Shop of Western Carolina offers the most professional experience when it comes to window treatments. We stand by our blinds as well as our roller shades, manufactured with exceptional materials from Hunter Douglas. Our staff can help you determine the best options for your home with a free, in-home consultation, where we bring the showroom right to you with samples and expert advice.
We’d like to review some of the differences between blinds and roller shades. While they’re both great investments, you’ll want to make the choice that’s well-suited for you.
Should I Choose Roller Shades?
A window shade is a solid piece of fabric or wood hung in your window. Raising and lowering it adjusts the amount of privacy and light in a given room. Louver Shop of Western Carolina custom roller shades are exquisitely manufactured from attractive, environmentally responsible materials—meld form and function with any one of our excellent products.
Custom roller shades are a great fit for decreasing or diffusing light, since some available materials can be translucent or opaque. Our Designer Screen Shades scatter light evenly across a room for a warm, inviting look. These shades can help stabilize temperature by ensuring heat is evenly distributed.
For a modern design, sleek Designer Roller Shades can be a good choice. A single piece of fabric blocks or scatters sunlight. Select a translucent design to bring in light while keeping UV rays out. If you’re more concerned about energy efficiency, Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shades are an ideal pick. They can improve the insulation around your windows, boosting your energy efficiency. They are convenient for both manual and automatic operation.
Or Are Blinds the Better Option?
Window blinds are separated slats of wood or faux wood. While you can still raise and lower the blinds in one motion, they are distinct from shades. The angle of the slats is adjustable, which changes the amount of light as well as where it spills in the room. You can enjoy a larger degree of control with quality blinds.
And Louver Shop of Western Carolina custom blinds are the best around. Keep light and prying eyes out with any of our solidly constructed designs. They can be fitted to a wide range of window shapes and designs thanks to our expert installers. And with energy-efficient materials, you can keep the heat where you actually want it.
When selecting a material for your custom blinds, don’t forget that wood is affected by temperature and humidity. Natural wood blinds are a timeless addition to your home but may warp out of shape in hot and humid climates. A faux wood alternative provides the same classic style without that hang up. A Louver Shop of Western Carolina staff member can recommend the best material for your local climate.
What Matters Most to You?
Take as much time as needed to decide on the ideal window treatments for your home. Choosing between blinds or shades can be tough at first, but think about what you want most:
- Privacy. While any window treatment can stop people from peering in, certain designs may be more effective. Roller shades can be made from translucent material. By scattering the light, images viewed from the other side of the shade are blurred. Blinds are always opaque for hiding a room when fully closed.
- Energy efficiency. Louver Shop of Western Carolina prides itself for utilizing efficient materials. If you don’t mind dark rooms, keeping blinds closed will balance the temperature. For those needing enough light, window shades can soften harsh light without allowing all the heat to seep in.
- Aesthetic. Blinds are firm and stately. They can make a striking statement for any window treatment. Shades are softer, and can be made of fabric. Create a warm, inviting space without strong lines.
Talking to a Louver Shop of Western Carolina expert is a great way to begin. And our free, in-home consultation is the perfect way to talk to an expert. We bring the convenience of the showroom right to your door. Explore possible material and color options, and bounce ideas off with our staff. With years of experience, we can provide all the advice you need to make the right decision.
Find your window treatments today with the help of Louver Shop of Western Carolina. Arrange a consultation by giving us a call at 888-428-1415.