Have you ever heard an argument break out in your home over who would close the blinds? Bickering over who gets out of bed to close the shades, or who gets off the couch to adjust the blinds for better movie viewing is not out of the norm. Many families would say it’s a common occurrence, but not in homes outfitted with a smart hub.
In our last design tip, we talked about the difference between the most popular window shades in 2020: cellular shades, roman shades, bamboo shades, and roller shades. When choosing which shade to use in your home or office, there are several factors to consider. You have to decide which functions are essential to you and how well they work with the shade you choose. Do you prefer light filtering shades or light-blocking shades? Are you looking for shades that will create privacy or shades that will create a lovely frame for your gorgeous view? Are you hoping to stick to a specific budget? What size is your window or windows, and how many windows do you need to update?
Most window shades are one single piece of material that you can raise or lower to provide light control and privacy in your home or office. Since this general definition includes a wide variety of popular window treatments, some shoppers find it confusing to figure out which type of shade would best suit their room, needs, and style. If you are on the hunt for the perfect window shade and don’t know where to start, we suggest starting with the differences between various types of window shades.
If you’re looking for a quick and affordable way to update your space drastically, you probably already considered replacing your current window coverings. Sometimes a seemingly small change can radically update the look of your room, home, or office. Depending on what blinds, shades, or other window treatments are currently in place, updating your window coverings may even come with the added benefit of saving on your utility bill. So what options do you have, and which one is right for you?