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Perfect Window Shades: How to Skip Past the Obvious “No’s”

When you’re on the hunt for the perfect window shades or window blinds, you may discover that the plethora of options can be confusing. So, how do you skip past the obvious NO’s to discover the perfect window shade for your style, your room, your lifestyle, and your budget? Consider a few tips to point you in the right direction by marking options off your list one by one (or by entire category). 

Pinpoint Window Shade Features You Cannot Live Without: 

We suggest starting by pinpointing any features you are not willing to go without. For example, do you require a cordless lift option? Do you need a window covering impervious to water? Are you looking for an option that is compatible with motorization or smart home options? Make a list of the features you require first so you don’t accidentally get attached to a product that doesn’t meet your minimum requirements. Once you do this, you may find it easier to define what it is you are hoping to find.

Consider the Style of Your Room and Compare to Window Covering Styles Available: 

Consider your space. Is there a certain style of window covering that particularly suits the room, the window, your decor, or your personal tastes? If you aren’t sure where to start or don’t feel like you have any particular preferences that would mean certain types of window coverings are not a good option, consider this series of questions: 

  • Do you prefer blinds or shades? 
  • Do you prefer a certain style of shade? (Roman shades, roller shades, etc.)
  • Do you prefer fabric products, wood products, faux wood products, natural woven products? 
  • Do you have any problems areas or problem windows that may require special features or special treatment? (a glare in your tv room, privacy issues, etc.) 

Bring Your Questions to One of Our Design Consultants: 

Deciding to order custom blinds or shades means you’ll have some decisions to make. Excluding the options and categories that don’t meet your needs is a big help that will get your started in the right direction. Once you’ve excluded those options that don’t suit, it’s a great idea to take advantage of our Design Consultants to whittle down the choices. Come to the Design Consultants with your list of feature requirements paired with any problem windows or light issues in your space you hope to address with your window coverings. The Design Consultants can take your concerns along with your preferred style choices, and necessary features to point you towards the best options. 

Order Samples of Your Final Window Shades or Blinds Choices: 

Ordering free samples* of your top window shades and window blind choices is easy. Ordering samples means you can compare the quality and feel of the materials used for the different products you’re considering for yourself. Samples also allow you to see the colors and materials in your room and in your room’s lighting. 

*Our free samples are not complete blinds, shades, or shutters. “Samples” are small swatches of the product so you can see the color and quality before you order. Swatches are mainly for color selection, so the size of the slat or pleat may vary from the product selected.

Find the Perfect Window Blinds or Shades for Your Home:

Are you on the hunt for the perfect window blinds or shades for your home? What room are you considering updating with new window treatments? If you need more help or you’re looking for more window treatment recommendations, contact Blinds Chalet Online Chat today.

1 thought on “Perfect Window Shades: How to Skip Past the Obvious “No’s”

  1. Eli Richardson

    My wife and I are interested in buying new window coverings because we just painted our walls last week. We’re glad you elaborated on comparing window covering styles available with our decor. We’ll use your tips to help us find window coverings that suit our personal tastes.


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