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How to Choose the Right Window Coverings

Sep 15, 2017

When your window coverings need updating there are many options to choose from. Are blinds best? Which shades are ideal; roman, roller, sheer? Or rather, would wood or plantation shutters look best? It can be a hard choice to make, for sure!

Pinpointing your wants will help you to narrow down the choices. If you’re looking for clean lines and defined boarders that frame your window, roller shades in Phoenix AZ are the perfect solution. Fashion and function are rolled into one design and will give your home an understated elegance.

Blinds, of course, are a go-to feature in many homes, too. Wooden blinds, in fact, are one of the most popular window coverings to date. Wood blinds are light-weight, strong, and durable. You also won’t need to sacrifice style in your window treatments, as custom wooden, aluminum and vertical blinds come in a wide variety of colors and textures.

So what exactly do you take into consideration when choosing a window treatment? First, do you prefer more of a hard/sturdy look of a wooden or aluminum blind, or the soft look of a linen or cotton roller shade?

You must also consider the lighting in the room. Blinds have slats or vanes that open and close for light adjustment, whereas shades are constructed in a continuous roll, with the only adjustment for light and view is up or down. However, if you choose a light filtering fabric, you’ll be able to let in natural light while keeping your window covered for complete privacy.

Both blinds and shades can give your home a high end look. If you’re decorating a formal living or dining room, try wood blinds or roman shades in a luxurious fabric. If you want your windows to make a statement rather than blend into the background go with roller shades in a colorful print.

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