Home and business owners often put off getting window treatments because there are so many options. To put it simply, they just don’t know where to begin! Getting started can seem overwhelming, but once the choices are broken down into categories, things become much more manageable.
Shades: These window treatments are made from fabric panels that attach to window frames or curtain rods. They are sold in different lengths and widths to fit windows. Shades use lifting hardware, rollers, or cords. Examples include:
- Honeycomb/Cellular shades
- Pleated shades
- Roller shades
- Roman shades
- Solar shades
Blinds: Blinds can be horizontal or vertical and are made from wood, vinyl, or aluminum. They tilt up or down to open and close, and are made to fit inside window frames.
Curtains and drapes: Sold in pairs or alone, these window treatments are made from different materials of varying lengths. For example, a valance curtain can be on the top of a window, while full-length curtains might cascade down to the floor.
How Can I Choose the Best Window Treatments?
The first step in picking window treatments is to decide how much light you want to let into the room. Blinds provide a lot of control for this and can also restrict airflow (keeping the heat in). Shades also block out light but are made from fabric. Curtains and drapes can be light or heavy and can be paired with blinds and shades.
Now that you understand the basics, get in touch with our team at Blinds America. We’ll help you narrow down your selections to the best blinds, shades, or specialty items for your home or office.