You may know you want new window treatments, but how do you decide on what to put in your home with so many options to choose from? The three main categories of window treatments are blinds, shades, and shutters. We will be discussing these categories below to help you make the right choice for you and your family.
- Blinds- Blinds have a more traditional window-covering look. They are a hard window treatment that can stack either vertically or horizontally. They are operated by a pull cord. Individual slats are lined up to form the complete blind. These slats can be closed tightly for privacy and to darken a room. They can also be opened in varying degrees to give you more control over how much light to allow inside.
- Shades- Shades do not have slats like blinds. They are considered a soft window treatment because they are made of one continuous piece that gives a smooth and soft look. Shades are operated by a pull cord and can easily be rolled up to the top of the window. Shades cannot be adjusted to allow different degrees of lighting, but they can be bought with varying degrees of opacity to allow for different light preferences. Some shades can be opened from the top or the bottom, which can add wonderful versatility and privacy to your décor.
- Shutters- Shutters have been around for centuries. They can make an impressive statement in any home. They are made of solid wood slats that are fixed to a wood frame. Usually, they are hinged at either side of the window so that they can swing open. They can be customized to allow different parts of the shutter to open or close.
You really cannot go wrong with any of these window treatment options. We can help you with any design or look you are going for. Stop by Blinds America in Greenville, South Carolina for your free consultation and estimate today.