Getting the right blinds and shades for your home can be fun. They can complement your existing setup and they can even add a new sense of flair to your home. However, it can also get frustrating. This is especially true if you don’t know what to look for. It also gets frustrating if you don’t truly appreciate the beauty and functionality of blinds and shades. Understanding what they bring to your home is probably the first step in figuring out which blinds and shades are right for you. Once you can see the necessity of getting the right blinds and shades, selecting the set that fits your needs is a bit easier. We’re going to take a look at some of the advantages of blinds and shades and some things to remember when choosing them for your home.
They Help Control Light
Blinds and shades are a great tool for managing light in your home. Different rooms need different amounts of sunlight. Also, the time of day you are home may be a factor in deciding which kinds of blinds to get and how they should be opened. The first step is to think about how you want light to function in the various spaces in your home. Do you want full exposure sometimes but little to none at other times? Window shutter blinds can be adjusted to satisfy a variety of needs. Natural light can be a great source of subtle, yet important heat. You can get window shades that can be lifted to allow all of the light in or vertical blinds that can be adjusted to allow just the right amount to stream in and illuminate your room.
Are you planning on having complete privacy at certain times of the day? Then you are going to want to get some blinds and shades that completely block all light. Even though all blinds and shades make seeing people on the inside difficult, many will still allow for at least the silhouette to be seen. This is also an invasion of privacy for some people. If that violates your peeping tolerance level, you will likely want to opt for solar shades that are completely opaque or maybe even custom drapes that are thick enough to block all light.
Augment Your Current Décor
When a room already seems nearly perfect, the idea of adding something else to the mix can be perplexing. Various homeowners have different needs when it comes to window treatments. They can be purely functional, more decorative, or both. If you’re looking for blinds or shades that add a decorative touch, you may first want to evaluate what it is about the style of your room that you value the most. Maybe the room has a modern, simplistic feel to it. Then the blinds or shades should compliment that by not being too gaudy. They should make a subtle statement. Or maybe your room is dominated by a specific color scheme. In that case, you may opt for blinds that perfectly match a desired color. However, because some blinds or shades have a tendency to fade as they face more sun exposure, you will want to be careful when it comes to committing to certain colors. You may be better off going for something that’s neutral. If it fades, it’s not the end of the world because the resulting color still won’t clash and interrupt the color scheme.
Some of the Benefits of Blinds and Shades
Blinds and shades are a great way to make a statement without breaking the bank. Because they inhabit a relatively large portion of the vertical space in a room, they say a lot in a simple way. They are also easy to clean and maintain. If they are dusted and wiped down periodically, they will maintain their appearance and not detract from the cleanliness of your home. They also come in a variety of styles. Even if you have never seen a pair that quite does it for you, that doesn’t mean it’s not out there. There are blinds and shades of all types, colors, sizes, and textures. A quick look at a catalog and a conversation with a professional will get you on the path to finding the perfect window treatments.