What’s the Difference Between Blinds and Shades?
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Blinds vs. Shades: Whats the Difference?

Shades and blinds are both great choices for window treatments in Louisville. Both provide good-looking for controlling light and improving energy efficiency. But there are a few important differences, which we’ll go over below.

Finding the right window treatment for your house can seem stressful. That’s why our Louver Shop of Louisville design pros are here to help. We’ll discuss all the solutions during a free consultation. You’ll get to review product samples and receive professional design guidance, all at no cost or obligation.

We think that making custom window treatments should be a simple and even delightful experience. So, you can trust our pros to assist you from beginning to end, from free consultation to professional installation.

In the meantime, let’s discuss the distinctions between blinds and shades.


Parkland Blinds Coastal 

Blinds are produced from an assortment of materials, such as wood, faux wood, metal. This window treatment has slats that move to open or close. When moved out of the way, the slats neatly stack together.

Some are controlled by a cord, but many can be customized in cordless and automated solutions for easy operation. They’re easy on your budget, offer outstanding light control and are easy to dust.

We have all the most desired styles, such as horizontal blinds, vertical blinds and mini blinds.

Horizontal Blinds

If you like the look of plantation shutters but have less of a budget, horizontal blinds are a great solution. They’re often known as to as plantation blinds, since they have thick louvers like plantation shutters.

In contrast, plantation shutters are a permanent window treatment that’s installed in the frame. These shutters come with wide wood or PVC louvers that are controlled by a tilt bar. Depending on the style, shutters can typically be opened with a swinging or sliding motion.

When customizing your horizontal blinds, you can pick from genuine basswood, a popular material also used in plantation shutters. Or PVC wood, which stands up to heat, humidity and warping.

Vertical Blinds

Our vertical blinds aren’t out of date. From contemporary panels to soft fabric vertical blinds, you’ll likely come across a style that complements your residence.

Gliding panels are a good option if you live in a contemporary home with large windows. These panels join neatly together while open and feature designer fabrics while closed. With more than 600 fabrics to choose from, you’re inclined to discover the right one for your home.

We have three different types of vertical blinds in aluminum, vinyl and fabric finishes. It’s simple to add drapery-like appearance to your home without the bother of bulky curtains that are hard to clean.

Mini Blinds

Mini blinds are a lower-priced window treatment, but they’re easy to dust and good looking too. Since they’re produced from aluminum, these durable blinds are great for active or wet rooms in your house, including bathrooms, kitchens or laundry rooms. We have a broad range of modern metallic finishes along with optional features to stop more light when drawn and enhance your view while open.


Nantucket Fabric Blinds 

Shades are soft window treatments that hang from a roll. When lifted, they roll neatly at the top of the window, occasionally obscured in a headrail. They’re usually cordless, and some options can be customized with an automated operating system for easy use and smart home compatibility.

When you imagine shades, you might envision common white window treatments with an unsightly roller. Today’s options are much more stylish, functional and customizable. A wide range are also even energy efficient.

We provide a wide collection of the most wanted options, which include sheer shades, honeycomb shades, Roman shades and roller/solar shades.

Sheer Shades

If you can’t choose between shades and blinds, sheer shades are a great choice. These shades have hovering vanes nestled between two layers of fabric. The fabric panels transform harsh sunlight into a light glow. And the blinds provide outstanding light control and privacy.

They’re available in both horizontal and vertical options, so you can hang them around your residence. You can personalize yours with our wide assortment of fabrics, vane widths and extras, such as room-darkening panels.

Honeycomb Shades

If you’re seeking to increase your residence’s energy efficiency, honeycomb shades are an excellent solution. These soft fabric shades have chambers that retain air at the windows, which are your residence’s main source of energy loss. These pockets can also block more outdoor noise, letting you relax in peace. The result is a cozier home and possibly reduced heating and cooling costs.

Honeycomb shades are also a fantastic way to lessen light, as you can add extra features for blackout or room-darkening potential. They’re available in horizontal and vertical models, so you can hang them across your home, even on uncommon windows and skylights.

Roman Shades

Roman shades have the appearance of curtains but provide all the perks of a soft shade for horizontal windows. When elevated, they stack into neat pleats. When drawn, they give outstanding light control, privacy and energy efficiency.

We sell several styles, such as honeycomb and natural woven wood, so you can discover the right look for your residence.

Roller and Solar Shades

Roller and solar shades provide up-to-date style, fast cleaning and streamlined operation for horizontal windows. Available in a wide collection of fabrics and opacities, these shades tidily roll into small headrails. They even come in a honeycomb style, so you can boost your home’s energy efficiency while also making it look attractive.

Design Your Blinds or Shades with Pro Support from Louver Shop of Louisville

Blinds and shades are both great styles for your home. With the assistance of a window treatment expert like one from Louver Shop of Louisville, we can locate the right style for your house.

We also make all our window treatments here in the United States, so your dream of a beautiful house will be reality in just a few weeks. Contact us at 888-428-1415 to get started with your free consultation right away!

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