Are you thinking about new window treatments? You’re having trouble choosing between roller shades or blinds. They’re both quality options, so how do you know which is right for your home? You’ll want to think about the design, available materials and any disadvantages to one or the other.
Louver Shop of Louisville offers the most professional experience when it comes to window treatments. We stand by our blinds as well as our roller shades, developed with high-quality materials from Hunter Douglas. Our staff can recommend the best options for your home with a free, in-home consultation, where we bring the showroom right to your home with samples and expert advice.
We’d like to review some of the differences between blinds and roller shades. While they’re both great investments, you’ll want to make the choice that’s best for you.
Should I Use Roller Shades?
A window shade is a solid piece of fabric or wood placed in your window. Raising and lowering it adjusts the amount of privacy and light in a given room. Louver Shop of Louisville custom roller shades are beautifully made from attractive, environmentally responsible materials—blend form and function with any one of our quality products.
Custom roller shades are a great option for obscuring or diffusing light, since various available materials can be translucent or opaque. Our Designer Screen Shades scatter light evenly into a room for a warm, inviting aesthetic. These shades can help regulate temperature by ensuring heat is evenly distributed.
For a streamlined design, sleek Designer Roller Shades can be a good pick. A single piece of fabric blocks or softens sunlight. Choose a translucent fabric to draw in light while keeping UV rays out. If you’re more concerned about energy efficiency, Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shades are an ideal choice. They can serve as insulation around your windows, increasing your energy efficiency. They are convenient for both manual and automatic operation.
Or Are Blinds the Better Option?
Window blinds are separated slats of wood or faux wood. While you can still raise and lower the blinds as a whole, they are distinct from shades. The angle of the slats is adjustable, which shifts the amount of light as well as where it spills in the room. You can enjoy a greater degree of control with quality blinds.
And Louver Shop of Louisville custom blinds are the best in the business. Keep light and prying eyes out with any of our solidly built designs. They can be fitted to a wide range of window shapes and designs thanks to our experienced installers. And with energy-efficient materials, you can keep the heat where you actually want it.
When picking a material for your custom blinds, don’t forget that wood is affected by temperature and humidity. Natural wood blinds are a stunning addition to your home but may warp out of shape in hot and humid climates. A faux wood alternative can provide the same classic style without that issue. A Louver Shop of Louisville staff member can lead you to the best material for your local climate.
What Matters Most to You?
Take as much time as you want to decide on the right window treatments for your home. Choosing between blinds or shades can be hard at first, but consider what you want most:
- Privacy. While any window treatment can prevent people from peering in, certain designs could be more effective. Roller shades can be made from translucent material. By scattering the light, images viewed from the other side of the shade are blurred. Blinds are always opaque for hiding a room when fully closed.
- Energy efficiency. Louver Shop of Louisville prides itself for working with efficient materials. If you don’t mind dark rooms, keeping blinds closed will help regulate the temperature. For those needing enough light, window shades can dull harsh light without allowing all the heat to seep in.
- Aesthetic. Blinds are firm and dignified. They can make a bold statement for any window treatment. Shades are softer, and use fabric. Create a warm, welcoming space without strong lines.
Getting in touch with a Louver Shop of Louisville expert is a great way to start. And our free, in-home consultation is the perfect way to talk to an expert. We bring the convenience of the showroom right to you. Explore available material and color options, and bounce ideas off with our staff. With years of experience, we can provide all the advice you need to make the right decision.
Upgrade your window treatments today with the help of Louver Shop of Louisville. Schedule a consultation by giving us a call at 888-428-1415.