The ABCs of Ambiance Window Coverings

Window Treatments_Ambiance Window CoveringsAt Ambiance Window Coverings, our team of custom window shade designers in Omaha knows that selecting the perfect window covering solution for your home can be difficult without knowing at least some of the industry’s lingo. It really can be like learning a new language, so we want to start you off on the right footing by giving you some of our industry’s common terms and what they mean. This way you can come into your one-on-one design consultation with a good idea of how to talk about what you’re looking for in custom window coverings. Since the first step to the success of any project is knowledge, let’s take a look at some of the terms you’re likely to run into when shopping for your perfect window treatments!

Blinds

When you think of blinds, you may not think that they could be the most stylish or versatile of choices for your window covering needs, but Ambiance Window Coverings is here to tell you that you’ll want to reconsider what traditional and vertical blinds can do. Hunter Douglas Blinds provide excellent light control and privacy, and come in a wide variety of materials and styles to match any décor, including wood, composite, and aluminum.

Honeycombs

Honeycomb shades are designed to insulate your home from extreme temperatures, incorporating multiple layers of air pockets which keep your rooms cool in the summer and warm in the winter. At Ambiance Window Coverings, the Hunter Douglas line of honeycomb shades are our favorite. If you want to conserve energy while making a striking design statement, honeycomb shades are a great choice.

Roman Shades

Roman shades deliver a clean, contemporary look that’s easy to coordinate with any décor. The Hunter Douglas line of roman shades also creates a sense of depth, with even folds that act as a drapery and shade in one. With many options to choose from, including fabrics with varying degrees of translucency and fold sizes, roman shades give almost any window a modern lift.

Shades

Shade is a general term used for many kinds of window coverings. From honeycombs to Hunter Douglas’s line of roman shades, shades are an incredibly versatile and stylish window covering suited to many applications.

Sheers

Sheers are a type of shade that provide a fine level of privacy and light control. As experts in window coverings, we at Ambiance Window Coverings believe that Hunter Douglas Sheers are the best on the market, offering a wide range of semi-transparent to room-darkening fabrics and styles that work well in almost any situation. Whether you want to create striking natural lighting effects or effectively darken a home theater room, the versatility of sheers for a wide variety of purposes is unmatched.

Shutters

Shutters are a solid window covering, usually made of wood or another hard material, which can be mounted to the inside or outside of a window. Used to control sunlight and often to protect against weather, Hunter Douglas shutters exhibit excellent craftsmanship and durability in hardwood and hybrid materials. They’re also one of the most customizable shutter lines available, with over 100 paint and stain finishes and many frames, shapes, configurations, and louver sizes to choose from.

Contact Ambiance Window Coverings Today at (402) 932-9711!

We at Ambiance Window Coverings in Omaha hope that this post has given you some options to think about while you’re shopping for the perfect window treatments. Though some of our industry’s terminology can be confusing, our team of custom window treatment design specialists can help you through the process, making your purchasing experience easy and fun! Contact us today at (402) 932-9711 for a free custom design consultation!