Blinds, Shades or Shutters? Window Treatments are a great way to add a fresh, new look to your whole house. When you are trying to determine if you should go with blinds, shades or shutters, it really depends on many factors. Personality, taste, lifestyle and your current home décor are just a few of the factors involved in the decision. The best kind of window treatments for your home will also depend on how much light you want to filter into the room, what level of privacy you’re interested in and if providing insulation or energy efficiency is important to you. Your design consultant at Ambiance Window Coverings can help you select a perfect solution for your windows. Here are a few of the options available.
Blinds come in a variety of colors, fabrics, vinyl, aluminum, wood and other treatments. You can easily decorate with custom blinds. You can choose horizontal treatments for your taller windows and vertical blinds for your wider windows. They can be elegant like our Cadence® soft vertical blinds that mimic soft draperies or more modern like our Skyline® gliding window panels that are wider and more pronounced.
Shades come in many different styles and provide an excellent mix of privacy and light filtration. You can choose from Roman Shades, roller shades, pleated shades as well as sheers like Luminette® Privacy Sheers, Pirouettes® and Silhouettes® by Hunter Douglas. Shades are very versatile because they can be hung in a variety of ways. They also come in various widths so that you can hang them virtually anywhere. Shades open easily from the bottom, top or both to provide plenty of light and then they close to allow full privacy or darkness. They also look great with custom drapery or other window treatments.
Shutters come in basically three materials, genuine hardwood, hybrid material and polysatin material. They add a nice timely appeal to your décor and can enhance the overall look of your house. They come in a variety of colors and stains, so you can use them to match your existing woodwork or use them as a contrast to what you have. Shutters are versatile and allow you to adjust the amount of light you receive by the width of the horizontal bars or by opening them entirely. They look nicely in traditional homes as well as modern decors.
Blinds, Shades or Shutters?
The decision is really up to you. No matter what size windows you have most of our blinds, shades or shutters work on even the oddest shaped windows. You can also match horizontally oriented window treatments with vertically oriented all in the same room or floor. There are many options when it comes to operating your blinds, shades or shutters as well. Call Ambiance Window Coverings and allow our design consultant to help you navigate through all the choices and together you can pick the best choice for looks and functionality.