Are you looking for new window treatments? You’ve managed to narrow it down to roller shades or blinds. They’re both good options, so how do you know which is best for your home? You’ll want to compare the design, available materials and any drawbacks to one or the other.
Louver Shop of Colorado 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 walk you through the best options for your home with a free, in-home consultation, where we bring the showroom right to your door with samples and expert advice.
We’d like to review some of the differences between blinds and roller shades. While they’re both beneficial investments, you’ll want to make the choice that’s right for you.
Should I Choose Roller Shades?
A window shade is a solid piece of fabric or wood put in your window. Raising and lowering it adjusts the amount of privacy and light in a given room. Louver Shop of Colorado custom roller shades are exquisitely manufactured from attractive, sustainable materials—meld form and function with any one of our quality products.
Custom roller shades are a great pick for blocking or diffusing light, since various available materials can be translucent or opaque. Our Designer Screen Shades scatter light evenly across a room for a warm, inviting aesthetic. These shades can help balance temperature by ensuring heat is evenly distributed.
For a modern design, sleek Designer Roller Shades may be a good pick. A single piece of fabric blocks or softens sunlight. Choose a translucent design to let in light while keeping UV rays out. If you’re more interested in energy efficiency, Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shades are an ideal choice. They can serve as insulation around your windows, further bolstering your energy efficiency. They are available 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 all at once, they are distinct from shades. The angle of the slats is adjustable, which shifts the amount of light as well as where it appears in the room. You can enjoy a higher degree of control with quality blinds.
And Louver Shop of Colorado custom blinds are the best in town. Keep light and prying eyes out with any of our solidly assembled 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, keep in mind that wood is affected by temperature and humidity. Natural wood blinds are a timeless 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 problem. A Louver Shop of Colorado staff member can lead you to the best material for your local climate.
What Matters Most to You?
Take as much time as necessary to decide on the best 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 peeking in, certain designs might be more effective. Roller shades can be made of 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 Colorado prides itself for using efficient materials. If you don’t mind dark rooms, keeping blinds closed will benefit the temperature. For those needing enough light, window shades can soften harsh light without allowing all the heat to seep in.
- Aesthetic. Blinds are firm and stately. They can make a striking statement for any window treatment. Shades are softer, and are often made of fabric. Create a warm, comfortable space without strong lines.
Talking to a Louver Shop of Colorado 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 your home. Check out potential material and color options, and bounce ideas off with our staff. With years of experience, we can provide all the guidance you need to make the right decision.
Find your window treatments today with the help of Louver Shop of Colorado. Schedule a consultation by giving us a call at 888-428-1415.