Are you considering new window treatments? You can’t decide between roller shades or blinds. They’re both great options, so how do you know which is better for your home? You’ll want to consider the design, available materials and any drawbacks to one or the other.
Louver Shop of Columbus offers the most professional experience when it comes to window treatments. We stand by our blinds as well as our roller shades, constructed with high-quality materials from Hunter Douglas. Our staff can help you determine 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 elaborate some of the differences between blinds and roller shades. While they’re both great investments, you’ll want to make the choice that’s right for you.
Should I Use 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 area. Louver Shop of Columbus custom roller shades are exquisitely made from attractive, environmentally responsible materials—blend form and function with any one of our outstanding products.
Custom roller shades are a great selection for blocking or diffusing light, since various available materials can be translucent or opaque. Our Designer Screen Shades scatter light evenly through a room for a warm, inviting aesthetic. These shades can help balance temperature by ensuring heat is evenly distributed.
For a streamlined design, sleek Designer Roller Shades can be a good option. A single piece of fabric blocks or scatters sunlight. Use a translucent material to allow in light while keeping UV rays out. If you’re more concerned about energy efficiency, Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shades are an ideal fit. They can improve the insulation around your windows, boosting 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 as a whole, they are distinct from shades. The angle of the slats is adjustable, which changes the amount of light as well as where it appears in the room. You can enjoy a broader degree of control with quality blinds.
And Louver Shop of Columbus 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 settling on a material for your custom blinds, don’t forget 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 hang up. A Louver Shop of Columbus staff member can recommend the best material for your local climate.
What Matters Most to You?
Take as much time as you want to decide on the ideal 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 staring in, certain designs might 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 Columbus prides itself for using efficient materials. If you don’t mind dark rooms, keeping blinds closed will balance the temperature. For those needing enough light, window shades can diffuse harsh light without allowing all the heat to seep in.
- Aesthetic. Blinds are firm and elegant. They can make a striking statement for any window treatment. Shades are softer, and are often made of fabric. Create a warm, welcoming space without strong lines.
Getting in touch with a Louver Shop of Columbus expert is a great way to start. And our free, in-home consultation is the best way to talk to an expert. We bring the convenience of the showroom right to you. Check out 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 Columbus. Request a consultation by giving us a call at 888-428-1415.