Blinds vs Shades

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May 06 2017

Blinds vs Shades

Blinds vs. Shades Which is Best For Your Home

When contemplating window treatments for your home you will have a variety of styles to choose from. One decision you may come across is shades or blinds. You may not be sure what the differences or even if there is a difference but knowing that they are will help you choose what’s best for you. There is a ton of confusion between the two terms. Fundamentally it is simple:

Blinds

Blinds are typically made of a harder material then shades. They mostly come in would or a composite wood material. Blinds also typically have slats and come in vertical and horizontal options. A lever is used to open or close the blinds to create a variety of lighting effects. The slats can be turned at different angles to create to bring in a little or a lot of light. Blinds also go with virtually any type of home d├ęcor. When you choose a quality material such as wood or a high-quality faux wood you will be assured that your blinds will last for years to come.

Shades

Shades are made of a soft fabric like material as opposed to the wood material of blinds. Shades are made in one piece of material and cover the entire window without any slats. Shades can roll up at varying positions. You can still filter sunlight with shades by choosing how far they go and how much window is exposed. Honeycomb shades are a great option that helps filter light in as well as help with insulation and heating and cooling costs. Shades are also available in a large variety of colors, styles and sizes. Many times homeowners add a decorative drapery over top of the shade to create a specific design.

When you’re ready to choose shades or blinds for your home, stop by Shutters Plus. We have a large variety of shades, blinds and many other window treatments to choose from to suit your home.

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