Are you considering new window treatments? You’re having trouble choosing between roller shades or blinds. They’re both attractive options, so how do you know which is better for your home? You’ll want to consider the design, available materials and any advantages to one or the other.
Louver Shop of Charleston offers the most professional experience when it comes to window treatments. We stand by our blinds as well as our roller shades, constructed with exceptional 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 share some of the differences between blinds and roller shades. While they’re both excellent 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 changes the amount of privacy and light in a given space. Louver Shop of Charleston custom roller shades are exquisitely crafted from attractive, environmentally friendly materials—blend form and function with any one of our excellent products.
Custom roller shades are a great choice for blocking or diffusing light, since different available materials can be translucent or opaque. Our Designer Screen Shades scatter light evenly across a room for a warm, inviting feel. These shades can help stabilize temperature by ensuring heat is evenly distributed.
For a particularly clean design, sleek Designer Roller Shades can be a good option. A single piece of fabric blocks or scatters sunlight. Choose a translucent design to bring in light while keeping UV rays out. If you’re more concerned about energy efficiency, Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shades are an ideal choice. They can serve as insulation around your windows, increasing your energy efficiency. They are convenient 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 alters the amount of light as well as where it appears in the room. You can enjoy a larger degree of control with quality blinds.
And Louver Shop of Charleston custom blinds are the best around. 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 expert installers. And with energy-efficient materials, you can keep the heat where you actually want it.
When selecting 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 offer the same classic style without that hang up. A Louver Shop of Charleston staff member can suggest 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 review what you want most:
- Privacy. While any window treatment can keep people from staring in, certain designs can be more effective. Roller shades can be made using 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 Charleston prides itself for using efficient materials. If you don’t mind dark rooms, keeping blinds closed will help regulate 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 can be made of fabric. Create a warm, inviting space without strong lines.
Getting in touch with a Louver Shop of Charleston expert is a great way to get started. And our free, in-home consultation is the ideal way to talk to an expert. We bring the convenience of the showroom right to your door. Explore available material and color options, and bounce ideas off with our staff. With years of experience, we can provide all the details you need to make the right decision.
Upgrade your window treatments today with the help of Louver Shop of Charleston. Schedule a consultation by giving us a call at 888-428-1415.