Are you considering 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 better for your home? You’ll want to compare the design, available materials and any disadvantages to one or the other.
Louver Shop of Boston 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 home 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 well-suited for you.
Should I Pick Roller Shades?
A window shade is a solid piece of fabric or wood placed in your window. Raising and lowering it adjusts the amount of privacy and light in a given space. Louver Shop of Boston custom roller shades are painstakingly made from attractive, environmentally responsible materials—meld form and function with any one of our outstanding products.
Custom roller shades are a great pick for decreasing or diffusing light, since some available materials can be translucent or opaque. Our Designer Screen Shades scatter light evenly throughout a room for a warm, inviting look. These shades can help regulate temperature by ensuring heat is evenly distributed.
For a streamlined design, sleek Designer Roller Shades might be a good pick. A single piece of fabric blocks or scatters sunlight. Select a translucent design to bring in light while keeping UV rays out. If you’re more interested in energy efficiency, Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shades are an ideal pick. They can improve the insulation around your windows, increasing your energy efficiency. They are manufactured 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 in one motion, they are distinct from shades. The angle of the slats is adjustable, which changes the amount of light as well as where it spills in the room. You can enjoy a larger degree of control with quality blinds.
And Louver Shop of Boston custom blinds are the best in the business. 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 deciding on 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 offers the same classic style without that problem. A Louver Shop of Boston staff member can point out the best material for your local climate.
What Matters Most to You?
Take as much time as you need to decide on the best window treatments for your home. Choosing between blinds or shades can be hard at first, but think about what you want most:
- Privacy. While any window treatment can prevent people from peeking in, certain designs may 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 Boston 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 dignified. 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 Boston expert is a great way to start. 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 possible material and color options, and bounce ideas off with our staff. With years of experience, we can provide all the info you need to make the right decision.
Find your window treatments today with the help of Louver Shop of Boston. Arrange a consultation by giving us a call at 888-428-1415.