The right window shutters or shades can set the mood and highlight your home, enhancing and complementing the decor through color, texture, and patterns. Shutters, blinds, or shades can also serve a purpose by light control, privacy, and reducing energy bills.
Below, a few tips on deciding the style and type of window coverings suitable for your home.
Assess the Room and WindowsLook around the room and determine its purpose. Do you need more privacy? If so, consider Cellular Shades. Cellular shades are the Swiss army knife for the shades, serving many purposes from energy efficiency to style to privacy. Does this particular room get a lot of sunlight? Roller shades can not only block out light and, depending on the material, can neutralize the heat and glare without obstructing your view.
Homeowners with old or drafty windows often invest in energy-efficient cellular shades that provide superior insulation in fashionable colors.
In children’s bedrooms, considering cordless shades makes lifting and lowering effortless. At the same time, removing dangling cords improves safety for homes with young children and pets.
If you have large patio windows, you can’t go wrong with sliding panels, which can easily coordinate with any sliding décor style and other window coverings in the room.
Sliding panels are ideal for covering patio doors, sliding glass doors, and oversized windows.
Establish Lighting Needs
How much light does the room need? Babies, shift workers, or those who need light blockage will appreciate room-darkening (blackout) cellular shades to optimize their sleep schedule.
If you’re using a home office, you may welcome natural rays to help boost your productivity. On the other hand, with most people using a computer, you may want solar shades to cut down on the sun’s glare.
With options like cellular shades and solar blinds, consider top-down/bottom-up lift styles. These shades and blinds allow your shades to be lowered from the top and raised from the bottom to infuse rooms with natural light while maintaining privacy.
Favor FunctionalityYour family's lifestyle may determine how you choose a window covering function. Homeowners looking for energy efficiency may be drawn cellular shades whose unique honeycomb structure traps the air entering and leaving your home. At the same time, families with small children or pets might opt for cordless shades for added safety.
Families with busy lifestyles may like faux wood blinds or shutters because they’re convenient, easy-to-clean, waterproof, or moisture-resistant. They're ideal for humid spaces, kitchens, and bathrooms. Perfect for our Florida weather!
Find Your Flair Find inspiration in the room elements such as flooring, window trim, and the furniture in your home as inspiration for the finish, type, and color of window treatment. With a vast and beautiful collection of fabrics and colors to choose from, you can achieve a personalized look for your home without breaking the bank.
At New Shutters and Blinds, our experts can install new window coverings to match any area of your home, blending in your personality with our selections. Our professional staff will arrive at your home with samples, giving you an idea of the finished product. Contact us today to get started! Call us: (386)-410-2245