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 perfect for your home? You’ll want to weigh the design, available materials and any drawbacks to one or the other.
Louver Shop of Louisiana offers the most professional experience when it comes to window treatments. We stand by our blinds as well as our roller shades, manufactured 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 you with samples and expert advice.
We’d like to elaborate 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 hung in your window. Raising and lowering it alters the amount of privacy and light in a given room. Louver Shop of Louisiana custom roller shades are beautifully made from attractive, sustainable materials—blend form and function with any one of our outstanding products.
Custom roller shades are a great selection for decreasing or diffusing light, since various 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 stabilize temperature by ensuring heat is evenly distributed.
For a particularly clean design, sleek Designer Roller Shades could be a good pick. A single piece of fabric blocks or diffuses sunlight. Select a translucent material to allow in light while keeping UV rays out. If you’re more about energy efficiency, Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shades are an ideal fit. They can serve as insulation around your windows, further bolstering 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 shifts the amount of light as well as where it appears in the room. You can enjoy a higher degree of control with quality blinds.
And Louver Shop of Louisiana 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 professional installers. And with energy-efficient materials, you can keep the heat where you actually want it.
When picking a material for your custom blinds, remember 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 hang up. A Louver Shop of Louisiana staff member can recommend the best material for your local climate.
What Matters Most to You?
Take as much time as needed to decide on the best window treatments for your home. Choosing between blinds or shades can be difficult at first, but review what you want most:
- Privacy. While any window treatment can prevent people from peering in, certain designs could 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 Louisiana prides itself for utilizing efficient materials. If you don’t mind dark rooms, keeping blinds closed will balance the temperature. For those needing some light, window shades can dull harsh light without allowing all the heat to seep in.
- Aesthetic. Blinds are firm and dignified. They can make a bold statement for any window treatment. Shades are softer, and can be made of fabric. Create a warm, welcoming space without strong lines.
Speaking with a Louver Shop of Louisiana 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. Compare possible material and color options, and bounce ideas off with our staff. With years of experience, we can provide all the information you need to make the right decision.
Upgrade your window treatments today with the help of Louver Shop of Louisiana. Request a consultation by giving us a call at 888-428-1415.