Here Comes The Sun: 4 Different Types Of Window Shades

By on June 4, 2018

Windows are one of the keys to good interior design that not many homeowners think about during home remodeling. Window treatments are like wall colors in that they can have a bigger impact than you think. And that’s not just because they can save up to 13% of your home’s annual energy use by improving window performance.

However, it can be challenging to choose the right kind of window shades for your home with the many different types of shades and blinds available. To make it easier for you to find the right window coverings for your home, here are four different types of window shades and what sets them apart.

  1. Roman shades. Beware the Ides of March! That is, unless you have these window coverings. Roman shades are a modern, yet elegant solution to block out the sun. What’s more, Roman shades are completely smooth when left open and aren’t bumpy in the slightest compared to other vertical blinds.
  2. Pleated shades. Pleated shades are a great way to add an extra bit of texture to a room. These shades are folded into accordion-like pleats that stack completely flat when they’re raised. Additionally, pleated shades come in a variety of fabrics and the pleating detail is available in both 1-inch and 2-inch pleats.
  3. Roller shades. Roller shades offer a modern look with simple, clean lines. However, for those looking for more character they also come available in multiple fabrics, colors, and patterns. Roller shades are a popular option for parents because they’re cordless and only need to be tugged on from the bottom to open and close them.
  4. Cellular shades. Cellular shades may seem similar to roller shades, but they come with their own unique personality. Cellular shades help to enhance the home’s energy efficiency by keeping the air in your home from escaping through the small, honeycomb-shaped pockets in the shades. What’s more, cellular shades offer significant insulation due to their thick fabric.

Window treatments, shades, and shutters are a great way to frame the interior of your home while reducing energy costs throughout the year.

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