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Roller Shades vs. Blinds: Which Window Treatment Is Ideal for Your Home?

Are you thinking about new window treatments? You can’t decide between roller shades or blinds. They’re both great options, so how do you know which is ideal for your home? You’ll want to compare the design, available materials and any advantages to one or the other.

Louver Shop of Knoxville offers the most professional experience when it comes to window treatments. We stand by our blinds as well as our roller shades, developed 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 elaborate some of the differences between blinds and roller shades. While they’re both great investments, you’ll want to make the choice that’s best for you.

Should I Choose Roller Shades?

A window shade is a solid piece of fabric or wood installed in your window. Raising and lowering it alters the amount of privacy and light in a given room. Louver Shop of Knoxville custom roller shades are beautifully made from attractive, environmentally friendly materials—meld form and function with any one of our outstanding products.

Custom roller shades are a great pick 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 look. These shades can help stabilize temperature by ensuring heat is evenly distributed.

For a streamlined 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 excellent selection. They can function as insulation around your windows, boosting your energy efficiency. They are available 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 all at once, 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 higher degree of control with quality blinds.

And Louver Shop of Knoxville 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 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, don’t forget that wood is affected by temperature and humidity. Natural wood blinds are a stunning 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 problem. A Louver Shop of Knoxville 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 ideal window treatments for your home. Choosing between blinds or shades can be difficult at first, but think about what you want most:

  • Privacy. While any window treatment can keep people from looking in, certain designs may be more effective. Roller shades can be made from 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 Knoxville prides itself for working with efficient materials. If you don’t mind dark rooms, keeping blinds closed will balance the temperature. For those needing enough light, window shades can soften harsh light without allowing all the heat to seep in.
  • Aesthetic. Blinds are firm and elegant. They can make a distinct statement for any window treatment. Shades are softer, and are often made of fabric. Create a warm, inviting space without strong lines.

Getting in touch with a Louver Shop of Knoxville expert is a great way to begin. And our free, in-home consultation is the best way to talk to an expert. We bring the convenience of the showroom right to you. Check out potential material and color options, and bounce ideas off with our staff. With years of experience, we can provide all the advice you need to make the right decision.

Upgrade your window treatments today with the help of Louver Shop of Knoxville. Arrange a consultation by giving us a call at 888-428-1415.

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