We all use blinds and shades to control the amount of sunlight in our rooms and have privacy. Besides these functions, blinds and shades also improve the look of our room and make it more stylish. Even though all window coverings are meant to provide us with the benefits mentioned above, people certainly prefer one or some styles according to their needs.
In this article, we explore the top types of blinds and shades that are currently in style. We hope you can decide which type suits your needs most by the end of this article.
Blinds are hard window coverings made with horizontal slats that can be tilted for adjustable light control.
If you are in Orange County and decide any of the blinds below is your perfect choice, FBR Construction provides you with a wide selection.
1. Vertical Blinds
Perfect for those who want to have maximum control of privacy and light, vertical blinds either open from side to side or by parting the middle, depending on the style. The series of vertical fabric slats make vertical blinds an ideal option for windows that are wider than they are tall.
2. Faux Wood Blinds
Made from synthetic materials, these wood-looking blinds are perfect for rooms and areas with higher humidity, such as bathrooms and kitchens. Faux wood blinds are incredibly durable and more affordable than wood blinds. They also have a luxurious look with realistic grain patterns and are a popular choice for any application.
3. Wood Blinds
Being available in various stains, types, and colors, wood blinds with solid slates are perfect for keeping the heat out while blocking the sunlight. They also offer natural beauty and warmth of wood and are ideal for most applications.
Vinyl blinds are the perfect window covering option for just any area, from sun-facing rooms to high humidity areas such as bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms. These blinds are available in both vertical and horizontal designs. They are also available in a wide array of materials, including grass weave, stenciled fabrics, and grasscloth, excellent to name a few.
Unlike blinds, shades are made from one piece of fabric rather than individual slats. So, they can be adjusted up and down only.
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I. Roman Shades
The traditional look that these window coverings bring is timeless. They are also very durable and versatile and thus the perfect shade for high traffic rooms like the living rooms and the offices. If you look for an everlasting style for your window, this classic window covering is your premier choice.
II. Roller Shades
If you look for a very economical window covering that is easy to maintain, roller shades are certainly not to be missed. The interesting thing about roller shades is that besides the privacy-adding and light-blocking features basic to every window covering, they could offer much more. For example, there are roller shades that are specially made for light filtering or room darkening. There are even blackout fabric roller shades that block 99% of light.
III. Celluar/Honeycomb Shades
These shades are so called because of their hexagonal (6-sided) cells. In addition to their light filtering/blocking abilities provides your house with great insulation and thus reduce your energy costs in both winter and summer.
IV. Woven Wood Shades
Made from jute, rattan, or natural grasses, these type of shades is excellent for those who look for an eco-friendly window covering option for their homes. Wovenexcellent wood shades filter most of the UV rays out of the light coming through the windows and provide the home interior with a pleasing glow. Nevertheless, just like any other window covering, woven wood shades decrease the heat build-up throughout the area.
Want to Pick the Best Window Treatment for Your Rooms?
To get the maximum performance out of your window coverings, being clear about the details of each room and the required function of the window covering in it are necessary.
If you look for an expert team in Orange County that takes into account the functional needs of the room and the windows within that space as well as your personal needs or preferences we are just one click away.
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