You’re ready to buy window shades but you’re not sure which ones to choose. Check out our simple guide that outlines four important considerations to keep in mind when choosing your shades.
1. The location of your shades
You should take the location and use of the room in mind when choosing shades for it to ensure you’re choosing the option that works best in that particular space. Consider a kitchen as an example. It’s frequently one of the busiest spots in a home, where company congregates and messes are made. A good choice is a warm, inviting color with easy-to-clean materials. You’ll also want something that will naturally moderate light. On the other hand, the consideration in a bedroom would be very different: privacy.
2. The size of your windows
Deciding between vertical or horizontal shades is based primarily on the size of your window. If you’re looking at covering a large window, or even a sliding glass door, then vertical blinds are likely to give you the best view. You can pull them completely to one side to totally open up your home, which also allows people to easily enter and exit if you’re using them on a sliding glass door. On the other hand, horizontal shades are a great choice for small windows and more traditional options.
3. Your individual style
There are three standard sizes of shades, but remember that the width will affect the feel of your home. For example, if you have contemporary décor then you may want a smaller size. If you’re in a transitional home, a middle of the road size may work, while traditional homes are often outfitted in the largest size.
4. The rules
There are certain “rules” that decorators agree on when it comes to window shades. However, your goal isn’t really to assure you’re following these rules, but to first decide if they matter to you. Remember that every home is different and yours may require a unique style. It’s a good idea to consider the widely accepted rules, but to not take them as fact. In the end it’s you that will be living with your shades.
Half Price Drapes has many options in roman shades and honeycomb blinds. You can also shop our wide selection of draperies and hardware. When it comes to windows, we’ve got your home covered!