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

Are you considering new window treatments? You’re having trouble choosing between roller shades or blinds. They’re both good options, so how do you know which is better for your home? You’ll want to think about the design, available materials and any disadvantages to one or the other.

Louver Shop of Charlotte offers the most professional experience when it comes to window treatments. We stand by our blinds as well as our roller shades, developed with top-notch materials from Hunter Douglas. Our staff can recommend the best options for your home with a free, in-home consultation, where we bring the showroom right to your door with samples and expert advice.

We’d like to review some of the differences between blinds and roller shades. While they’re both great investments, you’ll want to make the choice that’s well-suited 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 adjusts the amount of privacy and light in a given area. Louver Shop of Charlotte custom roller shades are exquisitely made from attractive, environmentally responsible materials—meld form and function with any one of our exceptional products.

Custom roller shades are a great pick for decreasing or diffusing light, since different available materials can be translucent or opaque. Our Designer Screen Shades scatter light evenly through a room for a warm, inviting appearance. These shades can help balance temperature by ensuring heat is evenly distributed.

For a streamlined design, sleek Designer Roller Shades can be a good pick. A single piece of fabric blocks or diffuses sunlight. Choose a translucent design to allow in light while keeping UV rays out. If you’re more about energy efficiency, Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shades are an excellent selection. They can function as insulation around your windows, increasing 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 all at once, 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 larger degree of control with quality blinds.

And Louver Shop of Charlotte custom blinds are the best in town. 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 expert 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 beautiful addition to your home but may warp out of shape in hot and humid climates. A faux wood alternative can provide the same classic style without that issue. A Louver Shop of Charlotte staff member can point out 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 consider what you want most:

  • Privacy. While any window treatment can prevent people from peeking in, certain designs might 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 Charlotte prides itself for using efficient materials. If you don’t mind dark rooms, keeping blinds closed will help regulate the temperature. For those needing enough light, window shades can diffuse harsh light without allowing all the heat to seep in.
  • Aesthetic. Blinds are firm and stately. They can make a distinct statement for any window treatment. Shades are softer, and can be made of fabric. Create a warm, comfortable space without strong lines.

Getting in touch with a Louver Shop of Charlotte expert is a great way to begin. And our free, in-home consultation is the perfect way to talk to an expert. We bring the convenience of the showroom right to your door. Review available 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.

Find your window treatments today with the help of Louver Shop of Charlotte. Request a consultation by giving us a call at 888-428-1415.