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Guide to choosing blinds and shades

When it comes to interior decorations of a house, window treatments play a critical role. Your choice for window treatments should be decorative and functional. Blinds and shades are quickly gaining ground as an alternative to curtains and drapes. Unfortunately, the huge variety of window blinds and shades available in the market may be confusing as you look to get your perfect fit. To help you make this decision, here is an evaluation of what you need to consider when purchasing window blinds and shades.

What Is Your Budget?

Quality window blinds and shades may be slightly expensive but no money compares to a well decorated and lit room. Basing on the amount you have set aside, ask your vendor, such as the Design Specialists at Speedwell Design Center, for the options within that range and select one. Most honest vendors will offer great value for your money with quality shades and blinds. And, remember, Hunter Douglas Window Treatments save on energy costs!

Your Home Decor

Is your decor casual or formal? Ideally, your selection of blinds and shades should blend in with the décor of the room. Bold colors could be fun but subtle hues are perfect for a room decorated with subtle colors. You should also consider if you prefer corded or streamlined cordless window blinds and shades.

Cleaning Requirements

Blinds are naturally a magnet for dust and therefore demand frequent attention. Shades in textured fabrics and weaves are good at hiding dirt and therefore require professional cleaning or vacuum cleaning. On the other hand, you can easily clean standard window blinds at home.

Light and Privacy

Do you want a bright airy room or a darker cozy one? Make sure to consider the amount of lighting required for each room before picking blinds and shades for it. Bedrooms require less light for a snug sleep; Kitchens, on the other hand, require more lighting. You should also consider whether the window is facing the source of the light in the house or not. The culmination of these factors influence the fabrics and style of blinds and shades you select.

As with all matters home décor, it is important to seek the guidance of an expert, such as the Design Specialists at Speedwell Design Center in Morristown, NJ. After all, windows are a focal point of your home décor and deserve a level of attention so as to meet your functionality and decorative needs.

At Speedwell Design Center, we have continually and consistently delivered exemplary product diversity and quality for to our customers for close to a century. Our team expert staff is always glad to give you one on one personalized design service you need for your shades and window blinds from start to finish. Contact us today to learn more about or get directions to our stores.