4 Common Blind Treatments To Consider

Posted on: 17 March 2016

When it comes to sprucing up your house, many people tend to forget that one of the easiest and most inexpensive ways to redecorate your home is to invest in new blind treatments. They can change the aesthetics of entire rooms and can introduce new lighting configurations into your home. Throughout the course of this brief article, you will learn about just a few common blind treatments which you should consider.

Exterior Shades

Exterior shades are shades that are largely for use on porches and sun rooms. They can greatly reduce the interior temperature of these areas, meaning that you can sit in the shade with a good book or equally good friends and not have to worry about the blazing summer heat. They are sometimes confused for an awning at first glance, but be forewarned, they do not serve the same function nor do they have the same aesthetics.

Honeycomb Shades

These blinds are generally constructed from lightweight cloth and when viewed from the side, look a bit like diamonds; an appearance which lends to their name. There are numerous variations on this style. For example, some honeycomb blinds are quite traditional and slide downwards from the top of your window, while others take a more progressive route and slide upwards and are then attached to the top of your window. Some honeycomb blinds have much more technological configurations, such as motorized blinds.

Roman Shades

Roman shades are another cloth-based design that comes in an accordion style configuration. This means that they fold as they move upwards and smooth themselves outward as you pull them down. Roman shades are incredibly stylish, but sometimes take a bit of flack for being difficult to clean. Some Roman shades are considered to be "lite" variations on the traditional design, which is to say they are constructed out of less heavy duty cloth, but they are generally far easier to clean. Lite configurations can easily be thrown into your washing machine with your next load of clothes.

Vertical Blind Alternatives

This vertical blind option is a bit different than the traditional vertical blind configuration in that they are seamless. This means that there are no gaps between the slats, so that vertical blind alternatives offer much more in the way of light control than its predecessor.

Hopefully, you have learned a bit about some common blind treatments, like those from House Of Drapery, that can serve to improve the aesthetics of your home.