There are so many different options available when it comes to window coverings that, for many homeowners, choosing treatments for a home can be a very intimidating task. For those who are thinking about shopping for window shades for their Arvada homes, however, it’s important to understand what to look for. Specifically, there are some basic guidelines to consider and facts to be aware of when shopping for window shades in any room.

Why Window Shades?

First of all, homeowners should understand the many benefits that window shades can afford them when compared to other types of window treatments on the market. For example, many homeowners enjoy window shades as opposed to traditional curtains or blinds because they’re generally more versatile. For example, many types of shades are able to be opened from either side, as opposed to only opening from one end (as many blinds do). Plus, window shades come in a wide variety of styles, materials, and types.

Know the Different Types of Window Shades

Speaking of types, it’s also wise for those shopping for window shades to be aware of the various types of shades available to them. There are a few main types of shades, including Roman shades, cellular shades, and roller shades.

Roman shades are generally made of fabric and have pleats built in where the fabric will roll or fold up when the shades are opened. A cellular shade, on the other and, is more unique in its construction and material. These are great for creating a seamless look. Roller shades are a very traditional option and feature a piece of fabric that is able to be lowered and raised using a roller device.

Consider a Window Shade Liner

These days, some shades will come with a built-in liner, whereas others will not. If not, buyers may want to consider purchasing a separate liner, which can be ideal for blocking out more light and noise as opposed to shades without a liner. And while it’s true that adding a liner won’t block out 100% of light from the outside, it can still be a great option for bedroom windows, especially for those who sleep during the day due to their work schedules.

By keeping these tips and special considerations in mind while shopping for window shades, any homeowner can choose the right type for their windows, design needs, and budget.


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