Window Coverings

You can express your unique style and make your home beautiful at the same time by dressing your windows with Curtain Valances. You should concentrate on window coverings because they can add beauty to your room as well as blocking out heat and cold.

It may be difficult to decide what window coverings to use due to the large variety of choices. Following are some things to consider before purchasing window coverings.

  • What do you like and dislike about your current window coverings?
  • Do you need insulation due to heat or cold and what kind of light control do you need?
  • What kind of decorations do you have in your room?
  • Do you live in a climate that needs insulation or energy efficiency ?
  • How much privacy do you need?
  • What is your budget?

Window blinds can be used in every room in your house and they come in a wide range of colors. Typically the vertical blinds are made of fabric to match the room’s colors and furniture. They are usually used over sliding glass doors. Horizontal blinds are made from wood, vinyl, aluminum or faux wood in a range of slat sizes.

Cellular shades are the best pick if you are looking for a dressy, energy efficient window treatment. They are made of a honeycomb pleated fabric and there are a variety of colors. They can be sheer to let light in or they can also come in a room darkening fabric.

Wood shutters. If you are looking for a long term investment, wood shutters or roll shutters are the most durable window covering. They are low maintenance and only require simple dusting. The offer privacy and light control in your rooms.

Roll shutters outside your window give you a safety shield to your exterior windows and they can be rolled up and down by pushing a button. They can also protect your house from storms and reduce your heating and cooling costs by providing a thermal barrier. Foam filled aluminum shutters will reflect and absorb sound waves, giving you a quieter home.

Care and cleaning of blinds and shades

Dusting will work on just about any blind or shade. The surface of the blinds or slats of mini blinds, wood blinds are smooth so the dust can be brushed off easily.

Vacuuming is the preferred method for fabric shades. Just use the vacuum’s brush attachment.
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