Blinds Versus Shades – How Do You Decide?

Buying new window coverings for your home is a big deal. Among the window covering types you will want to consider are Reno, NV window shades. But you might find yourself wondering about whether to get window shades or window blinds. The good news is that you don't have to choose one or the other since you can incorporate both into your home. But how do you determine which one makes the most sense in different rooms? Here's a look at how to decide between blinds and shades if one or the other will be better for certain windows in your home.

 

Light Control

 

Both shades and blinds will allow you to regulate light getting into your home, but you’ll have a lot more flexibility with the latter than with the former. With shades, you’ll get a window covering that is essentially a single piece of fabric. This means that you can raise it and lower it to regulate the amount of light that you let into your residence. With blinds, you’ll get a window covering that includes a number of slats, and you can use a mechanism attached to the blinds to more ably regulate the amount of light getting into your home. So if light control is important to you, you’ll probably want to go with window blinds over window shades.

 

Privacy

 

Is privacy a critical must-have for you? It’s almost a certainty that you’ll want maximum privacy in your bedrooms and bathrooms. You can, fortunately, get the privacy you need with either shades or blinds. But if you’re going with window shades, be careful about the type of fabric you get. If it’s a thinner or lighter fabric, you won’t get as much privacy as you would if you go with a thicker or heavier fabric. Blinds are thicker by nature, which means that you’ll get more privacy. At the end of the day, you can get privacy with each, so choose which one you like best.

 

Durability

 

How do window shades and window blinds compare when considering durability? Remember that window shades are made of fabric while window blinds are made of harder materials. This means that window blinds are more durable than are window shades. If you’re thinking of going with either blinds or shades and rank durability high up on your must-have list, then blinds are the best option.

 

Cleaning

 

You can use a duster or a slightly damp rag to clean your blinds as needed. As for shades, you can use your vacuum to get rid of dust, debris, and dirt. But since shades are made of cloth, it will be harder to clean them if they get seriously dirty, soiled, or stained. In such a case, you might have to hire a third party to give them a proper cleaning.

 

Whether you want Reno, NV window shades, window blinds, or any other window covering type, you can trust the experts at D-Lux Window Covering. We specialize in helping people from all walks of life to get the window coverings they need for their home. We invite you to check out our showroom at 770 S. Meadows Pkwy. #112, Reno, NV 89521 or to call us at (775) 800-1332.