Whether you rent or own your home, you want a beautiful place to call your own. The good news is that there are so many decorating options out there, there is bound to be something that suits you perfectly. The trick is to make sure that you don’t rush things, spend time shopping for the items you really want and then go from there. Remember your home is an on-going project and one that you can add touches to over time – there is no rush to get everything perfect.
What many people don’t realize is that when it comes to dressing windows there are more choices out there than just curtains. Many people assume that curtains are the best, if not only option but that is not the case at all. Nowadays there are a number of options including various types of blinds and shades for you to choose from. A lot of the time the choice comes down to the room you’re going to put them in.
From standard roller shades to motorized blinds there is something for everyone. It’s all about considering your needs and where you want the blinds to go. For example, if it’s just a small window that you’re going to be covering then a roller shade is bound to do the job whereas if it’s a high or stacked windows you want to cover then you may want to go for something motorized – to save you the work of putting them up and down every day.
Shopping for The Right Window
Much like curtains when you’re shopping for shades you can be sure of plenty of choice. What you need to do is make sure that what you’re buying is right for you and your needs. Material is something to take into consideration. For example, if you’re looking for a bathroom you need something that is going to put up with condensation and possible dampness in the air which not all materials will be able to withstand. For bedrooms you’ll probably want a thicker material, blackout even. That way you know you’re not going to be woken up first thing in the morning by sunshine pouring through your window.
Taking the Right Shades Home
When you’re shopping for shades it’s really important to get things right. These are mostly cut to size, so the last thing you want is to get them home and find out that they’re the wrong size for what you need. Make sure you send some time reading measuring guides and getting it right. Remember that you’re not just measuring the glass part of your window; you need to take into account the top of the frame and how much of the wall you want to cover.