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Roller Shades vs. Blinds: Which Window Treatment Is Best for Your Home?

Are you looking for new window treatments? You’re having trouble choosing between roller shades or blinds. They’re both solid options, so how do you know which is ideal for your home? You’ll want to weigh the design, available materials and any disadvantages to one or the other.

Louver Shop of Memphis offers the most professional experience when it comes to window treatments. We stand by our blinds as well as our roller shades, developed with exceptional materials from Hunter Douglas. Our staff can help you determine the best options for your home with a free, in-home consultation, where we bring the showroom right to your home with samples and expert advice.

We’d like to elaborate some of the differences between blinds and roller shades. While they’re both excellent investments, you’ll want to make the choice that’s right for you.

Should I Pick Roller Shades?

A window shade is a solid piece of fabric or wood hung in your window. Raising and lowering it adjusts the amount of privacy and light in a given area. Louver Shop of Memphis custom roller shades are painstakingly made from attractive, environmentally friendly materials—blend form and function with any one of our excellent products.

Custom roller shades are a great pick for decreasing or diffusing light, since different available materials can be translucent or opaque. Our Designer Screen Shades scatter light evenly through a room for a warm, inviting look. These shades can help regulate temperature by ensuring heat is evenly distributed.

For a modern design, sleek Designer Roller Shades may be a good option. A single piece of fabric blocks or softens sunlight. Select a translucent fabric to allow in light while keeping UV rays out. If you’re more interested in energy efficiency, Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shades are an excellent pick. They can serve as insulation around your windows, further bolstering your energy efficiency. They are convenient for both manual and automatic operation.

Or Are Blinds the Better Option?

Window blinds are separated slats of wood or faux wood. While you can still raise and lower the blinds in one motion, they are distinct from shades. The angle of the slats is adjustable, which changes the amount of light as well as where it shows up in the room. You can enjoy a higher degree of control with quality blinds.

And Louver Shop of Memphis custom blinds are the best in the business. Keep light and prying eyes out with any of our solidly assembled designs. They can be fitted to a wide range of window shapes and designs thanks to our expert installers. And with energy-efficient materials, you can keep the heat where you actually want it.

When choosing a material for your custom blinds, don’t forget that wood is affected by temperature and humidity. Natural wood blinds are a stunning addition to your home but may warp out of shape in hot and humid climates. A faux wood alternative can provide the same classic style without that hang up. A Louver Shop of Memphis staff member can recommend the best material for your local climate.

What Matters Most to You?

Take as much time as needed to decide on the ideal window treatments for your home. Choosing between blinds or shades can be hard at first, but review what you want most:

  • Privacy. While any window treatment can keep people from peering in, certain designs might be more effective. Roller shades can be made using translucent material. By scattering the light, images viewed from the other side of the shade are blurred. Blinds are always opaque for hiding a room when fully closed.
  • Energy efficiency. Louver Shop of Memphis prides itself for working with efficient materials. If you don’t mind dark rooms, keeping blinds closed will balance the temperature. For those needing some light, window shades can dull harsh light without allowing all the heat to seep in.
  • Aesthetic. Blinds are firm and stately. They can make a striking statement for any window treatment. Shades are softer, and are often made of fabric. Create a warm, inviting space without strong lines.

Speaking with a Louver Shop of Memphis expert is a great way to begin. And our free, in-home consultation is the perfect way to talk to an expert. We bring the convenience of the showroom right to your home. Compare available material and color options, and bounce ideas off with our staff. With years of experience, we can provide all the advice you need to make the right decision.

Upgrade your window treatments today with the help of Louver Shop of Memphis. Arrange a consultation by giving us a call at 888-428-1415.

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