8 Popular Custom Blinds and Window Treatments for Your Home

Decorating your home includes deciding what to do along the windows of your home. There are many different choices of blinds and window treatments available to change the look and feel of your home?s windows, whether you want to let the light in or cover up for some privacy. With so many different options, we?ve broken down some of the most popular choices on the market today.

Sheers and Shadings

For the most efficient accessory to either spread sunlight around a room or deflect it away, many homeowners turn to sheers and shadings. Sheers and shadings can be easily installed across your windows and come with a simple-to-use vanes to open or close your sheers and shadings, either allowing light in to fill a room or blocking it to keep the sun out of your eyes.

Roman Shades

Roman shades are traditional, classic-looking shades made from designer fabrics. What?s great about Roman shades is that you can choose the color and pattern you want for these shades as they adorn your windows. They provide a simple look while still being able to block light from engulfing your home.

Pleated Shades

Pleated shades offer a neat yet modern look for your windows as they help to regulate the amount of sunlight coming into any room. Pleated shades have a subtle look as they hang down atop your windows. They are typically made of crisp fabric and have a stripe pattern. With several different color options available, these shades allow you to create the look and feel you want for your windows while also conveniently insulating your room from the sunshine.

Cellular Honeycomb Shades

Cellular shades are designed to block out UV rays and the glare that sometimes creep into a room and makes things more difficult to see. If you want to block out the light subtly without an overly intrusive look and feel, a cellular honeycomb shade would be right for you. The honeycomb name comes from the honeycomb shape these shades take to keep hot air from filtering its way in through your window and into your room. For maximum energy efficiency, go with a cellular honeycomb shade.

Woven Woods

Create a rustic, natural look and feel around your windows with woven wood shades that have a unique texture. Woven woods shades go well with white walls and wooden floors and window frames. The wood design creates an extra layer of warmth for your home by your windows. Woven woods also create a darker tone for any room, as their material blocks out the sun from filling the room. If wood features are a major theme of a room in your home, you should match them with woven wood shades.

Vertical Blinds

If you?re looking to cover large windows in your home, a great idea to look into would be vertical blinds. These shutters don?t cover your windows horizontally like most blinds; they go vertically from top to bottom. The vertical blinds extend down from a track installed at the top of your windows. They can be pulled across to completely cover your windows or a sliding glass door. Their design offers an easy and convenient way to open your blinds as much as you?d like to let the light in. If you have a large sliding glass or patio door at the back of your home, vertical blinds are the perfect choice to accompany this large area.

Roller and Solar Shades

Solar shades are a common type of roller shades that feature a screen material that can easily block harmful and annoying UV rays from making their way through your windows. There are different options for solar shades available, including ones that offer more transparency and ones that are specifically designed to block UV rays. Roller and solar shades typically come with a cord for easy lifting and lowering. Different fabrics can be chosen to increase privacy.

Wood and Metal Blinds

For a distinctive look that is also sure to keep the light out of your home, try wood or metal blinds. Wood blinds are typically made of hardwood slats with a solid grade finish for a unique look that projects strength and warmth in your home. Wood blinds can accompany other wood features in any room. For a more modern, industrial look, many homeowners choose metal blinds typically made with aluminum slats that have a metallic and glossy look and feel. Metal blinds create a one-of-a-kind look and are sure to be successful at keeping unwanted sunlight away from the inside of your home.

When you?ve decided on the window treatment you want for your home, turn to Kanter?s Carpet & Design Center for help. We have an amazing selection of custom blinds and window treatments in all different styles. We can help you find the window covering option that will create the right amount of light in your home, as well as fit your budget and style. Call us today to request an estimate on window treatments in Westchester County, NY.