6 Types of Blinds and Shutters to Reinvent Your Space

When it comes to transforming the interior of your home, many people think of paint color, flooring, and furniture. But there is one feature of your home that can create a new look that you might not have considered.

Your windows are an architectural feature of your home that lets in natural light and beautiful surroundings. You can dress them up so that they complement your style. Blinds and shutters can do a lot more to transform your space than you think.

Here are 6 types of blinds and shutters to consider for your home.

1. Vertical Blinds

A popular choice for many homes, vertical blinds feature individual slats connected to an overhead track. This track allows the blinds to move and open to the window. Vertical blinds can either open by sliding to one side or parting in the middle.

Vertical blinds look great on floor-to-ceiling windows as well as patio doors.

2. Plantation Shutters

Common in old homes in hotter climates, plantation shutters were traditionally placed on the outside of the window. Closing them provides protection from the sun and heat. In contemporary homes, these shutters can be placed as an interior window treatment.

They allow in a lot of light when opened and give total privacy when closed.

3. Roller Blinds

Roller blinds are another popular contemporary window treatment. This mounts on the wall above the window and allows for the shades to pull down over the window. You can leave it bare to see all the mechanisms or add a fascia for a polished look.

This treatment is available in a variety of colors and fabrics. As well as in sheer, light-filtering, or blockout finishes.

4. Roman Shades

Roman shades are very traditional in style. Made from cloth fabric, this window treatment can add a lot of style to your home. These shades roll up by folding into themselves and create a stack of material at the top of the window.

The style is timeless but can block the view from your window.

5. Panel Glides

This is one of the modern and contemporary types of window blinds. Panel glides are a modern alternative to the classic vertical blind. These blinds move along a track to create a sleek and simplistic window treatment.

Panel blinds would be a great treatment for large picture windows or patio doors.

6. Venetian Blinds

Venetian blinds have horizontal slats attached with a string or strips of cloth. When raised, the bottom slat pulls up all the slats above it.

Because of their versatility and ease of use, Venetian blinds are great throughout the home, but especially in bedrooms.

Dress Your Window Blinds and Shutters

Windows are the one feature that impacts both the interior and exterior of your home. But some homeowners don’t put much thought into them. But since windows are such a huge feature, you should take the time to let them reflect your interior style.

Using blinds and shutters in your design can be both aesthetically pleasing and functional to keep your privacy. You can transform your space in an instant with window treatments.

Ready to dress your windows? Speak with our design consultants or get a free quote on blinds, shades, and shutters.

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