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

Are you thinking about new window treatments? You’re having trouble choosing between roller shades or blinds. They’re both quality options, so how do you know which is perfect for your home? You’ll want to think about the design, available materials and any advantages to one or the other.

Louver Shop of Columbia offers the most professional experience when it comes to window treatments. We stand by our blinds as well as our roller shades, made with top-notch 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 great investments, you’ll want to make the choice that’s well-suited for you.

Should I Use Roller Shades?

A window shade is a solid piece of fabric or wood placed in your window. Raising and lowering it adjusts the amount of privacy and light in a given area. Louver Shop of Columbia custom roller shades are exquisitely manufactured from attractive, sustainable materials—blend form and function with any one of our quality products.

Custom roller shades are a great fit for obscuring or diffusing light, since various available materials can be translucent or opaque. Our Designer Screen Shades scatter light evenly into a room for a warm, inviting feel. These shades can help regulate temperature by ensuring heat is evenly distributed.

For a modern design, sleek Designer Roller Shades could be a good option. A single piece of fabric blocks or scatters sunlight. Use a translucent design to allow in light while keeping UV rays out. If you’re more about energy efficiency, Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shades are an exceptional choice. 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 as a whole, they are distinct from shades. The angle of the slats is adjustable, which changes the amount of light as well as where it appears in the room. You can enjoy a larger degree of control with quality blinds.

And Louver Shop of Columbia custom blinds are the best in town. Keep light and prying eyes out with any of our solidly built 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 picking a material for your custom blinds, keep in mind 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 issue. A Louver Shop of Columbia staff member can suggest the best material for your local climate.

What Matters Most to You?

Take as much time as you want to decide on the best window treatments for your home. Choosing between blinds or shades can be difficult at first, but think about what you want most:

  • Privacy. While any window treatment can keep people from staring in, certain designs can be more effective. Roller shades can be made of 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 Columbia prides itself for utilizing efficient materials. If you don’t mind dark rooms, keeping blinds closed will balance the temperature. For those needing consistent light, window shades can soften harsh light without allowing all the heat to seep in.
  • Aesthetic. Blinds are firm and elegant. They can make a distinct statement for any window treatment. Shades are softer, and are often made of fabric. Create a warm, inviting space without strong lines.

Talking to a Louver Shop of Columbia expert is a great way to get started. And our free, in-home consultation is the best way to talk to an expert. We bring the convenience of the showroom right to your door. Review possible 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.

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