Clarksburg Window Coverings
Another great option for wall coverings is shades. Many shades look extremely beautiful on windows. Even better, they are extremely practical and they come in several different options. Generally, shades are used in placed of blinds and shutters, which makes them a unique form of window coverings. However, shades have been designed to go over blinds or shutters to darken rooms for help with temperature control and light control. In most situations where you want to visually enhance the window, you should look for a shade that can be directly installed on a window. Roman shades are great options. They are visually attractive and they will properly block out the sun and heat on particularly hot days.
Mini blinds are like the Venetian style, but much smaller. Typical Venetian slats are about 50 millimeters to 120 millimeters across (2 to 5 inches), while mini slats are usually in the range of 15-25 millimeters (1/2 to 1 inch). These became popular in the seventies and are still very common.
Another type is the louver. Here the slats don’t just cover the window; they are the window. A louver consists of several thick strips of overlapping metal or wood that can be rotated to let light and air through. They can be closed in case of bad weather. Louvers originated in the middle ages. A jalousie window (also called a louvered window) is a louver made of glass that allows light to pass through all the time and air when desired. These are popular in warm and tropical climates.
Pleated blinds look similar to regular ones, but can only be open or closed- no options in between. Pleated shades are not thin slats, like regular coverings, but are rather a sheet of pleated fabric that can fold up when desired. They are more like shades or a screen in this way, but the pleats do help add texture to a room.
Another popular type of shade is blinds. These consist of overlapping slats that are rotated to change the light amount let into a room. Blinds can be angled to shine sunlight directly into the room, bounce light off ceilings or walls, or just reflect the light back outside. Blinds originated hundreds of years ago, and are seen everywhere today, coming in many different varieties. Mini blinds with thin slats, wooden blinds, big louvers, or even vertically hung blinds are all options. The materials they’re made of are just as varied- blinds can be made out of metal, wood, vinyl, plastic, or even stiffened fabric.
Pleated blinds look similar to regular blinds, but can only be closed or opened, with no options in between. In a pleated shade, a stiffened sheet of pleated fabric folds up when desired. They are more like a screen or a roller shade then traditional blinds in this way, but the pleats do add the texture of blinds to a room.
Next, like paint, shutters come in nearly every color. Choosing the right one can be extremely overwhelming. After all, you will be stuck with this choice for years. The following suggestions can help you make the right decisions:
• Bring swatches of your paint, backsplash, and granite to coordinate the best color match.
• Choose a color and finish that fits with your interior decorating style.
• Match it to other hardware in your home.