Shedding Some Light On Blinds VS Shades – How To Pick Between Them And What You Need To Know

There are many elements that go into the designing of a house, or even a single room. But at the end of the day you have elements like the blinds or shades, which round up your design and offer that last touch. Aside from the design perspective, choosing between them also implies some differences from a functionality standpoint. If you are unsure which is better for you and why, you’ve come to the right place. Here, we’re help you figure out whether you’re better off with shades or blinds, and why.

Things to know first

  • Before you go out choosing between the two, you need to understand what the most important factors are when it comes to using either of them.
  • Determine whether you want a room to be filled with air and light, or to be isolated from both, or if you want to find some sort of middle ground.
  • Try to come up with an estimated budget, so you know what price range you should be looking in from the start.
  • Identify how important blinds or shades are to you, because some require more time for cleaning than others.

Why choose shades?

If you’re the kind of person that likes to get creative but also always have a couple of different options on hand at all times, shades might be the answer for you. They let you experiment with different textures and designs.

It’s also awesome that you can adjust with ease to any new design theme you might want to pull off, and the shades won’t get in the way due to their aforementioned versatility. The fact that they offer a warmer appearance can be a plus compared to blinds.

Why choose blinds?

Blinds might not be as versatile as shades when it comes to the design, but they are far more versatile when it comes to letting air or light in. They can be tilted or panned so that you can bring in more light into a room, but also make it a much more private environment when you want to. It’s a great match for those that want to easily transition between wide-open and closed-shut.

The best part is that no matter how much light you let in, you can still have the entirety of the window frame covered. It’s really neat, for example if you want a room to feel private, but not necessarily dark.

Choosing between blinds and shades doesn’t have to be an intricate, heavy decision. It’s important to know that both offer benefits, and from there on you can just guide yourself towards the perks that appeal to you the most.

About Jammie Morey

Jammie is of Native American descent, she has family from the Ojibway/Chippewa tribe in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. She was born and raised in Michigan, where she later moved to Tennessee with her husband and daughter. Jammie and her husband home school their daughter, and enjoy doing many things together as a family. Some of those activities include geocaching, hiking, fishing, playing games together as a family, and just being silly with their daughter. Jammie is Owner of The Neat Things in Life. For more information visit on Google+.

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