One of the most important factors to keep in mind when selecting shades is their light control. As the name in implies, shades are intended to shade you from the light that might reach your windows from outside. This is especially helpful for someone who must sleep during the day, for example, and is constantly awakened by the bright daytime sun. The right kind of shade can help eliminate that problem altogether, and result in a room that is perfectly suited for daytime rest.
This does not mean that only individuals who are interested in “blackout” shades will find something to suit their style, however, as the truth is that there are many kinds of shades out there. If you want a gentler form of light filtering, there are shades that can help you achieve the kind of diffused light that is perfect for your needs. Remember to ask to see how the shades perform in action!
When faced with bright sunlight, the appearance of shades tends to dynamically change along with the light it filters. Your shades might look very different during the day, in other words, than they do at night or on the showroom floor where there is no natural sunlight.
INSULATION OF WINDOW SHADES
Another issue to take into consideration is whether or not you would like to purchase shade with slats or without them. This decision can impact the light control of the shades in question along with their appearance. Slats that are adjustable make for great light filtering “on demand”, where you can adjust the level of shade to suit your needs in the moment. Note that this is also possible, to an extent, using shades that have no slats. When there are no slats, however, it can be difficult to regulate the amount of light because once you raise the shade, the full force of the glare from outside will shine into the room with nothing standing in its way. Slats offer a way to help better regulate light control to suit your needs.
Finally, remember to keep your budget in mind! Be honest with your designer about budgetary constraints. At Harmony Window Decor, we are more than happy to work with you in order to stay respectful of your vision along with your budget. We will not try to convince you to make a selection that we know will go over budget, but we must understand what your price point is before we can begin pulling potential options for your consideration. We believe that every deserves quality window treatments, and are happy to find great products at a low cost.
DIFFERENT FORMS & FUNCTIONS OF SHADES