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Blinds, Shades, and Shutters – Oh My!

Blinds, Shades, or Shutters – Which is right for you?


Blinds by Design – proudly serving Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky, as well as Jeffersonville, Sellersburg, and New Albany, Indiana (and the surrounding areas) – is here to tell you how to determine which type of window treatments are right for you: blinds, shades, or shutters. Contact us today for all your window treatment needs.

Most homeowners prefer a house that features an abundance of windows to let in plenty of natural light. However, with all of those windows comes the need for window treatments to provide privacy and protection from the elements when needed. There are four main options for window coverings: Blinds, Shades, Shutters, and Draperies.

Here is a quick three-step way to determine which type of window treatments are right for your home or office:

1.) Determine why you need/want window treatments.

Is privacy your main consideration? Or light control? Maybe you want to increase the insulation quality of your windows to keep your room warmer in the Winter months. Or is it all about aesthetics, you simply want to finish your windows with a style that complements the design elements of your home?

2.) What’s your budget for window coverings?

Determining how much you want to invest in window treatments will lead you to the third and final step in choosing the perfect window treatments for your Kentucky or Indiana home.

3.) Decide what type of window treatment fits your need and is within your budget.

Blinds, Shades, or Shutters.

Historically, blinds have made up the bulk of the window covering market because their versatile, inexpensive, and functional. However, in the last decade, shades have grown tremendously in popularity across all markets. Consumers are more often choosing the stylish shade option over tried and true blinds in their homes. Popular shade styles include Roller Shades, Roman Shades, Honeycombs, AKA Cellular Shades, Woven Woods, Solar Shades, and the newest shade on the market, Transitional, AKA Zebra Shades.

Shutters have always been a popular choice for more traditional homes. You simply can’t beat the classic, warm look of wood shutters. Traditionally, shutter louvres have been popular in 1 or 2″ widths, however, in the last decade, the wider 3 and 4″ louvres have become the most popular choice. The wider slats lend to a more modern look which is the most popular design style for today’s homeowners.

No matter what type of window treatments you are looking for, we have them at Blinds by Design. Our experienced, friendly, design pros are standing by to show you our wide selection of products and help you choose the perfect fit for your lifestyle, budget, and decor. Whatever your style, we’ll help you achieve it!

Contact Blinds by Design today to set up your free in-home consultation. We can help you decide which window coverings fit your Kentucky or Southern Indiana home!