Choose Your Blinds With Function In Mind

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While it would be tempting to walk into a store, choose one type of blind, shade or shutter that you like and apply them to every window in your home, it is also a terrible idea. While some would consider the choice of blinds an afterthought, we heartily disagree. Design consultants at Affordable Blinds understand how much your window treatments dictate the energy of a certain space. In our never ending quest to provide perfect light and design solutions for residents of Toronto and the GTA, we’ve realized that certain products lend themselves well to certain spaces, in this post we’ll break it down for you and discuss what we’ve learned over the years.

Blackout the Bedroom

Here’s the thing about your bedroom: it’s where you sleep! We would never underestimate the importance of getting a solid, uninterrupted night of sleep, therefore, it only makes sense that you would get blackout roller shades for your bedroom. Furthermore, blackout shades will give you the privacy that you’ll want for your inner sanctum, your most personal space, your royal boudoir – you get the picture. Hunter Douglas offers a wide variety of blackout shades to meet your needs in this department, come in and take a look or browse new window treatments for your home online.

Sun Shades to Let In The Golden Light

In order to ensure that the more public rooms in the house are getting a healthy dose of natural light and vitamin D, you can install sheer, woven sun shades to temper the glare on bright days. Natural light has a positive effect on our mood and with dedicated sun shades you’ll get the most out of your windows. You can even get sun shades with a reflective surface for the summer to help deflect the intense heat.

Shutters for That Rustic Cottage Feeling

Whether you’re decorating a country home or cottage or just trying to add a touch of country style to your urban fortress, wood and vinyl shutters are just the thing. These slatted window treatments will always let in a bit of light, so they aren’t great for bedrooms, however, in the summer and spring you can throw them wide open and let in the fresh air. Most shutters also form a solid seal to help keep out the cold in the wintertime. Thus, shutters are an extremely versatile option that’s great if you’re after a rustic retro look.

A Touch of Class In The Office/ Library

For the room where you keep your first edition leather-bound books, you’ll want some classy window treatments to reflect your sophistication. If you’re going for a modern look, honey comb blinds made from cellular material is a very hip option. Honeycomb blinds come in many different colours and are extremely easy to install, so there’s a lot of customization to play with. If you’re going for a warm, woodsy feeling, however, wood or faux wood blinds will never steer you wrong.

Contact us today and find out what you can do to optimize the light, privacy and aesthetic cohesion of your space. We’re always happy to provide consultation and installation to ensure that our customers have the best possible experience!

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