What are the best blinds for windows?

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There are many decisions to make when decorating a home, and one of those involves window dressings. Blinds are a tried and true window component, and one that offers shade and energy efficiency. The trouble is, it’s sometimes hard to find blinds that fit your windows exactly. This is where custom blinds come into play. Whether you purchase pre-made blinds or desire to have them custom made, you need to make sure you have the best blinds for your house and your family’s needs.

  • Wood blinds: Achieve a classic rustic look with wood blinds. This type offers warmth and beauty. Wood blinds are versatile and come in an array of colors and finishes. You can select blinds to match other wood in the room or choose a different style to provide contrast. Depending on your budget, you can choose solid wood or faux wood blinds.
  • Cordless vinyl blinds: If you’re sticking to a budget and need a utilitarian option, cordless vinyl blinds may be a great choice. They are also very cost-efficient. Not only are they inexpensive, they last for many years. They are fade resistant, fire retardant and washable. The cordless component makes the safe for kids, and if you have a small window, you can get mini-blinds.
  • Vertical blinds: Though not as widely popular as they once were, vertical blinds still have a place on the market. This type of blind comes in many colors and textures, and offers a luxurious feel to a room. They are easy to install, do a good job darkening a room and work very well for sliding glass doors.
  • Bamboo blinds: The natural appeal of bamboo blinds offers a relaxed elegance. It gives the feeling of being in nature even though you’re indoors. If you’re goal is sustainability, keep in mind that bamboo is abundantly available and a rapidly renewable resource. This type of blind is also low maintenance and versatile.
  • Venetian blinds: Lovely venetian blinds are very versatile and stylish. They are easy to adjust and will work in just about any room in the home. Venetian blinds are also low-maintenance, only requiring a simple dusting here and there. They offer privacy but also allow soft light in. If you want a big bang for your buck, this would be a great choice for you.
  • Solar shades: Of all types of blinds, solar shades are the newest and becoming more and more popular. These shades keep the heat out during the hot summer months and also offer a clear view of the outside. Solar shades prevent the ill effects of ultraviolet rays, minimize the need for air condition and conserve energy. They are also low maintenance and come in a wide variety of styles and colors.

With so many options on today’s market, there’s no reason your home should not be decorated in style. If you need guidance or assistance as you navigate the world of blinds, let us know. The team at Made 4 U Shades is ready to help.