When you’re installing new shades in your home, you should be thinking about more than just style. Each room is different, so each room may have a different function. For different windows, do you want to preserve your privacy more or let light in?
The Best Options For Privacy
To fully block out the outside world, something like shutters is a good idea. Because of their solid nature, they can be closed right up like a door. While they can stay open to let in the sun, they are easily closed up tight when needed. Similarly, curtains are thick, solid pieces of fabric. When drawn closed, they fully block out the world outside. Because of this, they are also a great option for trapping in either hot or cold air as desired in the winter and summer.
Shades & More To Let In Light
Blinds are a top choice to control the light you are letting in. Because of their versatile nature, they can be wide open or shut tight or even something in-between. By using the tiltable slats, you can open them up or close them more as needed.
Shades are a great choice, too. Because they roll up tightly, they let the full breadth of the window be utilized. Like blinds, they can be rolled up only partly so you can control the amount left open. If purchased in a sheer material, too, they mask a bit of privacy while letting in natural light even when closed. If a solid material, shades also become a great option for total privacy when they are fully closed, making them very versatile.
Making The Choice
Your needs and preferences may vary from room to room. While some places may call for the light and prying eyes to be blocked, in other rooms you might want an open feel. You’re free to change up your choices around the house.