A Welcoming Atmosphere For Every Room
The right window treatment in a room can make a significant impact on the interior décor and the atmosphere you wish to create. Roller shades are a very popular and versatile form of window treatment and one of my personal favorites, especially for a clean and modern look.
Affordable and Convenient Shades
They are not only practical but also affordable and convenient. Roller shades can be an economical alternative to curtains as they are usually constructed from a single piece of fabric that just covers the window.
The inherent neatness and clean lines of roller shades do not compete with the style of the window and allows the architectural details surrounding the window and within the room itself to take center stage.
Shades for Kitchens and Bathrooms
One of the best uses of roller shades is in kitchens and bathrooms, where full, floor length curtains would be impractical. Another great way to utilize this type of window treatment is in areas where space is a concern.
While curtains require inches of space within a room, shades can be mounted flush with the wall and thus do not intrude into smaller spaces. In awkward windows, such as bay windows, they help to maintain the aesthetic of the architecture and merely filter the light without taking away the view or adding the bulk of heavy draperies.
A Variety of Decorative Window Fabrics
Roller shades offer myriad options in both function and style. The wide number of decorative fabrics is almost unlimited; therefore, they can be incorporated into any interior style. Additionally, they are very easy to operate and can be a perfect and fun alternative in children’s rooms. Roller shades can be made to fit almost any size window and can be particularly good in smaller openings, as they do not block the view or light when raised.
Roller and Roman Shades can be mounted almost flush with the window and inside the opening, or mounted outside the recess. Most roller shades that are outside mounted will be encased with a box or valance to complete the look of the window. They can be used by themselves or in conjunction with curtains or a more decorative front shade.
Screen the Heat of the Outdoors
In hotter climates, roller shades made of solar fabric can offer more than a screen from the outdoors. The proper installation and use of solar shades during the day can cool a room up to 10 degrees. And, help to protect valuable furniture and art from the damaging rays of the sun.
After the installation of solar roller shades in areas that receive sunlight constantly throughout the day, customers typically notice a drop in electricity bills. As well as, a greater ease at staying cool throughout hot days.
Solar fabric comes in a wide array of styles and fabrics and allows the client to choose the amount of light to let in and block out, via the tightness of the fabric weave. Solar fabric comes in 10%, 5% 3%, and 1%. These shades also help block glare on television and computer monitors.
Blackout Roller Shades
Roller shades can also be constructed using blackout fabric. Blackout roller shades are designed to prevent outside light from coming into a room. The fabrics are tightly woven to allow as little light to filter into a space as possible. The majority of blackout fabric can filter out up to 90% of the light that comes through a window. The addition of side and sill channels along with a head box can filter out almost 100% of the light. And, help to reduce light leakage. The smooth clean lines and geometric shape of the shades themselves are neat and unobtrusive. Lines can add a solid block of color to space which ties into the overall color scheme of a room. Blackout roller shades are most commonly used in bedrooms and media rooms. Why? to block out unwanted sunlight or exterior ambient light. Due to the thicker fabric blackout roller shades are constructed with they have the added bonus of saving energy. They help to reduce the loss of heat in the winter and are helpful in reducing drafts as well. They also help to maintain the warm or cool temperature you desire within your home. Another bonus of the thicker fabric in blackout shades is they help reduce noise in bustling cities. Therefore, can be the perfect option to ensure you are well rested.
Contact us to Learn More About The Advantages of Simple and Elegant Window Shades
Regardless of your needs, blackout, solar and fabric roller shades can be customized to meet any need. If you live in the South Florida area please come visit our showroom in the Design Center of the America’s, or visit our website www.totalwindow.com to learn more about our company, products, and values.