- Know whether you want Wood Blinds or Shades
Wood Blinds are made of horizontal slats attached to each other with cords and fabric. You can raise, tilt or lower the entire blind, or you can open and close the slats. Popular styles of blinds include traditional (venetian style) Blinds, they are horizontal and also provide great insulation for Summer’s heat and winter’s cold.
Shades don’t have slats, so you control the light by raising or lowering the entire shade. Popular styles of shades include Pleated / Honeycomb shades, Bamboo Woven Roman Shades, and Roller or Solar shades. They operate by pulling a cord to raise and lower. They provide great privacy and and insulation.
- Know what kind of Product Material you want.
Venetian Blinds are usually made from basswood, plaswood, aluminium or bamboo. Basswood is generally more expensive, however Aluminium wood-look can cost quite a bit less. Roller, roman & panel Blinds are made of various types of fabric where bamboo rollers are woven wood. All Blinds come in several colours and finishes; Rollers, Roman and Panels also offer a choice of patterns and textures.
- Know what style you’re going for in each Room.
If you choose blind or shades to complement your decor, Bamboo roman shades would look good in a sunroom, but not in a formal dining room. Panel or venetian blinds would work in a formal setting or bed room, but probably wouldn’t be right in the kitchen. Wood Blinds are versatile and can work with a variety of decorative styles. Vertical blinds work best on sliding windows or doors, or to emphasize other vertical elements in a room.
- Know how to get the best price.
You could pay full price at a local retail store, but you can usually get Blinds or Shades at a significant discount by shopping online with us. You can see colours and styles on our website Home Page and even request colour samples. Shopping with Simply Blinds online is safe and hassle free
- Know if you have special requirements.
Some specialty shape window treatments are made for special needs. If you want to save on energy costs, you may want insulating window coverings, like insulated roman shades. If you have small children in the house, you might want to look into remote control or cordless blinds, because they don’t have the long cords that can present a safety hazard. If you like to sleep late in the summer, work a night shift, or nap during the day, look for room darkening shades or blackout shades, they block out 99.9 % of light. The blackout shades are available in several colours and textures. Now you’re armed with 5 important things you need to know before you buy Blinds. Good luck and happy shopping! At Simply Blinds, we strive to make your house a home with our beautiful products and services. Feel free to call for further clarification or more information.