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What's the Difference Between Blinds and Shades?

Shades and blinds are both excellent options for window treatments in Atlanta. Both offer good-looking for handling light and improving energy efficiency. But there are several important discrepancies, which we’ll review below.

Finding the best window treatment for your residence can seem like it will give you a headache. That’s why our Louver Shop of Atlanta design specialists are here to help. We’ll go over all the options during a free consultation. You’ll get to review product samples and get professional design advice, all at no cost or obligation.

We believe that making custom window treatments should be an easy and even delightful process. So, you can trust our pros to help from beginning to end, from free consultation to professional installation.

In the meantime, let’s go over the distinctions between blinds and shades.


Parkland Blinds Coastal 

Blinds are made from a collection of materials, including wood, faux wood, metal. This window treatment has slats that shift to open or close. When lifted, the slats neatly stack together.

Some use a cord, but many can be customized in cordless and automated options for quick operation. They’re budget-friendly, provide outstanding light control and are simple to dust.

We offer all the most popular styles, including horizontal blinds, vertical blinds and mini blinds.

Horizontal Blinds

If you love the look of plantation shutters but have a limited budget, horizontal blinds are a good option. They’re often called to as plantation blinds, since they use thick louvers like plantation shutters.

On the other hand, plantation shutters are a lifelong window treatment that’s installed within the frame. These shutters include wide wood or PVC louvers that open with a tilt bar. Depending on the model, shutters can typically be opened with a swinging or sliding motion.

When designing your horizontal blinds, you can pick from 100% basswood, a popular material also used in plantation shutters. Or faux wood, which prevents heat, humidity and warping.

Vertical Blinds

Our vertical blinds aren’t your mom’s vertical blinds. From sleek panels to soft fabric vertical blinds, you’re sure to discover a type that works with your home.

Gliding panels are a great solution if you have a modern house with tall windows. These panels fit neatly together while open and show off beautiful fabrics while closed. With more than 600 fabrics to choose from, you’re inclined to come across the best one for your space.

We sell three different styles of vertical blinds in aluminum, vinyl and fabric finishes. It’s quick to include drapery-like appearance to your home without the hassle of large curtains that are challenging to clean.

Mini Blinds

Mini blinds are a lower-priced window treatment, but they’re easy to dust and stylish too. Since they’re made from aluminum, these sturdy blinds are fantastic for busy or wet rooms in your home, such as bathrooms, kitchens or laundry rooms. We offer a wide assortment of up-to-date metallic textures along with optional features to keep out more light when closed and enhance your view during the time they’re open.


Nantucket Fabric Blinds 

Shades are soft window treatments that suspend from a roll. When lifted, they roll tidily at the top of the window, occasionally concealed within a headrail. They’re usually cordless, and several options can be customized with an automated operating system for simple use and smart home compatibility.

When you imagine shades, you might picture plain white window treatments with an unsightly roller. Contemporary solutions are much more attractive, functional and customizable. Many are also even energy efficient.

We have a big assortment of the most wanted styles, which include sheer shades, honeycomb shades, Roman shades and roller/solar shades.

Sheer Shades

If you can’t decide between shades and blinds, sheer shades are a good style. These shades have floating vanes nestled between two layers of fabric. The fabric panels turn harsh sunlight into a warm glow. And the blinds offer outstanding light control and privacy.

They’re available in both horizontal and vertical styles, so you can install them throughout your home. You can personalize yours with our wide collection of fabrics, vane sizes and upgrades, such as room-darkening panels.

Honeycomb Shades

If you’re looking to improve your residence’s energy efficiency, honeycomb shades are an outstanding solution. These soft fabric shades have pockets that trap air at the windows, which are your house’s biggest source of energy loss. These pockets can also block more outdoor distractions, allowing you to unwind in peace. The result is a more comfortable residence and possibly less expensive utility bills.

Honeycomb shades are also a great method to lessen light, as you can include more features for blackout or room-darkening capabilities. They’re available in horizontal and vertical solutions, so you can use them across your house, even on uncommon windows and skylights.

Roman Shades

Roman shades have the appearance of curtains but offer all the convenience of a soft shade for horizontal windows. When moved up, they stack into orderly pleats. When put down, they give great light control, privacy and energy efficiency.

We sell several styles, like honeycomb and real woven wood, so you can locate the best look for your home.

Roller and Solar Shades

Roller and solar shades give up-to-date style, quick cleaning and streamlined operation for horizontal windows. Available in a wide collection of fabrics and opacities, these shades neatly roll into sleek headrails. They even come in a honeycomb style, so you can boost your house’s energy efficiency while also making it look good.

Customize Your Blinds or Shades with Pro Support from Louver Shop of Atlanta

Blinds and shades are both great solutions for your rooms. With the assistance of a window treatment specialist like one from Louver Shop of Atlanta, we can find the best style for your home.

We also make all our window treatments here in the United States, so your dream of a beautiful home will be reality in only a few weeks. Contact us at 888-428-1415 to get started with your free consultation now!

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