Use Roller Window Shades as Ecological Window Treatments
When it comes to covering windows, most people still ask the advice of professional designers to guide them in making the best decisions. This is because there are now quite a few options to choose from. Window blinds and curtains aren’t the only ways to cover your windows anymore.
Window shades have become quite popular over the years. They’re made of various fabrics and can be raised and lowered or moved side to side. The biggest difference between window shades and window blinds is that the shades usually contain a full sheet of material and the blinds are divided up into small planks constructed of vinyl, wood or other like material. Roller shades are made from the same types of material.
Roller shades can be bought to target various things, such as the Sun Control ones that will keep out the sun when you want, or Sleep Shades that will darken the room enough for you to be able to sleep even if the sun is out. It all depends on what your needs are. You’ll find window shade designs that provide various light and privacy control. Pay close attention to the material used to make the shades so you can decide if it suits your needs.
Material of softer colors adds coziness to your home. Many designs are available in soft shades to choose from. There are Flat shades and Folded shades created from high quality materials produced expressly to make shades. These usually have a neutral white backing for attractiveness even from the outside.
Many fabrics are used to make roller shades. These include:
- Atria Fabric: This 100 percent polyester material is light filtering and is available in 23 colors. You can choose between two styles of shades which gives you 46 different Roman Shade combinations.
- Andorra Fabric: Another 100 percent polyester material, this one is also light filtering. It has a pretty crinkled texture. You get six color options with two styles of shades, which offers you 12 Roman Shade combinations.
- Blackout Fabric: For total privacy with no chance of light getting in, this 100 percent polyester material is the perfect choice. It offers 9 different colors with two styles of shades for 12 different Roman Shade combinations.
If you’re not sure which style or material you need, there are plenty of consultants happy to help you.