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Blinds vs. Shades: What's the Difference?

Shades and blinds are both excellent solutions for window treatments in Greensboro. Both offer attractive for handling light and improving energy efficiency. But there are a few major distinctions, which we’ll go over below.

Customizing the best window treatment for your home can feel like it will give you a headache. That’s why our Louver Shop of Greensboro design professionals are here to help. We’ll discuss all the possibilities during a free consultation. You’ll get to view product samples and receive pro design advice, all at no cost or obligation.

We feel that designing custom window treatments should be an easy and even delightful time. So, you can depend on our pros to help from start to finish, from free consultation to professional installation.

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


Parkland Blinds Coastal 

Blinds are constructed from a variety of materials, like wood, faux wood, metal. This window treatment has slats that move to open or close. When lifted, the slats tidily stack together.

Some are corded, but many are available in cordless and automated styles for fast operation. They’re easy on your budget, provide great light control and are easy 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 smaller budget, horizontal blinds are a good option. They’re often known as to as plantation blinds, as they use large louvers like plantation shutters.

On the other hand, plantation shutters are a long-lasting window treatment that’s installed within the frame. These shutters come with wide wood or PVC louvers that open with a tilt bar. Depending on how you customize them, shutters can usually be opened with a swinging or sliding motion.

When creating your horizontal blinds, you can pick from 100% basswood, a timeless material also used in plantation shutters. Or manmade wood, which resists heat, humidity and warping.

Vertical Blinds

Our vertical blinds aren’t old fashioned. From sleek panels to soft fabric vertical blinds, you’ll likely discover a style that fits your home.

Gliding panels are a good solution if you own a modern residence with expansive windows. These panels fit neatly together while open and feature gorgeous fabrics while drawn. With more than 600 fabrics to choose from, you’re apt to find the ideal one for your rooms.

We sell three different styles of vertical blinds in aluminum, vinyl and fabric finishes. It’s simple to add drapery-like appearance to your rooms without the inconvenience of bulky curtains that are challenging to clean.

Mini Blinds

Mini blinds are an economical window treatment, but they’re fast to dust and good looking too. Since they’re crafted from aluminum, these durable blinds are good for often occupied or wet rooms in your residence, such as bathrooms, kitchens or laundry rooms. We provide a broad collection of modern metallic colors plus special features to stop more daylight when closed and increase your view during the time they’re open.


Nantucket Fabric Blinds 

Shades are drapery-like window treatments that attach to a roll. When raised, they roll tidily at the top of the window, occasionally obscured inside a headrail. They’re frequently cordless, and a variety of models can be customized with an automated operating system for easy use and smart home compatibility.

When you picture shades, you might picture boring white window treatments with an unappealing roller. Contemporary solutions are much more stylish, useful and customizable. A wide range are also even energy efficient.

We provide a wide assortment of the most popular styles, which include sheer shades, honeycomb shades, Roman shades and roller/solar shades.

Sheer Shades

If you can’t pick between shades and blinds, sheer shades are a fantastic choice. These shades include suspended vanes sandwiched between two layers of fabric. The fabric panels turn glaring sunlight into a light glow. And the blinds provide great light control and privacy.

They come in both horizontal and vertical models, so you can hang them around your residence. You can personalize yours with our wide assortment of fabrics, vane thicknesses and extras, like room-darkening panels.

Honeycomb Shades

If you’re looking to improve your home’s energy efficiency, honeycomb shades are an outstanding solution. These soft fabric shades have pockets that retain air at the windows, which are your house’s top source of energy loss. These holes can also block more outdoor distractions, allowing you to relax in peace. The result is a more comfortable house and potentially cheaper energy expenses.

Honeycomb shades are also a good way to manage sunshine, as you can include more features for blackout or room-darkening capabilities. They come in horizontal and vertical styles, so you can install them all over your residence, even on unique windows and skylights.

Roman Shades

Roman shades have the appearance of curtains but provide all the advantages of a soft shade for horizontal windows. When raised, they stack into tidy pleats. When put down, they offer great light control, privacy and energy efficiency.

We offer several styles, like honeycomb and natural woven wood, so you can locate the best look for your residence.

Roller and Solar Shades

Roller and solar shades provide modern style, quick cleaning and uncomplicated operation for horizontal windows. Available in a big selection of fabrics and opacities, these shades tidily roll into streamlined headrails. They even come in a honeycomb style, so you can enhance your residence’s energy efficiency while also making it look great.

Customize Your Blinds or Shades with Professional Assistance from Louver Shop of Greensboro

Blinds and shades are both great solutions for your rooms. With the help of a window treatment pro like one from Louver Shop of Greensboro, we can discover the best fit for your home.

We also create all our window treatments here in the USA, so your dream of a gorgeous house will come to life in merely a few weeks. Contact us at 888-428-1415 to start with your free consultation today!