Window Coverings for Home

Window coverings are in abundance when searching online. Shutters, blinds, curtains, drapes, or shades in all sizes and colors are available. Wooden blinds, shutters and shades, seem to be the most popular with most consumers. These allow light to open up a room, or close light off to the room completely.

For those who may live in a climate that is warm with abundant sunshine, window film is also available. This window film will help to cool off your home, and can cut your energy costs somewhat. This is a bonus to those living in the states that may have to run the air conditioning all summer long. Absorbing solar heat, this film will eliminate sun damage to furniture, carpets and the wood floors in your home. This is also a bonus as fading happens over time, with the damaging UV rays of the sun.

Both residential and commercial film is available and applied directly to the inside of the window surfaces. This tough window film will also hold shattered glass in place. This can help protect your family in those states that have the destructive weather factor going on. Glare is reduced, and hot spots are eliminated as well.

Plantation shutters are an excellent choice for any home, and will also add quality and classic beauty. These plantation shades must be custom made to fit each window. So keep in mind that you must allow the craftsmen to come to your home for the correct measurements of each window that you add plantation shades too. Plantation shutters can be manufactured in two inch slats, three inch slats, or four inch slats.

This will allow you to view the outside when opened. They can be made of one hundred percent wood and the color of your choice. A composite faux wood is also available for the ‘green’ conscious world of today. Composite faux wood has the look of genuine wood, and is the best for filtering out the heat, cold and moisture. These faux wood window coverings are guaranteed to last a lifetime. Either choice is unique and will set off your décor, no matter what kind of wood or color you choose. Hand held remotes are also available for those who may want to program the shutters. With just the touch of a button, you can open them in the daytime, and close them at night. What a great feature this is. The plantation shutter is the most desired of all window coverings, and with the added hand held remote feature, you can’t go wrong.

Blinds and shades can be measured easily and do not require a craftsman to come into your home. They are perfect for the ‘do it yourself’ person. They are probably the most inexpensive way to go, when you want beautiful, long lasting window coverings. They can be fitted on the inside frame of the windows, or the outside frame, depending on your choice and the desired effect. There are many styles to choose from for your home. These can be manufactured of vinyl, and also in any kind of wood or fabric desired. There are many varieties of colors available to the average consumer. All it takes is a bit of patience, and a bit of creativity.

A person can now turn their home into any inspired design with today’s window coverings. Gone are the days when we only had drapes or curtains to choose from. Custom drapes are available as well, and sometimes they can be the best fit for your home. It is certainly a nice advantage having a variety of choices in window coverings.

Jay has been writing for over 10 years about home decor and interior design. Through his discovery he writes mostly about blinds, shades, bedding, and rugs.