I try to balance being my own person with heeding good advice. But, even in my 40s, I feel a slight rebellion when my mother-in-law tries to tell me my hair would look “so nice” if it were lighter or that my kitchen could be “so much more functional” if it had an island…
About a month ago, I decided to be a grown up and ask for advice about my windows—before she said something, uninvited. You see, they were just so plain and covered by thin, cheap blinds. Quite frankly, I was sick of looking at them.
She advised me to consider window shades in Media, PA. I couldn’t believe it—aren’t window shades for little old ladies? I’m 40 years old, not 93. But, I kept my poker face intact and played nice. She reminded me of her gorgeous upstairs guest room (it really is beautiful) and, then, she reminded me that her window treatments are shades.
Hm. That’s right… they are shades. And, I really do like how they complement her guest room. But, I couldn’t let her know that too soon (the rebellion in me…). I told her I’d think about shades and do a little research.
Long story short, I fell in love with the idea of window shades for my Media, PA, home. I reached out to a local company called Blinds & Drapery Showroom to ask them about the benefits of window shades so I could make a decision (not based on solely my mother-in-law’s opinion). Here’s what I learned:
- They’re healthy for you
That’s right— Protecting our bodies from the sun’s damaging UV rays is no joke! Although natural light is highly desired in the home, direct sunlight is extremely harmful. Do you put sun lotion on when you’re hanging out indoors? Neither do I. The window shade selection at Blinds & Drapery Showroom will protect you from sun damage and provide you a range of transparency options so you can get the natural light you desire without the risk!
- They protect your flooring and furniture
Over time, the sunlight through your windows can cause furniture and flooring to fade. Personally, I do not want to see my indoors become washed-out when I could prevent that from happening.
- Lowered energy bills
Spending less money on energy bills means you have more disposable income. I was floored to learn that something as simple as a high-quality window shade could have a significant effect on balancing the temperate air in a room.
- They’re stylish
I’ll admit, when my mother-in-law mentioned window shades, I imagined the roll-up, cream-colored shades from the 70s. That’s not what she meant. Once I began working with a Blinds & Drapery Showroom pro, I fell in love with the sophistication of the Solera Soft Shades and the Provenance Woven Wood Shades
Now, my home is beautiful. It’s grown up, it’s edgy, and it perfectly fits my style. And, my mother-in-law loves my windows. Give Blinds & Drapery Showroom a call. I’m so happy I did!
Blinds & Drapery Showroom | 1247 W Chester Pike | Havertown, PA 19083 | 610.853.0900