There has been a significant shift in home décor the past few years. Homeowners are looking for stylishness and functionality. In fact, functionality has taken the lead in more scenarios. It makes sense—homeowners want what works for them in the long run, more than anything.
Here at Blinds & Drapery Showroom, we COMPLETELY subscribe to the idea of functionality. The better a product functions for you—any product; be it a shaving razor, a refrigerator, or a set of new window blinds!—the longer you can enjoy it and feel like your money was spent wisely.
Now that we agree that functionality is just as important as style, let’s go over a few window shade options for your Media, PA home!
- Cellular/honeycomb shades
These are consistently one of the most popular shades options we have here at B&D. Are you familiar? Cellular shades are known for their “honeycomb” design. Just like the buzzing bumble bees make, these shades appear like a honeycomb when viewed from the side. These pockets or “cells” provide a trap for air between your inside space and the outdoors, which keeps your indoor temperature fluctuations to a minimum!
- Roman shades
We really don’t know which homeowners seem to demand more often: cellular shades or Roman shades?! This style has been popular for a long while for two reasons:
- Their luxurious style. It’s tough to beat the elegance of a Roman shade with any other window treatment option. There is something undeniably regal about them.
- Their fantastic light-mitigation and energy-savings. Because you can choose as sheer or as opaque as you want, light control is within your means when you pick this shade option. Further, Roman shades can actually increase the R-value of your windows (this measures a material’s capacity to resist heat flow) by as much as 3 points. To help put what this means into perspective, most standard blinds (those not-so-attractive mini ones) and curtains have an R-value of 1.
- Sheer shades
This is a good option for those places where total privacy and darkness is just never really needed. For example: your kitchen, the upstairs hallway, the loft, the porch… These rooms just don’t demand room-darkening and seclusion from the outside world in most homes. That said, sheer shades are PERFECT for those spaces you wish were brighter! If you’re a natural light kind of guy or gal—these “blinds with sheer fabric between the slats” are soon to be your favorite new home upgrade!
Of course, there are more options here at Blinds & Drapery Showroom—but we thought these three to be the best for those looking to upgrade their window shades in Media, PA this summer! Which are you most interested in? We would love to hear from you! Come visit us at our showroom or give us a call to discuss the ideas you have for your home!
Blinds & Drapery Showroom | 1247 W Chester Pike | Havertown, PA 19083 | 610.853.0900