Three Fresh Alternatives To Traditional Window Blinds

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Traditional vinyl mini blinds give a dated and unappealing look to just about any space. However, they are cheap and cost-effective, so many people still opt for these window coverings. Whether you have moved into a new space or you are updating your current home, there are several window treatment options you can choose to provide privacy and style to any window. These window coverings can be found in a variety of price ranges to fit any budget.

Roman Shades

Roman shades give a classy and updated feel to your windows. You can opt for thermal Roman shades in a variety of colors to block out light and harsh temperatures. If you prefer more light, you can choose a Roman shade made of sheer material with a design imprinted. Best of all, if you are handy with needle and thread, you can pick up some pretty fabric and find lots of plans and instructions online to make your own Roman shades. 


Shutters are also a great way to let in light, provide privacy and update the look of your home. These shutters are placed on the inside of the window, and can be attached or free-floating. You can choose wooden shutters with movable louvers if you are going for a more traditional look. If you want something a little more contemporary, you can choose a decorative metal shutter with intricate designs to add even more style to your room. You can pair some updated curtains with these shutters, to provide insulation from the hottest and coldest temperatures during the seasons. You can also drape some flowing fabric over the window.

Decorative Screens

Similar to the shutter idea, decorative screens are becoming increasingly popular as window treatments. These screens are sheer enough to let light in, but dense enough to give you privacy from the outside world. These screens, like shutters, can be attached or left floating, so you can open and close them as you desire. Again, as with shutters, you can pair some cute curtains or sheer fabric with these screens to block out harsh temperatures and insulate your home during inclement weather.

There are thousands of ideas online for eye-catching and on-trend window coverings, so you can ditch your hard-to-style and hard-to-clean mini blinds. These three ideas are inexpensive and will get you started on the right track. The key is to choose something that matches your decor and your budget, so you can have a home that you are proud to show your family and friends. For assistance, talk to a professional like F & R Interiors.


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Renovation Advice In Language You Can Understand

If you are new to woodworking or are thinking about remodeling your home, you might be trying to learn a little more about professional construction. Unfortunately, not every instruction guide is created for novices. When I started learning home repair basics, I found myself absolutely dumbfounded by some of the complicated advice I received from online tutorials and books from the library. Fortunately, I was able to learn a lot about construction by working with my friend for a few summers, and I want to share that information with you. My website is full of helpful advice on every topic from basement remodeling to electrical repair, so that you can be successful.