How to Choose Your Window Coverings By
type of room
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Windows by a sink should be easy to clean.
Faux wood blinds
are the easiest to clean. Blinds that have smooth painted finishes, as
opposed to rough, textured finishes (sandblasted) are the easiest to
Black out roller shades
are very popular, as well as some room darkening
Also effective are special
horizontal wood blinds
with the DeLight feature. They do not have route holes, preventing light
from leaking into your room.
Humidity doesn't ordinarily adversely affect any quality window
However, if your window treatment gets direct water pressure,
are best. For additional privacy, consider those blinds without route
holes (De-Light). If you're using
then consider the inherent approximately 1/2" gap below the vertical
vanes near the sill, and determine if that is enough privacy for you -
especially if the window is near your bath tub.
Of utmost concern is safety. Make sure your window blinds have the
latest safety features, and that cords are not near cribs. Also be sure
that if you get vinyl miniblinds that they are not the ones with
has NEVER sold those.
Darkening the room is usually the goal, so the
blackout honeycomb shades
are perfect. Window blinds with no route holes are also fine options.
Blackout honeycomb shades
are most common. Some can even be made with side rails to eliminate all
light. The De-Light feature should be added to
so that the light does not pierce through the route holes.
For a tailored look that's not too fussy,
For an elegant room, consider
vertical soft shadings.
They are quite popular and very stylish. Many designers frequently use
them to camouflage less elegant, unattractive blinds.
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