Window shades are a great way to add color and complexity to an otherwise simple wall or view. Sometimes we don’t have those luxury visuals just outside our window, but with a good set of shades, you can at least frame the space nicely enough that no one will care. If you are a first time home buyer, or have just rented your first apartment, then you are going to want to put your best foot forward, which means picking out window treatments that are not only a bargain and a great affordable option, but ones that will make you happy to enter the room, rather than want to ignore the space. If not, you may still want to take a look at some of these great options, if only for an idea that might spark when you need to make some changes to your own place.
One of the first things to worry about for buying window treatments is that you have a few good options all within your price range. Now this is something that only you can really judge, depending on a number of factors, including how much of your renovation budget you want to put towards window dressings. If your new home is in mediocre or worse shape, you will want to fix it up before you think of buying shades, and even then, saving money for emergencies or yourself is more important, so a few great starting options for window shades include, but aren’t limited to, cellular shades, roller shades, solar shades and flat roman shades. These options are not only cheap, but the less pronounced look will allow them to fit a variety of aesthetics. Cellular shades in particular are great if you are living in an area with a lot of temperature extremes and variance. These shades will protect your home, and just as importantly, they can save you money, preventing the passing of heat from one side of your window to the other. This means that your air conditioning or heating won’t have to work as hard, or suck up as much money every summer and winter, cutting the cost of heating or cooling your home and the outside world around it.
Of course, sometimes though, you want sets of window treatments that aren’t just affordable and practical. You want to show off your new home, and the best way to do that is to frame everything just right. Among the various window treatments, there are still a lot of options that can achieve this, like stacked roman shades, woven wood shades, and pleated shades, all of which are visually appealing without being much more expensive than other options. If you want to help protect the environment as well, natural shades are made from environmentally friendly, sustainable materials. Not actual timber, but grasses, like reeds and bamboo. These shades are brilliant for a starter home because of how open they can make your home seem, turning a small apartment complex into a tall home, all with visual illusions that add height to your space.
Being fashionable doesn’t have to mean the same thing as being expensive and what is more fashionable than having a number of great options to allow for choice and expertise to take their day. Picking from cellular shades for their practicality to natural shades for being environmentally aware should be the very definition of trendy in this type of climate.