Window coverings are not an everyday purchase. In fact, you’re probably thinking of window coverings for one of four reasons:
In any case, window coverings are a very important purchase, but not one you may know a lot about. So, as you begin your window treatment journey, here are a few questions you should ask yourself:
Which rooms am I putting my MyBlinds in?
Based on their characteristics, different window coverings are more appropriate for different rooms in the house. You can begin to narrow down the selection by matching the location with the various features and functional qualities different window coverings provide.
For example, kitchens and bathrooms have high moisture content in the air, so you should consider a product that is moisture-resistant, such as Faux Wood Blinds or Vinyl Verticals. For bedrooms, you’ll want privacy and light-control, so you should consider a blackout Honeycomb Shade or a Room Darkening Sheer Shading.
How important is privacy?
Not every room needs complete privacy. But some that do may include your bedroom, home office and bathroom. And some products offer more privacy than others.
Sheer and semi-sheer shades offer light filtering capability, but little privacy, whereas Woven Wood Shades or Smart Roman Shades with an optional blackout liner offer total room darkening. You can also consider Honeycomb Shades with a top-down option. These window wonders let you lift and lower your shades from the top down, so you can let in light and still protect your privacy.
How important is light control?
Sometimes you want it bright, like in the morning when you’re downing your coffee before work. Other times you want it dark, like when you’re sitting down with popcorn to watch a movie. What you really want is light control.
Because of their tilt and lift or traverse function, Sheer Shadings, Wood Blinds, Faux Wood Blinds, Fabric Verticals and Vinyl Verticals offer increased light control versatility.
How important is energy efficiency?
Everyone likes saving money on their energy bill, and who doesn’t want to help out the planet? Purchasing energy efficient window treatments is one way to achieve both of these goals. For energy efficiency, check out Honeycomb Shades. They’re the best, hands down, in that they trap the air in your home, making it warmer in winter and cooler in summer.
What’s your style?
You want your window coverings to speak to your style. This is a lot easier do if you know what your style is. If you’re unsure, MyBlinds is here to help. Check out our Teach Me article on Personal Style to find out if your tastes classify as Contemporary, Traditional, Casual Chic or Global.
What’s on your window now?
If you’re coming to the aid of a naked window, chances are there’s an urgent need to get a treatment. Hurry on over to our Show Me section and find the best window covering for your room.
However, if your windows are currently covered, you have a bit more time to truly consider what you want and need. Think about what you want, what would you like? What is your current window treatment not providing? Then make your decision.
Do you have small children or pets?
Children and pets bring a whole new factor into your window covering decision. Luckily, MyBlinds has your windows, and your little ones, covered.
Child and pet safety often comes standard, like in our Wood Blinds and Faux Wood Blinds, which come with a BreakThru Safety Tassel. Any MyBlind product can be made safer when you request certain control options, like a cordless lift on our Honeycomb Shades, and continuous cord loop control on our Sheer Shadings.
You may also want to consider cleanability and durability. Faux wood blinds offer both. And most Honeycomb Shade styles can actually be washed in the bathtub!
Armed with these questions and considerations, you should be ready to see what MyBlinds has to offer. Check out the Show Me section to see our entire selection of products.