Shutter, Shades, or Blinds – What’s Right for You?

Choosing the perfect window covering can be tough. Here at Treasure Coast Window Fashions, we’ve been serving the West Palm Beach and Jupiter FL areas for decades, and we’re still surprised by how many new styles come out every season. Our window treatment consultants can help you find the right window covering for your specific needs. The first step is looking at the differences between the main types of window treatments – shutters, shades and blinds. Let’s take a look.

Shutters

Shutters

Shades

Shades

Blinds

Blinds

What’s the Difference between Blinds, Shades & Shutters?

The basic construction of any window covering either has slats, vanes or panels that can be raised and lowered or moved from side to side. It is the opacity, look, and feel that makes them different.

Shutters are timeless and work well with any décor style. Considered like a piece of furniture, shutters are the most expensive of the three window treatment types. Available in hardwood, faux wood, vinyl and in an array of colors, textures and slat options, they provide the ultimate in privacy.

Shades have become more and more popular over the years. They offer fashionable design, energy efficiency, sun protection, room-darkening features, and privacy. Available in horizontal, vertical and specialty shaped window applications, shades offer a clean soft look to fit anyone’s budget. Shade fabrics range from man-made materials to natural sustainable materials like bamboo and are available in the widest selection of colors, styles, textures, and options.

Blinds are considered a standard in window coverings because of their slat construction. They come in horizontal, vertical and specialty shaped window applications. For the most part, blinds do not block out light completely due to the route holes. An affordable window treatment, blinds come in aluminum, vinyl, wood, faux wood, and fabric in hundreds of colors, styles and options to complement any room or décor style.

Lifting or Tilting?

How do you want your window coverings to open — by tilting the vanes, or lifting the shade? Consider the room location, how your windows open, and sun exposure to determine what type of window treatment will work best.

Window treatments that lift allow you to see through an unobstructed window. These window treatments can be easily lifted or slid completely out of the way. Blinds or shades in this category include: Duette or Applause Honeycomb Shades, Vertiglide Honeycomb Shades, Roman Shades, Screen Shades, Pleated Shades, and Woven Wood Shades.

Window treatments that tilt keep the window covered most of the time while light and privacy are controlled by rotating louvers open or closed. Window coverings in this category include: Plantation Shutters, Wood Blinds, Faux Wood Blinds, Vertical Blinds Aluminum Blinds, Silhouette or Nantucket Window Shadings Pirouette Window Shadings, Luminette Privacy Sheers

Window Coverings in Jensen Beach FL

Treasure Coast Window Fashions provides more than just the finest window coverings. Our owners are involved in every project from start to finish to ensure your window covering project exceeds your expectations. We’re proud to serve the greater West Palm Beach area. Please contact us at 772-220-8870 or visit our showroom in Stuart, FL, for more information about our products and services. Contact us to learn more.