Ever found yourself standing before a large window, squinting at the sunlight streaming in? Sure, you love those big beautiful windows for the view they offer and how they brighten up your space. But things can get tricky when it’s time to control that light or get some privacy.
“What type of shade is best?” You might wonder as you browse through endless options. Roller shades? Cellular shades? Or maybe Roman ones?
This post will guide you like a trusty compass through this landscape of choices – from exploring different types of shades suitable for prominent windows to providing easy steps to getting them perfectly fitted.
But wait… what about custom versus ready-made options? We’ve got that covered, too! So buckle up and prepare for an enlightening journey into the world of shades for large windows!
Exploring Different Types of Shades Suitable for Large Windows
The world of window treatments is vast, but when it comes to large windows, certain types stand out. One such type is the roller shade. With its simplicity and versatility, roller shades offer a streamlined look that’s perfect for modern spaces.
Roman shades are another excellent choice. They give off an air of elegance with their soft folds when raised and provide complete privacy when lowered. These can be customized to match your interior decor perfectly.
Cellular shades, also known as honeycomb shades due to their unique design structure resembling a bee’s honeycomb, are especially great at insulating homes against heat and cold because they trap air in these cells, acting like barriers against outside temperatures.
If you’re more eco-conscious or if your large windows get lots of sunlight exposure, solar shades could be the way to go. These allow light filtration while reducing glare and UV rays, protecting furniture from sun damage.
Different Styles Catered For Different Needs
All these styles have different features that cater to various needs around light control, privacy levels, insulation properties, etc., making them suitable options depending on individual preferences and requirements. Remember: no one size fits all.
Finding Your Perfect Fit
When considering what kind of shade would best fit your home’s aesthetic and functionality needs, remember Bloomin’ Blinds offers free consultation services where our experts can help you navigate through these options and make the best choice for your large windows.
The Inside Mount Approach
An inside mount gives your shades a clean, built-in look as they hang within the window frame. Start by measuring the width at three different points – top, middle, and bottom of the window opening. Note down the narrowest width to get your shade size.
Measure the height from top to bottom in three places – left, center and right-hand side – for your longest length when ordering shades. The longest length should be considered while ordering your shades.
The Outside Mount Technique
If you want more coverage or if your window frames lack depth for an inside mount, outside mounting is perfect. It allows extra room on each side, blocking out light efficiently.
To start off with measurements here, take into account both the width and height of the entire area you wish to cover, which typically extends beyond the actual window frame itself.
Add about 1-2 inches on all sides for optimal light control.
Remember this rule: “Measure twice; order once”. Double-checking measurements will save you from potential headaches later.
Simple Steps to Perfectly Fit Shades for Large Windows
The process of fitting shades perfectly to large windows can seem like a daunting task. But don’t worry. We’re here to help with some simple steps.
Step 1: Measure Your Window Accurately
To start, you’ll need an accurate measurement of your window. Get a measuring tape and record the width and height in inches. Make sure to measure from edge to edge for both dimensions.
Step 2: Choose Your Preferred Shade Style
Pick out the style that best suits your room’s decor and functional needs. From roller shades, Roman shades, or cellular options – each offers unique benefits.
Step 3: Select the Right Size
You’ve measured your window; now it’s time to select the right size shade based on those measurements. Always go slightly larger than your actual measurements when choosing ready-made shades.
- If you decide on custom-made shades from Bloomin’ Blinds of Bucks & Montgomery County, we’ll use those exact measures for a perfect fit every time.
Step 4: Install Your New Shades
We know this might sound scary, but trust us, it’s easier than you think. A drill or screwdriver is all that’s required to complete the task. This Old House provides detailed instructions.
Remember these simple steps, and you’ll be on your way to perfectly fitted shades for your large windows. You’ve got this.
Considerations When Choosing Shades for Large Windows
Selecting the perfect shades for your large windows is a bit like choosing an outfit. Not only the appearance matters but also its practicality and how it fits into your lifestyle. Let’s talk about some key considerations to help you make the best choice.
The room’s purpose plays a pivotal role in deciding which shade suits best. For instance, bedrooms often need blackout shades that offer complete darkness when drawn closed, while living rooms may benefit from lighter filtering options.
If your window overlooks a stunning landscape or city skyline, consider light-filtering shades that preserve the view even when they’re down. But if privacy is paramount—like with bathroom windows—you might want more opaque options.
We all have our own unique tastes. From sleek roller shades to classic Roman styles or eco-friendly cellular ones, there are myriad choices available at Bloomin’ Blinds of Bucks & Montgomery County. Take time to explore different shade styles and see what resonates with you.
No matter how much we wish otherwise, the budget always has its say in the decision-making process. Whether opting for ready-made or custom-fit solutions can depend on what you’re willing to spend. Remember, though: sometimes spending a bit more upfront for quality shades can save money in the long run by lasting longer and performing better.
Custom vs. Ready-Made Shades for Large Windows
The debate between custom and ready-made shades is like choosing between a tailored suit or off-the-rack clothing. Both have their advantages, but it depends on what you value more: perfect fit and personalization or convenience and cost.
Bloomin’ Blinds of Bucks & Montgomery County offers both options to cater to different needs.
The Case for Custom Shades
If your windows are uniquely shaped or oversized, custom shades might be the only option that can perfectly cover them. They offer an impeccable fit since they’re made based on precise measurements of your window dimensions. The result? No light leaks around the edges.
Beyond just size considerations, though, with customization comes variety; choose from an extensive range of colors, fabrics, patterns, and styles to match any room aesthetic – truly making these window treatments ‘your own.’ But this perfection does come at a price – higher costs than their ready-made counterparts.
Ready-Made Shades: A Convenient Alternative?
On the other hand, if you’re after speedier solutions without breaking the bank too much – say hello to ready-made shades. These standard-sized offerings allow quicker installation times as they’re readily available ‘off-the-shelf.’ Great news if you’ve got common-sized windows.
You’ll find there’s still some degree of choice when it comes to color selection, although not quite as varied compared with customized alternatives.
Surely though, one must ask themselves: Can I compromise some style points for convenience?
Choosing the right shades for large windows doesn’t have to be a headache.
You’ve learned about different types, like roller, cellular, and Roman shades. Every kind has its own advantages, depending on what you require.
We walked you through six simple steps to get those shades perfectly fitted. Measure twice; order once!
Budget, style preference, and window location are all important factors when choosing what’s best for your space.
No single solution fits all. Custom or ready-made? That decision is in your hands based on fit, cost, and installation complexity.
Your big, beautiful windows deserve the perfect shade solution. So contact Bloomin’ Blinds of Bucks and Montgomery County and transform that sun-soaked room today!