How to Choose the Right Blinds or Shades for Your Windows

March 24, 2017 3 min read

A dining room window with white shutter blinds, with a dark wooden dining room table and chairs.

A new window treatment, such as blinds or shades, is a simple way to create an entirely new look in your space. Whether you live in an apartment or own a home, new blinds or shades can help you personalize your living space and provide an upgraded look. We are happy to provide you with some expert design advice when it comes to picking out the perfect blinds or shades for your unique windows! Even better, we have a huge selection to choose from, so that you are able to pick the perfect type to suit your home design goals. Use this guide to choose the perfect treatment for your windows this year.


Windows Exposed to Extreme Weather

If you live in an area prone to extreme weather such as high heat, humidity, cold temperatures or extreme weather events, then you will want to consider shutters as your main window treatment of choice. Shutters are both stylish and practical, as well as an economical option for protecting your windows and home from the unfortunate consequences of extreme weather events. The other benefit to shutters is that they can easily be removed, allowing homeowners the option to install them only before extreme weather, or keep them on year-round. Shutters come in multiple styles and colors, allowing you to decide on a type that fits your protection needs and aesthetic goals.


Floor-to-Ceiling Windows or Large Sliding Glass Door

Does your space have large floor-to-ceiling windows, or a large sliding glass door that opens to the outdoors? If so, we often recommend vertical blinds. Vertical blinds create an optical illusion of taller ceilings and are incredibly versatile within any home design. Vertical blinds are a great choice for adding some privacy to your home, while still allowing you to let in some light or to completely pull them to the side for a full view out the window.


You Want to Achieve a Stylish “Vintage” Look

If your home has a vintage vibe to it, choosing the wrong blinds can completely throw off the entire design. We recommend a light-colored, wood horizontal blind or window treatment if you want a vintage look within your home. You may want to consider a distressed wood or something that matches some of the furnishings within your home.


You Want to Achieve a Modern and Sleek Look

Are you looking to achieve a more modern aesthetic within your home? If so, choose a darker-colored horizontal blind for your windows. Whether you choose a dark-stained wood or even black-painted blinds, the darker colors on the windows create a sleek and stylish feel to any room. This is the perfect way to accentuate your overall modern home design and add a ton of value to your home.

For the Bedroom

Whether you are choosing for the master bedroom or a kid’s room, most people usually want a bit more privacy in these areas. Shades are an excellent choice for the bedroom. Not only can shades be customized to match the fabrics within the bedroom, they also are extremely easy to use, safe and offer more sun protection than other window coverings. You won’t have to worry about the bright sunshine waking you up early in the morning when you invest in the right type of shades!


The Perfect Blinds or Shades for your PA Home

Stop by Gleco Paint in Mt. Pocono, Scranton, or Easton, Pennsylvania for expert guidance in picking out the right shades and blinds for your home. Our extensive selection and design experts will ensure you leave with the perfect solution to your windows and home design. Shades and blinds help tie together a room. However, we also offer high-quality paints, stains and other sundries to ensure your home looks its best. Contact us today to learn more, or stop by any of our locations in Pennsylvania.

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