When deciding on new window treatments for your home, there are many things to consider.
When we talk about space we mean the space of a single room. The entire room should be considered when deciding on a window covering. It's dimensions, colors, exposure to natural lighting, and, of course, what you use it for, all impact the type of covering that works best in the space. Create a high contrast between wall and window to make a room feel cozy. Keep a low contrast to visually enlarge the room. Vertical window fashions can add height and dignity to a room, while horizontal ones often suggest relaxation and coziness. Gentle fabric folds can offset the lines of a boxy room. Use neutral colors when you want to bring focus to other furnishings. Use eccentric colors to bring focus to the window.
Blinds and shades help achieve style without draperies or other fabric window hangings. They are a perfect solution in tight places where draperies would take up too much room. Various colors, finishes and styles allow you to match the blinds to the colors and style of each room. Some styles include: contemporary, traditional, formal, eclectic, casual, country, global, European
Window coverings provide varying degrees of privacy to suit specific needs. If it's total privacy that you're looking for, you will need a treatment that offers complete opaque covering. Roller shades, draperies, cellular shades, faux or real wood blinds, and shutters are all suitable for this solution.
Light Control / UV Protection
Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun can cause damage to a home's interiors, floors, rugs and furniture. If you have sunlight entering your window, most window treatments but especially roller shades, real or faux wood blinds and cellular shades help cut down or redirect sunlight. Soft treatments such as semi-sheers and fabric shades can diffuse sunlight. Draperies can be lined to protect the fabric from fading.
Blinds, shades, and shutters can help a room's temperature stay comfortable.
If young children are around the home, safety becomes an important factor when choosing window treatments. Today's window coverings come with built-in cord-safety features, and it is recommended that older window coverings be replaced to meet the latest national standards for window cord safety. Ask us about our window treatments and child-safe designs.
Care & Cleaning
Keep your window treatments looking great with frequent cleaning. Use a vacuum cleaner soft brush attachment or a soft cloth all window treatments. A damp cloth can be used on metal blinds occasionally only if absolutely necessary. Never use water on other treatments. If draperies require additional cleaning, we recommend dry cleaning only. Do not use liquids of any type on fabric.
Inside or outside mount
EVBlinds offers professional measuring and installation. However, if you chose to do this task on your own there are a few things to remember. Perfectly square windows that are measured properly can have inside mounts and window treatments that fit nicely inside a window frame. However, keep in mind that older homes settle and sometimes throw off windows so they're no longer square. Even new homes' windows may not be perfectly square. For these windows, an outside mount may be more suitable.