Interior decoration: Whether it be by yourself or with a professional, the results can be quite expensive. Even for an amateur job, the cost of the materials themselves will quickly reach the thousands. It is important to spend each dollar wisely in order to get the most out of your money. One popular element in redecorating where the price can change considerably based on what and where you buy is blinds.
Roller shades are an alternative to wood blinds that cost much less, yet carry a sophisticated, minimalistic image. Roller shades are sleek and simple. The post modern movement is especially well expressed in the simple fabric sheet, as opposed to the cacophony of venetian blinds. To get even more experimental, consider printed roller blinds. The material can have patterns and even pictures printed on them by a custom manufacturer. All roller shades use a single piece of stiffened material that can come in any color.
Coated roller shades do a good job of blocking out light, while thinner fabric models are more for privacy and decoration. The plastic coated type usually comes with a pattern or color theme. With these options, picking your shades should depend on the interior of the room you are decorating, and your light control needs.
For a room where sunlight is wanted, a sheer fabric blind will allow natural light to filter into the room during the day. In the daytime, these can provide light and conserve electricity even when pulled down.
In rooms sensitive to sunlight you need a different kind of shade. Sunlight sensitivity refers to either UV damage to furniture or just a sleeping area you want to keep dark. In these areas use an opaque shade that blocks all light. Even opaque roller shades may allow some intense light to come through. You may need additional curtains or other window coverings to achieve the desired effect. So for total control opt for what the industry calls “blackout shades.” These blinds completely prevent light and are good for home theater and privacy.
Be careful with corded shades, as the cord may tangle up children and pets. Automatic and cordless shades do away with this danger. Of course mechanical shades need power, and there is little lazier than someone who needs a remote to move their shades.