Window Fashion TrendsLet's face it; many of us still have the original window blinds and shades that were in our home when we first bought it. Whether they are bent, broken, or just plain out of style, it's probably time to retire these old blinds. Replacing them may sound like a daunting task, but with the explosion of discount retailers online competing for business, it has never been so affordable and easy.
Below are current product trends in the window covering business:
Faux Wood Blinds - Durable and economical, faux wood blinds are an attractive way to spruce up a room. The PVC material is every bit as beautiful and rich as traditional wood, and it will stand up to the elements with no cracking, no chipping, no warping, no fading and no discoloring.
Real Wood Blinds - Real wood window blinds provide a warm, rich look that compliments wood furniture and cabinetry.
Aluminum Blinds (mini blinds) - Often recommended for bathrooms and kitchens, aluminum mini-blinds are surprisingly affordable. They are available in many colors to match your decorating theme.
Cellular Shades - The ability for cellular shades to absorb light makes them great for creating distinct mood effects, and they are also energy efficient. In fact, many of these window shades have an R-value of 4.6.
Roller Shades - In the past roller shades were mostly seen in commercial buildings, but recently they have become fashionable in many homes due to their decorative flexibility.
Many of the sites online are confusing to navigate and even more confusing to order from. HotBlinds.com stands out as user-friendly and information rich. One of the greatest features about hotBlinds.com is the instant price quote system. Simply enter in the width and height of a window (and any options) and a price quote is instantly generated. The low price is impressive. What's more is the scale drawing of the window next to a silhouette of a man to ensure that proper measurements are entered. Isnt technology great!
Whether decorating one room or an entire house, replacing window blinds is one of the best ways to dramatically change the mood of a room without too much investment.