Window shades are an important feature of any home. They are easy to install and can instantly change the appearance and functionality of a room. With so many modern solutions available, there are many benefits of window shades. Here are a few.
1 – Easy Maintenance
Window shades are actually very easy to maintain. Just a quick swipe with a dusting tool or microfiber rag and you’re good to go! You can even use the brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner to gently clean the dust off the surface. The key is to clean your window shades frequently, preventing heavy dust buildup. For cellular shades, it’s rare that you would need to clean between the pockets. If you do, purchase a can of compressed air and gently blow into one end. Repeat for each pocket within the shade.
2 – Control Sunlight
Sunlight is normally great as it brightens and warms our home, but there are times where you may want to limit it. For instance, if you’re watching tv, the glare can be disruptive. You may also have certain furnishings that need protection from direct sunlight. Whatever the reason, there will be times that you need to filter or directly block sunlight from certain windows. Window shades are a great way to do so and can be flexible enough to adapt to your changing needs throughout the day.
3 – Add Privacy
One of the greatest benefits of window shades is privacy. Privacy can be critical in rooms like bathrooms and closets, but they are also needed for safety reasons in all rooms of your home after dark. It’s far too easy for anyone passing by to see into your home. Even if you’re not worried about privacy, it should be a safety concern. Passersby can see how many people are home, what your family is doing, and what valuable belongings you may have. Window shades are a necessity!
4 – Add to Interior Design
There are so many different styles, fabrics, patterns and colors of window shades. They are a great way to compliment and enhance your interior decor. In fact, depending on your room layout, windows can even be made the focal point. Consult with one of interior designers for help with incorporating your window shades into your interior design plans.
5 – Convenience
Last, but certainly not least, window shades can add to the convenience of your home. With motorization and automation, they can even be added to hard to reach spaces within your home. Windows of unusual shapes and sizes are also no problem. Blinds can be customized to meet your specific needs.
More Benefits of Window Shades
Stop by the Lynne Greene Interiors showroom in Burlington, MA to view our wide selection of window shades. Our design consultants can discuss the benefits of different options and help you select the perfect solution for your home. Our team is ready and eager to assist you with all of your window and interior design needs!