At F&R Interiors serving the greater L.A. area, we hear time and time again that one of the most daunting aspects to purchasing new window fashions is understanding the features and benefits of all the products to be able to narrow down the final selection. That’s why we’ve always felt it’s important to educate our customers on all of the options. Today’s blog will hopefully help some new buyers determine whether they want blinds, shades, or shutters, and which type of lift system might work best. Check it out!
Choosing the Right Window Fashion Category
Window coverings might be soft or hard construction; they might use vanes or panels to control light. Different types offer different features that could help you achieve your goals.
- Blinds are great for all types of windows: horizontal and vertical openings as well as in specialty shapes. If you’re looking to eliminate the most light, be sure to add a feature that eliminates cord holes, such as the Hunter Douglas de-Light™ option. Affordable and popular, blinds are made with slat construction in numerous materials including aluminum, vinyl, wood, and faux wood, with options to complement any room or décor style.
- Shades offer fashionable design, energy efficiency, sun protection, room-darkening features, and privacy, and they’re very popular here in Los Angeles. Shades offer a clean, soft look, with fabrics that range from man-made to natural sustainable materials like bamboo or even recycled ocean trash (the Hunter Douglas GreenScreen® Sea-Tex™ screen shade fabric). You can find the widest selection of colors, styles, textures, and options in the shades lines.
- Shutters are timeless and classic, and they pair well with any décor style. Shutters are the most expensive of the three window treatment types; however, some can also help increase the value of a home. Available in hardwood, faux wood, and vinyl in numerous slat sizes, shutters offer great privacy.
The best lift system for you depends on your needs. If you have young kids or pets, you might want something that’s completely cordless. Or if your window is hard to reach, motorization might be the answer. As a Hunter Douglas dealer, we offer a wide variety of lift systems. For example, SimpleLift™ is a cordless lift system operated by adjusting the bottom rail of the treatment to any position. EasyRise™ is a continuous cord loop that offers smooth operation. PowerView® motorization is a wireless operating system that can be used with a PowerView® Pebble® remote or with your mobile device or tablet, even if you’re not at home.
Choosing Treatments in the Brentwood & Sherman Oaks CA Area
At F&R Interiors, we’ve been serving the Greater Los Angeles since 1990, with a showroom at 1529 S. Robertson Blvd. We offer the full line of Hunter Douglas window treatments including beautiful custom curtains, top treatments, pillows, and more. Our personalized service, quality products, and professional installation services ensures you’ll find the perfect window treatment solution for your home or business.
We service the Greater Los Angeles area including Brentwood, Santa Monica Sherman Oaks, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, Hancock Park, Los Feliz, Hollywood Hills, and San Fernando Valley, CA and surrounding areas. Contact us for more details.