The Difference Between Blinds and Shades

Window coverings provide a wide range of benefits for your home. Not only are they used for aesthetic purposes, but they also help regulate your home’s temperature and allow you to manipulate the amount of light that shines through your windows, among other benefits. There are multiple types of window coverings to choose from, the two most common being blinds and shades. All of our Reno blinds and Reno shades are manufactured by Hunter Douglas for the best quality and durability. Now all you have to do is decide which you’d prefer - blinds or shades?    

Take a look below to learn more about Reno blinds and Reno shades from Hunter Douglas.

Comparing Blinds vs Shades

There are some key differences between blinds and shades that can help you decide which window covering option will work best for you and your home. Learn more about them below:

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Blinds are considered “hard” window coverings as they are made from solid materials like wood, and metal. Blinds are made up of individual slats crafted from real wood, wood-alternative, or aluminum which can be rotated to let in more or less light. And to create a completely unobstructed view or have complete window coverage, you can simply raise or lower the blinds. Our Reno blinds are available in vertical and horizontal slats to fit any window or sliding glass doors. 

Reno Shades

Shades are considered “soft” window coverings as they are made from flexible materials. Unlike blinds which are made up of multiple louvers, shades are made using a single piece of fabric. They usually hang from a roller that creates neatly folded stacks when drawn to the top and a smooth finish when lowered. While shades typically cannot be rotated to filter light because they lack slats, they do come in various opacities to allow some control over the light that enters your home. You can choose from various colors and fabrics for your Reno shades, and room-darkening options are available.  

Choosing Between Blinds and Shades Vignette® Modern Roman Shades

When it comes time to choose between blinds and shades to adorn your home, there are a few things you should consider. First, you need to determine how much light filtration you need or want for your home. Do you require more flexibility so that you can adjust your window coverings as the day progresses? If so, blinds may be your best option because they can be rotated to let in as much or as little light as you want. Shades on the other hand are made in several opacities which also filter light, but are not adjustable throughout the day. 

You should also consider the aesthetics of your home to determine which window covering option would be best for you. Blinds typically provide a clean, natural look while shades are more flowing and modern. What’s so great about Hunter Douglas blinds and shades is that they come in a variety of sizes and colors to fit the look and feel of your home. 

Hunter Douglas Blinds

  • Vertical - Skyline® Gliding Window Panels, Cadence® Soft Vertical Window Blinds, Somner® Custom Vertical Blinds
  • Horizontal - Parkland® Wood Blinds, EverWood® Alternative Wood Blinds, Modern Precious Metals® Aluminum Blinds

Hunter Douglas Shades

  • Honeycomb - Duette® Honeycomb Shades and Duette® Architella® Honeycomb Shades, Applause®, 
  • Roman - Vignette® Modern Roman Shades, Solera® Soft Shades, 
  • Roller - Designer Roller Duolite® Shades, Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shades, Banded Roller Window Shades

Connect with Horizon Window Fashions for Reno Blinds and Reno Shades

Horizon Window Fashions is a premier local Hunter Douglas dealer in Reno, NV. Our goal is to provide our customers with the best Reno blinds and Reno shades available. We are a Hunter Douglas supplier that carries a beautiful selection of premier window blinds, shades, and motorized shutters. Our variety of Hunter Douglas window coverings and treatments can match your Reno home style and make any room look luxurious.

Connect with us today to see if your home would be better suited for blinds or shades!

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