Three Different Kinds of Shadings For Your Windows

Three Different Kinds of Shadings For Your Windows

When you are thinking of upgrading your home interior on a budget, shadings and window dressings are a great place to start. There are different kinds of shadings that you can get for your windows, and can mix and match them in different rooms. Or, have all the same kind throughout your home. Curtains, blinds, and shades, are the types of shades for your windows. Learn more about their characteristics and qualities here.


Curtains are a kind of window dressing that is fabric panels, and they come in a variety of styles, sizes, fabrics, colors, and patterns. The range of curtain selection is extensive and extends to almost anything that you want. You could even get fabric printed with whatever kind of curtain design that you please.

Curtain sizes can range from small ones over your kitchen window, or large ones that extend from floor to ceiling. They will filter out as much or as little light as you want, and you can choose to get black-out curtains to filter out more light. Black-out curtains are ideal for blocking the sun and increasing efficiency in the home.


Adding shadings to your windows with curtains will add an element of heat efficiency to your home as well. When the temperature increases, shades will block the sun and keep your room cooler. At the same time, blackout shades on their own can do the same thing.

Shades are fabric panels that are fitted to the size of the curtain. They are sold individually and come in a huge range of sizes and fabric selections. Where curtains are pulled aside, shades are rolled up to meet the ends of the window frames.


Blinds are window dressings that you can lift up with or without a cord, and also are fitted to the size of the window dressing. They come in a wide range of materials including aluminum, wood, bamboo, and vinyl. These types of shadings come in a wide range of sizes of slats. They will often range from one-half inch, one-inch, to two-inch-sized slats.

Many people prefer blinds over shadings for blackout lighting, but it is a personal preference.

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When you are looking to spruce up your home or window dressings, shadings, blinds, and curtains are your choices. Either type of window dressing will come in a wide range of sizes and colors, and you can find the set to match any décor, regardless of your needs.

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