Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Light and Airy Shades for Spring

Q: My home is getting a makeover and I want to change my window treatments to something “lighter”. Although it's nice to have a light color, I'm actually looking for something that doesn't look as heavy as my old drapes. I guess clean lines are a must, but I don't want it looking too contemporary, either. What's out there that's simple enough for spring and summer but also affordable?

A: You're in luck! Roller shades, pleated shades, cellular (honeycomb) shades, and even mini blinds would suit your needs. All of these have a simple, sleek design that's light on the eye and light on the wallet. The clean lines won't weigh down your windows and, with the exception of mini blinds, all of the shades are available with light-filtering options.

Roller shades are especially well suited for spring because of their simplicity and versatility while cellular and pleated shades bring a slightly more sophisticated look to your windows while still maintaining clean lines. Mini blinds, on the other hand, give you the light control of slat shades without the thick slats, keeping your rooms light and comfortable throughout the year.


  1. Yes these are brilliant ideas...light windows where there is scope for light to pass and make the room bright and gay is a must for the season spring and summer.

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  2. Good post on blinds. Now its been a trend to use the blinds instead of curtains as the blinds are more easier to maintain. Want to know more about various blinds visit 247blinds as they offer different types of blinds at very affordable cost. you can prefer for pleated blinds as they are suitable for any type of rooms.