Busting The Top 12 Myths About Custom Window Blinds and Shades
Furnishing a home is an exhausting, draining and demoralizing task at times. Looking at the number of window treatments available in the market, we know the gravity of your dilemma and confusion. To add to the mystery are these rumors and myths about blinds and shades which makes it much more difficult to settle for your desired option. To save you all the homework, we have busted all the rumors regarding blinds and shades in this blog. Go through it and make your choice with confidence.
Myth No. 1: Bare windows make the room feel bright while window coverings block all the light and make the room feel gloomy.
The simplicity of bare windows is undeniable, but if you installing your window coverings sensibly and wisely, they will give your room a complete look. There are window treatments which are specially designed to block out all the light, e.g.: blackout shades but saying that all the window coverings work the same way is a very bad idea. If you want flexibility over light control and a brightly lit room, go for roller shades with translucent fabric or Cellular A.K.A honeycomb shades. Besides mellowing down the harsh light, they allow a soft ray of sunlight to enter inside and give your room a breezy feel.
Myth No. 2: Custom window blinds and shades can spoil the view.
If your windows open to a beautiful valley, an impressive cityscape, or a lovely landscape, we understand your hesitation of covering them with window treatments. Choosing the right window covering can provide you with both light control and flexibility to enjoy the view outside. Instead of choosing opaque blinds, go for translucent shades like honeycomb shades which offer a top down bottom up feature.
Myth No. 3: Custom window coverings are hard to clean and maintain.
This is another common myth about window treatments. The maintainability depends on the kind of window covering you choose. The majority of custom blinds and shades are very easy to clean. All they demand is a gentle wipe-scrub-wipe twice a week. For more precise and detailed methods, you can browse through our blogs on ZebraBlinds.com and get a detailed guide from “Extend the Life of Your Blinds with Proper Maintenance and Aftercare”.
Myth No. 4: There are no window coverings for XL sized and abnormally shaped windows.
Window treatments can be tailor-made for all kinds of windows. However, there are a number of ways to dress up your XL windows and bay windows with readymade window coverings too. To have a thorough idea about dressing up your XL windows and bay windows, go through our quick guides called “7 Ideas to beautify your XL windows” and “5 Popular Trends For your Bay Windows” on ZebraBlinds.com
Myth No. 5: Installing window treatments all by yourself is simple.
Well, this one can work well if you have some experience in a window covering installation. On the other hand, if this is your first time, all it takes a small mistake to spoil your expensive window coverings. It can be time-consuming, exhausting and irksome if it involves a drill. For a better, tidy and safe experience, look for a window treatment specialist and get it done with some external help.
However, the opposite is also true, installing window treatments isn’t overly complicated and can be done by yourself with some research and care.
Myth No. 6: Modern blinds and shades are unaffordable.
This depends on the choice you make. Modern window blinds and shades are available in a wide price range. If you are looking for something luxurious, opulent and exclusive, then real wood blinds are your thing, which of course can cost you a fortune. On the other hand, if you are looking for something light on the wallet, faux wood blinds and aluminum blinds are a very good option.
Myth No. 7: Blinds are relatively less durable and can break easier than other window treatments.
An intriguing rumor about blinds, you must have come across this one somewhere. Allow us to break this myth as the durability of blinds depends a lot on what material they are made of. Durable, sturdy, and crack resistant, faux wood blinds and aluminum blinds are a really good option when it comes to toughness. However elegant options like real wood blinds have a tendency to crack but they can perform really well with a little bit of care and caution.
Myth No. 8: Custom blinds and shades are unsafe for children and pets.
There are window treatments which are operational through cords, however, modern blinds and shades offer motorized technology and cordless options too. With a much more spruce, clutter-free, and neat look, cordless window treatments will keep your enthusiastic children and excited pets safe from the risk of getting tangled into those dangling cords.
Myth No. 9: Window coverings can’t create a complete blackout in the room.
Unlike their sheer counterparts, blinds and shades are also available in variants which offer complete privacy and light blocking. Shades such as solar and blackout shades offer 100% light blockage and UV protection. On the other hand, opaque blinds like pure wood blinds can completely block out the harsh sunlight if closed tightly. In addition to these, if you are looking for fabric-based shades, then roller shades made from thick fabrics like velvet can easily provide you a 99% light control during the blazing hours of the day. Go for layers for even more light blocking, like blinds and drapes together, or shades with side channels.
Myth No. 10: Expensive always means good quality.
The sad truth is that there are a number of cheap imitations circulating through the market. Spotting them out is not easy, hence it is always a good idea to play safe and go for trusted brands. For more sturdy and good quality options, you can browse through ZebraBlinds.com and widen your approach towards custom blinds and shades.
Myth No. 11: Self-measuring and ordering window treatments are very difficult.
It is time for you to get over this one and acknowledge the fact that all you need is a measuring tape and some basic tools to order the right window treatment for your windows. You don’t have to be well versed at this because we have everything sorted for you. Check out our ultimate guide, “MEASURING TIPS FOR A PERFECT WINDOW COVERINGS” on Zebrablinds.com and make things easy.
Myth No. 12: Ready-made modern blinds and shades are of low quality.
Window coverings are available in a wide range of price and quality. High-quality blinds and shades are effortlessly available in the market. Choose the kind of window treatment you want to install and find it on Zebrablinds.com. While there is nothing wrong with ready-made shades, custom shades can be made to your exact specs for a perfect fit and style. We have a wide range of high-quality blinds and shades made just for you.
If you have any more questions, feel free to drop us an email. You can also check Zebrablinds.com for a wide range of blinds and shades and order your free samples too.