When it is time to design or re-decorate a room in the house, one of the often overlooked ... (see more)
When it is time to design or re-decorate a room in the house, one of the often overlooked aspects of the room are the window coverings. High quality accent drapes are often hung over standard, cheap, plastic slatted window blinds. Easily installed and available in many design styles and colors for a variety of functions including privacy and light control, pleated blinds are the better option for high fashion and high quality window covering.
Pleated window shades are one solid piece with neat, even folds in them. They share the design similarity of a horizontal stripe pattern with more standard window shades, but offer some great style and function options that are not available with the others. In looks alone, pleated blinds are the superior choice. When unrolled, they are one smooth sheet with simple folds, rather than a series of pieces. They create a smoother, sleeker window covering, and are available in most colors to match any decor. They can also be custom ordered in a variety of shapes to match unusual window designs or to spice up a room theme.
They can be ordered in a variety of fabrics and styles. Light filtering shades can be purchased to help keep rooms shady and cool. Privacy blinds are designed for maximum window coverage with no chance for accidental gaps in the window treatment. Lighter, more sheer window coverings will allow light in while still offering some measure of privacy to the home. With the many design choices, additional window coverings may not even be needed. For a modern look, skip heavy drapes, and just get custom window shades to finish the look of a room.
For functionality, pleated window shades are also the better option. Unlike plastic blinds that may bend and gap with age, the solid design of the pleated blinds offers superior durability and privacy. Unlike slat blinds, the pleated ones are one solid sheet. As they are unrolled, many slat design blinds will flip the wrong way or may get bent or broken, leaving gaps in the window covering. The pleated style rolls and unrolls smoothly and easily with the pull of a cord, or even the press of a button in cordless lift styles. The cordless style is also a great safety choice for homes with children or pets that may get tangled in a long cord.
Pleated blinds can be purchased in a variety of price ranges, from basic, light coverings with no added frills for the designer on a budget, to light darkening privacy shades in custom fabrics and shapes for the more extravagant interior decorators. Combining the sleek look of pleated window shades with other window treatments can give a room a classic look, or let them stand on their own for a more sleek, sophisticated style. Make rooms safer for active children, or give the home owners a fast way to choose between blinds open or closed with the cordless option. Regardless of the purpose, updating, redecorating, or seeking more effective window treatments, pleated blinds are a great choice.