Fashionable, Functional Window Treatments
Window blinds and shades allow you to limit the amount of light that enters your room to set the perfect mood, and both window treatments help to protect your privacy. The right blinds and shades also put a fashionable finishing touch on interiors, and The Home Depot can help you find the ideal ones to make your desired statement. We have a wide range of blinds and shades available for you to shop online.
Shades Versus Blinds
Shades and blinds serve a similar purpose but they are not the same. Made out of hard materials like wood, metal or composite, blinds consist of slats with openings in between. You can adjust the amount of space between the slats to control how much light passes through into your room using either a cord tilter or a wand.
Instead of hard materials, soft fabrics are used to craft shades. Shades are continuous soft window treatments with no gaps for light to pass through. If you want to adjust the amount of natural light in the room, you must raise or lower the shades.
Manufacturers offer different light control options. Blackout shades make rooms completely dark, while room darkening shades block most of the light to darken the room. Light-filtering shades are sheerer. Instead of blocking light completely, they soften the illumination as it passes through.
Choosing the Right Option
Start your search for blinds and shades with ease using the menu at the left. Refine your search to shop by brand name, price, height, width, colour, style and more. You can purchase blinds and shades online and then pick them up at your local store for do-it-yourself installation. The Home Depot also offers professional installation services for blinds and shades, and some drapes and blinds can be custom cut specifically to fit your windows.