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Shades, Drapes, and Blinds – Oh My!

Leeds Living Room in the Evening with Beautiful ShadesIf you want your Leeds rental property to feel like a home, an easy way to achieve that is by adding quality window coverings. If the home you’re in right now doesn’t come with blinds or shades, there are selections you can choose from. The right window coverings lead to more privacy, better energy efficiency, and easier light control. They can also shape the overall feel of any room. Even if all window coverings offer similar advantages, they also have their fair share of differences. When choosing one, make sure you have your rental home in mind.

Choose window coverings that not only fit but also match your windows. If you have sliding glass doors, vertical blinds are often the best choice. Also, windows that open up or down often pair best with horizontal blinds. Something else you have to consider is the amount of light you want in each room. If light filtering isn’t an issue, shades or light curtains might be your best choice. On the contrary, bedrooms or other rooms where near-total darkness is desired may need special room-darkening blinds or curtains to keep as much light out as possible.

As soon as you’re done determining your overall look and feel for each room, you may consider the many window-covering options available to you. At present, the most popular choice for rental homes is two-inch faux wood blinds. White faux-wood blinds are relatively inexpensive, easy to find, and come in a wide range of sizes. In contrast to the vinyl mini blinds, the faux-wood blinds are more pleasing to the eyes, and they offer better quality.

Although there are many colors to choose from, white is popular because it fits almost any interior décor. The two-inch blinds do a good job of blocking light. Also, if you live in a considerably humid place, using faux wood is better than real wood. A rental home staple, these blinds have a lot to offer to any home that makes use of them.

While it’s true that blinds improve energy efficiency, to get true energy efficiency, consider using honeycomb shades, instead. Also called cellular shades, honeycomb shades are a window covering option that can help you achieve higher levels of light-blocking and heat-blocking efficiency, making them a great choice for bedrooms or windows with a lot of sun exposure. In case you want to pair these shades with an existing curtain, these shades come in several styles and colors.

Yet another great option would be a roman fabric shade. These window treatments combine the softness of curtains with the functionality of blinds, making them an attractive option for a rental house. Their clean lines and an array of color options make them a feasible option for anyone in the market.

Drapery window treatments also offer a creative way to dress up any room in your rental home. Drapes can be combined with blinds or shades or installed on their own. Other drapes offer light-blocking functionality, too, depending on the style and type of fabric you choose.

If being crafty is what you enjoy doing, drapes can give you that custom looks you’re looking for. With a variety of colors, patterns, fabrics, styles, and accessories to choose from, you can come up with something that will add both visual appeal and enhanced privacy. Many drapery window treatments also involve unique elements like valances and cornice boards, which can turn a simple window into a stunning work of art.

Whatever your choice, drapes, blinds, and shades all have a lot to add to your Leeds rental home’s décor. You can add value and comfort to every room. It’s all up to you.

Too preoccupied with other things? Both tenants and property owners alike can benefit by calling a Leeds property manager. Real Property Management Victory provides full-service property management that helps everyone. Contact us online or call us at 205-793-0700 to learn more.

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