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4 Factors to Consider When Buying Window Treatments

Window treatments are an important part of the interior design, and it’s important to get them right, but when you’re in the market for window treatments, how do you know what type is best? There are four main factors to consider: room and home style, customization, budget, and child safety. In this article we’ll dive into each factor so that you can make a more informed decision about which option is best for your home!

How to Choose the Right Blinds

The first factor to consider when picking out window coverings is what type of room your treatment will be in. One way to help narrow down from an initial list of options to a more manageable group is by starting with the room type (e.g., bedroom, living room) and then narrow it down from there.

Every Room Can Have Its Own Window Covering

What would you like your window treatment to accomplish? Will they provide privacy? Protect furniture from UV radiation? Block out glare? Different rooms of your house present different needs. Blackout roller shades are perfect for bedrooms, nurseries or media room, places where you need to completely block the light out.

Collage of window treatments in different rooms

If you want the treatment to filter out light or add more light into a room, a sheer shadeszebra shades or solar blinds can allow natural sunlight in but still provide privacy and protection from glare. For window treatments, you also want to consider factors like durability. In fact, in places such as the kitchen or bathroom you want to have moisture and humidity resistant window coverings which are easy to clean and maintain. In this last case, for instance, you might want to treat your window with a faux-wood blind or solar shades.

Style as a Critical Factor

Window treatments are also used for decorative purposes such as adding color or texture to a room in addition to their functionality. You can choose window shades that match the rest of your room’s color scheme. ShadeMonster offers an array of different colors, textures, and opacities that are sure to complement your home decor.

Different home styles have different needs – modern spaces might benefit from clean lines or a more traditional style. Window coverings are a great way to dress up any room. The choice of your window blinds and shades can vary based on living space design and ambiance.

Design window treatments

Customized Window Treatments

The second factor you’ll need to think about is customization – Do you prefer inside or outside mount? When you are buying your window treatments you will asked to opt for a valance and whether you want you cord on left or right. Do you have children and/or pets? For safety reasons, we reccommend cordless or motorized window blinds. Our window treatments can often come with these sorts of features pre-installed, so you won’t have to worry about them later.


The third factor to think about is budget – how much would you like to spend? If your home has a lot of windows or if you’re looking for something very specific, then the cost can quickly add up.  There’s always an option available for every budget, though! ShadeMonster always encourages you to buy directly from the factory for a more affordable price.It’s a great way to save money and still get high-quality products. 

Also, you’ll be surprised at how much you can find on sale with the best quality. People love getting high-end blinds for less, and it’s a great feeling to get something brand new at a discount! Did you know that you can also finance your project? ShadeMonster is probably one of the few online companies to offer full financing option.

Child Safety

Last, but not least, one of the most important things to consider when picking out window treatments is child safety. If you have kids who are in the early stages of exploring their environment and still climbing on furniture, then it’s important to pick a treatment that will keep them safe. Investing in something like cordless and motorized window shades, might be an important option for them, or you might want to pick a treatment that has less loose fabric.

Kid room

With these four factors in mind, you can be sure to find the right window treatments for your home. If not we have a full line of design products that will help create the perfect room! We offer many quality brands and continuously receive discounts on all our designs so contact us today if you need any help with your  design!

Why Trust ShadeMonster with your Window Treatment? 

ShadeMonster boasts over 25 years of experience creating custom window treatments. Our products come directly from our local factory guaranteeing high quality customizable materials, competitive pricing, and quick turn around.  Contact us today for your free estimate, and have your new shades in less than 7 business days!

Still need help deciding on a window treatment?

ShadeMonster’s team of experts are happy to assist. Call now for free consultation: 866-206-8056