Expert advice: Windows of opportunity
Shade, Shutter and Covering ideas from a professional
With so many different styles of window coverings available, finding the perfect one for your home isn’t always an open-and-shut decision. Budget Blinds owner Bob Engler suggests five window treatment options that are trending in 2022.
1. GET A FEEL FOR IT
Woven shades offer a wide range of materials from bamboo to natural woven fibers and grasses. They are a great way to add texture as well as enhance the design. Woven shades can be done with or without a liner depending on preference for privacy and light control.
2. AUTOMATIC FOR THE PEOPLE
Honeycomb shades are a great option to help provide good insulation from heat or cold. They are nice and light and come in light-filtering and room-darkening materials. They are a great shade to use for a functional approach to your window coverings: to be there when you need them or up when you don’t.
3. USE SUNSCREEN
Solar shades are the perfect solution to control light and help protect against harmful rays from the sun. These shades come in different openness factors depending on sun exposure. Most offer the opportunity to keep the shades closed but maintain the view!
4. SAFETY FIRST
Window-covering safety is an important topic. Most of the products we offer are either cordless or automated. Cords and strings are becoming a thing of the past. Products are safer for children and pets, and they look better.
5. KEEP IT CLEAN
Plantation shutters are a timeless window covering with great benefits and options. They can be done with different louver sizes depending on style and preference. One great feature is the option to split louver sections to keep the top louvers open to let light in while keeping the bottom ones closed for privacy.