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blindsEveryone should experience the thrill of decorating their own home.  Too many of our waking hours are spent in environments designed and decorated by other people, and your home is the one place in which you have the ultimate say.  Nonetheless, it can be difficult to get started decorating, and it is important to develop a plan or design before you begin, unless you can accept a living space that clashes a bit.  Furthermore, some forms of redecorating are kind of destructive and inconvenient, while others are much easier to execute, such as picking out window treatments.  Window treatments can be easily installed, without changing anything else in the room, and the main cost comes just from the window treatment materials themselves.  Despite the fact that they are quite inexpensive to replace, so many home and building owners do not bother to replace their generic blinds with better ones.  There are various varieties of custom blinds, which you can order from a reputable design store, such as Doelling Decorating Center.

Blinds have a lot of advantages to them, such as the fact that they are quite easy to use and maintain.  Window coverings are more than just a practical component of your home, though.  They are also a great way to make your home more unique and stylish, and you should not waste this opportunity.  Custom blinds are nice because they allow you to retain all of the benefits of your generic vinyl blinds, but they are substantially more pleasant to look at, as well as aesthetically diverse.  Just like generic blinds, they can be operated and adjusted by simply pulling on strings attached to a pulley system.

Of course, there are other window treatments that are operated using a pulley system.  Shades are one example, and they are more versatile, in an aesthetic sense.  Shades are similar to blinds, but they do not consist of firm, overlapping slats.  Instead, they are made of a sheet of material, which covers the window completely.  Because there are not overlapping, rigid slats, shades do a better job of providing complete light blockage.  There are no spaces in between slats, in which light can get through.  Shades are able to be a bit more versatile because they are comprised of a solid sheet of cloth, which can be died any color imaginable.  Even intricate patterns and designs are possible, with custom shades.

Oftentimes, in addition to shades or blinds, people will incorporate sheers, to complement them.  Sheers are thin cloth window treatments, which are used to hang above or behind your primary window treatments.  They are not meant to completely shade your windows, since they are made of such thin cloth.  Typically, they either hang in a relatively narrow strip above the window, or they completely cover it, allowing only faint light to get through the thin cloth fibers.  If you do decide to add sheers to your window treatments, you should make sure that you select a shade that works well with the hue of your window coverings and walls.