The warm summer weather may put you in the mood to change your home’s decor. One affordable option is to update your window coverings. Perhaps your current shutters don’t match your decor or fail to meet your lighting needs. If so, it may be time to switch to woven shades for added light and texture.
When to Replace Shutters with Woven Shades
There’s nothing wrong with window shutters. In fact, many people upgrade from flimsy plastic blinds to beautiful wood shutters. Still, shutters don’t suit every space. Base your decision on the style you love and what you want for your home. Here’s how to tell when to replace shutters with woven shades:
- You want more filtered light. Shutters have adjustable louvers to control the light level, but there’s no way to diffuse incoming light. Unlined woven shades provide this option.
- Some of your shutters are damaged. If you need to replace them anyway, why not try something new? Woven shades at a sense of zen and a dash of adventure that shutters simply can’t match.
- None of your window coverings match. Are your mismatched blinds, shutters, and shades driving you crazy? If you replace one set of shutters, you may want to replace them all. Just be sure to order all your woven shades at once to avoid possible dye lot changes.
- Shutters don’t suit your design style. If your home has a casual, beachy, Mediterranean, or Eastern flair, the light and texture provided by woven shades are more likely to fit your design style than plain wood shutters.
Woven Shade Styles & Options
Once you decide to replace shutters with woven shades, you need to pick the right style for your needs. Consider some of your options:
- Woven shade materials: Woven shades are made from bamboo, jute, rattan, or other wood-like grasses. The natural variation and rich texture of these materials are available in a range of hues, from white to sandy-colored to dark walnut.
- Light filtration options: In its natural state, woven wood allows filtered light to pass through. You can easily increase privacy and room-darkening by choosing shades with built-in liners.
- Corded vs. cordless woven shades: Cordless operation is the biggest trend in modern window treatments. Woven coverings have this option, allowing you to raise and lower the shades with a discreet pull ring tucked into the bottom rail. No cord means no safety hazards, and no possibility of catching on the woven shade’s rough edges.
For custom woven shades in the Denver area, turn to Value Blinds & Shutters. We have worked with top manufacturers like Hunter Douglas for over 18 years. Our factory-trained team proudly offers top-quality window coverings at unbeatable prices. Get started with a free in-home consultation, the best way to help you select the perfect woven shades for your windows. Contact us at (303) 663-8120 to schedule your consultation, or visit our showroom in Castle Rock on weekdays from 9 am to 5 pm.