Comparison: Blinds vs. Shades
What is the difference between blinds and shades? You may be familiar with the terms blinds or shades but you may be wondering what the main differences are between each.
What are the pros and cons of each? Here are a few tips to help you narrow down the selection process...
Basically, blinds are window coverings made up of individual slats. They can be completely raised for an unobstructed view or, when lowered, the slats can be rotated to let in more or less light. Shades, on the other hand, are made from single panels of fabric or woven wood rather than slats, so they can only be raised or lowered to achieve light control and privacy.
Blinds come in both horizontal and vertical slats or louvers and have the primary function of controlling the amount of light coming through.
There are many types of shades with unique functional benefits from light diffusion to energy efficiency, along with a variety of design options and much more.