What’s the Difference Between Blinds and Shades?
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Comparing Blinds and Shades

Shades and blinds are both great choices for window treatments in Savannah. Both provide solutions for handling light and enhancing energy efficiency. But there are a couple of important discrepancies, which we’ll go over below.

Choosing the right window treatment for your space can appear overwhelming. That’s why our Louver Shop of Savannah design specialists are here to support you. We’ll review all the solutions during a free consultation. You’ll get to review product samples and get expert design advice, all at no cost or obligation.

We believe that creating custom window treatments should be a quick and even pleasant time. So, you can rely on our professionals to assist you from start to finish, from free consultation to professional installation.

In the meantime, let’s review the discrepancies between blinds and shades.



Blinds are made from a selection of materials, such as wood, faux wood, metal. This window treatment has slats that shift to open or close. When raised, the slats tidily stack together.

Some are corded, but many come in cordless and automated solutions for quick operation. They’re economical, offer great light control and are simple to dust.

We offer all the most popular styles, like horizontal blinds, vertical blinds and mini blinds.

Horizontal Blinds

If you like the look of plantation shutters but have a smaller budget, horizontal blinds are a good option. They’re often known as to as plantation blinds, as they have wide louvers like plantation shutters.

In contrast, plantation shutters are a long-lasting window treatment that’s installed inside the frame. These shutters have wide wood or PVC louvers that are controlled by a tilt bar. Depending on how you customize them, shutters can often be shifted with a swinging or sliding motion.

When customizing your horizontal blinds, you can pick from 100% basswood, a classic material also used in plantation shutters. Or manmade wood, which prevents heat, humidity and warping.

Vertical Blinds

Our vertical blinds aren’t old fashioned. From sleek panels to soft fabric vertical blinds, you’ll likely discover a type that enhances your home.

Gliding panels are a good option if you own a modern residence with expansive windows. These panels join neatly together during the time they’re open and show off attractive fabrics while drawn. With more than 600 fabrics to select from, you’re inclined to find the ideal one for your house.

We offer three different styles of vertical blinds in aluminum, vinyl and fabric finishes. It’s easy to include drapery-like looks to your house without the hassle of bulky curtains that are challenging to clean.

Mini Blinds

Mini blinds are a budget-friendly window treatment, but they’re easy to dust and good looking too. Since they’re produced from aluminum, these durable blinds are good for often occupied or humid rooms in your home, such as bathrooms, kitchens or laundry rooms. We offer a wide collection of modern metallic patterns plus add-on features to keep out more daylight when drawn and boost your view while open.



Shades are soft window treatments that suspend from a roll. When pulled up, they roll neatly at the top of the window, often hidden inside a headrail. They’re frequently cordless, and a variety of styles can be customized with an automated operating system for fast use and smart home compatibility.

When you picture shades, you might envision plain white window treatments with an unattractive roller. Up-to-date solutions are much more stylish, functional and customizable. A lot are also even energy efficient.

We offer a big range of the most popular options, which include sheer shades, honeycomb shades, Roman shades and roller/solar shades.

Sheer Shades

If you can’t decide between shades and blinds, sheer shades are a fantastic option. These shades include floating vanes nestled between two layers of fabric. The fabric panels turn glaring sunlight into a welcoming glow. And the blinds offer outstanding light control and privacy.

They can be customized in both horizontal and vertical solutions, so you can use them throughout your home. You can make them your own with our wide collection of fabrics, vane sizes and extras, such as room-darkening panels.

Honeycomb Shades

If you’re seeking to improve your home’s energy efficiency, honeycomb shades are a great style. These soft fabric shades have holes that retain air at the windows, which are your house’s biggest source of energy loss. These holes can also block more outdoor distractions, enabling you to relax in peace. The result is a cozier house and likely reduced heating and cooling expenses.

Honeycomb shades are also a good approach to control daylight, because you can add more features for blackout or room-darkening potential. They’re offered in horizontal and vertical models, so you can use them all over your residence, even on specialty windows and skylights.

Roman Shades

Roman shades look like curtains but deliver all the benefits of a soft shade for horizontal windows. When elevated, they stack into tidy pleats. When put down, they provide great light control, privacy and energy efficiency.

We sell a couple of styles, including honeycomb and natural woven wood, so you can discover the ideal look for your home.

Roller and Solar Shades

Roller and solar shades offer contemporary style, quick cleaning and uncomplicated operation for horizontal windows. Available in a large selection of fabrics and opacities, these shades neatly roll into small headrails. They even are available in a honeycomb style, so you can increase your home’s energy efficiency while also making it look attractive.

Design Your Blinds or Shades with Pro Assistance from Louver Shop of Savannah

Blinds and shades are both good styles for your space. With the support of a window treatment specialist like one from Louver Shop of Savannah, we can find the right fit for your house.

We also manufacture all our window treatments here in the United States, so your dream of a stylish home will come true in merely a few weeks. Contact us at 888-428-1415 to get started with your free consultation today!

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