Shades Before You Move In or After


Shades Before You Move In or After

Shades are purchased by homeowners at different times. Many people choose to purchase custom shades before they move into a new home, condominium, townhouse, or luxury penthouse. Some homeowners want privacy right away. While others prefer to use temporary shades until officially moving into their new space. Either is okay but some decisions have to be made before putting up window coverings. No one wants to be on display for the neighborhood.

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Duette® Honeycomb Shades in Gray

The best way to cover windows is completely up to you. Approximately 15% of homeowners decide to cover their windows before moving into a new home, according to Andy Osgood, Agawam Shades On Wheels Owner. “Many people do have existing window blinds already if an agreement was made to leave the window treatments in the home,” Andy said. “If a customer made the invest to install Hunter Douglas shades, shutters, or Design Studio® draperies, you’ll often find the window treatments being sold with the home.” 

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Hunter Douglas Shutters

Shades On Wheels has been in business almost forty years. It’s safe to say our window treatments designers have seen many ready shades installed prior to entering a home. Ready shades are a great way to cover windows prior to installing window treatments. However, we’ve seen homeowners get creative. Shades On Wheels blind consultants have seen sheets, towels, light blankets, and even cardboard covering windows upon entering a home. In addition, homeowners use whatever materials they can find to put something up for privacy.

Explore Shade Colors Based on Home Decor

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Hunter Douglas Top-Down Roman Shades with LiteRise® Cordless Handle

Some advantages to covering up windows right away are immediate privacy and light control. It’s a good idea to select neutral or trendy window blind colors to match home décor. This way decorating is possible with blinds up despite the color. Most home décor will integrate nicely with neutral color blinds. Colors like white, off white, beige, and gray tones coordinate with most any home décor. When exploring with colorful blinds be mindful of surroundings. It’s best to know the look of furniture, artwork, flooring, rugs, and more beforehand. At least if the walls are painted, a darker or lighter color blind is an option. Hunter Douglas window treatments fabrics are custom made in the U.S. to complement your home décor.

There are lots of ways to temporarily cover a window. Waiting to select window coverings until moved in? That’s fine, you can explore more textured fabrics and colors. Choosing window treatments are just as important as the overall design of your space. The question is what are the best custom blinds and curtain like drapes to enhance your living space?

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Custom Drapery with Decorative Border

Endless Window Shade Selections

Hunter Douglas has many different window coverings styles to choose from.  Sliding glass doors can be covered with vertical blinds, privacy sheers, honeycomb shades, cellular shades, bypass shutters, and gliding window panels. Horizontal windows can be covered with roman shades, wooden blinds, wood or faux shutters, natural woven shades, and elegant sheers like Silhouette® and Pirouette® window shadings. Window treatment options are numerous for sure.

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Custom Roman Shades

Blind & Shades Colors, Patterns, and Textures

Roman shades are very popular if you are seeking a designer look. The folds of the fabric are more sophisticated than a basic blind. You can also choose a flat roman shade with a subtle decorative border. More intricate patterns are available at Shades On Wheels. A top treatment like a cornice or valance can be custom made to fit over your blinds. There are many roman shade styles to choose from. If you have not shopped for home shades in a while, you will be pleasantly surprised with the selections. A custom valance and cornice can transform the look of a budget blind. Textures have come along way over the years. Window shade operating systems are basically cordless or automated. No more unsightly blind cords.

decorative window valance
Decorative Window Valance

A Shades On Wheels window design expert in Plymouth, Norfolk County, Western Massachusetts, and Hartford, Connecticut can offer you the best window covering solutions for your space. No matter when you choose to cover your windows, consider selecting them in your own space. You will be able to see fabrics and shade colors in your home. You’ll get a very good idea of what the window coverings will look like in your room. Free in-home consultations can be scheduled to access the size, shape, and interior design look you want to achieve. Contact a Shades On Wheels Hunter Douglas dealer near you.

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