Window Coverings: Which To Go For?

Windows are a major aspect of any room, as they provide natural light and fresh air, and can also add aesthetic desirability to a space. However, it is equally important to have proper window coverings that provide privacy and control over the amount of light entering a room. There are several types of window coverings available on the market today, each with their distinct features and benefits. 

This blog will outline some of the most popular types of window coverings.


Curtains and drapes are one of the most traditional and popular types of window coverings. They are versatile, easy to install, and come in a variety of colours, patterns and fabrics. Curtains and drapes can be sheer, semi-sheer or opaque, providing different levels of light control and privacy. They can also be lined with thermal or blackout material to help regulate room temperature and provide complete darkness when required. 

  1. BLINDS 

Blinds are another popular type of window covering that come in a variety of styles, including vertical, horizontal, and roller blinds. They are typically made of wood, metal, or plastic, and can be adjusted to control the amount of light and privacy in a room. Vertical blinds are often used for large windows or sliding glass doors, while horizontal blinds are popular for smaller windows. Roller blinds are often a sought-after option for bedrooms and other areas where total darkness is desired.


Shades are similar to blinds, but are made of a single piece of fabric that can be rolled up or down to adjust light and privacy levels. They come in a variety of materials, including bamboo, woven wood, and fabric. Cellular shades are a favourable option for energy-efficient homes, as they are designed to trap air and provide insulation.


Shutters are a more permanent type of window covering, often made of wood or vinyl. They are mounted directly onto the window frame and like other window coverings, can be adjusted to control light and privacy levels. Shutters are durable, easy to clean, and can add a touch of elegance to a room. Plantation shutters, with their wide louvers, are a popular option for homes with a traditional or colonial-style aesthetic. 


Sheers are lightweight and semi-transparent fabrics that provide privacy while still allowing natural light to filter through. They are primarily used in conjunction with other window coverings, such as curtains or blinds, to provide an additional layer of privacy and light control. Often, sheers add a bespoke element to a space and are highly popular in bedroom spaces. Sheers come in a variety of colours and patterns, and can be used to add a soft, romantic touch to a room. 

As outlined, there are a variety of window coverings available, each with their own unique features and benefits. Whether you are looking for traditional curtains and drapes, energy-efficient shades, or elegant shutters, there is a window covering that will meet your needs and complement the style of your home. When selecting window coverings, consider factors such as light control, privacy, insulation, and aesthetic appeal to find the perfect option for your home. 

Contact Korben Homes today if you are interested in completing a building project! We are building experts who assist our clients down to the final nail – including window coverings.

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