Practically everything for your home can be purchased online – from light fixtures to appliances to furniture. Custom window coverings, once the sole domain of in-home sales, interior designers and specialty stores, are easily ordered online and typically at substantial savings.
Custom window blinds and shades allow a precise fit in your window opening, which not only looks better but provides superior insulation by reducing heat loss through your windows.
Here are 4 quick tips to make your online shopping experience easy:
1) Order samples so you can see and feel the color and material of the blind or shade before you place your order. Samples are often available free of charge or for a nominal cost.
2) Measure your windows using a steel tape measure and follow measuring guides as available. If you are not comfortable or able to measure or install your window coverings, measuring and installation services are available for most areas of the country. Look for blind retailers who offer professional measuring and installation services in your area through your zip code. You should easily be able find a pre-screened and licensed professional in your area.
3) Determine if you want to darken or lighten your room. Select a window covering that allows you to adjust the amount of light that comes in the window.
4) If you are uncertain about the type of blind that may fit within your décor, call or chat online for design advice and technical assistance. Not all information may be available online so if you have a unique design or installation requirement, make sure to discuss this the retailer before finalizing your order. The few extra minutes you spent on the phone or online chat will be well worth the perfect fit once your blinds arrive.