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Shades, Drapes, and Blinds – Oh My!

North Fort Worth Living Room in the Evening with Beautiful ShadesDo you want to turn your North Fort Worth rental property into something more than just a house, like an actual home? One quick way is to add quality window coverings! If the home you live in now did not come with blinds or shades, you might want to try a few options. The right window coverings will give you privacy, better energy efficiency, and easier light control. They can also set the tone of any room’s ambiance. Although all window coverings share a few benefits, they also have their differences. When choosing one for your rental home, think about how it can enhance the look of your rental home.

When choosing a window covering, it only makes sense to consider which one best fits your window. If you have sliding glass doors, vertical blinds are often the best choice. However, windows that open up or down often pair best with horizontal blinds. Another detail you should keep in mind is the amount of light you want to keep out or let in. If light filtering isn’t an issue, shades or light curtains might be your best choice. Although, bedrooms or other rooms where near-total darkness is desired may need special room-darkening blinds or curtains to keep as much light out as possible.

When you already know what you need in each room, you can start exploring window-covering options. For now, the most popular choice for rental homes is two-inch faux wood blinds. White faux-wood blinds are relatively inexpensive, easy to find, and come in a wide range of sizes. Compared to vinyl mini blinds, the faux-wood blinds are sturdier.

Even though different colors are being offered, white is almost always chosen because it can match any interior décor. The two-inch blinds do a good job of blocking light, and using faux wood is better than real wood, most notably if your area is known to be very humid. It’s not hard to see why these blinds have come to be a rental home staple.

It’s not a surprise that a lot of people resort to using blinds as a means to conserve energy. But, true energy efficiency is even more possible when installing honeycomb shades. Also called cellular shades, honeycomb shades are a window covering option that can help you achieve higher levels of light-blocking and heat-blocking efficiency, making them a great choice for bedrooms or windows with a lot of sun exposure. Whether paired with curtains or not, these shades come in many styles and colors.

The roman fabric shade is also another solid choice. These window treatments combine the softness of curtains with the functionality of blinds, making them an attractive option for a rental house. Their clean lines and an array of color options make them an instant easy choice for homeowners.

Drapery window treatments offer a creative way to dress up any room in your rental home. Drapes can be combined with blinds or shades or installed on their own. A lot of drapes offer light-blocking functionality, too, depending on the style and type of fabric you choose.

Because drapes offer customization, you can go all out and be crafty with whatever design you have in mind. Limitless possibilities of colors, patterns, fabrics, styles, and accessories to choose from, you can develop something that will add both visual appeal and enhanced privacy. Many drapery window treatments also involve unique elements like valances and cornice boards, which can turn a simple window into a stunning work of art.

Despite which one you end up choosing, drapes, blinds, and shades all have a lot to add to your North Fort Worth rental home’s décor. With a few decisions that you choose to make, you can add value and comfort to every room

Too much to do with so little time? Both tenants and property owners alike can benefit by calling a North Fort Worth property manager. Real Property Management Five Star provides full-service property management that helps everyone. Contact us online or call us at 682-831-1300 to learn more.

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