Do you know what makes a home green?
A green home isn’t just durable. It’s also energy and water-efficient and has better indoor air quality than non-green homes.
There are simple ways to turn your home from toxic to green. These include decorating your home with wooden furniture, switching to energy-efficient lighting, opting for eco-friendly windows, and so on.
Speaking of eco-friendly windows, you have numerous options including shades, drapes, and blinds. Here, we’ll talk about green window blinds and the ways they can make your home more energy-efficient.
Why Green Window Blinds?
Window coverings such as blinds or shades can help reduce home heat loss. Remember, a house can lose up to 30% of heating energy through its windows.
By using the right window treatments, which offer insulating effects, you lessen your use of heating appliances. This, in turn, helps you lower your energy consumption, which then translates to savings on your energy bills.
Aside from helping your home become more energy-efficient, green window blinds or shades provide other benefits. For one thing, they can help prevent damage to your flooring and furniture by blocking out the sun’s harmful UV rays.
Other advantages of eco blinds or organic window shades include light control and privacy. With horizontal or vertical blinds, redirecting light is fast and easy. However, you can also opt for bottom-up/top-down options if you prefer to maintain a view.
Mix and Match: Pairing Blinds With Other Window Treatments
If you feel green window blinds aren’t enough, you can try layering your window treatments. Just make sure your chosen layers don’t contrast too much.
One trick you can use to is to combine hard with soft window treatments. Let’s say you have wood blinds (sustainably-sourced, of course) for your base layer. You can try pairing it with non-toxic blackout curtains or organic window curtains.
Also, don’t go too crazy with mixing and matching prints. For example, wood blinds already come in gorgeous stains that pair well with any drapery color. There’s no need to paint them over because you want to try mixing two prints.
If you want to be safe, check out your rugs or throw pillows. You can then choose your soft window treatments to match the finishes of those items.
Window Shopping: Are You Ready to Go Green?
Now that you know more about green window blinds and other eco-friendly window treatments, don’t hesitate to upgrade your windows. By doing so, you can save on your energy bills, address privacy concerns (especially at night), and improve the overall look and feel of your home.
For more information, don’t hesitate to browse our products, as well as our buyer’s guide so you can look at the best options for your home. You can also check out our other posts to learn about window treatments including care and maintenance tips, decorating advice, and so on.
To book an appointment or to know more about our window services, give us a call at (205) 987-3711.