How to Get Rid of Blinds and Enjoy Your View

August 10, 2018

Different Alternatives to Blinds

Alternatives to blinds

When it comes to decorating our homes, large windows are often a focal point. They let in sunlight which can boost our mood and they also save on lighting costs as a ton of natural light comes in. Windows also let us enjoy the scenery and views that we worked so hard to get. On the down side, windows also let in a lot of heat from the sun, which can cause a room to get very hot and stuffy. Because of this, blinds are one of the most common ways to keep out the sun’s heat and lower electricity bills. While blinds have been around for a long time and can be very beneficial, they themselves also come with a few downsides. We have come up with a few alternatives if blinds won't work for your space! 

Why blinds are inconvenient

Why blinds are inconvenient

Before we get started on a few different alternatives to blinds, lets dive into why blinds might not work for every space. We go to great efforts to ensure our homes always look their best. Blinds might not compliment our rooms or match with our decor which can be a hassle to deal with. Blinds unfortunately also fade in the sun, get dusty, are hard to clean, blow around in the breeze, are damaged easily, and have ugly cords that pose risks to children and pets. Not to mention that blinds come in only a few standard sizes that don’t fit all windows, and won't work for windows that are out of reach. Most of all, blinds also darken rooms and block views. At that point, why have windows at all? When blinds need to replaced again and again, they cost you money and time. We’ve all wondered if there is an easier way to keep the views while blocking heat and harsh UV light, without resorting to bulky window treatments. Like we said, blinds will work for some jobs, but for the ones that it won't here are a few different alternatives!

Solar film for your home

Solar film for your home

Solar film offers an ideal combination of convenience and meeting your home comfort needs. Window film can be cut and applied to any window, even to windows out of reach or of unusual sizes. Solar film is a bulk-free alternative to blinds that compliments any color palette, won’t collect dust or get bent, and has no cords. Window film also blocks 99.9% of harmful UVA and UVB rays and up to 63% of heat from the sun. This keeps not only your furniture and belongings, but your loved ones safe 24/7. Most of all, solar film allows you to keep your views so you can live comfortably in your home while enjoying the sights day and night. 

Shades for your home

Shades for your home

Shades are a newer and more modern form of technology. They are clean and easy to use, unlike blinds. They aren't bulky, and come in so many varieties that it isn't a hassle to keep the look of your space the same. These new and modern shades tend to have no cords and can automatically be lowered and raised. This is a good safety precaution if you have young children around the house. The one downside of these blinds is that if they are down, your room is going to be noticeable darker. They can however, be a great alternative to blinds.

Shutters for your home


Shutters are also a great option. They are clean and very beautiful. They are a low maintenance option that is very easy to clean and maintain. Shutters aren't going to drastically change the look of your space either, which is a plus. Just like shades, when shutters are closed your room is going to be darker which is something to take into consideration. 

Solar Art Window Film

Solar film and shades are just two of many different alternatives to blinds you can choose from for your home. If you think solar film might be a good fit for you, the team here at Solar Art can help you every step of the way through your window film journey to make sure you get exactly what you are looking for! 

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