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Shutters, Blinds or Shades? Which Are the Best Window Treatments for Your Home?

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  • date June 16, 2023
Shutters, Blinds or Shades? Which Are the Best Window Treatments for Your Home?

Window treatments not only look beautiful, but they are also energy savers. About 30 percent of a home’s heating energy is lost through the windows in cooler months. While 75% of the sunlight that hits the windows becomes hot air in the warmer months.

Specialty-shaped windows are no exception to energy loss. Window treatments are a necessary addition to your specialty-shaped windows.

Read on to learn about which window coverings are best for your standard rectangular, rounded or arched windows.

Interior Plantation Shutters

Interior shutters are a type of customizable window covering for your standard and specialty They have a timeless style and appeal. Plantation shutters have a visible or hidden tilt rod that allows you to open or close the louvers to your desired light levels. For special window shapes, wood shutters are required to allow for the required custom carpentry.

Plantation shutters are durable and provide excellent insulation from the cold or heat. Shutters add elegance and value to your home. You can work them seamlessly into your decor and are perfect for every window in your home – even those odd shapes like arches, circles, ovals, and octagons.

Made from a variety of materials, including hardwood, resin-based PVC, and vinyl-wrapped composite, shutters are the ultimate addition to your home. Our professionals work to provide the best quality window coverings for you. Plantation shutters come in stained or painted options to fit your design and match your décor.

Plantation shutters are custom-made from precision window measurements. They are cut for a perfect fit on your double-hung, casement, or specialty-shaped windows. Our professional installation will give your home a beautiful shutter – backed by a limited lifetime warranty.


Blinds have horizontal or vertical slats that can move out of the way of the window. They can also adjust to change the amount of light coming in. They are customizable to fit rectangular openings, but can also handle several specialty shapes – like trapezoids.

Blinds come in many styles and materials. Wooden types are a cozy and timeless option. Composite options are elegant and with no-maintenance.


A window shade is fabric (single panel, lined, or honeycomb) that operates from a head rial. This allows for raising and lowering to cover a window.

Shades can create a sleek appearance in a home. Roman shades have a layered fabric look that can raise and lower. Shades are a functional and affordable choice.

Shades offer control over both the light levels in your home and your desired level of privacy.

Several shade options can be used to cover special window shapes including trapezoids, arches, circles, and sunbursts.

The Perfect Fit For Your Windows

No two windows are the same, and a custom fit is required to maximize the light control, privacy, energy efficiency, and durability of your custom window coverings.

At Carolina Shutter & Blinds we have decades of combined experience making and installing custom window treatments. We carry only the best American brands and our professional design team and installers ensure your satisfaction from start to finish. Contact Carolina Shutter & Blinds for a free design consultation and project quote today.

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