Window treatments can make or break the style of any room. As a key element to the design of your space, you want to choose blinds, curtains, and fixtures that are well-made and elegant—but, that doesn’t have to correlate with “expensive”. Here, we’ll talk about why window treatments *seem* so expensive and how you can save money by making a few simple choices during the buying process.
Why Are Window Treatments So *Expensive*?
At first glance, shopping for window treatments online can feel overwhelming for your wallet—even before you make a purchase. Why do blinds, curtains, drapes, and fixtures all seem so expensive? Well, it really comes down to style and preference. Many stores online will advertise their most luxurious fabrics, designs, and lengths—and it will appear that these high prices are the standard for window treatments industry-wide.
However, if you do some thrifting, you’ll find that prices are variable based on fabric, length, design. From affordable solids to high-end exclusives, you are sure to find something that meets your budget if you look closely.
3 Tips for Saving Money on Your Next Window Treatments
1. Make a budget.
Think about how much you’re willing and able to pay for a window treatment upgrade. Different fabrics and colors can vary in price, so it’s best to do your homework before you start shopping. Browsing the web for costs on blinds, shutters, and ready-made window treatments can give you a base even if you’re looking to install custom.
2. Think about how you live.
What function are you looking for your window treatments to serve? Are you looking for stylish designs to edge up your space? Do you have children or pets that you need to consider? These questions will help you decide what’s ideal for your room—and might be the difference between choosing extravagant draperies over cordless cellular shades.
3. Measure and install correctly.
We can’t stress this enough—measure your windows before you buy. Actually, measure more than once, to make sure you’re getting it right. Purchasing window treatments can come at a higher price because of the need to buy additional hardware or longer drapes due to inaccurate measurement and installation.
Save Time & Money with Budget Blinds of Mill Creek
When you work with Budget Blinds, our representatives take time to select and style the perfect blinds and window treatments for your space. In-home and virtual consultations are available to take the stress off yourself and ensure the job is done right the first time. To learn more about Budget Blinds of Snohomish County, check out our About page and learn about our commitment to you, our valued customer.
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