People who own smaller homes, condos, or apartments know how creative they have to be to maximize their space, storage, and light while decreasing the feeling of clutter. Though many people will think first of the most advantageous furniture options, don’t overlook the importance of your window treatments. While lots of natural light will create a feeling of more space, the right window treatments will both keep your privacy and enhance the lighting, whereas the wrong treatments can contribute to the small space feeling more cramped and claustrophobic. 

Instead of adding curtains to your small space, consider adding blinds or shades to your room to maximize the space while keeping as much light and privacy as possible. Blinds are not only functional and neat, but also stylish. Here are some of the best blinds and window treatments for a smaller home: 

● Transitional Shades. Taking its name for its alternating strips of fabric, transitional or banded “zebra” shades allow you complete control of the amount of sunlight that comes in, while also giving you privacy and some insulation. They are easy to use and come in a variety of colors and patterns. While many people opt for natural or white zebra shades, others choose transitional shades with colors or marble patterns so they can make a statement with their windows.

● Roller Shades. Roller shades are a very popular option for their ease of use and clean look. The roller mechanism makes roller shades very sleek, so they don’t take up too much space, but still let in a lot of light while keeping your privacy when they’re down. They can come in a variety of colors, materials, and textures, making them great options for any type of design style you have. 

● Mini Blinds. Mini blinds have the traditional blind look, but the actual blinds are much thinner. This is perfect for smaller rooms, as they don’t make too much of a statement and can blend in seamlessly with more interior designs. These are great if you’re looking for more of a light and airy look, and want more control of the amount of light coming in. Plus, the blinds are scratch and dent proof, and very long lasting! 

● Solar Shades. If you have an extremely bright room and are looking to reduce the glare while keeping the light, then solar shades are perfect for you. They seamlessly filter the sunlight, blocking up to 99% of the sun's rays from coming inside, while letting in a ton of natural light. These are great for sunrooms or indoor patios, where the sunlight is almost a design feature itself. 

Trust US Blinds to provide the best blinds for your home! We offer crowd favorite brands such as Comfortex, Graber, Norman, Hunter Douglas, and many more. From the minute you walk into any of our 4 showrooms - our dedicated staff is committed to giving you the individual attention you deserve to help you find the perfect window treatment for you. Don’t know exactly what you want? No problem-- our on-site designers will give you plenty of options with fabric and color samples so you can visualize exactly how your home will look. Visit our website to request a FREE consultation or give us a call at 386-788-7766. 

Sources: 
https://www.blindster.com/blog/use-shades-make-home-bigger/ 
https://www.factorydirectblinds.com/blogs/Articles/5-of-the-best-blinds-for-small-spaces 
https://voguewindowfashion.com/best-window-treatment-options-small-spaces/