Looking to make your home a bit smarter these days? It’s getting easier than ever. From electronic door locks to smart lamps and even smart appliances, it seems there are few things you can’t control from your phone. Add window coverings to that list. Thanks to advances in motorized vertical blinds, you could be looking at window coverings that you can raise, lower, or otherwise adjusted from an app on your phone.
What to Consider
As you begin to shop for motorized vertical blinds for your smart home, there are several features you may want to consider. This guide can help.
- Light Filtering and Privacy Options: As you get ready to shop, one of the first things you’ll want to consider is just how much privacy and light filtering power the choices on your list offer. Nearly every brand offers a different option, so if you’re looking for something for your bedroom, you’ll likely want something that has a blackout option. If, by contrast, you’re looking for something that allows you to control the level of light in a room, you might need something completely different.
- Remote Control Access: While you certainly want a choice that allows for control from your phone or tablet, you may also want one with a remote control option. Imagine, for a moment, someone is house-sitting while you’re on vacation. A remote control might be perfect so your guest doesn’t have to download the app to handle light and privacy control.
- Color: Not all motorized blind choices are created equally. Some brands offer multiple color options to help match any room in your home, but some are stuck with just one or two color choices. Shop for a variety of color palettes that best meet your needs.
- Texture: You likely love custom draperies thanks to the different styles and textures available. Why should you have to skip that option just because you want smarter window coverings? Several brands offer a variety of textures, too, to better meet your stylistic choices in any given room.
Ready to find the motorized vertical blinds that will meet the needs of your smarter home? Contact Gallery of Shades today. We’ll help you connect with the right option in a free consultation session!