Tips and Tricks

How to Transition Your Blinds and Shades for Fall

Even though it seems like it just started, summer is on its way out and fall is on the horizon.


During the summertime, we’d wager that your blinds and shades function to keep your rooms as cool as possible. But, now that autumn is just around the corner, you will be faced with a different set of seasonal window issues.

In the same way that you change your wardrobe and hair whenever the seasons change, it’s important to make the same consideration for your window treatments. With autumn comes cooler weather and, to ensure that your rooms are prepared to withstand the weather conditions that are ahead, you need to know how to transition your window treatments properly to create the best environment for your home. Read on to learn how!

How to Transition Your Blinds and Shades for Cooler Months

Woven Wood Shades

Heavier materials, like wood and wool, are great for fall and winter because they’re warm, inviting, and are designed with energy-efficiency in mind. You’re going to be spending more time indoors, so it’s important to make a space that feels comfortable to you. Trust us – there’s nothing better than entering your relaxed and cozy home after a crisp fall day. And that feeling will only get better once winter comes.

Blinds and shades help block the sun’s rays to keep the heat outside and protect furniture from fading. During the colder months, however, it’s important to create a barrier between your windows and your home to keep your rooms nice and warm. To do that, we recommend swapping out light and airy window treatment fabrics, like linen, with something heavier.

To start the process of changing your window treatments between seasons, simply take the qualities you like in your warm-weather window treatments and find heavier versions of them. So, if you have linen shades and aluminum blinds during the summer, for example, try to find comparable products, like our honeycomb shades and wooden blinds. Both of these window treatments are designed to trap excess heat and coolness to help insulate whatever room they are in. So, this quick-fix is not only aesthetically pleasing, but it will also help keep your home warm and cozy throughout the cooler months.

Get Your Cold-Weather Window Treatments at Next Day Blinds.

When the seasons change, it’s important to switch out your blinds and shades to make them work for your home. To find the best window treatments that fit into your style, don’t hesitate to browse our entire collection of blinds and shades today!


Founded in 1993, Next Day Blinds is a fully integrated, full-service custom window covering company located in Jessup, MD, just 25 miles from Washington, DC, and 15 miles from Baltimore, MD. From sales and design to manufacturing, measuring, installation, and service, we do it all. Our goal is to help you create a better tomorrow by providing a superior result--blinds, shades and shutters that look nicer, last longer, and are there when you want them.