Motorized roller shades in the interior. Automatic roller blinds beige color on big glass windows. Remote Control Shades are above the windosill with pillows. Summer. Green trees outside.Window coverings are a great way to change the look of your home. And they’re not just for aesthetics—they can also help control light and provide privacy. Window film, curtains, shades, and drapes all fit this bill, but they all bring different benefits to your home.

DrapesModern room interior with armchair and curtains

Drapes are a great way to add color and style to your home. They can be used for privacy, to block out light and noise, or simply as decoration. Drapes come in many different styles, fabrics, and colors so there’s something for everyone!

Patterned blanket on settee and candle on wood in spacious living room with yellow curtains and beige sofaCurtains

A great way to add color and pattern to a room is with curtains. They can also be used to block light, noise, or views from the outside. Curtains can be used as dividers between rooms or seasons of the year. Although some may consider these old-fashioned, updated options can upgrade the entire look of any room in your home. Eco-friendly options like bamboo fabric do so while simultaneously protecting the environment!

ShadesRoman blind curtain decoration in living room interior

Also known as roller shades or vertical blinds, are a type of window covering that can be opened and closed by pulling on cords. They are typically made from fabric or vinyl and come in a variety of colors and patterns. Shades usually come with slats that allow light to pass through them–this is why they’re sometimes referred to as “blinds.” One popular option are Roman shades, which are easy to operate and offer a higher degree of shade than some other styles.


Cat is looking outside through window blindsDecorate while simultaneously controlling light in any room of your home by using blinds. They come in many different styles, colors and materials including vinyl, wood, and fabric. Blinds can be operated manually or electronically with remote controls that allow you to open or close them from anywhere in the house. You may have noticed that blinds are often used as window coverings for bedrooms because they are easy to use and perfectly block out unwanted light while still allowing privacy at night when drawn closed over windowsill beds. Available in vertical and horizontal formats at most price points, these offer a high degree of style as well as coverage.

Window FilmWindow Film Covering

Another option for window coverings is film, which is a great alternative to curtains and shades. It is easy to install, can be used on any glass surface, and can be removed easily. Window film helps block UV rays and heat–this is especially important if you have windows that face the sun all day long. It also helps block noise from outside your home or apartment.

All in all, window coverings are a great way to add some personality and character to your home. Whether you decide on drapes or blinds, it’s important that they fit in with the rest of your decor. The best part about these options is that they’re super easy to install yourself! More importantly, make sure the windows are clean, to let the sunshine in when you so choose. If you live in the Treasure Valley, give us a call. We’ll be happy to help you take care of your windows, regardless of the materials you decide to use to cover them.

Wood BlindsAbout Elliott Window Cleaning in Meridian, Idaho

We established Elliott Window Cleaning in 2019. But our history runs much deeper. In fact, this family owned, and operated business began in Hood River, Oregon in 1984, where Monty Elliott learned the window cleaning trade from his father. Over the years, Monty has always washed windows – whether it was on the side or as a full-time business. In 2019, Monty and his oldest son, Cody, decided to begin serving the Treasure Valley once again. As a result, all four family members spend their time running the most reliable, friendly, and thorough window cleaning company in the Treasure Valley. At Elliott Window Cleaning, we build trust with each customer and strive to provide an elite experience. For a free, no-obligation quote, call today Call: (208) 600-3154.