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Almost in a reversal of roles, like eyes are the windows to the soul, windows are the eyes of a home; and the types of window treatments you select play a huge role in giving your home a real sense of character, charm, and soul. From shutters to blinds and draperies, window coverings add that final bit of pizzazz, bringing pops of color to an otherwise muted pallet and offering shade when the sun shines just a little too brightly.

Window treatments have come a long way in the past few years, undergoing a makeover of sorts that makes them a hot-ticket item in home décor, far and away more than just a way to add privacy. They’ve become a wow factor, the perfect way to seal the deal when a room seems to be missing…something. “As a protective element, window coverings are something that many people already consider to be important; but they don’t necessarily realize that blinds, shutters, and shades do much more than add privacy and shield furniture and flooring from the damage of too much light exposure,” says Angie Menard, co-owner of Budget Blinds of Clarksville. “They really are a finishing touch in a home, so selecting the right style is significant.”

Certainly, the style is important. But so, too, is the type of window covering you choose. Shutters should be in keeping with the overall aesthetic of your home and look as though they belong there rather than seeming to be added as an afterthought; and blinds and draperies should elevate the appeal rather than dragging it down. And while it’s easy to consider it all to be minutiae in the grand scheme of things, these are the finer points of your home that really can’t be ignored. You can’t draw the blinds on this one.

“Window treatments often fall by the wayside as an added expense, but we offer our clients in-home consultations and guidance on selecting options that are within their budget and still very much suit their style,” Menard says. With more than 19 years of experience, Menard and her father Michael, with whom she co-owns the business, has seen her share of trends come and go; but the importance of quality has never gone out of vogue. “We have a reputation for the superiority of our work, our customer service, and the products we offer our clients,” she says. “Satisfaction is our greatest goal, and we work tirelessly to achieve that.”

Budget Blinds of Clarksville is available for consultation, estimates, and installation from 8:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. Monday- Saturday. For more information, call (931) 206-7600 or (931) 358-4825 or visit

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