4 Things to Consider When Selecting Window Treatments
New window treatments can help define the style, color scheme, and lighting of a space. The right window treatment can anchor a home's overall look, but with so many options, getting started can feel overwhelming. So what should you consider before making this important decision?
We've taken the guesswork out of finding the right window treatment for your room so you can nail down exactly what you need to complete your home upgrade.
Consider the Room and Windows
The first thing you'll want to take into account is the room you’re decorating for. You will most likely have different needs and concerns for different rooms. Do you need more privacy? Our no-hole routing option eliminates route holes for traditional two-inch or the larger two-and-a-half inch real and faux wood blinds for increased privacy and light control. Do you have a sunroom? Solar shades eliminate heat and glare without obstructing your view, offering an ideal balance of comfort and design. If you have a room with old or drafty windows, consider investing in energy-efficient cellular shades that provide superior insulation in fashionable colors. In addition, cordless blinds and shades make lifting and lowering easy, while the elimination of dangling cords improves safety for homes with young children and pets
The size of your windows will also determine what window treatments will work best. Are you redoing a living space with large windows or patio doors? You might want to invest in modern panel track shades or more traditional vertical blinds, many available in colors and fabrics to match roller shades for a cohesive look. If your windows have shallow frames and sills, consider sleek and slender metal blinds or one-inch real wood blinds. Are you looking to spruce up some French doors? Our durable shutters are not just for windows; they can be specially fitted for French doors without obstructing door handles. The perfect window treatment will all depend on how you use each space, so take some time to imagine yourself in the room.
Determine Your Lighting Needs
After you define your room's needs and your window specs, consider the degree of light control you want. If you’re setting up a new nursery, chances are you’re in need of a shade with room-darkening or blockout fabrics to help keep naptime on your schedule and not the sun’s. When it comes to your home office, you may want to welcome those natural rays to help boost your productivity. With options like cellular shades and roman shades, you can choose a top-down/bottom-up lift style that allows your shades to be lowered from the top as well as raised from the bottom to infuse rooms with natural light while maintaining privacy. If you opt for wood blinds, the no-hole routing option eliminates route holes, blocking even more light and enhancing privacy.
Your home's décor style and your family's lifestyle may dictate how you prioritize the functionality of a blind or shade. Homeowners looking for energy efficiency will like the benefits of cellular shades whose unique honeycomb structure traps air as it enters and leaves your home, while families with small children or pets might opt for cordless blinds or shades for added safety. New waterproof shutters or moisture-resistant, easy-to-clean faux wood blinds are ideal for humid spaces like kitchens and bathrooms. With multiple customization options, you can tailor each window solution to create your ideal pairing of form and function.
Find Your Style
Use elements such as flooring, window trim, and the furniture in your home as inspiration for the finish or color of your window treatment. With a wide and beautiful collection of fabrics and colors to choose from, you can achieve a personalized look for your home. Order up to 10 free swatches to be delivered to your front door so you can compare each style to your décor. Learn more, here.