Are your windows “naked” or in need of an update? Maybe you have been avoiding window treatments because you don’t know how to get started and are overwhelmed by all of the choices. First things first, you have to know your ultimate goal. There are some features and functions to consider when choosing the right treatments.
1. Are you looking for privacy?
Most blinds and shades will give you privacy. Both horizontal and vertical blinds will allow you to adjust the sunlight and give you privacy at the same time. Shades with a high opacity will also do the trick.
2. Window treatments can also camouflage an unpleasant view or architecture challenge.
If you have an unpleasant view, sheers will soften the image. Maybe you have uneven windows. Valances hung at the same level over the windows can hide that fact and make it more visually appealing.
Stumped with what to do with those “half circle” windows? Here’s an option, place valances under the circle.
What about a door in the middle of two windows?
3. Do you need light control?
To completely block out the sun you can choose an opaque, or blackout shade. Blackout cellular shades work great for blocking out light. Integrate shades seamlessly with Lutron lighting control system for complete control of all the light in a space. Stylish control and fabric options coupled with innovative technology transition a space to create the right amount of light for any activity.
4. Do you want you window treatments to be beautiful as well as functional?
When choosing the right look for your room, think about the mood you want to create:
Casual and Comfortable
For a comfortable, casual feel you might choose textured fabrics with a tailored shape, or simple panel. Sleek lines and bold colors will give a dramatic, contemporary feel.
Elegant and Sophisticated
5. Are you looking for energy efficient treatments to lower your energy bill?
If your room gets extremely hot in the summer or drafty in the winter you may consider a triple honeycomb shade that offers a high R-value for good insulation. It will make your room more comfortable and save you money on your energy bill. Hunter Douglas has a Duette Architella honeycomb shade that are state of the art patented design with light control and privacy options.
There are multiple ways to cover your windows and to achieve the effect you want and need. Please feel free to contact me or give me a call at 914-234-7066 and we can get started on it right away!