How Do I Know Which Window Treatment to Use Where? Please Help!

Window Treatments

We’ve heard this questions countless times,”How do I know which window treatment to use where?” Let’s face it; the window treatment world can be confusing.  Choosing between different types of window treatments is often a matter of taste preference.  Still, it is good to be familiar with the functional differences of all available options to shape the best look for your windows and overall interior design.  For example, many clients need clarification about the differences between blinds, shades, and shutters.  We know all the products’ ins and outs and can help you choose what’s best for your space.

1. The Basics of Blinds

How Do I Know Which Window Treatment to Use Where? Please Help!

Blinds are window coverings composed of slats that can be tilted up or down for privacy. A manual cord, a cordless lift system, or motorization control them. The slats can also be tilted to allow you to control the amount of light needed. Wood, Faux-Wood, Mini Blinds, and Vertical Blinds are the most popular “blinds” made of wood, metal, or durable polymer materials. In addition, we have routeless wood and faux wood blinds, meaning there are no route holes that offer a cleaner look, improved privacy, and even more light control than traditional blinds. Also, choose from various slat styles and textures: smooth for a crisp, clean aesthetic; textured for a softer, more fabric-like look; embossed and wood-like for a stylish touch. Blinds match any decor style–always a handsome, architectural, clean look for your windows. Additionally, because of their low maintenance qualities, they are perfect for messy kitchens and bathrooms.

2. The Essentials of Shades

How Do I Know Which Window Treatment to Use Where? Please Help!

Shades are a timeless window treatment consisting of fabric that pulls up and down with a cord, a cordless lift system, or motorization. Unlike blinds, shades are solid fabric rather than slats. There’s a style of shade to suit every decorating theme. Along with the expected functions of blocking out light and providing privacy, shades are a simple way to add a shot of color, texture, and pattern to your room. In addition, you can add style by topping your shades with a valance or cornice. Finally, some fabrics for shades can be more forgiving when it comes to stains, so that they can be helpful in high-traffic areas. Shades in living rooms and bedrooms are often the answer when clients ask us, “How do I know which window treatment to use where?” Some popular shades are Roller Shades, Roman Shades, Dual Shades, and Cellular Shades.

3. The Standards of Shutters

How Do I Know Which Window Treatment to Use Where? Please Help!

Shutters are a popular window treatment option on the market.  Their construction consists of horizontal louvers built around vertical stiles and horizontal rails.  They can cover doors for a cohesive look.  In addition, shutters can have a variety of frame styles.  We carry wood and composite shutters and even waterproof shutters for showers.   Shutters are easy to clean, making them perfect for messy and high-traffic areas; they are beautiful in both modern and traditional homes.  We even have motorized shutters for hard-to-reach areas. Shutters in the home’s front elevation for their beautiful and timeless curb appeal is often the answer when clients ask us, “How do I know which window treatment to use where?”

We provide in-home consultations to understand how your shade, shutters, or blinds will look and function.  A professional like us will have the ability to help you make the best selection for your windows and the skills to match your treatment to your new or existing style and colors. So rather than driving back and forth to home supply stores loaded with paint chips and fabric swatches, let us bring the store home to you through an in-home consultation.

So, have you asked yourself, “How do I know which window treatment to use where?” Are you ready for the perfect window treatment for your unique space? Contact us, and we’d be delighted to help!

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