Choosing the Right Window Treatment
Should you go with Wood Blinds or Cellular Blinds? Roller Shades or Woven Wood? What about Curtains or Drapery Panels? With so many window treatment choices available, it can be extremely difficult to narrow it down to just one or two.
So what factors should be considered when choosing window coverings for your home? How will you know when you’re making the right choice?
Window Treatment Functionality
Determining the specific qualities needed for each window will go a long way toward narrowing down your choices for window coverings. Remember, you don’t have to choose the same type of window coverings for the whole house. In fact, it is often better not to.
Large windows with picturesque views to the outside world would likely benefit from window treatments that make the most of the view, and allow for plenty of natural light.
Vertical Blinds and Horizontal Blinds with wide slats maximize view space, and create a dramatic focal point that will further enrich the natural appeal of scenic views. Then, you can pair Drapery Panels and Decorative Hardware with these window treatments to frame the window like a work of fine art.
Windows in rooms where privacy is a concern, such as bathrooms and bedrooms, should have window treatments that create seclusion, while allowing light control at the same time. Cellular Shades with our Top Down/ Bottom Up feature are ideal in this respect, as they provide both privacy and natural light.
In media rooms where screen glare is often a problem, and in the bedrooms of those who enjoy sleeping in late each morning, room-darkening window treatments are a must. We offer room-darkening options on many of our products, such as Honeycomb Shades and Roller Shades.
In households with small children or pets, cordless window coverings are strongly recommended. Window cords can pose a serious safety risk to kids, and to animals, which may become entangled in them.
Window treatments used in rooms where humidity and temperature vary frequently, such as kitchens, laundry rooms, and bathrooms, should be able to weather these conditions in style. Faux Wood Blinds and Vinyl Blinds are often ideal choices, due to their durability and easy cleaning.
Window Treatment Style
While practical concerns should certainly be high on the list of considerations when choosing window treatments, so should aesthetics. After all, choosing the right window treatments can make or break a home’s decor.
If you’re going for a charming, rustic look, then Wood Blinds and Plantation Shutters are hard to beat. The richness and warmth of real wood adds a stately coziness to any interior.
If modern minimalism is more your design style, Mini Blinds and Vertical Blinds might be just the thing. Their clean, architectural lines are often a perfect match for mid-century and ultra-modern interiors.
To add a sensual softness and opulence to a room, consider the regal elegance of Drapery Panels. They can be utilized on their own, or paired with other window treatments for the ultimate in light control and insulation.
Not just for tiki bars anymore, Woven Wood shades are making serious inroads as a favorite window treatment among interior design cognoscenti. They are a great way to add organic textures to modern interiors, and they have a laid-back elegance all their own.
Two Heads Are Better Than One
If you’re struggling with choosing window treatments, don’t worry. We at 3 Day Blinds know that choosing the right window treatment is important to you. That’s why we offer free consultations with our professional Design Consultants. Make an appointment – you’ll be glad that you did.