Privacy is a bigger concern for many people today than in years past. Yet, while we fill our homes with the latest in robotic vacuums and smart TVs, we often neglect to place good old-fashioned window coverings on our windows. Window treatments increase security, privacy, and help to regulate your home’s temperature. Studies have also shown that natural light can improve your mood. We’ve put together some ways for you to enjoy privacy and natural light at the same time, with sheer shades and interior shutters.
Silhouette® Window Shadings from Hunter Douglas give you the best of both worlds. Unique, S-shaped vanes are suspended between two layers of sheer fabric for increased privacy, even when the vanes are tilted open. In addition to providing light and privacy, sheer window shades also protect your interior from damaging UV rays. They are available in an extensive variety of fabrics and colors, and you can elevate your window style with the exclusive Alustra® Collection. This design-inspired collection features globally sourced fabrics to provide you with visually intriguing textures, and patterns.
When fully closed, interior shutters are great at keeping out light, warm or cool air, and UV rays. The advantage of shutters is the tiltable louvers for variable light control, and the ability to open the shutters completely when you want an abundance of light. Wood shutters can be stained or painted to match any decor, and faux wood shutters come in an abundance of stain-like finishes and solids. If the shutters will be used in a room with high humidity, like the bathroom, make sure to opt for faux wood to avoid moisture damage.
What Treatment is Best for You?
All of the available options can make choosing window treatments a little overwhelming. Here are a few additional factors to consider that may make the decision easier.
Where Will You be Using Them?
Areas that don’t require a lot of privacy, like home offices and playrooms, should have different treatments than spaces that require complete privacy, like bedrooms and bathrooms. Also, think about how you use the room. Formal dining rooms will look better with a more classic treatment, like drapery, than a lightweight shade.
Which direction do the windows face?
Eastern-facing windows will want a darker opacity option for sunrises as the sun will be especially bright.
Who Will Use the Space?
When choosing window treatments for rooms used by children, it is important to go for cordless options when possible. Shutters are naturally cordless, and most other blinds and sheer shades can be motorized to do away with the cords.
Get in Touch
Our professional staff is here to answer any questions you have about choosing the best window coverings for your home. Send us a message or give us a call at (817) 251-4940 to schedule an in-home consultation. We offer a free measuring and send only insured and certified installers and designers to your home. Check us out on Facebook to view photos of our past work and read reviews from local customers just like you. We have been serving the area for over 18 years, and love to give back to our community. Our service area includes Southlake, and the surrounding areas including, Colleyville, Keller, Grapevine, Westlake, and Roanoke, TX.