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5 Awesome Window Treatments for a Home

Posted on March 23rd, 2018 by

Window treatments come in many varieties ranging from simple to elegant. When choosing window treatments for your home, it’s important to first consider your goals. For example, you may value privacy over natural light, or you may want something functional and easy to open. Here are five popular window treatment options to choose from. 

1. Shutters

Shutters can complement a modern, coastal, or cottage design while adding a beautiful architectural element to your home. While shutters can be one of the most expensive window treatment options, they are one of the only solutions that can increase your home’s value. They also look great from the inside and outside, which can’t always be said about all treatments. Shutters are usually made from wood or faux wood and fitted into the window frame, and they are designed with hinges that allow you to swing the shutters open for fresh air. The louvered design allows you to open and shut the horizontal panels to adjust the amount of light and privacy.

Wood shutters make a great complement for hardwood flooring. In Vista, homeowners can find high-quality wood flooring materials at Unique Flooring.

2. Curtains

Curtains are likely the most common form of window treatment for bedrooms, living rooms, and kitchens. If you are looking for versatility and want a broad range of colors and patterns, curtains may be a good choice. You can choose from a vast array of materials and styles to best match your home’s décor. Curtains are hung directly from a rod or with curtain rings. The rod is installed to the wall somewhere between the ceiling and the window frame, depending on the look you want. There are many ways to tie back and hang curtains. For example, they may be hung to allow the material to puddle on the floor or the rod can be installed near the ceiling for a more dramatic appearance.

3. Drapes

Drapes are similar to curtains, although they are usually made from a heavier fabric and may be lined for a light-blocking effect. Drapes create a more formal appearance than curtains, which makes them popular in master bedrooms, dining rooms, and living rooms. Like curtains, drapes come in a huge array of options. Thanks to their heavier material, they are a good choice if you want to reduce your energy costs, as they can stop cold drafts and heat loss through your windows.

4. Roman Shades

Roman shades are a popular choice for adding visual interest and functionality to your windows. These shades hang like a simple panel when closed but fold up and resemble a valance when raised. Roman shades come in many types of materials, textures, and colors whether you want a neutral window treatment that blends in or you want to make a statement with a bold pop of color. Depending on the material and whether it’s lined, Roman shades can serve as blackout shades and reduce energy costs.

5. Wood or Faux Wood Blinds

Wood and faux wood blinds are a classic window treatment that complement any home design and décor. Blinds are made up of wood slats combined with a louver function that allows you to adjust the amount of light that enters your home. This type of window treatment can work well in almost any room of your home, including the den, bedroom, and living room. They can also be combined with curtains or a valance to add greater dimension and light-blocking to your windows.

For additional home design tips, reach out to the flooring and design experts at Unique Flooring. We carry a wide array of flooring materials and offer floor installation and floor refinishing in Vista. Stop by our showroom or give us a call today at 760-945-0010.

 

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