Windows allow natural light and fresh air into your home. However, adding a window covering serves many benefits. Different rooms call for different styles of blinds and window treatments. The shape and size of the window, as well as how you use the room and the amount of sunlight you want to let in should all be considered. Some of the most common types of window treatments include curtains, blinds, drapes, sheers and shutters.
1. Home / Office Decor - Window treatments are a major part of your decor and enhance the overall appeal of a room. Blinds and drapery are often the focal point. The color and style of the window usually dictates the style of the entire room. There are different styles that suit modern or traditional preferences. You can swap out drapery by season, allowing some change to the character of your room. In a business environment, the proper coverings can change the entire feel and mood of your office.
2. Privacy Control - By closing your window coverings, you can fully cover windows and stop outsiders from having access to view your room. This is extremely helpful if you live on ground level, or you're in an office environment where some meetings may require a higher level of privacy.
3. Sunlight Control - In certain areas or your home or business, you may want to allow for extra light to come in. However, in places such as your bedroom, you might want the option to block out light all together. With the correct blinds and drapery, you can do just that!
4. Climate & Energy Control - Some shades are created to trap air, serving as a thermal insulator. These styles would be beneficial during hot summer and cold winter months to prevent heat from entering or escaping. As a result, you'll use less of your heating or cooling devices, leading to energy efficiency. Additionally, if you need to protect items inside your home from sunlight and UV rays, such as furniture or certain decor, you can prevent damaged with the right coverings.
There are no rules to follow when choosing the right window coverings! It's all about your personal style and needs. Although you may swap out draperies by season, blinds aren't something that can easily be changed every few months. Once you decide on a blind, it can last for many years. If you're unsure about where to begin, or think it's time to update your current window coverings, learn more about Boston Modern Staging + Design's Window Treatment Services.