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Preparing for New Window Treatments? 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

by | March 15, 2020

When selecting new window treatments for your home, you have many options. Narrow down those options by thinking about what will best suit your home, rather than what will suit all homes in general.

Ask yourself these five questions before purchasing your window treatments to be sure the ones you choose will be perfect for your home today and for all the days to come.

What Is My Budget?

Budget is a major concern, no matter what improvement project you’re working on. Luckily, window treatments are a great way to give your home a facelift without tanking your bank account. Additionally, there are a multitude of window treatment options available to suit any budget.

Custom treatments may be costlier, but they are a necessity for some homes’ unique window shapes. Semi-custom options are another popular choice that allows homeowners to achieve a seamless look throughout their home that is unique to them.

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Do I Need Sunlight Control?

You care about your furniture, your flooring, and your valued objets d’art. Unfortunately, the sun’s rays can have damaging effects on the things in your home. The right window treatment means you don’t have to sacrifice natural light to project your interiors. If you’re unsure of which treatment is best to control the sun while allowing more organic light to flow, consider an in-home consultation from a professional installer.

How Much Privacy Do I Need?

Window treatments offer amazing avenues for creativity in your home’s interior design, but they also serve a practical purpose. They should look beautiful and fit the aesthetic of your home, but they should also offer some level of privacy. You can achieve a lovely effect by using drapery panels together with window blinds, so that you can adjust the amount of light entering the room and privacy effects. If you choose to go with blinds only, there are many attractive options available, such as roller shades and roman blinds.

How Energy-Efficient Do I Need My Window Treatments to Be?

If you want to save on utility costs while still allowing light to filter into your room, window treatments are a smart option. Cellular shades insulate windows, keeping your room cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Solar shades can be used to reduce glare and help achieve the same energy-saving effects.

What Decorative Touches Do I Want?

Window treatments have a big impact on the overall look of your home. You can make them unique and attractive by selecting just the right textures, colors, and accessories. Start with the drapes or blinds that you love, then choose decorative curtain rods, finials, tiebacks and valances to dress things up and match them perfectly to your style. A professional installer can help you choose the right touches to accentuate your home while providing protection and privacy.

Take the stress out of buying window treatments for your home with help from the experts at Heritage House Furniture. From practical considerations like privacy and sun control to aesthetic appeal and designing for your home, we have you – and your windows – covered.