What Type Of Window Treatments Are For Your Home?
Winter is coming! keeping your home warm is a priority and one thing you can do to help is window treatments. There are so many different types of window treatments and we are here to help narrow down your search in the perfect coverings for your windows. At Wilson’s, we don’t just cover paint and flooring, we are also professionals in window treatments. Here are some ways to get started. Window treatments are usually divided into 3 categories:
- Hard window treatments
- Soft window treatments
- Combination window treatments
Let’s begin with the first category; Hard Window Treatments. These are made of a harder material like vinyl or wood shades and blinds. Window shutters are also a part of this category and can bring a more classical look. Keep in mind, if you are on a tight budget this might not be the ideal window treatment for you as they are pricey. They can be a great investment as they bring warmth into your home.
Soft Window Treatments are anything made of soft materials like curtains or drapes. Fabric drapes or curtains come in many sizes and colors; they can bring a rich, sheik look inside your home. The more popular drapes are white or shades of white because they bring in lots of sunlight while still leaving your home private. Anyone trying to look in the windows will still have a hard time.
Combination window treatments are exactly what you are thinking. They are layered with both soft and hard window treatments. The window design is endless when it comes down to it. If you like both vinyl blinds and fabric drapes, you can have both and it will still look fantastic!
Roman Shades are made of material that stacks when raised. These are the best for privacy and have an array of possibilities to customize. These shades can allow you still have the pattern and style you want visible while the rest of your window allows in natural light. They are opened with a cord allowing you to adjust the height of the covered area. You can keep them half way up to allow just the right amount of that natural light in.
Cellular Shades are more energy efficient by trapping air in between the layers of the shades to create an insulating barrier that will prevent energy loss. These are more ideal if you live in colder climates as they will keep that warmth inside your home. They also can come in a variety of colors that will compliment your room.
Vinyl Shutters are the most durable and last longer than the others. There’s hardly any maintenance to them, just wipe them with a natural all-purpose cleaner if they tend to get a little dusty. They can be placed in your dining area or bathroom, just to give you an idea.
Roller Shades are pretty basic but can be effective for privacy and lighting. They essentially roll up when you want to open the room and can easily hide for a simple and modern look. Roller Shades are made of fabric and often are called solar shades because they can block out UV light.
Vertical Blinds are less likely to collect dust because of the vertical stance they have. They move side to side instead of going up and down so it helps the dust from collecting in between. If you have an extremely wide window in your home, these blinds are going to be more ideal because they are made with a long width. They are helpful in reducing noise and keep warmth inside and the cold out.
Each one of these window treatments have their own unique advantages. Some have more light control and privacy; some are energy efficient and protect from the UV light. It all depends on what you need for your home. Our affordable window treatments are custom designed to fit perfectly and are made with the highest qualities. To get more inspired with our window treatments, come into our Kaysville showroom and speak with our professionals at Wilson’s Paint and Flooring. You can also contact us by phone or on our website to learn even more about our excellent window treatments today!