The most common window covering, or treatment, out there is curtains or draperies, but these aren’t always the best solution because they can take up a lot of room. Whether you’re low on space or don’t appreciate the amount of light your curtains block out, there are always many other options to choose from. Here are a few of our favorite window treatments to help you choose a worthwhile replacement.
- Blinds: Blinds are another type of common window treatments, but they don’t hang down past the window to take up so much space. There are also many options available if you choose blinds as your replacement to curtains. You can choose from different styles, materials, sizes, functionalities, and colors. You can even choose our cellular honeycomb blinds that can help with energy efficiency and serve as a tax deduction.
- Shutters: Shutters are another great alternative window treatments to draperies that will take up less space. Because they are more often made with wooden slats, they will surely block out the sun far better than your old curtains. You can also choose shutters with a functionality that will allow you to treat them as blinds to filter as much sunlight as you want. You can also open and close most shutters on hinges for easy access to your windows.
- Shades: Shades are like curtains or draperies in the way that they are more often made of a fabric rather than wood or vinyl, like blinds or shutters. However, that’s where the similarities stop. You can raise or lower your shades, just as you would with blinds, but in a more fluid motion. They also come in a variety of styles to choose from, including solar shades that can block out the sunlight while still allowing you to see through your window to enjoy the view.
These are just a few alternative window treatments to curtains and draperies. You can give us a call if you would like to learn more.