1. Privacy and Light Control
Choose your window treatment wisely to control light filtration into a room. The lighting can set a mood, provide privacy, damage furniture, keep UV rays out of a space, etc.
2. Insulation and Sun Protection
50% of heating and cooling is lost through windows and doors. Blind fabrics now come with UV protection.
3. Window Shape and Size
Sometimes you have to combine types of window treatments in a room because there are a variety of door and window types. Some treatments are better for odd shaped openings than others, although shutters have come a long way to adapt to various openings.
4. Operating System
Automated systems are great for hard to reach places or for extra large window treatments.
5. Room Conditions
Bathrooms are subject to heat and humidity. Faux wood blinds, vinyl or aluminum blinds, or antimicrobial fabrics would be best in a bathroom area.
Take into consideration how you will keep your window treatments clean. Some window treatments can be dusted, others blasted with the vacuum cleaner, or purchase fabrics that are dust, soil, and stain resistant.
7. Design Style
Choose a window or door covering that matches the style of the room. For example, sleek fabric shades are very contemporary while shutters are more country cottage.
Visit the Hunter Douglas Website for a vast gallery of choices. Let Dreamland Interiors help you with your window treatment design. We are familiar with the latest trends, fabrics, products, and designs.
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Natalie A. Gauci
Licensed Interior Designer working in the Tampa Bay, Florida area.