When you are selecting a Palo Alto, CA window treatment for your home, it’s good to know the types of window treatments available and how their design can enhance each room in your home. It’s important to remember that you can mix and match window treatment types throughout your home and still maintain the design style and décor you’ve created.
Curtains are one type of window treatment that you can choose for your home. Curtains come in all kinds of fabric, from the heavy-fabric drapes that are used for privacy, light control, and insulation to the light-fabric sheers that give a little privacy while allowing a lot of light into the room. Curtains are also available in many colors and design patterns, giving you lots of options for integrating them into your home’s décor.
You can use curtains as a window treatment in several ways.
Many times, if you have a formal living room or formal dining room, curtains are layered to achieve an elegant and functional look. Sheers are usually composed the first layer, so that when curtains and drapes are pulled back, natural light will fill the room, but people outside can’t see inside. The second layer may be a thinner curtain or a heavy drape that when pulled shut both insulates and provides privacy for the room.
Curtains can also be used in combination with window shades, window blinds, and window shutters. This provides an extra design touch, more privacy at night, and another layer of insulation.
Blackout curtains are a window treatment that can be used in bedrooms, dens, and other rooms that need absolute darkness. Because of the thickness of blackout curtains, they are also effective for reducing outside noise.
Another type of window treatment is window blinds. Hunter Douglas window blinds give you a lot of control over light and visibility. With many different materials, slat sizes, and operational methods (corded, non-corded, and automated) available, window blinds are a great window treatment for any room in the house.
Window blinds can be vertical (such as those typically used for sliding glass doors and horizontal sliding windows) or they can be vertical. Hunter Douglas window blinds are available in many different colors, which gives you a lot of flexibility in using them throughout your home. If you already have a color scheme as part of your décor, windows blinds can either accent or blend in with it.
Window shades are a great choice for a window treatment. They are easy to operate (and can be automated and use smart technology) and they are easy to maintain. Hunter Douglas window shades are a great choice for windows that get a lot of direct sunlight, because when they’re open, they allow the maximum amount of natural light in.
Styles of window shades are roller window shades, roman window shades, and cellular window shades. Each type has qualities that make it a perfect fit for different areas of your home.
The final type of window treatment is window shutters. Hunter Douglas window shutters offer a classic look that is durable, provides excellent light control, and add extra insulation to your windows.
If you’d like to learn more about Palo Alto, CA window treatments, you can talk with our expert staff at Windows & Beyond, Inc. You can stop by our showroom at 4020 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, CA 94303, or you can call us at (650) 938-8822 for a free in-home estimate.