Choosing the Right Window Treatment

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Finding the right window fashion is more than just choosing what looks good to your eye. Although aesthetics are important, you should also define your goals for the treatment and understand the specific needs of the window you’re covering. At Blinds & Designs serving Marin County, we’ll be more than happy to walk you through your options so you can find the right treatment that will work for your room for years. But first, read on to narrow down your goals for the purchase!

Defining Your Goals

You might have a few goals in mind, including better control over privacy and light, protection from UV rays, maintaining a lovely view, adding insulation at the window, and kicking your décor up a notch. Your specific window might have some needs as well. Because windows come in all sizes, from standard to specialty shapes, window treatments need to be versatile as well. If you’ve got an odd shape or a large window such as a slider or patio door, you’ll want to examine certain products that do well for those situations. For example, honeycomb shades, wood blinds, or shutters are the best choices for specialty shapes. Other goals might include:

  • The way the product controls light. With blinds and shutters, you tilt the vanes. With shades, you raise or lower the product. One great feature for a shade that adds more functionality is called top-down/bottom-up operation, which allows you to adjust light from the top or bottom or both.
  • You might want to add warmth or a pop of color. Custom draperies and top treatments allow you bring your own personal style to a room. Available in thousands of fabrics, colors, textures, and opacities, draperies bring your decorating style to life. They can be used along or combined with blinds or shades.
  • Do you need total blackout? Consider adding a blackout lining or combine with a shade.
  • Do you have window coverings already? A valance or cornice would add interest to your room.

Speak With One of Our Consultants Today

Now with your questions answered, it is time for us to help you select the perfect blind, shade, shading, shutter, drapery, or top treatment to make your home beautiful and functional to meet your lifestyle. As your local Hunter Douglas dealer, we will work with you to identify your requirements and specify the proper custom solution. We will find the balance you need to achieve the look, privacy, daylighting, energy efficiency, and glare reduction that your home needs.

Find the Right Window Treatment in Marin County

Blinds & Designs offers a full line of quality window treatments to homeowners and commercial clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Marin County areas, including Burlingame, Hillsborough, Atherton, and Los Altos. With an ongoing commitment to high quality products and exceptional service, we’ve been serving our communities for over 26 years.

Stop by our showrooms in San Francisco or Belvedere-Tiburon to see a variety of motorization displays in our showroom or call 415-921-4217 Ext 101 for more information.

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