Treating Windows in a Vacation Home

Silhouette Sheer Shades
Silhouette® Sheer Shades

Having a second home can be a great joy—it offers a place to relax, a chance to get away from it all. It also means a second place to outfit. Including getting the right window fashions. At Blinds & Designs serving Marin County and the entire Bay Area, we have some suggestions for how to approach window treatments for a vacation home. Check them out below, and be sure to speak with one of our consultants for advice on your particular situation. 

Goals for the Home When Selecting New Shades

Your second home might be just for a quick weekend getaway or a relaxing weeklong vacation, or you might spend entire months there at a time. No matter how long you’re there, you’ll want to feel comfortable in the space. On top of that, if you offer your space for short-term rental, you have additional considerations regarding functionality and durability. And when it comes to your windows, you probably have goals like maintaining a view or ensuring a peaceful night’s sleep. No matter the circumstances, we have a treatment to meet your needs.

Window Treatment Functionality

In an ideal world, your vacation home has at least one window with a fabulous view that you’ll want to preserve. But you might still get direct sunlight through it. If this is the case, consider Silhouette® ClearView® Shadings, which are made with S-shaped vanes between view-through sheer fabric. These sheers will provide beautifully diffused light while giving you view-through, so you get light control while still enjoying your vacation home’s surroundings.


Many vacation homes are designed with aesthetics in mind, and that means that the window fashions must coordinate with that look. For example, to complement rustic sophistication, consider Silhouette® Window Shadings for a layer of style, or for a minimalist look, think about Designer Roller Shades for their clean lines.

Get a Good Night’s Sleep With Room Darkening Shades

If you’re all about recuperating on vacation, you probably want to sleep restfully. To block as much light as possible, think about Duette® Cellular Shades. Made with honeycomb construction, these window fashions diffuse light during the day and help darken the room at night. Plus, for full light-blocking, you can add the optional LightLock® feature, which helps prevent light from entering through the gaps.

Window Treatments From Hunter Douglas

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.

Vacation Home Window Treatments in Marin County, San Francisco Bay CA Areas 

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 415-921-4212 Ext 101 for more information.

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