Window treatments and drapes are the perfect finishing touches for your home’s decor no matter what room you’re in, but window treatments aren’t a one-size-fits-all solution for every area of your home. Wondering which type of window treatment works best for each room? We have answers.
Window Treatments for Living Areas and Dining Rooms
Living areas and dining rooms are the areas of your home that you’re likely to spend the most time in. Luckily, a wide range of options and styles are available to match both the functionality you need for these spaces and the look you’re hoping for. Consider the aesthetics of your living spaces. Do you want your home to be fun and lively, modern and sleek, or relaxing? Having a design direction in mind will allow you to fine-tune the fabric, style, and color of your window treatments, depending on what you decide.
Popular options for living spaces are blinds and shades, which come in a variety of styles from fabric to wood and can match any other decor in your room. These come in a range of choices, from wooden blinds to roman shades and more. The style and size of your windows and glass doors may require custom options, and if you have sliding glass doors, stationary panels are ideal for controlling light and privacy without restricting access in and out.
Motorization is another option for window treatment customization in your living areas and comes with a whole host of benefits. With programming and smart home integration, they have the power to simplify your daily routines while adding convenience and sophistication. For example, programming your home or apartment shades to close during the day in the summertime can keep your home from overheating, and in the winter, scheduling them to open during daylight hours can increase the warmth in your home, saving you money on your energy bills in the long run.
Ideal Window Treatment for Kitchens
Kitchens are another heavily trafficked area of your home and have their own unique needs when it comes to window treatments. One consideration to keep in mind is the placement of your kitchen’s windows. If they are situated over a countertop where you frequently prepare food or wash dishes, you may need to choose a more durable fabric or a darker color option. While white and beige shades may look clean, they may be close to water, grease, or cooking materials that can stain them. Wood and faux-wood blinds are also great options here because they’re much easier to clean than fabric, and these window treatments will likely need to be cleaned more than those found in other rooms.
If you want to closely control how much light is coming into your kitchen, blinds are a great option for moderating how much sunlight is allowed in. Cordless blinds are ideal because no cords will get in your way when you’re working in the kitchen. Cordless blinds can also be motorized, making them a great hands-free option for controlling your light and privacy. If full-window blinds aren’t feasible for your kitchen, consider installing blinds and shades that go only halfway down from the top of your windows. As an added benefit, this length of window treatment is kept away from the counters and won’t catch stains as easily while also providing light control.
Bedroom Window Treatments
Your bedroom is generally a place where you want to relax and unwind after your day, so you’ll want to consider two main things when choosing window treatments for that room: light control and privacy. Blackout shades and curtains offer the most light control. They block almost all light, making them ideal for people who want a dark room or for those who are on an alternative sleeping schedule and need a dark room during the day. If you like a little light coming into your room, light-filtering shades are a great choice because you can decide how much light you want to let through. Both options are also ideal for privacy, as there is no way for people to see inside when they are fully pulled down.
While they don’t provide quite as much light control and privacy as fabric options offer, wooden blinds contribute a beautiful aesthetic to any room. They come in a variety of colors in both wood and faux wood, making them ideal for a splash of style that can match any room’s looks. One downside of these types of window treatments that’s important to keep in mind is they offer limited light control and privacy. Other window treatment options that can add to a bedroom’s allure include draperies, curtains, and even stationary panels. Finally, you can take your decor to the next level with custom draperies. Custom drapes can come in any color, pattern, and look you desire, so they can really make a room pop.
Ready to learn more?
If you’re ready to learn more or have questions about window treatments for any room in your home, we’re here to help! Give us a call at (973) 401-9048 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday, or fill out our contact form on our website for a complimentary in-home consultation. You can also learn more about the many options available to you by taking a look at our 2023 Window Treatment Trends Guide.