Finding the Best Window Treatment for Your Home

Niles Floors and BlindsDo you want to upgrade the look and feel of your home, without spending a lot of money? Many people want to make their houses look better, but they don’t have a lot of money to spend. As it turns out, getting a new window treatment for your home can completely change the feel, not only of a room but of the entire house!.

Before you choose a new window treatment, decide which is a priority: privacy or light. Maybe you even want to have both! It’s important that you know what you’re looking for before you start. Otherwise, you might get overwhelmed by the sheer number of custom blinds and window shades that are available.

Sheer window treatments are often a good option for common spaces. These usually don’t offer too much privacy and are almost always enhanced by having more natural light. Natural light will help make these rooms seem brighter, and you won’t have to turn on artificial or overhead lights, which may make some people uncomfortable. The great thing about semi-sheer window treatments is that they do offer some privacy when they’re pulled down.

Cellular shades are another great option when you want privacy but you also want to let light through. They’re great for things like bathrooms, particularly when the bathroom is on the first floor. You want a maximum amount of privacy here, but you also want some light. These shades are usually constructed with honeycomb designs to help regulate the temperature of your rooms, too.

Some people like drapes better than they like any types of blinds. Floor to ceiling drapes can look dramatic in bedrooms and even common living spaces. The great thing about these is that you can close them to limit the amount of light, or open them to let a large amount of light in.

Roller shades are all another common window treatment. They can be completely opaque, blocking out all of the light. These are great for rooms where people are trying to sleep while the sun is shining in. They can also be a good option for bathrooms that do not require quite as much privacy.

Speaking of keeping the sun out of a room, blackout shades are another good option. These contain a very dense fabric that light can’t penetrate, or that it cannot penetrate very far. They are wonderful for a baby’s room, and I can be great for rooms where people have to sleep during the day.
Many people choose to layer these options. They may want custom blinds or window shades with a type of curtain over the top. At Niles Floors and Blinds, we can help you find exactly the combination that will give you a room the look and feel you’re going for, while maintaining the amount of privacy that you need, and letting in the light that you want. We want you to love living in your home, and we will do whatever we possibly can to help you do that!

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