Blinds or Shutters? Drapes or Top Treatment?
Before starting the search for new window treatments, ask yourself why are you covering the window? Today with so many styles available, selecting the right window treatment can be overwhelming for the uninitiated.
Four questions to ask yourself before buying window treatments:
1. Light filtering, privacy, room darkening capabilities or all three
2. Horizontal or vertical orientation
3. Corded, cordless or motorized operation
4. Recede or advance in the room – color or neutral
Understanding how your window treatments need to function before you start your search will save you time and money.
Horizontal Blinds and Shades
Blinds and shades are often referred to as the same, however they are two totally different window treatments. Blinds are typically made from aluminum, wood, faux wood or vinyl materials and have slats or vanes that rotate open and closed to allow light to enter the room. They can be raised, but will stack on the window. Shades are typically made of continuous pieces of fabric, such as honeycomb shades or Roman shades that can be raised to expose the window or closed.
Sheer Shadings are a chic stylish window treatment that features two sheer fabric facings that appear to be floating over soft fabric vanes that diffuse harsh sunlight and offer excellent UV protection. Sheer shadings such as Silhouette® and Pirouette® window shadings allows you to tilt the vanes to achieve the desired level of light and privacy while you enjoy the outside view. The shadings also disappear in the headrail for total viewing.
Shutters, also referred to as plantation shutters and indoor shutters are timeless and are custom fit to your windows. Like a fine piece of furniture, shutters come in paints and stains or custom colors to match your decor and are available in a variety of slat sizes that can be adjusted to let in or none at all. They block light and providing the ultimate in privacy. Shutters become part of your home and can actually add value to your home.
Corded, Cordless or Motorized Blinds and Shades
You now have the ability to select how you want to operate your window treatments. If you have children or pets, you may want to consider going cordless. Motorization is gaining in popularity. Once considered a must for hard to reach windows, remote blinds and shades provide the ultimate in convenience and security. Program your blinds and shades to open and close throughout the day or use an app on your mobile device to control your blinds or shades – even when you aren’t home.
Draperies, Curtains and Top Treatments
Custom draperies, curtains and top treatments give you the most flexibility in window treatments because the sky is the limit. You are able to selecting the exactly the color, pattern, texture, opacity, and hardware to match your home décor. Drapes can filter light or provide total blackout. From formal to causal, draperies, drapery panels and top treatments can be used alone or layered over existing window treatments.
Let the experts at Bretz Interiors work with you in selecting the window treatment that best meets your need and budget for your home. We will advise you of the benefits and features of each product to ensure total satisfaction. We want you to be happy with your purchase for years to come and you will have no problem referring us to your family and friends.
Window Treatment Experts in Denver CO Area
Bretz Interiors is your window treatment store in the Lakewood, CO. We also serve the neighborhood of Applewood, Arvada, Golden, Westminster, Littleton, Wheat Ridge, CO and surrounding areas.
Learn more about window treatments or to schedule a free in-home consultation today!