Window Treatment Ideas

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With our fabulous Southern California views and weather, many people don’t see the need for blinds and drapes. In reality, some windows require treatments to control sunlight entering rooms and for privacy. These tips will help you create a window treatment that’s beautiful, functional and suits your style.

  1. Heavy drapes should be avoided if you want an updated style with a breezy feel.
  2. Woven window shades or blinds are a perfect solution for a casual room. There are many color, weave and style options.
  3. Roller shades work well for minimalists who need light control but want a sleek style.
  4. Window films offer privacy while allowing light into rooms. They’re a great option when you don’t have a view. 
  5. Wooden (or faux) blinds and shutters are excellent for heat control. They keep the sun at bay and hold warm or cool air in rooms. 
  6. Fabric shades offer complete customization in style, pattern and color. 
  7. Blinds mixed with fabric panels add interest to a room and often complete a room’s design.
  8. Window treatment hardware is like jewelry for your room. Consider the rod, finials and other parts as finishing touches.
  9. A concealed head rail will allow your window, not your window treatment, to take center stage.

Nancy Suzanne Smith, Allied ASID

Nancy Suzanne Smith Interior Design

315 Fourth St., Coronado, CA 92118


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