Looking for the right way to incorporate natural light into your home? There are a few great options for window treatments when table lamps and established light fixtures just aren’t cutting it. Natural light can not only make your space look great, it can also improve your mood to give you the extra boost you need to get you through your day.
Curtains are probably the most classic of the window treatment options out there. Available in a number of patterns, colors, fabric finishes—sheer, blackout, satin, etc.—curtains can be an affordable option for your windows that are easy to install yourself.
Does the idea of light shining through with the morning sun make you annoyed? It’s totally understandable! Shades can be the prime choice for a number of reasons. From those who aren’t a huge fan of mornings to those who simply work odd hours and must sleep during the day, shades can block out much of the light that keeps you awake. Since they typically cover the entire window, you can rest easy day or night. Love shades but want to keep it light? Shades also come in some trendy options like bamboo.
Blinds offer more control when attempting to decide how much light you want to let in your room. This can be great if you happen to be working from home and would like to allow in a little sunshine without also letting the entire neighborhood see what you’re up to. You can simply crack the blinds to your desired setting and work in peace. Blinds are fairly easy to clean and come in a variety of luxurious materials such as wood, vinyl, and metal.
Although not seen recently in a ton of homes, shutter provide a certain whimsy to places such as beach houses, mountain lodges, and other vacation-type getaways. You can give your own home an oasis feel by placing shutter into your living room. Shutters work better in more spacious living rooms where there is room to open and close the shutter doors. Shutters can potentially let in a ton of light while allowing the fresh air to circulate through the room.
Drapes are an extravagant alternative to curtains, sold in a wide range of colors and designer patterns. Often made with thicker fabrics, drapes can provide just the amount of sun protection you would need by just having to buy a few panels. They look wonderful in any space and are easy to install and pull back to give your room the right feel to it.
Best treatment for kids’ room
You want the window treatments in your child’s room to be safe, easy-to-clean, and simple enough to use. While special window treatments may let in some extra light, it is probably best that you keep windows locked for rooms with younger children in them.
Avoid hanging cords as they can be a safety hazard for small children and opt instead for blinds with an easy to maneuver hand switch. Choosing a window treatment of this type will make it a snap to open and close and you can simply dust between each blind to keep it free from debris.
Automated window treatments are becoming more popular every day and it’s easy to see why. For starters, they open and closes with the touch of a button. Second, they can easily be set up to block out all light and reduce noise when it’s nap or bedtime. Keep their bedroom light and fun with colorful curtains. Bright hued curtains can diffuse the light coming through to supply a soft glow of color to the whole room. Embellished curtains can also add just a touch of personal flair to their special space.
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