This is why Carolina Shutter & Blinds has created a room-by-room guide to buying window coverings for your home. Read on to find out what you need to consider before you buy.
Choosing The Best Window Treatments: Room by Room
Each room serves a specific purpose in your home. Choosing which window treatment is best will depend on how you use each room and your goals for that room.
Understanding how your living room functions is step one in choosing window coverings. This is where you can inject some style and personality into your home. Living room window treatments play a huge role in the feel of your home.
Does your living room have large windows? Which direction do those windows face? These are factors to consider before choosing which coverings are best.
Plantation shutters are a classic option for living room windows. They are custom-made to fit your windows perfectly. Their timeless beauty will make an impression on guests and add southern style and charm with their easy to use privacy and light control options. They are available in wood, poly, and composite materials.
Honeycomb shades are a good choice for windows that get a lot of sunlight. They are energy efficient window treatments and insulate your home. They keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
Roller shades use beautiful fabrics to allow light to filter into your living room but can ensure privacy when you need it. Motorizing these shades is a popular option to make changing the light control and privacy in your living room as easy as pressing a button on your phone or using your voice with home automation systems like Alexa and Google Home.
Roman shades offer a classic look and are available in many colors and fabrics. Woven shades give a touch of nature to your decor. They are durable and give you a good amount of light and privacy control.
In a bedroom, you want privacy and light control. You may want your window open during the day to let light in. At night, having light-blocking coverings will keep out light while you sleep.
Roman shades give you the coziness of a drape without all the extra fabric. A well-fitting roman shade will block a lot of light coming in the window. They come in a variety of colors and fabrics to fit your personal preference.
If temperature control is important to you, Cellular shades are a great option. These are a great way to ensure your room is at a comfortable temperature all year long. They are available in many colors and textures to compliment your bedroom.
Plantation shutters are considered a room-darkening window covering option and while they cannot blackout a bedroom, they do a great job of darkening a space for lazy weekend mornings.
In the kitchen, focus on letting in as much light as possible. Choose easy-to-clean materials that will not ruin if splashed or spilled on.
Composite blinds and shutters are the perfect choices for a kitchen. They offer many light control options while being durable. They are moisture resistant so there’s no need to worry about splashes and spills!
Dining rooms are where you gather with friends and family. The window coverings you choose set the mood for the room. Take into consideration where the sun is at mealtimes, so it is not shining in your guests’ faces.
Wooden blinds take the style of your dining room up a notch. They provide a lot of light control no matter what time of day it is.
Roman shades are a great alternative to long curtains. They add the luxury of fabric window coverings without all the hassle. They offer light and privacy control to your dining room too.
Entryways and Foyers
Adding shutters to your entryway will elevate the style of your home. Shutters are custom made to fit in any size window, including sidelights. They also fit into large, specialty-shaped windows that are often located in an entryway.
The best window treatments for a media room will block out as much light as possible. Lining media room shades will help to achieve this effect. You may also choose to line tight-fitting shades with blackout material to keep the light out. Consider roller shades, Roman shades, and cellular shades with blackout linings to ensure there are no distractions.
In the bathroom, privacy will be your focus. You also want to let in as much natural light as possible. Bathrooms have a lot of moisture, so think about that when choosing window coverings.
Poly shutters are the best window coverings for wet areas like bathrooms! They are waterproof and durable. They also come in almost any color you can think of to match your space.
Faux wood blinds are a popular choice in bathrooms and water closets as the slats can be turned for privacy and open when light is desired.
Nurseries and Children’s Rooms
When adding window treatments to your child’s room, the top thing to consider is child-safe window treatments. Opt for cordless nursery blinds that you or your child can raise and lower themselves. Instead of a cord, you pull the blinds to open and close them.
Another thing to consider is a blackout component. This will allow your young children to nap in a dark room even during the day.
Your home office should be a space that motivates you. Choose a window covering, like a simple shade, for the option to let in natural light. They will also reduce glare if you work on a computer.
If you want an elevated, sophisticated look, go for plantations shutters. They create a timeless look and control the amount of light let in.
If your workout room doubles as a guest room or office, opt for beautiful plantation shutters. They will allow for optimal light and privacy control. Window shutters also keep the room at a comfortable temperature during a workout.
Roller shades are a sleek option for your home workout room. They give your home gym a minimalist look and come in many colors. They offer privacy during your workout while allowing sunlight to energize you.
Find the Perfect Window Coverings
Now that you know the best window coverings for each room, you are ready to start decorating!
Our professionals will help you choose the best window treatments for each room in your home. We have over 80 combined years of experience with window coverings. Contact us for a free design consultation and estimate today!