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How to Choose the Right Window Treatments for Your Home

There is a lot to consider when choosing the right window treatment for your home or business. You might never have given it too much thought before, but window treatments serve a number of purposes in your space, least of which might be the right look to tie the room together. So, what should you consider when you’re making your window treatment selections? We’re here to help you figure it out.

The first logical factor to consider is what level of privacy are you hoping for your window treatments to provide? A space like a bedroom might require more privacy than a living room or perhaps a conference space in an office. Different window treatments provide different levels of privacy but sometimes at the cost of light in the room. Solar shades and sheer shades provide moderate levels of privacy while still allowing a decent amount of light into the room. Vertical blinds and thicker draperies can be drawn to create total privacy or pulled off the windows leaving no privacy but allowing in lots of light. Cellular shades allow light through but also do a good job of creating privacy.

Another aspect to consider is the functionality and usage of the window treatments. If you want your window treatments to serve one purpose all the time and not really have to adjust them, the ease of function might not be important to you. If, however, you want to be able to adjust your treatments throughout the day for different purposes, you should look for something that is easy to use. Sometimes pairing a blind of some sort with a drapery can be a good compromise with the blinds being easy to adjust and the drapery more for appearance.


Obviously, style also plays a large part in what kind of treatments you will choose. You can check out our blog on Window Treatment Design Trend Forecast to see what is in style now and view some options for your space. Right now, roman shades and roller shades are very popular and also have great options for privacy and functionality.

Another, often overlooked, aspect of window treatments is their ability to insulate your space. Our blog on how window treatments can improve drafty windows has a ton of pointers on the best window treatments for insulation and how they can work. This is especially helpful for those living through Northeast Ohio Fall and Winter seasons. 

Our designers at Carmen’s Custom Window Treatments are happy to work with you to find out what kind of treatment will meet the needs of your Northeast Ohio home. We offer complimentary on-site consultations to discuss how we can provide you with the perfect fit for you space. We have answers to all of your questions so call us today!