As a provider of Hunter Douglas window treatments, we understand that different rooms in your home have different needs when it comes to window treatments. What's right for your living room will not necessarily be right for your kitchen. Whether you need kitchen blinds, bathroom shades or bedroom blinds, we can help. But first, you have to know what you need and where. Here's a guide to get you started on picking just the right window treatments for each room in your home.
The kitchen is the hub of activity in many homes. It's the center of family gatherings and where parties always end up, which gives window treatments quite a tough job. They not only make your kitchen more inviting, they also need to be durable and easy to clean with all of the (literally hot) action that goes on in the space.
Cellular shades add an extra layer of insulation at the window which helps reduce your energy consumption throughout the year and also controls the temperature of your kitchen while you're cooking.
Wood or Faux Wood Blinds/Shutters
These are a great choice, because they can withstand some abuse and are easy to clean. The Hunter Douglas faux wood blinds and shutters we carry are made with a TruGrain finish that helps them to not fade, yellow, warp or even bow when exposed to steam or extreme heat from cooking.
Woven Wood Shades
Another great kitchen window treatment is a woven wood shade. The materials used to make them, like bamboo, grasses, reeds and jutes, help soften the look of your kitchen appliances. Also, they're known to hold their shape over time, even if you get a lot of sun in your kitchen.
If there's one room to splurge on, it's your dining room. After all, this is the room where you're most likely to entertain guests and extended family. So, whether you have a formal or casual dining room, your window treatment needs for this room are likely different than the needs you have for other rooms in your home. Dining rooms frequently demand a certain décor and level of elegance that other rooms don't always need, and that can influence your buying decision when you're looking for window treatments.
From a visual standpoint, it's hard to beat the beauty and timeless design of classic Roman shades. The possibilities are endless with all of the different patterns, fabrics and colors to choose from to create your truly designer-inspired dream dining room.
Faux Wood/Real Wood Shutters
Whether you have a country-style dining room, a formal dining room, or anything in between, you can't go wrong with faux wood or real wood shutters. The warm look of wood gives them an elegant appearance and they're also nice and easy to clean.
Wood blinds are not only good at protecting you and your family's privacy, but they're also great for blocking out the sun's harsh UV rays and glare. This helps give you the ultimate control of lighting in your dining room.
Woven Roller Shades
Designed to look like real woven wood, these roller shades are made with a high-quality polyester fabric that filters light and cuts down on glare and heat from the sun.
The living room—the name says it all, the central hub where we live our lives the most. There's probably have a favorite chair of yours or section of the couch for watching TV, reading and listening to music. Because of all the time spent in your living room, it's important to make sure your window treatments fulfill your needs.
If energy efficiency is a top priority of yours, then cellular shades are the perfect choice for your living room. Their construction adds a layer of insulation at the window, so you can reduce energy consumption and stay comfortable all year long.
For a soft, elegant look for your cozy living room, Roman shades are a modern and clean-lined alternative to the traditional, full-length drapes. Plus, they're an excellent way to add a nice pop if your living room décor is neutral.
Even on cloudy days, UV rays can fade and damage your artwork, furniture, fabrics and carpet. So, to protect everything in your living room, solar screen shades offer great UV protection and come in a variety of gorgeous colors and fabrics to help match your interior décor!
Wood blinds are a popular choice for this space since they work so well with any décor, whether it's traditional or modern. They offer such a nice warm, cozy feel which is the perfect addition to your living room.
Besides offering the timeless beauty of hardwood, shutters are very durable and provide great sound absorption and energy efficiency.
You spend many waking hours in the living room, but a third of your life is spent in bed. Having the right window treatments installed in your bedroom is essential for getting a good night's sleep. So, when it comes to selecting the proper window treatment for your bedroom, you need to take into consideration both privacy and light filtering which will help you achieve that good night's sleep.
These window treatments are the perfect choice for your bedrooms as they offer the benefits of two types of shades in a single window treatment. The sheer fabric lets you create a bright room by allowing the diffused light to enter in during the daytime, while the blackout fabric lets you create a darker ambiance that lets you sleep happily during the night.
To learn more about the best window treatments for your bedroom, check out our other blog here.
In the bathroom, the key to getting the right window treatment is choosing a material that is mildew resistant and durable enough to deal with the daily humidity of the bathroom. These light filtering honeycomb shades are a great option, because they allow ample light to come into the bathroom without compromising your privacy. Plus, they are so soft and light that you'll hardly notice them in the room.
Faux Wood Shutters
In recent years, faux wood shutters have gained popularity as one of the best bathroom window treatment ideas. Shutters constructed from lightweight yet durable materials, like vinyl, can provide the timeless beauty and look of traditional wood shutters, but with some distinct advantages.
To learn more about the best window treatments for your bathroom, check out our other blog here.
The most important thing to remember when you're considering window treatments for a child's room is that the cords and chains that are so common on traditional blinds are a no no. Young children can get tangled in these cords, and the chain link strings on many blinds are a definite choking hazard.
Motorized roller shades, cellular/pleated or drapes work very well in kids' rooms since they typically are cordless. When it comes to kids, safety is always first, and window treatments are no exception.
To learn more about child safe window treatments, check out our other blog here.
In your study, den or home office, finding the right window treatment is very important. Sun glare can reflect on your computer screen and effect your work productivity if the space is too bright, or leave you struggling to maintain your energy in a room that's too dark.
A solar shade diffuses the light, reduces glare, and helps to regulate the temperature in the room. These solar shades are a perfect option for your space for both style and function.
At Avalon Flooring, we want to make sure you're happy from your first step in our showroom to your first step on your new flooring—and as your partner in home design, we'll be there every step along the way. Consider us your "One-Stop Shopping" destination for all things flooring…(and window treatments)!
Our design consultants are equipped with the knowledge to guide you through the wide selection of products we offer, and our expert installation team is professionally trained to make sure everything gets installed the way you envision. We know your home is an expression of your sense of style, and we're here to make sure you'll be proud of it for years to come.
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