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Window treatments add a finishing touch to any room. Both functional and decorative, they’re the best way to increase privacy and control the amount of natural light that comes into your room.
In your bedrooms, you want to allow natural light in during the day, while ensuring ample darkness and privacy when it’s time to sleep. And, of course, you want it to match your decor.
So how do you strike that balance? We have four window treatment ideas that fit the bill.
Where some draperies are a single piece of fabric, lined draperies have two layers. The lining provides an extra layer of light blocking, allowing you to get your bedroom nice and dark at night. Many lined draperies are also blackout curtains.
Line draperies are widely available online, in department stores, and at home decor stores. They come in a variety of styles and colors so you can find the perfect fit for your bedroom.
The most effective way to block light from your bedroom? Blackout curtains. These are ideal for those that work unconventional hours and have to sleep during the day, or for anyone who just needs the room as dark as possible to get a good night’s sleep.
Blackout curtains are made of one piece of fabric, but the material is thick enough to block out nearly 100% of incoming light. Blackout curtains are a go-to for Alaskans, since the sun can stay up for 22 hours a day in the summer months. That’s quite the testimonial!
Although they were previously only available in dark colors like black and navy blue, blackout curtains in lighter colors are becoming more common. If you have trouble finding blackout curtains in a color that matches your decor, you can hang decorative curtains in front of blackout curtains. Using tiebacks will allow you to easily open and close the curtains, helping you seamlessly transition from day to night.
Also called “honeycomb shades” due to the honeycomb shape of the cells, cellular shades are made of soft cloth or paper-like materials. With one or two layers of cells, they block light and help insulate your windows. This improves your window’s energy efficiency and helps keep your room more comfortable year round.
Cellular shades are widely available and come in a variety of cell sizes to best suit your home and our Central Alabama climate. The drawback to cellular shades is their appearance. They’re not available in a wide range of colors and some homeowners dislike the paper-like look.
Similar to blinds, Roman shades fit into the window frame and can be raised or lowered with a cord. Unlike blinds, they are made of fabric and are smooth when lowered. They are custom fitted to your window and add dimension to any room. Pair them with curtains or draperies for extra privacy.
You can find Roman shades in a variety of colors, fabrics, and styles to match any decor. Blackout Roman shades are available for extra light-blocking.
If you’re ready to enhance your home with new windows, Window World of Central Alabama is here to help. With a variety of window styles and colors, we have something for every home and interior style. Get started by requesting your free consultation today!