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With so many options for window treatments it is easy to get confused. Knowing what you are looking for is key to dressing your windows. There are a series of questions you want to consider before shopping  for window fashions. First, which room? Family room, kitchen, bedroom, nursery, home office, or Living room. Second, have a clear vision of what you want. Will your window fashions be the center of attention, accent the décor in the room, or add to texture and variety? In my opinion the most important question is, how much light will the room need on any given day.

Room Darkening Options

It is true that all window coverings implicitly offer some type of light control and privacy by simply covering the windows in a room. However, the measure to which window treatments will block light can vary between different window coverings, materials used, and how they are mounted. The are several selections for room darkening window treatments which include: room darkening sheer shades, cellular shades, woven woods with privacy liners, curtains with a black out lining, modern roman shades, and vertical blinds. All of which offer a variety of light filtering, room darkening, and blackout options. We will discuss informative tips on choosing between these three varieties.

Black Out Window Treatments

The most important part of any day is when you are resting, black out shades are perfect for daytime sleeping without interruption. Not to be confused with room darkening, Black out window treatments are perfect for any nursery, bedroom, or media room. There are several options for Black out treatments such as: Roller shades with side channels, blackout curtains or drapery, multilayer window treatments, and innovative window covering options. Blackout shades give the maximum amount of room darkening coverage thus providing a 100% true blackout of light in any room. Quality Window Treatments serves all of Northern Indiana and offers in home consultations to help you choose the prefect window coverings or blackout shades for your home.

Light Filtering

Light Filtering refers to window treatment that are the most versatile. The attributes of Roman shades, Cellular shades, and Silhouette® Sheers all in one. Providing excellence light control, insulating against heat and cold, and providing privacy Light filtering window treatments are energy efficient and stylish. They are the go to window treatments for any home owner looking for versatility, and elegance.

Room Darkening Shades

Room Darkening shades are often confused with black out. However, room darkening does not block out All light.  Consumers are often frustrated when they realize their window treatment is not meeting their room darkening needs.  Consider a room darkening liner like those found with Hunter Douglas Provenance® Woven Wood Shades.  When it comes to choosing the right window treatments for your home, nothing beats an in-home consultation to allow you to see how different products would work in your home and with your window placement and lighting.  Don’t be caught purchasing the wrong type window coverings.  We can help you save time and money with the right selection.


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