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3 Tips to Choose the Best Window Treatments

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These Hunter Douglas shades allow precise control of how much light enters the room.

You may be looking at the windows of your home, feeling paralyzed by all the possibilities for window treatments. What kind of look do you want to go for? What type of function do you need them to perform? What if the window treatments you choose clash with the furniture? Never fear, The Vertical Connection Carpet One is here to guide you through your window treatment selection, so you will feel confident in your choice of the best window treatments for your home!

Tip 1) Consider Function

Before you begin thinking about the color or fabric of your window treatments, think about what you will need your window treatments to do. This will limit your window treatment options but in a good way! Do you want privacy or the ability to easily darken a room? Then Hunter Douglas Room Darkening Duettes would be a great choice. If you want something decorative that allows light to filter through, then Hunter Douglas Pirouette or Silhouette shadings will filter light through soft fabric with a stylish look. Figuring out what you need from your window treatments is the first step to discovering the best window treatments for you.

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Tip 2) Consider UV Protection & Energy Efficiency

Do you have a room in the house with windows that face the sun? Direct sunlight not only causes an uncomfortable glare but it also damages furniture and decor with overexposure to harmful UV rays. This is where light-diffusing shades come in. Light diffusion is the ability of a fabric to spread light evenly as the light passes through the fabric. Shades that are specially constructed for maximum light diffusion transform harsh direct sunlight into a gentle glow that fills the room. Diffusing the light also helps to block harmful UV rays that can cause discoloration over time. Sheers, Shadings, and Honeycomb Shades are all great at diffusing light. Different styles of window treatments also help you to control the amount of sunlight that enters a room and can even reduce your energy bills by blocking heat from direct sunlight. Opting for window treatments with good light diffusion and UV protection not only adds style to your home but also saves you money on your electric bill.

Tip 3) Consider Design

Finally, you’re ready to consider the appearance of your window treatments. For some rooms, it’s essential to choose window treatments based on their function. A family room that gets a lot of direct sunlight needs to have window treatments that can block and diffuse the harsh light and UV rays. However, other rooms may simply need window treatments as a design aspect to bring together all the design elements of the room. In these cases, the custom window treatments you choose are like the cherry on top of your room design. You can focus less on function and more on form. Consider custom draperies that are designed to bring out the best in your home. Classic draperies, tailored valances, Roman shades, cornices, swags, and jabots are all gorgeous choices to add flair to any room of the home. Hunter Douglas Silhouettes, Pirouettes, Vignettes and Plantation Shutters all make a beautiful statement as well.  You may even pair shades and draperies together.

Choose the Best Window Treatments with The Vertical Connection Carpet One!

Since 1977, our family-owned business has been providing the homeowners of Columbia, Ellicott City, Clarksville and the surrounding Howard County and Maryland areas with one of a kind service in the areas of kitchen and bathroom cabinets, window treatments, carpets, and flooring! Whether you already have an idea in mind or you need help in the right direction, The Vertical Connection Carpet One is ready to help make your vision a reality.

If you are considering new flooring or plan on installing carpet in Columbia, MD, or you’re ready to get started on your next project, give us a shout! You can also meet our team on our website.

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