Winter Window Treatments to Keep You Warm

We are all familiar with harsh New England winters. As the cold rolls in and we take out extra blankets, it’s important to remember ways to keep heat in our homes–rather than continuously turning up the thermostat. Do you want to eliminate drafts and insulate your home creatively? Why not start with your window treatments? They will ultimately save energy and money.

Draperies can reduce heat loss by up to 10%. Hang them as close to the window as possible, allow them to fall onto the windowsill or the floor, and close them whenever it’s overcast. For maximum results consider hanging two draperies together, which will allow the room-side drapery to maintain the temperature of the interior space.

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Shades, which are offered in a variety of styles, including fabric, solar, and wood, can be one of the simplest window treatments for saving energy. For greater efficiency, hang shades as close to the glass as possible, make sure the sides of the shade are close to the wall, and lower them after dark. You may want to consider deeply colored shades, which will attract more sunlight and therefore help warm your home. Another great option is Roman shades, which feature several layers of material and sealed edges, making them a great air barrier.  

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Blinds are a good option if you have a sunny room filled with light. The gaps within the blinds allow sunlight to enter, while the material of the blinds makes it more difficult for heat to escape. You can even have your blinds specially treated to absorb maximum amounts of natural light.

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The best part about window treatments is that they prevent heat loss in a trendy way. Draperies, shades, and blinds can all be incorporated seamlessly into your décor, adding even more personality to your home!

Advantages to the Size of Your Home’s Window Treatments

Whether you are remodeling your home or moving into a new one, stylish window treatments add your own personal touch to any room.

Window treatments have the ability to create privacy, add color and natural light to any room, and tie the room together. Curtains, shades, shutters, and blinds allow you to add something special and exclusive to your home. The length of the fabric can also be a huge factor in the look and feel you’re trying to create.

Longer Window Treatments

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Window treatments that begin at the ceiling and end at the floor gives the appearance of a higher, larger space. Longer treatments can also keep out the natural light by having dark coloring and keeping the treatments closed. Longer window treatments give a room a sense of disclosure and privacy! Longer curtains add a focal point to any living room, sitting room or bedroom.

Shorter Window Treatments

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Shorter window treatments are perfect for giving any room privacy while also letting in the natural light. Roman shades accent any space with fabric and allow natural light while still providing the privacy of a shade. Blinds allow for light control in a room. Whether you prefer little or more light, blinds let you control how much light to allow into your room. A valance would look perfect in any kitchen or bathroom window adding just enough light adding a comfortable, homey feeling to any home!