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Importance of Window Treatments in Interior Design

Posted: Saturday, February 16th, 2013 | Filed under: Roman shades, window blinds, window shading, window treatments
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Window Treatments

Window Shades via Flickr: Posh Living, LLC

When staging a home to be sold, window treatments can make a big difference. Prospective buyers will inspect the space for energy efficient windows and natural light. Having window treatments that showcase updated hardware, beautiful views, and an abundance of sunlight will attract offers.

Make sure no detail is overlooked. Every window deserves the same attention to detail, no matter how small or awkwardly shaped. Skylights are often overlooked. While natural light is one of the most desirable features in a home, unwanted light can be discouraging and troublesome to buyers. People who can be extremely sensitive to light may want the option of covering a skylight. Providing a skylight shade will give the buyer visual options. Read more »

Sheer Blinds: Modern Window Treatments

Posted: Saturday, January 26th, 2013 | Filed under: window blinds, window treatments
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Sheer Shades

Sheer blinds are a great option for those who love natural light. These blinds work best in rooms with sweeping views or maximum sunlight, and can be tilted to avoid television glare and blinding rays. The slats can be closed for more privacy, and the translucent nature of sheer blinds make for a very pretty feature. Sheer blinds are different from other blinds due to the fabric used, which are very different from vinyl, metal, and wooden slats used in other treatments.

There are a few downsides to sheer blinds. Perhaps most important of all the cons is privacy. Because sheer blinds allow soft light in, the possibility of seeing in from the outside can present a problem in dressing rooms and bathrooms. Sheer blinds offer less privacy than Venetian blinds or traditional curtains but also offer a softer feel. Along with a lacy of privacy, sheer blinds also do not offer much protection from the outdoor elements. Compared to other window treatments, such as blackout shades, sheer blinds are energy inefficient and should be used sparingly in harsh climates. Read more »