Switching your window treatments for something more stylish is one of the simplest ways of updating your decor. Made to do more than block out light and create privacy, the right window coverings can add instant polish to any room.
Solar shades control heat and limit the sun's excessive glare, but at the same time, preserve your view of the outdoors. Solar shades are an innovative alternative to traditional roller shades, helping filter ultraviolet rays, but allowing natural light to enter rooms while maintaining an unobstructed view of the outside.
Vertical blinds are ideal for large windows and doors (such as patio doors), but can be used anywhere as an alternative to curtains or drapes. Vertical blinds have wide slats (up to wide) that can be angled or closed to control light and privacy.
Wood blinds lend a rich, warming touch to any room, and complement other wood furnishings and tones in your home. Wood blinds are natural insulators against cold and heat, and help keep rooms more comfortable during the winter and summer.
Faux wood blinds offer the same modern touch as wood blinds, but are resistant to moisture and warping, making them ideal for rooms with high humidity, such as kitchens or bathrooms.
Woven wood shades bring the feeling of nature indoors. These shades can be made from bamboo, rattan, sisal and jute grasses, and other faux woven wood patterns. Woven wood shades are available in a variety of colours and textures.
Window drapes generally hang to touch room floors, are sewn with heavier fabric that block more light and give more privacy when closed. They are often lined and attached by hooks to a drapery rod, with a cord behind either drapery panel to draw both drapes open or closed. Window drapes are also pleated and offer a much fuller, richer look, and take up more space when drawn open
Roller shades, a classic traditional window treatment, come in a wide array of fabric and styles, from translucent fabrics, to opaque polyesters. Roller shades come with a variety of hem and trim options, and can simply be pulled by hand to adjust light and privacy levels.
Metal blinds combine quality and value for a refined, contemporary look. Metal blinds are generally made from aluminium, which is easily wiped clean for fast and simple maintenance. Metal blinds are available in an array of colours, and provide a neat, clean appearance to any room.
Roman shades combine beauty and privacy for a luxurious look. Common designs for Roman shades include a looped style, which features soft, overlapping folds that create a cascading effect, or a flat style for a clean, classic look. Roman shades are available in a variety of textures and fabrics, from luxurious silks to blackout vinyl.
Window curtains are made of lightweight fabric that are generally suspended from a rod by either tabs or rings. Alone, window curtains are not fully ideal for regulating light and privacy; they tend to be more decorative, adding style and colour to rooms.