Window Treatment Basics

Hunter Douglas Solera Soft Shades
Solera® Soft Shades

At Windows, Walls & More serving West Bloomfield, we know that shopping for window treatments can be overwhelming—there are just so many options, features, benefits, and details to consider. That’s why we always strive to help our customers learn all the ins and outs about the products, so they can make the most informed purchase decision and enjoy their window fashions for years to come. But it all starts with the basics. Which is what today’s post is about. Read on to learn some terminology about different treatments, and be sure to contact one of our specialists for more details.

Basics of Shutters

Timeless, stylish, and classic, interior shutters present a durable and elegant treatment that’s easy to maintain. They’re available with genuine hardwood louvers or hybrid composite ones, as well as numerous paint and stain options, so you can match your décor. You can use shutters on specialty shape windows as well as traditional windows, and you’ll find that they can sometimes actually add value to your home. Popular lines from Hunter Douglas include Heritance® Hardwood Shutters and Palm Beach™ Polysatin shutters.

How to Select Your Shades

Instead of louvers, shades raise and lower to help you control light and privacy in your space. They’re available in fabric, woven woods, or sheer varieties. You’ll find that sheers are soft and graceful and capture the beauty of light. Types of shades include honeycomb (or cellular) shades, Roman shades, and roller or solar shades. Popular lines from Hunter Douglas are Vignette® Modern Roman Shades, Sonnette® Cellular Roller Shades, and designer banded (layered) shades.

Best Choices for Blinds

Like with shutters, blinds tilt or raise and lower to control light and privacy. (Of course, with vertically oriented treatments, you traverse the slats or rotate them.) Blinds offer great view-through and elegance. Popular blinds from Hunter Douglas include Everwood® Alternative Wood Blinds, Parkland® Wood Blinds, and Somner® Custom Vertical Blinds.

Elegant Drapery Options

Drapery is classic and elegant, and it can stand alone or pair with existing window treatments to add layers and dimension. Hanging drapery all the way from the ceiling to the floor instead of just around the window will completely change the entire feel of your room by making it seem more elegant and sophisticated. You can make the look your own with this flexible window treatment option. Be sure to check out the Hunter Douglas Design Studio™ for exclusive textiles and pairing ideas, as well as beautiful hardware and accessories to round out the look at your window.

Window Treatment Basics West Bloomfield, Farmington Hills, MI Areas

Windows, Walls & More was established in 1977 and has become the leader in window treatments and window treatment motorization, as well as wallpaper, interior design and more. With a beautiful Hunter Douglas Gallery showroom in West Bloomfield, Windows, Walls & More serves West Bloomfield and the surrounding areas, including Franklin, Livonia, Birmingham, Farmington Hills, Bloomfield Hills, Commerce Township, Northville and Novi. Stop by our Hunter Douglas Gallery to see our many functional window covering displays. For more information, or to schedule your free in-store consultation, give us a call today at 248-661-3840.

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