Your bedroom is your sanctuary. After a long day at work, shuttling kids from even to event, or just running errands, all you can think of is a retreating to your bedroom for some peace and quiet. Your bedroom should be a peaceful retreat, but that is not always the case because of the wrong window treatments. At Windows, Walls, & More serving West Bloomfield and the surrounding areas, we know how important a bedroom sanctuary is and are always happy to help our customers evaluate their current window treatments to determine whether they are enough to suit your needs. Contact one of our professionals today for your evaluation.
How Much Light do you Prefer to Let into your Bedroom?
Most Americans prefer to sleep in a room that is completely dark. However, that may not be your preference. Before selecting a window treatment for your bedroom, ask yourself how much light do you want to come through your windows? The answer to this question will guide you to several widow treatment options. For example, maybe you prefer a semi-opaque fabric that allows muted light to enter your bedroom room. Regardless of your choice, Hunter Douglas window fashions has the perfect blinds, shades, or shutters to meet your bedroom needs.
Understand the Language of Window Treatment to Make the Right Choice
Depending on the fabric and color light gaps, seams, and rout holes of window treatment you select, every Hunter Douglas window covering provides some measure of light control. Thought, window treatments cannot completely eliminate incoming light because there are inherently slight light gaps. Understanding the terminology will save you time and money. Read on to see how Hunter Douglas talks about window treatments.
Light Blocking Window Treatments
If total darkness is what you want, then you need to select a window covering that has “true” blackout materials in the collection. For example, parents may be drawn to blackout window treatments for their baby’s room. If blackout window treatments are what you want, you may want to consider mounting your blinds or shades on the outside of your window frame to minimize the light gap. For wood and aluminum blinds, ask for the de-Light™ feature, which eliminates the rout holes. In addition to de-Light™, you can check out the following from more blackout options:
- Horizontal and vertical Duette® Honeycomb Shades
- Wood blinds with de-Light™
- Modern Precious Metals® Aluminum Blinds with de-Light™
- Roller shades
Window Treatments Option if you want to Darken a Room, but not Completely
Semi-opaque and opaque materials almost completely block out the light. These fabrics do a good job darkening a room, but do not entirely eliminate light. Window treatments that offer room-darkening materials include: Silhouette® Window Shadings, Pirouette® Window Shadings, and Duette® Honeycomb Shades. You could also choose to add a liner to darken a room. Liners are available on many of the Hunter Douglas shades, including the following:
- Provenance® Woven Woods
- Silhouette® Window Fashions
- Designer Roller Shades
Schedule your Blinds and Shades to Let in Light when you Prefer
Don’t forget to add PowerView® motorization to your window treatments. With the PowerView app, you can schedule your blinds or shades to operate with the sunrise or sunset based on your location. To see PowerView in action, click this link:
Designing the Perfect Bedroom Retreat in West Bloomfield
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.