If you are looking to spruce up your Jersey shore home, one way to do it is with some beautiful window treatments. Often times they can be used for decorative purposes, but when the sun comes beating down on a warm summer day, they can also help to provide some shade and keep things cool!
Lets discuss some tips and different ways to add window treatments.
If this is your first time, we recommend speaking with a consultant. Often times you can find a window and blind service that will offer a free in-home consultation. An expert is often good at making proper suggestions based on your room layout, design, and overall goals.
When trying to do it yourself, you might not realize the benefits of say Roman shades vs plantation shutters. Aside from the obvious physical difference, each have certain advantages and knowing them will help you make the right decision.
Some ideas for your home include:
- Plantation shutters
- Soft treatments
When it comes to shades, you have the option of choosing something very trendy like rolelr shades, which come in beautiful patterns and are a great option for a living room or dining room.
Solar shades might be a good option for kitchens, offices, laundry room, or mud rooms.
If you want to give a sense of luxury, you could opt to go with sheer shades, which provide a soft drapery look for your windows. Be careful though, as these can be fragile and not that easy to clean. Sometimes a Zebra shade is a good alternative.
Finally, panel track shades are perfect for sliding doors.
The question is - would you know the difference between these options?
If you are looking for versaltility, plantation shutters are a good choice. They are great for adding some privacy or darkening a room.
This is great for controlling glare and sunlight which could interrupt your favorite TV shows or sports game.
They also come in a few different options which allow for full window coverings or partial window coverings (sometimes referred to as café style. if you pick the right in-home consultant, they can even bring a sample that will fit right inside your window. This allows you to visualize what the installation might look like before you buy, which can be critical in the decision making process.
Another classic, blinds come in some many varieties it can make your head spin!
You have faux wood, vertical, aluminum mini, wood, and more.
The benefits are that they are quite versatile, but a downside could be that they are a bit cumbersome. As many home cleaners know, they can also easily collect dust over time.
At the end of the day, the choice is best made with some visual guidance and help from a local consulant. We can recommend Cape Atlantic Blinds near the New Jersey shore if you live in Ocean City, Stone Harbor, Cape May, Wildwood, Avalon, or Atlantic City.
Happy hunting and we hope you pick out some great looking window treatments!