As the winter season approaches, it’s important to ensure your home remains warm and cozy. One effective way to do this is by investing in custom window treatments.
Window treatments enhance the aesthetic appeal of your living spaces and provide insulation to protect your home from the chilly outdoor temperatures. From drapes to blinds to shutters and shades, there are limitless options for your windows.
What are some more benefits of having custom window treatments during the winter season, and what options are available to keep your home comfortable and energy-efficient?
Benefits of Custom Window Treatments
Besides the gorgeous aesthetics they can bring to a room, custom window treatments provide:
Enhanced Energy Efficiency
Windows provide ample opportunity for heat loss during the winter. Custom window treatments offer an additional layer of insulation, preventing cold air from getting into your home and warm air from escaping. This added insulation not only keeps your home more comfortable but also reduces energy consumption, leading to cost savings on heating bills.
Going custom for your window treatments can provide enhanced protection from ultraviolet (UV) rays. The sun’s rays can fade paint, wood flooring, carpets, and furnishings, so blocking the sun’s rays during the harshest hours of the day can protect your interior. Then, when it’s time to take advantage of the sun’s light and heat, you can simply open the shades manually or automatically, depending on the style you choose.
Privacy and Light Control
Depending on the style and fabric you choose, window treatments can provide privacy without compromising natural light. For example, Hunter Douglas Sheer Shades enhance light and allow for privacy control in over 80 different fabric and color choices. Controlled visibility ensures that you enjoy both privacy and a well-lit space during the day—perfect for the most-used rooms in your home.
Types of Custom Window Treatments
There are a variety of custom window treatments available, each with its own insulation properties. Some of our most popular options include:
- Blinds. Aluminum, wood, vertical, and sheer blinds are all options and can be combined with drapes to create an energy-efficient, gorgeous addition to any home.
- Drapes. Heavyweight fabrics offer excellent insulation, creating a barrier against drafts and cold air. They can be layered or paired with blinds or shades for added insulation. We work with Lafayette Interior Fashions to provide child-safe drapes in your choice of over 2,300 fabrics with motorization options available.
- Shades. You have the option of sheer, roller, cellular, Roman, woven, and vertical shades from Hunter Douglas or Lafayette when you work with Color Wheel. Each shade comes in your choice of color with light and privacy control to keep your home warm while letting in natural light.
- Shutters. Many people don’t realize that shutters are a great way to reduce heat transfer, leading to a cozier home when it matters most. Wood, vinyl, and composite shutters are all options to create the perfect design for your home.
Design Your Custom Window Treatments With Color Wheel
Custom window treatments are a practical and stylish solution when it comes to protecting your home from the winter cold. They provide insulation, reduce drafts, conserve energy, and enhance the aesthetic appeal of your living spaces.
By investing in these window treatments, you can create a warm and inviting environment while keeping your heating bills in check. Stay cozy and comfortable this winter by designing your custom window treatments with Color Wheel!