Ask anyone what they look for in a new home and odds are “big windows” or “natural light” will be high on their priority list. But fast forward a few years and you may find that your furniture is starting to fade because it’s constantly sitting in direct sunlight.
If your furniture is already fading or you want to prevent this from ever happening in the first place, now is the time to invest in quality window treatments.
How to Protect Your Furniture From Fading in the Sun
Rearrange Your Furniture
Arguably the easiest way to protect your furniture is to move it away from the window and out of direct sunlight. Unfortunately, that’s not always an option, especially for smaller homes or homes with floor to ceiling windows.
Hang Window Treatments Wide and High
Whether you’re drawn to blinds, shades, or shutters, installing any type of window treatment will significantly protect your furniture and wood flooring. And depending on how much light you want to filter out, you have a few options:
- Light filtering options cut down on the total amount of sunlight coming into your home, without blocking it completely. So long as you choose lighter fabrics, roller shades, cellular shades, and roman shades are great options.
- Room darkening treatments will almost completely block out all light from your room. For that reason, we suggest not putting them in common spaces, like living rooms and kitchens, but rather reserve them for bedrooms, nurseries, and media rooms.
Motorize Your Treatments
Installing window treatments is just the first step. Next, you have to make sure they’re drawn during parts of the day when the sun is strongest. With motorized options, especially solar powered treatments, you’ll never again have to worry about the sun hitting and damaging your furniture.
At Bloomin' Blinds, our greatest priority is your comfort and satisfaction. That is why we offer a wide variety of motorized blinds, shutters, and shades to meet all your needs. Contact us today to find your nearest location!