Refreshing Your Window Treatments This Winter

Family in kitchen during winter

There’s no time like the changing season to give your home a little refresh. And because simple changes can have a big impact, updating your space doesn’t have to be expensive or time-consuming.

With the weather cooling off, now is the time to pay special attention to your window treatments, both how they look and how they function.

Winter Window Treatment Tips

Choose Heavier Fabrics

Fall and winter are great times to choose heavier, more ornate window treatments. This is also a good time to choose something with a bit of texture.

If you’re looking to really make a statement, you may even want to layer your window treatments — cellular shades and drapes, shutters and roman shades, or horizontal blinds and curtains.

Make Energy Efficiency a Priority

Having any type of treatment over your window instantly improves your energy efficiency, but if your home gets particularly cold, some options perform better than others.

  • Cellular shades: Cellular shades are the most energy-efficient window treatments on the market today. Because of their honeycomb shape, they’re able to easily prevent cold air from coming in and hot air from escaping.
  • Plantation shutters: When compared to other window treatments, proper shutter installation results in fewer gaps because shutters are installed tight to the window frame.
  • Roman shades: Roman shades are great at keeping out the cold because they’re made from a thick material and have sealed edges.

Maximize Daylight

With the sun setting earlier each day, make sure your window treatments let you soak up every minute of daylight. Top-down or bottom-up window shades let you have plenty of light control. As the sun starts to set, you can block glare without completely eliminating sunlight.

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!