Dressing Your Windows

 

Nothing makes a space feel unfinished quite like a bare window.  The outfit we give our windows should be just as practical as they are appealing. At Columbia Paint, industry-leading brands like Graber and Lafayette allow us to ensure quality alongside a wide selection.

To get the perfect match between window and treatment, here are some helpful tips:

  1. PURPOSE

Each room serves a unique purpose, and therefore calls for a different dressing. For example, in areas where natural light is a priority like kitchens, pleated shades offer privacy with plenty of light. If too much direct sunlight is an issue, wood blinds or woven wood shades will filter light without appearing heavy. Media or family rooms may require light-blocking or layered treatments for serious flick watching. In bathrooms, roman shades or blinds will screen light and allow privacy from neighbors. Insulation from street noise in bedrooms is best accomplished with wood shutters and/or lined draperies.

 

 

Jute-Natural Shades

 

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  1. FUNCTION

The way we plan to use our windows determines the type of treatments necessary. If you often open and close a window for air circulation, the covering must allow you to do so easily. Modest roller shades are as seamless as they are functional for windows that will be accessed heavily. Cellular shades insulate your windows to lower energy bills year-around.  Composite blinds are built to withstand high-humidity rooms such as kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms. To cover wide windows or patio doors, try modern panels.

 

 

 

 

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  1. STYLE

 

Last (but certainly not least!), our personal flair plays an important role in defining our windows. Play with different patterns and textures, make a bold statement or create a casual, airy look. Mimicking the upscale look of drapery, Roman shades are made for easy operation and streamline style. Natural shades, crafted from bamboo, jute, and grasses, bring a relaxed or exotic element to any space. Plantation wood shutters are constructed from renewable North American hardwood that adds elegance, convenience, and stellar curb appeal to a space. Find what works best for you, and go for it!

Graber Plantation Shutters

 

With an abundance of options that we can install (shades! shutters! blinds! panels!) you are sure to find what you need at Columbia Paint. Our experience and expertise will make your window treatment shopping simple and effortless. Allow us to give you a free estimate on any of our custom-made window coverings.