So you’ve just replaced those old, outdated windows with new, energy-efficient versions. Your utility bill will thank you, but now it’s time to choose window treatments that draw attention to your new portals without blocking all that lovely natural light. You want privacy, but not isolation.
The good news is you have options. There’s a whole world of window treatments available to highlight windows of all shapes and sizes. They’ll dress your new windows without overwhelming them, leaving you with an interior space that feels like home.
Check out these window treatment ideas from Angi (formerly Angie’s List):
1. Solar Shades
Solar shades are attractive options that descend over your window either manually or by remote control. They protect your space from the sun’s damaging UV rays, meaning carpets and upholstery won’t fade. Still, they let in tons of natural light, and you can still see the view outside your window. Solar shade window treatments can reduce your home cooling bill by up to 15% while cutting glare, too.
2. Interior Shutters
Interior shutters are Angi favorites. Shutters give your windows a casual, cottage-type feel. They’re neat and attractive options for rooms where you need more privacy, such as a bath or bedroom. Professionally installed interior shutters are durable and convenient, and may even raise your home’s resale value. Better, they open easily to each side to let in an abundance of natural light.
3. Panel Track Blinds
Much as they sound, panel track blinds feature fabric-covered panels that move back and forth on a horizontal track. This gives you ultimate control regarding how much privacy you want and how much light you need. They’re excellent window treatment ideas for sliding glass doors and sunrooms.
Drapes may be the first window treatment idea you envision when dressing a living room, den, or home office. They provide the ultimate privacy and give your space a more formal feel. Fabric drapes can be paired with black-out liners to protect them from sun fade. Additionally, they come in every imaginable pattern and color to complement multiple design styles.
5. Roller Shades
Yes, your grandmother did have roller shades in her bedroom. However, today’s versions bear little resemblance to them. Roller shades are among the most economical shades for windows. So if you have a lot of glass to cover, roller shades could be the solution. These window treatments retract onto a dowel installed at the top of the window, so they’re neatly out of the way during the day. At night, a simple tug is all that’s needed to bring them down over your window. Modern roller shades may also be motorized and controlled by the touch of a button. They can be mounted between the interior and exterior glass of your window, as well.
If you’re on a quest for the best window treatment ideas, let Angi help. Their local reviews can help you find a reputable window installer in your area.