Finding the right window treatment can seem impossible at times—there are so many options and styles available that many people think they’ll never narrow down the choices. At The Shutter Guy serving the Charleston area, we’ll be happy to help. It might even be easier than it seems!
Determine Your Window Treatment Goals
Start by figuring out what your main goals are for treating your windows. Here are a few you might have in mind:
- You want to protect your floors and furnishings from UV rays
- You want better light control
- You want to add to a room’s look and feel
- You want more privacy
- You’re looking to cut down on cooling and heating costs
Understand the Challenges Your Window Might Pose
Windows come in all sizes, and even in specialty shapes. Larger windows might need vertical instead of horizontal oriented treatments; however, there are ways you can make horizontal work on openings like sliding or patio doors. For specialty shapes, honeycomb shades, wood blinds, or shutters are the best options.
Think About Your Personal Style
Custom draperies and top treatments allow you bring your own personal style to a room. Available in thousands of fabrics, colors, textures, and opacities, draperies bring your decorating style to life. You can also consider adding a valance or a cornice to bring visual interest to the room. With a valance, you can even have a “summer” and a “winter” look that you trade out to spice things up.
Be sure to address the following considerations:
– You want them to be functional or just a fashion statement?
– Do you need total room darkness? Consider adding a blackout lining.
– Do you want to be able to maintain your view? Consider products such as Silhouette® Shadings or designer banded shades.
Find the Right Window Treatment in the Charleston, SC area
The window treatment professionals at the Shutter Guy are trained to assist you in the selection of the right treatment for YOUR windows! Our knowledgeable and experienced staff knows how to ask the right questions to ensure your new window treatments exceed your expectations.
We service Charleston, SC and surrounding areas including, Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, Folly Beach, Mt Pleasant, Georgetown, Myrtle Beach, Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island, Awendah, Goose Creek, and the “Low Country.”