Blinds or Drapes?
What is the Room’s Purpose?
One of the first things to consider is the room's purpose. If you’re installing window coverings in a media room, it’s important to shut out all the light. If you’re installing them in a baby’s room, then you’ll want the option of being able to let some light in the room at times, while shutting it all out when the baby is sleeping. In a great room, you’ll want to privacy while still keeping the room light and airy.
Key Tip: If installing window treatments in hard to reach places, be sure to include a simple way to raise and lower the covering. Our Hunter Douglas shades have motorized options where you can use a remote control device or phone from in-house or away which can be a perfect solution.
Type of WindowsDepending on the size, location and purpose of the window, this will be factor when considering the type of window covering. If you need privacy in a room but want some light as well, consider using Hunter Douglas Silhouette® Window Shadings with specially crafted fabrics that transforms harsh sunlight into beautiful ambient light. With no cords or tapes, the sheer facings allow you to view through the vanes to the outside, while maintaining a discreet level of privacy.
Our designers are here ready to help you narrow down the considerations and decide what will work best in your home.