Common Window Treatments That Improve Privacy and Lighting at Home

Windows allow natural ventilation and lighting inside a home, but window treatments or coverings provide owners privacy and safety from outdoor elements. Shades and draperies, described as “soft” types of treatments, are popular for their varied fabric designs, while blinds and shutters, considered to be “hard” treatments, are used to block or filter out light. Below are the most common window treatments homeowners in Philadelphia can use to beautify their homes and keep their property relatively safe.

If you aspire for diversity in both style and function, shades provide numerous opportunities to create designs by combining textures and patterns with the right fabric weight. Honeycomb or cellular shades are the most energy-efficient because of their honeycomb-shaped paper or plastic element, which improves insulation. Meanwhile, Roman or balloon shades add a touch of romantic flair to any room for their billowy cloths.


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