Enjoy But Control the Sun

Spring is here and we love feeling the sun warm us after our cold and snowy winter.  There is something inviting about having the sun come in our windows and warm our homes.  But the sun can present problems too. 

The sun is constantly changing direction so these beams bother us more at certain times of the year than at other times.  But having the sun in our eyes as we are having our morning coffee or seeing how the sun fades our furniture and even our walls makes us think we need to control when and where the sun comes in.

I love window treatments.  There are so many ways to control the direction of the sun and the intensity while still enjoying our view.  And to do so beautifully!  Color, texture and style can make all the difference.

Plantation shutters

Certainly blinds are a way to change the direction of the sun as it enters our homes.  To simply define what a blind is and what a shade is — blinds tilt and shades are up or down.  So faux wood blinds, wood blinds, and shutters are a great way to direct the sun up and out of our eyes without completely closing our window treatments.  We should be concerned about the sun fading our walls and the art work on our walls.  And furniture and wood floors can readily change color with continued sun exposure.

Hunter Douglas Luminette® Privacy Sheers

Vertical blinds or even Luminette® Privacy Sheers from Hunter Douglas are great ways to control the direction of the light for sliding or French doors.

But if you love to have all the light you can, shades are good options.  They can go up fully to the top of the window when sun isn’t an issue and can come down when you need to control fading and brightness.  If you chose a light colored shade your room will still be light when the shade is down so you don’t have to give up having a light room when you are controlling the sun exposure in your home. 

Textured roller shades

Shades can be as simple as a lovely textured roller shade or a Vignette® soft fold roman shade from Hunter Douglas. 

Hunter Douglas Vignette® Modern Roman Shades

There are really many shade choices that can fit your needs.

Hunter Douglas Silhouette® window shadings

Let us help guide you to the best solution for you.  Give us a call and we would be happy to come to you.