What You Need to Know About Choosing Residential Window Treatments

Are you stumped on how to choose window treatments for your home? Look to our list for help when picking shades, blinds, curtains, or drapes.

Looking to save money?

Hunter Douglas Honeycomb Shades

Energy saving blinds are a great way to cut down your electric bill as well as giving you some extra coverage to darken your room. If you’re looking for an attractive way to achieve this, consider ordering Honeycomb Shades: they let light in while keeping cold or hot air out.

Looking for some privacy?

Hunter Douglas Roller Shades

Rooms such as bathrooms and bedrooms need a little extra privacy but you don’t want them to be completely shut out from the outside world. Try roller shades, they are very easy to install and can be dressed with colorful drapes.

Looking for some darkness?

Hunter Douglas Blackout Shades

Some people cannot sleep without a room being completely dark. Choosing blackout curtains or blackout lining sewn into drapes can help achieve complete darkness.

Types of Window Treatments

  • Curtains/Drapes
    • The difference between curtains and drapes is how they get attached at the top.
      • Curtains= Attached to a rod with ties, tabs or rings.
      • Drapes= Pleated panels that fall from hooks on a rod.

    Don’t forget your hardware like a rod to hang your curtains or drapes. They can be very simple or much more decorative.

    • Shades
      • These are the most common types of window treatments.        
        • Wonderful light control and privacy.
        • Different types include roller, honeycomb, wooden, Roman, and balloon shades.
    • Blinds
      • Horizontal and vertical blinds come in vinyl or metal.
    • Shutters
      • Available in vinyl or wood, shutters add a dash of fashion to windows.

    Burris Inc. carries many great window treatment options for many different windows.