Improve Your Home's Design With Window Treatments

Creating a beautiful home isn’t just about the big things. It also comes down to the little details, like the finishing touches you put on every wall and surface. For example, your windows are one of the first things people see when they enter your home. And even though most of us don’t spend much time thinking about them, they can have a big impact. Especially when it comes to window treatments!

Unobtrusive window treatments like window blinds can be an excellent way to subtly add style and warmth to your home without sacrificing light or visibility from the outside. If you’re considering adding window coverings to your home, here is some information to guide you.

What Are Window Treatments?

The most common types of these window treatments include:

  • Solid Composite Shutters  – Engineered to outperform other shutter materials in strength, stiffness, quality, insulation, and durability. 
  • Wood Plantation Shutters – In a class of their own, real wood shutters have the ability to bring warmth to any room.
  • Blackout Shades– These are perfect to block out light from outside and can be helpful in rooms with a lot of natural light.
  • Roller Shades– An attractive and versatile option that work in almost almost any room.
  • Roman blinds – These typically have a fabric panel with pleats.

Benefits of Window Treatments

Most people don’t stop and think about the benefits of window treatments. They can help you improve energy efficiency, privacy, and aesthetics for your home.

  • Energy efficiency: If you use shutters, shades, or blinds to cut down on direct sunlight, they can reduce your air conditioning costs. On the other hand, if you use shutters, shades, or blinds to increase sunlight, they can help reduce your energy bills by heating your home up while also providing a soothing, natural light.
  • Privacy: Privacy is a big reason why many people choose to install window coverings. They are an excellent option for rooms you want to keep private, like bathrooms, nurseries, bedrooms, or home offices.
  • Aesthetics: Window treatments can help you achieve the look you want in any room. They can complement the style of your home or to create a specific style that you want to achieve.

Window treatments can go in any room of your home. They are a great way to add a design element to your home while also improving functionality.

Where to Install: Functional Considerations & More

The first thing you should consider when choosing a type of window treatment is where to install it. Below are some different ways you can use window treatments in your home: 

Roller Shades

Versatile roller shades are a great option for almost any room in your home. They are an excellent choice for rooms with a lot of sunlight, especially living rooms. 

Roman Shades

If you are looking for a window treatment that provides privacy and can be used in a living room or bedroom, a roman shade is a good choice. They can easily be closed to block out light from outside and provide privacy. 

Blackout Shades or Blinds

Blackout shades and blinds are designed to block out light from outside and can be helpful in rooms with a lot of natural light. They are commonly used in bedrooms with a lot of light. Keep in mind that blackout blinds and curtains can block out up to 95% of light.

How to Choose the Right Type of Window Treatment

Now that you have a better idea of what types of window treatments are available, it’s time to narrow down your options. Here are some things to consider when choosing the right type of window treatment for your home:

  • What is the function of this window treatment? Do you want to reduce or increase the sunlight in your room? Do you just want privacy? Are you looking to block out noise? These are all things to think about when choosing the right type of shutters, shades, or blinds.
  • What kind of room needs new window coverings? What is the space used for? This can help you identify what type of blind would be best for your room. 
  • What type of window do you have? Roller shades are excellent for windows with an outside frame. But they may not work with bay windows or casement windows.
  • What is your budget? Window Treatments can cost anywhere from a few dollars to hundreds of dollars, depending on the type of window treatment and the materials. You may also have to pay extra to have them installed in your home.


Window treatments are a great way to improve energy efficiency and the aesthetics of your home. They can also provide privacy in rooms where you need it the most. These kinds of window treatments come in a variety of types and designs that can be used in any room of your home.

When choosing the right type of window blind, you should consider the function of this blind, the room where it’s installed, the window style and your budget.

Now that you know more about what window treatments are, what they do, and how you can use them in your home, you can make an informed decision on which kind you would like to install. If you have questions, IWS Shutters & Blinds is here to help. We provide today’s top window covering options!

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IWS Shutters & Blinds

At IWS Shutters and Blinds, we offer the highest quality products at the most competitive prices. We would love to help you find the perfect window treatments for your home or office today. We offer free in-home or office consultations with one of our design experts to help you find the perfect window treatment for all your needs.

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We’d love to help you find the best window treatment needs for your home or office. We are pleased to offer a hassle-free design consultation. This consultation is in-home or office with one of our professional in-house designers.