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The Trick to Treating Your Windows

A guide to finding the right treatments for your home.

Since we’re all spending more time at home these days — whether working from home, going to school, or just refraining from too many public outings — many of us are looking at our homes differently and in particular, our windows. For us, the holiday rush has started early and not because people are readying their homes for the holidays, but because with the additional time spent at home, the need for function and comfort is more apparent and window coverings offer much needed privacy or light control.

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Window Placement — The side of the house they’re on and the direction your windows face may dictate your need for privacy or light control. Are you exposed to a road or close to your neighbors? Do you have an East facing bedroom window? Does the family room face South or West? Are the windows easily reachable?  All of these things should be considered when determining your needs for privacy, light control and ease of operation.

Mounting options — The depth of your windows will determine if it’s possible to install window shades inside the window casing. A 3″ casing depth will fit most shade headrails, leaving your trim molding around the window exposed. Don’t have the room for an inside mount? There are several shades with low profile headrails that will fit unobtrusively on the window frame.

Preserving the view — so often we’re asked for the best option for treatments that offer light control while preserving the view. There are several sheer style shadings that softly filter the light while offering view through, as well as complete privacy at night. Traversing sheers are another nice option for a wall of windows. They frame the view when drawn open and provide privacy and warmth when drawn closed without the look and feel of heavier, lined drapery panels.
The benefit of custom window coverings is that they are sized to your space, with your individual priorities in mind. Blinds, shades, and shutters each offer different aesthetics and degrees of privacy and light control. If you’re looking to add or replace your window treatments, with just a few basic considerations you can be confident in your selection of window coverings for your home. Not quite sure where to start, we invite you to peruse our online portfolio for inspiration and ideas.
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Margaret established Sew Beautiful in 2001 to feature her specialities of custom window treatments and soft furnishings for the home.

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