The What, Where, and Why, of Window Treatments
Windows are the funniest part of a home—you pay such close attention on how to put them in to achieve the most natural light and the best view, and then you cover them up with window treatments. However, we at Freed’s Fine Furnishings, love window treatments. Window treatments are functional, they add style, and they add color. They are the cherry to a window sundae.
Freed’s Fine Furnishings is a Hunter Douglas Dealer, meaning we offer the largest assortment of Hunter Douglas window treatments in addition to custom window draperies, panels, curtains, and valences, in the area. But what kind of window treatment is right for you and your home? It depends.
One of the main reasons window treatments are such an important part of your home is to protect your interior finishes from sun damage. Just as the sun changes your skin tone, sun bleaches the color of your flooring, furniture, wall art, and paint. It is very important to keep windows covered during the peak hours that sun shines in to your home. Freed’s and Hunter Douglas have special window treatments, like the Hunter Douglas Duette ®Architella
Shades, which block UV rays. Also, almost every kind of Hunter Douglas shade can be “blacked out” meaning it completely blocks any sunlight from shining through the shade. This is ideal for warding off sun damage but it is also a great way to keep the sun out of bedrooms, media rooms, or any area where total darkness is desired.
Besides protecting your interior finishes from sun damage, window treatments help regulate cold and hot air in your home. Duette® Honeycomb Shades feature a special inner cell within the window treatment, which keeps the cold air out in the winter and the heat out in the summer. This helps control your home’s temperature, lowering the investment you make each month in your utilities.
Now that we have discussed many of the functional benefits of window treatments, let’s talk about how gorgeous they are. Hunter Douglas has numerous styles of window coverings in all sorts of colors, patterns, and materials. Roller Shades, Silhouettes®, Vignettes®, and Shutters are just a few kinds of styles you can explore in Freed’s window treatment showroom. Each style of shade has the ability to fit into your contemporary, traditional, transitional, rustic or eclectic interior design. The versatility of Hunter Douglas shades is truly extraordinary.
Beyond the actual window shade, Freed’s Fine Furnishings provides custom window coverings of virtually any style you are looking for. We can design soaring panels that flank each window in your room adding serious drama and color. Not interested in creating that loud of a statement? Window valances run parallel to the window shade across the top of your window and are a way to enhance the look of your space more conservatively. In addition to panels and valances Freed’s can design traditional draperies that pool at the floor, cascading panels, and functional curtains.
We invite you to come visit our Window Treatment Studio to start exploring your window treatment tastes. We have many shades, fabrics, leathers, fringes, and beading options for you to choose from. Freed’s also offers free estimates and design consultations and we are happy to meet you in your home to discuss design options for you. Finally, Freed’s has a team of window treatment installers to ensure the installation of your window treatments is flawless. From start to finish, we strive to make the window covering process simple, manageable, and most importantly, fun for you.