Prevent Fading With Window Treatments

If you have furniture, artwork, carpeting or flooring near a window you might¬†see that their colors starting to fade. Fading could alter how a room looks as well as throwing off the entire interior design that was set up for that room. Just like with protecting your skin from the sun’s UV rays, your interior decor needs to be protected as well. To do this, try adding window treatments to your room to help prevent any fading of your belongings. Here are three window treatment options you can add to your room to protect our home against fading.

Sun Blocking Window Shades

Window shades are a great way to block the sun from getting into your home. In addition from blocking the light coming from the sun, shades are a great way to prevent heat from entering your room. What makes window shades so great is that they can be used for their functionality while still adding style to your interior design. As different shades come in different sizes, colors or patterns to add more character to your room while blocking the sun. According to the United States Department of Energy, medium colored fabric shades backed with white plastic lining can reduce solar heat by up to 33 percent.

If you would rather have shade without any plastic lining, there are window treatment options where there are shades with a lighter color on one side and a darker color on the reverse. These types of shades can be used year round as well as can serve a dual function. As light color will reflect light and heat in the summer, while in the winter the darker color will absorb heat.

Time Honored Window Blinds

Blinds are a great way to reduce solar heat as well as giving control over how much light and heat can be let in to a room. If you have reflective blinds, white in color, for your windows, you can reduce heat gain by 45 percent. With our partnership with Hunter Douglas, our customers can get the newest blinds on the market. With automated shades and blinds, you can protect your room from fading with the click of a button or put your shades on a schedule to let light and heat in at certain times of the day.

Decorative Curtains or Draperies

Drapes and curtains are a great accessory to add to your window treatment as they come in a wide variety of styles, fabrics, colors and designs. Not only will they help prevent fading of other pieces in your home, you can customize them to match the interior design of the room you will be placing them in. In order to create a tight seal, be sure to hang the drapes right up to the ceiling or from a cornice box and have them as close to the glass as possible. If you really want to have effective drapes for your window treatment then think about going with draperies that are lined. Linings not only help keep the heat during the winter and cool in the summer, but they also improve the how draperies hang.

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