With winter upon us, homeowners may notice that their window views lack the vibrant greenery and flowers of the warmer seasons, but this colder time of year blankets our world in white and gifts us with snow-filled vistas. These crisp Hudson Valley landscapes can be thoroughly enjoyed from the warmth of homes through windows with proper window treatments.
Both beauty and functionality can be had with unique window fashions that can help save money by insulating homes from winter chills. The energy saved provides sustainability, and as an added plus, window treatments can protect home furnishings from damaging UV rays and absorb sound to improve room acoustics.
“Customization is a matter of blending the choices to your taste, needs, and interior design.”
Veronica Fannin, interior designer and sales manager at Marigold Home in Kingston, explained the reputation of one such window furnishing, known as the Hunter Douglas Duette Architella honeycomb shades.
“They are the most popular choice as they are considered the company’s most efficient window coverings due to their versatility in operation and aesthetics,” she said. “The honeycomb design is a really good insulator.”
Fannin said these shades come in a variety of fabrics, which are layered together to provide insulation. In addition, the various color choices can accent home décor, and the shades can be motorized and operated for convenience using a traditional remote or an iPhone, giving homeowners the ability to schedule sunrise and sunset views.
Numerous fabric choices and other materials offer an array of coverage ranging from sheer to opaque. Sheer designs can diffuse harsh sunlight throughout a room, thus reducing the need for artificial lighting. Or, more opaque designs can provide a room-darkening effect for those who desire less light.
More window treatments can be found at:
Kingston, Rhinebeck, and Woodstock