Window coverings set the mood and complement your style. They can open up a vista, create a serene room for rest, protect furnishings and artwork from harmful UV rays. They can even play a large role in conserving energy in your home.
From aesthetics, comfort, and convenience to durability and efficiency, there are dozens of important factors to consider when choosing new blinds, shades, shutters, and drapes. When working with one of our design consultants, there are some of the key questions that will inform the final look of your home décor project.
FINDING THE PRODUCT FEATURES YOU NEED
How will the space be used? For working, relaxation, or entertaining? Formal or informal activities? This will help define the ideal design style for your window treatments.
Will you be working with electronic screens in the room, including televisions, computer monitors, or other devices that are sensitive to glare?
Are there children or pets in your home? If so, look for window coverings with safety features (such as motorized lift and cordless lift), in materials that are easy to clean and maintain.
Is privacy a primary concern? This is a key consideration for bedrooms and bathrooms. Whatever your need, Graber products offer a complete range of privacy levels, from light filtering sheer drapes to total blackout shades.
What is the window’s exposure? If your windows have a southern or western exposure, the room could fluctuate greatly in temperature. Direct sunlight can also bleach textiles unevenly. Graber offers many fade resistant, energy-efficient products designed to address these concerns.
How much light control do you need? For maximum shading at your fingertips, consider horizontal or vertical blinds. You can easily redirect the light or change the complexion of a room by rotating or tilting the slats or louvers.
Do you want to maintain a view? Consider the bottom up/top down option, available on cellular, Roman, pleated, and natural shades. This allows you to lower the shade from the top to let in natural light while retaining the desired view.
Do you open the windows frequently? Do you need easy access for cleaning? Before choosing a Graber product, always consider the function of the window as well as the design. If you are opening and closing the window often, you may wish to consider a lighter blind or shade.
Are there unique architectural elements in the room? Consider window cranks, window air conditioners, baseboard heaters, light switches, wall sockets, crown moldings, beams, and chair rails, as you plan the size and scale of your window treatments.