When it comes to selecting window treatments for your home, the choices abound. So before you head out to the store or go out to shop, take a minute to look over each of your rooms and ask yourself some preliminary questions. Are you looking for light management? Is privacy control an issue? Do you prefer wood finishes or fabric? Once you’ve established this initial set of priorities, you’ll be much better equipped to cope with the overload of options and pick the perfect window coverings for every room in your house.

If beauty is at the top of your window treatment preferences, then decorative custom draperies could be the best choice. Available in a full spectrum of hues and fabrics to match virtually any decor, customized drapes and curtains are a wonderful way to add color and texture throughout your entire home. Whatever your decorating style, from formal or traditional to modern or country, you can count on Universal Blinds & Draperies to help you pull the look together with the timeless beauty of panels, sheers, swags, valances, cornices, and more.

luminette shade by Hunter DoulgasFor exceptional window coverage in today’s larger homes, no decorative window treatments can compare to modern sheer vertical blinds such as the Luminette by Hunter Douglas. Ideal for large-scale openings such as oversized windows or sliding doors, the contemporary Luminette blinds have come a long way from the limited choices of the past. Sheer vertical blinds also combine the easy operation and versatility of classic vertical blinds, complete with the flowing fabric appearance of sheer drapes.

Now, with more high-performance cellular shades such as the Duette honeycomb shade, you can enjoy energy efficiency along with excellent light management and privacy control.

Of course, you don’t have to decide on a stand-alone treatment to adorn your home’s windows and doors. Many of today’s window coverings work beautifully together to give you the ultimate in function and appearance. Why not mix and match custom draperies and valances with horizontal blinds or roman shades? That way you can have all the beauty and color of curtains with the convenient operation and coverage of fabric, vinyl, or even wood shades. Roman shades can feature either light-filtering or blackout material to meet your particular light-blocking needs, and wood horizontal blinds come in a variety of stain colors and finishes to complement any home or decor.

So don’t get lost in the maze of today’s abundant window covering choices. Clarify what matters most before you start. That way you’ll end up with the perfect window treatments to beautify and complete every room.

Your Universal Blinds interior decorator can help you choose from the wide array of fashion colors and hardware to find the modern blinds that are just right for your home or office setting.

By: Penny Q. Jones