While you’re unpacking baubles and purchasing pine boughs to decorate your house for the winter months, don’t forget your windows! While you might not think of your windows as a key part of your home during the winter, the right drapes and window treatments will beautifully complement your other seasonal décor and keep your home as warm as possible.
Start With the Windows
While window treatments and draperies can go a long way, it’s best to start with your windows themselves. Have your windows examined to ensure that there are not cracks or holes around your windows. Small holes can lead to big drafts that make your home feel chilly. Your windows should be caulked and sealed. There should not be any deteriorated caulk, rotten wood or cracked glass on the window. A professional can replace or repair the caulk or wood around your windows to ensure they are as energy-efficient as possible.
Choose the Right Draperies
One of the best ways to lock heat inside of your home is with thermal, lined drapes designed for the winter. Draperies are more attractive than placing plastic on your windows, and they can easily be swapped off when spring arrives and you want to experiment with lighter textures and fabrics. Hang winter draperies close to the windows and allow them to brush close to the floor. If you want extra protection or have a very drafty home, use heavier drapes that overlap slightly in the middle to completely block out cold air. Winter draperies are available in all of the colors you can imagine, so it’s easy to coordinate them with your interior décor.
Explore Cellular Shades
Cellular shades are a phenomenal way to insulate your home, reduce noise and still let light in from the outside. These shades can be custom cut to match your windows and found in a number of colors and styles to suit your taste. Because they let in light, you can benefit from amazing draft and cold reduction without sacrificing the warmth that natural light brings into your home.
Custom Window Treatments Timonium Maryland
Exceptional Views is your best resource for stunning window treatments, shutters, drapery, top treatments and more in the greater Baltimore, MD area. We offer in-home consultation to find the perfect window solutions for your home and needs. To learn more about our winter window treatment options or schedule your complimentary design consultation, contact Exceptional Views today through our website here or by calling (410) 236-5051.