How To Select Window Treatments & Curtains for Your New Jersey Home’s New Replacement Windows
Now that you have picked out the style and shape for your replacement windows, you are probably wondering what kind of window treatments will look best on them. Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey replacement windows are so beautiful that we think they look terrific au natural, but we understand that you may want a little more privacy than that would afford.
We also understand that window treatments add the design details that turn a house into a home. There are countless fabric, color, shape and design choices that let you express your personality and create an atmosphere of which you can be proud. In fact, the choices are so endless as to be overwhelming.
Whether you want interior or exterior shutters for added privacy, bold eye-catching patterns to complement your decorating scheme, or a simple room darkening shade for your bedroom or nursery, you are limited only by your imagination, your personal preferences and your budget.
Here are a few brief descriptions of some window treatments to get you started on your journey toward the perfect window treatment to dress up your replacement windows.
Blinds are popular for large windows. Both horizontal and vertical blinds provide a full view to the world outside when open.
Horizontal slats (louvers) come in various widths from less than one-half inch to more than three inches; allowing you to choose a style that fits into your overall design theme. With semi-fixed slats that tilt open or raise, blinds are an excellent choice instead of shutters when you want to create a homey-atmosphere with limited wall space.
Create a casual, rustic mood with wood blinds to cover your new replacement windows or go for a more traditional style with aluminum. Faux wood and poly blinds require less maintenance and almost limitless color variations from natural to bold and vibrant hues.
Vertical blinds are similar to horizontal blinds, except they open to one side rather than raise to the top of the window. Many of the same construction materials — wood, plastic, faux-wood — give verticals the same design flexibility to create fabulous spaces. Textured fabric surfaces expand decorating options for homeowners, but be aware that vertical blinds do not typically last as long as horizontal styles.
Cellular shades have a unique honey-comb construction that is highly energy efficient, customizable and stylish. Available in cordless and corded varieties, these shades function beautifully and are beautifully functional. To allow a full view to the outside, shades come in either top down or bottom up (or even both) styles to help you control the view from inside.
Cellular shades look great alone or as a light-controlling feature behind cloth draperies, sheers or curtains. Choose from room-darkening, light filtering or black-out fabrics.
Cellular fabric blinds work exceptionally well for upper windows in rooms with a vaulted ceiling. Because the cellular construction compresses almost flat when retracted, blinds are designed with either a top-down or bottom-up style depending on the interior window ledge, shape and size of your window.
Both Roman shades and woven shades add a touch of elegance and class to any setting. These fold-up shades are easy to install and easy to operate. Ordering custom shades for your new replacement windows allows you to choose colors and textures to match or contrast your overall design.
Custom Window Treatments
You might want custom window treatments for trapezoids, triangular shapes and polygon windows. Custom shades are often the best option for controlling light and privacy with your Renewal by Anderson of Long Island replacement windows.
Curved rods and floor length shutters work well with bow windows and bay window sections. Layering — placing a sheer panel behind divided drapery panels — allows you to let some sunlight in during the day and add more privacy at night.
The most versatile window treatments to express your unique personality and capture your passion are probably drapes and curtains. From clean simple lines on a single layer cotton-blend curtain to brocade or Damask panels with intricate goblet-pleat details, fabric window coverings give you freedom to let your imagination run wild.
Call 1-888-826-2451 for More Information
Whichever window coverings you choose to install, keep in mind that Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey replacement windows are built to give you many years of service. Give us a call at 1-888-826-2451 or fill out the form on this page to schedule a time to talk to one of our replacement window consultants about how to install window treatments without damaging the frame and weather-stripping components.