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Try These Simple Window Treatments For Seattle

January 21, 2022

Do you ever see a window dressed with such over-the-top drapery that it became the focal point of the room? Or went to open a blind just for it to tilt on one side or the other no matter which cord you tried? Gaudy or complicated window shades are distracting and troublesome. Many Seattle homeowners prefer simple window treatments like classic interior shutters, sleek roller shades, and trendy cellular shades.

So try these simple window treatment ideas in your Seattle house and bid farewell to difficult drapes and blinds.

Use Simple Interior Shutters That Integrate Into Your Home Decor

 White polywood shutters inside a dining room

One benefit of having simple window treatments in Seattle is that they go with almost all decor. Interior shutters are a ideal example. These louvered shutters have appealing a smooth finish and straight lines that give them an understated but chic aesthetic. They look more like an architectural detail than window treatments. And you can get them in multiple neutral colors, from the warm wood tones of Ovation® hardwood shutters to cool white faux-wood Polywood shutters.

Interior shutters are simple to operate too. Instead of difficult pull strings, shutters have panels which you can pull open when needed, and you can control the sunlight with the louvers by moving the tilt rod or the louvers themselves up and down. You can open the panels if you want lots of light or move the louvers to divert light. Then shut everything whenever you need darkness, privacy, and insulation.

Effortlessly Operate Cordless And Motorized Roller Shades

Light gray roller shade on a single window in a white bathroom. 

A second simple window treatment idea for Seattle residents, classic roller shades are quintessentially simple. They have a flat sheet of fabric that rolls up into a tube above your window when you tug the shade a bit. Some people don’t care for roller shades if they’ve only tried the kind with strings that get tangled and look untidy. But you can avoid such annoyances with cordless roller shades that use a sewn-in pull bar instead. Or simplify your life more with motorized shades that operate by remote control or a smart app.

Roller shades are an easy option for Seattle window covers because they have a sleek, clean appearance that works on nearly any window. Their minimalist style suits farmhouse, traditional, coastal, minimalist and other decor trends. The hardest part about using roller shades is choosing from the plethora of options you have for fabrics, patterns, and colors. You can even pick from sheer, blackout, and medium opacities for the degree of privacy and natural light you want.

Instantly Insulate Your Windows When You Shut Your Cellular Shades

Dark gray cellular shades displayed from the exterior of a home. 

Cellular shades offer several similar advantages as roller shades. They simply look and work a little differently. Rather than pulling up into a tube attached to your window, cellular shades have fabric pleats that fold and gather up when you open them. The “cells” that those pleats create give the shades better energy efficiency and a subtle texture. When you shut your cellular shades, the cells catch some of the breeze that enters through your windows. Cellular shades provide a simple way to give a bit of flair to your windows and insulate them against drafts.

Make Window Treatment Shopping Easy With Sunburst Shutters Washington

Finding custom window treatments is simple with Sunburst. We give complimentary in-home consultations to see samples of our products on your windows. You can begin today by calling us at 360-464-2277 or fill out the form below to schedule your consultation.