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Total Room Window Guide

The total guide to window treatments for every single room in your Seattle home is finally here! We offer our advice for the best varieties of window coverings for each room in your home. We take into account lighting, fashion, budget, effective insulation, how much privacy is offered, moisture resistance, durability, and more to select your perfect choice.

Use this guide so you can discover which window treatments you should use, with links to specific recommendations and gorgeous photos of window fashions for every window in your home.
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Seattle Living Room Window Treatments

Living room window treatments

Top Considerations: Style, energy efficiency, custom shapes, durability

Window Treatment Recommendations: Plantation shutters, barn doors shutters, shades

Living rooms usually feature the most sizable windows in your home, and it’s the place where you’ll spend time with guests. That makes this room a great place to choose window treatments that show your style and give you control of the room’s comfort. Two of the best window treatments for heavily trafficked rooms are plantation shutters and sliding barn doors.

Plantation shutters feature a timeless style and are extremely durable while allowing you the highest level of control over light and temperature, matching all the living room considerations. On the same note, sliding barn doors can grant a classic, subdued sense to your living room, while giving you fantastic control of the light that enters the room.

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Seattle Dining Room Window Treatments

Dining room window treatments

Top Considerations: Light control, style

Window Treatment Recommendations: Plantation shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, barn doors shutters, shades, blinds

Your dining room may be a formal room you use only sparingly, or as your daily family meal place. Regardless, you want a window treatment that can let you control the mood and accentuate your décor to make your dining room a comfortable space.

Barn door shutters can add a timeless, almost romantic flavor to a dining room - all while giving you extensive control of the amount of light and privacy you want. Plantation shutters have a similar traditional aesthetic but are also flexible enough to fit in with more contemporary décor. Shades, though they give you less control over temperature, still give you some light control to enhance the mood of your dining room, as well as being available in a huge selection of fashions and colors to accentuate any décor.

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Kitchen Window Treatments

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Top Considerations: Style, ease of cleaning, resistance to humidity and water

Window Treatment Recommendations: Polywood plantation shutters, faux wood blinds

Your kitchen is a busy place, from prepping meals to hosting guests and beyond. Since there are so many purposes of your kitchen, you’ll benefit most from a window treatment that’s both versatile and strong enough to stand up to whatever happens in the room.

Polywood plantation shutters fulfill these needs wonderfully. Not only do the neutral tones pair with almost any interior fashion choice, but they’re also extremely resistant to moisture and a breeze to clean to boot. Faux wood blinds, while somewhat less sturdy and attractive than shutters, do offer the humidity resistance necessary for any kitchen window treatment

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Seattle Bedroom Window Treatments

Bedroom Window Treatments

Top Considerations: Privacy, style, light control, energy efficiency

Window Treatment Recommendations: Plantation shutters, blinds, shades

The first priority for your bedroom will likely be the level of control you have over light and heat in order to make it easy to sleep. No window covering option can match the level of control given by plantation shutters, not to mention their incomparable ability to give complete privacy and their beautiful looks that enhance any décor.

Pull-down shades are also a great choice for bedrooms, giving you that all-important privacy as well as a warm look – though they tend to mute light rather than completely block it like shutters. Shades can also be purchased in a wide variety of colors and styles, making it easy to pick a shade that coordinates with your bedroom’s color scheme.

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Seattle Bathroom Window Treatments

Bathroom Window Treatments

Top Considerations: Privacy, ability to handle humidity and water, durability

Window Treatment Recommendations: Polywood plantation shutters, faux wood blinds

When you’re looking into window treatments for bathrooms, your two most important concerns are privacy and humidity. Both Polywood plantation shutters and faux wood blinds handle water and humidity effectively and in addition offer top-notch privacy control due to their ability to adjust easily. Shutters though, have the added advantage of being highly customizable, meaning they can be made to effortlessly fit uniquely shaped windows.

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Seattle Family Room Window Treatments

Family Room Window Treatments

Top Considerations: Fashion, light control, energy efficiency, durability

Window Treatment Recommendations: Plantation shutters, sliding barn door shutters, blinds, shades

The family room is your place to unwind and spend family time together. It’s also a room guests will often see the most, so your top priorities should be fashion and light control.

Plantation shutters give flair to your family room, and boast great temperature control and insulation to keep your room comfortable. Stylish sliding barn door shutters can be a unique focal point to your family room if you want to wow your guests.

Blinds and shades can also be good choices since they’re available in a large variety of colors and styles, making it easy to match with your room - though they lack the same degree of control over temperature and light that shutters give you.

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Seattle Basement Window Treatments

Basement window treatments

Top Considerations: Light control, energy efficiency, handling moisture

Window Treatment Recommendations: Plantation shutters, blinds

No two basements are alike. They might vary in layout, area, how deep they are, and more. Because of these differences, the best window treatment for each basement can vary as well.

In general, you should look for window treatments that will fit your unique basement window shape and size, while being able to let in a good amount of outside light. Polywood plantation shutters accomplish both of these superbly, while also resisting the humidity that can be a problem in some basements.

Aside from shutters, blinds are also a common choice for basements in Seattle. Both faux wood and aluminum blinds offer moisture resistant qualities, while also fitting the most typical basement window shapes and easily matching your existing decor.

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Seattle Home Office Window Treatments

Home Office Window Treatments
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Top Considerations: Fashion, light control, energy efficiency, resilience

Window Treatment Recommendations: Plantation shutters, shades

Having the most effective window treatments in your home office can help you stay productive and focused no matter the time of day or the conditions outside. Plantation shutters provide the best control of sound, light, and temperature, ensuring that you can work in a comfortable environment.

If sound canceling and temperature control aren’t a priority for you, shades are another fantastic option that can help fill your space with soft light, making it more relaxing and easier to keep your attention on your work relative to having no window treatment.

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Seattle Sunroom Window Treatments

Sunroom window treatments

Top Considerations: Style, light control, energy efficiency, durability

Window Treatment Recommendations: Plantation shutters, window film, shades

Sunrooms receive a large amount of light and are the perfect place to relax or entertain - as long as you can adjust the level of light and heat that come in. Plantation shutters lend a wonderful aesthetic against all the glass and are also effective at keeping your room at an ideal temperature with their easy louver adjustability.

Pairing window film with another window treatment can increase your room’s protection from heat and harmful UV light – so you won’t have to worry about fading carpet, furniture or family photos or artwork. Shades give you a more subdued aesthetic that you can customize to your home, but remember that their UV protection won’t be as effective as other options.

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Seattle Laundry Room Window Treatments

Laundry room window treatments

Top Considerations: Budget, light control, energy efficiency, humidity resistance

Window Treatment Recommendations: Blinds, shades

Whether we like it or not, we spend numerous hours in the laundry room over time. To make those chores a little more bearable, decorate your laundry room with window treatments that will make you comfortable, but don’t forget that laundry rooms can get humid and you may need to keep drying clothes from UV light.

Blinds are a good choice for Seattle laundry rooms due to their lower cost and easy adjustability, making light control a snap. Faux wood blinds tend to be better compared to real wood since they can handle moisture. Shades are also an option, adding a soft, muted style to your laundry room. Remember though that shades typically aren’t very moisture resistant, if you plan to do a lot of ironing or steaming.

Don’t fret the laundry room anymore!