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November 4, 2015

4 Tips for Timeless Window Treatments

by Christen

4 tips for timeless window treatments

Hunter Douglas Design Studio™ Roman Shades

When making an investment into your home, like a new kitchen, wood floors or custom window treatments, it’s important to ensure the result is time and money well spent. The look and function of the home upgrade should last for years to come; especially considering many of us can’t afford (nor do we have the desire!) to renovate every year.

Window treatments are one of those upgrades that many of us tend to do every decade or so, making it important to choose a style and solution that will work for the long term. Worried your investment may not pay off? Check out our four tips for timeless window treatments.

Hunter Douglas Luminette Privacy Sheers in white master bedroom

Hunter Douglas Luminette® Privacy Sheers

Choose a neutral color

Design and color trends come and go, which is why it’s important to choose neutral window treatments if you’re hoping to get more than a decade or more out of your investment. You may love the design statement a bold color choice makes today, but down the road, there is a chance you may tire of it.

Although it may be somewhat boring, white is the most timeless decorating color choice, especially for design elements such as tile, molding, bedding and window treatments, to name a few. Its clean, streamlined appearance soothes the eye and lets other furnishings take a starring role in a room’s decor. White drapery sheers or real wood blinds, such as the Hunter Douglas Parkland™ collection, are great timeless options, offering beauty and privacy for years to come.

Choose quality craftsmanship

Craftsmanship and environment have a significant impact on the longevity of window treatments. Blinds or shutters handcrafted from advanced man-made materials or those featuring protective finishes, help window treatments maintain their luster, by making them resistant to dirt, dust and environmental conditions such as extreme heat and moisture which can cause coverings to yellow, fade, warp or bow with repeat exposure.

It’s also important to choose a brand, such as Hunter Douglas, which backs its craftsmanship with a Lifetime Limited Warranty, giving homeowners peace-of-mind that their investment will be cared for over the life of the product.

Hunter Douglas Custom Shutter Collection Glass Door in living room

Hunter Douglas Custom Shutter Collection

Clean regularly

Regular care can extend the look and life of your window treatments, keeping finishes and fabrics looking fresh, and moving parts in working order. In most cases, dusting, vacuuming and operating your window treatments is all that is required to keep them looking their best, which is why we recommend adding your custom blinds, shades or shutters to your regular cleaning schedule.

For more detailed instructions on how to care your window treatments, read our cleaning tips or contact the window coverings manufacturer directly.

Choose custom design and professional install

Ready-made window treatments coupled with DIY installation can often result in a look that is less than perfect. And it’s only a matter of time before the hack job loses its appeal and you’re off searching for a better and more permanent solution. By choosing a custom option from the beginning, you’re window treatments will be manufactured to your exact window specifications so you’re guaranteed a perfect fit. Professional installation will ensure your new coverings are securely attached to the wall or window casing, eliminating the risk of them detaching after regular use.

Considering new window treatments for your home? Make sure you get the most bang for your buck and sign-up for a free in-home design consultation.




window treatments connoisseur and Mom-on-the-go, who sees window treatments for their functionality and benefits. I enjoy a classic look with modern amenities.

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