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Get These Simple Window Treatments For Washington DC

January 21, 2022

Do you ever see a window covered with some elaborate drapery that it turned into the room’s focal point? Or tried to raise a blind only to have it skew in one direction or the other regardless of which string you tried? Ornate or cumbersome window shades are distracting and troublesome. Most Washington DC homeowners like simple window treatments like classic interior shutters, minimalist roller shades, and modern cellular shades.

So try out these simple window treatment ideas in your Washington DC house and bid farewell to complicated drapes and blinds.

Use Simple Louvered Shutters That Integrate Into Your Interior Design

 White polywood shutters inside a dining room

One advantage of having simple window treatments in Washington DC is that they match nearly all decor. Interior shutters are a great example. These louvered shutters have pleasing straight lines and a smooth finish that give them an understated but stylish aesthetic. They appear more like an architectural detail than window treatments. And you can buy them in various neutral hues, from the rich wood tones of Ovation® hardwood shutters to crisp white faux-wood Polywood shutters.

Louvered shutters are also simple to operate. Rather than fussy strings, shutters have panels which can swing open when needed, and you can control the sunlight with the louvers by adjusting the tilt rod or the louvers themselves. You can open the panels if you want a lot of natural light or tilt the louvers to redirect light. Then close everything when you want darkness, insulation, and privacy.

Effortlessly Operate Cordless And Motorized Roller Shades

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

An additional simple window treatment idea for Washington DC homeowners, classic roller shades are the definition of simple. They have a flat sheet of fabric that rolls up inside a tube above your window when you tug the shade a little. Some people don’t like roller shades if they’ve only used ones with cords that get tangled and look untidy. But you can avoid such annoyances with cordless roller shades that have a sewn-in pull bar instead. Or really simplify your life with motorized shades that work with a smart app or remote control.

Roller shades are an easy solution for Washington DC window treatments because their clean, sleek look works on most windows. Their minimalist style complements farmhouse, coastal, minimalist, traditional, and other decor trends. The most difficult aspect of using roller shades is picking from the array of choices you have for colors, fabrics, and patterns. You can even choose from sheer, blackout, and medium opacities for the level of privacy and natural light you need.

Easily Insulate Your Windows When You Shut Your Cellular Shades

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

Cellular shades supply many of the same advantages as roller shades. They simply look and work a bit 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 the shades. The “cells” that these pleats create give the shades a slight texture and extra energy efficiency texture. When you close your cellular shades, their cells catch some of the breeze that slips through your windows. Cellular shades are a simple way to give a bit of flair to your windows and insulate them against drafts.

Make Window Treatment Shopping Simple With Sunburst Shutters DC

Sunburst makes finding custom window treatments simple. We give free in-home consultations to test product samples right on your windows. You can start today by calling us at 240-339-2588 or submit the form below to book your consultation.