The Basics of Window Treatments

Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shade
Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shade

At F&R Interiors serving the greater Los Angeles area, we know that shopping for window treatments can be intimidating—especially if it’s your first time. That’s why we like to help people understand the basics of window treatments, even before they begin to shop, so they can feel like they better understand the ins and outs of window fashions and have a more streamlined purchase experience. Read on to learn the basic terminology!

Types of Window Treatments

Most people think they have an idea of what they want to buy but end up being surprised by a different product altogether. That’s why it’s good to get a mental picture of all options:

  • With blinds, you tilt the slats or raise or lower the covering to control light and privacy. Blinds offer view-through while still letting you enjoy light and privacy control. And they offer elegance to your space. Options from Hunter Douglas include Parkland® Wood Blinds, Everwood® Alternative Wood Blinds, and Somner® Custom Vertical Blinds.
  • Like blinds, interior shutters tilt or raise and lower to control light and privacy. They are durable, elegant, modern, classic, timeless, stylish, and easy to maintain. They’re available in both genuine hardwood and hybrid composite louvers, and they come in many paint and stain options, so you’ll be sure to find something that will complement your room and décor. Popular options from Hunter Douglas include Heritance® Hardwood Shutters and Palm Beach™ Polysatin shutters.
  • Shades raise and lower to help you control light and privacy. They are made from numerous materials, including fabric, woven woods, or sheer varieties. Sheers provide an alternative to the firmer fabric or wood shades; they are soft and graceful and capture the beauty of light. Options from Hunter Douglas are Sonnette® Cellular Roller Shades, Vignette® Modern Roman Shades, and designer banded (layered) shades.
  • Elegant and classic, drapery can stand alone or pair with existing window treatments to add visual interest to the window. Drapery brings dimension through color, texture, and opacity options, including whether you have the fabric tailored or let it be more contemporary. Be sure to check out the Hunter Douglas Design Studio™ for exclusive textiles and pairing ideas.

Window Treatment Basics in the Brentwood & Sherman Oaks CA Area

At F&R Interiors, we’ve been serving the Greater Los Angeles since 1990, with a showroom at 1529 S. Robertson Blvd. We offer the full line of Hunter Douglas window treatments including beautiful custom curtains, top treatments, pillows, and more. Our personalized service, quality products, and professional installation services ensures you’ll find the perfect window treatment solution for your home or business.

We service the Greater Los Angeles area including Brentwood, Sherman Oaks, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, Hancock Park, Los Feliz, Hollywood Hills, and San Fernando Valley, CA and surrounding areas. Contact us for more details.